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Police stop two US Olympic swimmers from leaving Brazil

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger hauled off flight after doubts raised about a claim they were robbed at gunpoint.

Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz

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Neymar's Olympic record takes Brazil into final

Captain scores his side's opening goal after just 15 seconds as Honduras routed 6-0 in the semi-final.

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Brazil nabs Olympic official for 'illegal' ticket sales

Patrick Hickey, president of Olympic Council of Ireland, is accused of forming a "cartel" to sell tickets at Rio Games.

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Egypt judoka sent home after Israeli handshake snub

"He is not my friend," said Islam El Shehaby, who refused to shake hand of Israeli opponent after losing Rio 2016 fight.

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Rio 2016: Usain Bolt lands 100m Olympic gold

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wins the final in 9.81 seconds to stay in contention for an Olympic "triple-triple".

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Rio 2016: US swimmer Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint

Gold medalist Lochte was robbed on the way back to Athletes' Village by armed robbers posing as police officers.

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Rio 2016: MIchael Phelps signs off with one more gold

US swimmer Michael Phelps signs off with his 23rd Olympic gold medal but vows to stay in touch with the sport.

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Judo: Favela dwellers' way out of poverty

Brazil's first gold-medal winner at Rio 2016 came from the City of God favela where youngsters have found hope.

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Rio 2016: Nadal helps Spain win tennis gold

Former world number one, with partner Lopez, beat Romania in the final of the men's doubles Olympics event.

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Lionel Messi reverses decision to quit Argentina team

Argentine player had retired following his team's defeat to Chile in the Copa America final earlier this year.

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