More Summer Olympics News

August 5, 2020

Funeral will be Friday for man stabbed in Beijing
Funeral arrangements have been set for Todd L. Bachman, the Minnesota man killed in a Beijing attack this month that also left his wife seriously hurt.

May-Treanor, Sapp dig in for 'Dancing With Stars'
Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, retired NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp and sprinter Maurice Greene make up the athlete contingent of the seventh season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."

Officials: Wrestler stripped of medal was in right
It turns out that the Greco-Roman wrestler who was stripped of his bronze medal for dropping it in disgust on the mat had reason for being angry, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Hungary sinks U.S. men to claim water polo gold
Hungary has won a third consecutive gold medal in men's water polo.

Kenyan Wanjiru wins marathon gold in record time
Samuel Kamau Wanjiru of Kenya won the gold medal in the men's marathon.

U.S. archer will carry flag at Closing Ceremony
Archer Khatuna Lorig will carry the flag for the U.S. Olympic Team at the losing Ceremony Sunday, the USOC announced Saturday.

Rogge: IOC cannot spur political change in China
The IOC is devoted to sports and cannot force changes in a sovereign state, IOC president Jacques Rogge said Sunday.

Zou wins flyweight division for China's 50th gold
Zou Shiming has won China's first gold medal in boxing.

Russia claims all-around in rhythmic gymnastics
Russia has won its third straight Olympic gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics all-around group.

Brazil ends U.S. run, wins women's volleyball gold
Brazil has won its first gold medal in women's volleyball, ending the United States' dramatic run.

Spain guard Calderon likely to miss finale vs. U.S.
Jose Calderon is expected to miss Sunday's gold medal game between Spain and the United States.

South Korea stuns favored Cuba for baseball gold
There's a new champion in Olympic baseball: the surprising South Koreans.

Omega releases Phelps-Cavic 100m fly photos
It really was that close between Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic.

Argentina beats Nigeria for soccer gold
Angel di Maria provided the finish to another piece of magic from Lionel Messi, helping Argentina defeat Nigeria 1-0 for its second straight gold medal in Olympic soccer.

Rogge: Baseball's return depends on MLB players
IOC president Jacques Rogge hinted Saturday that baseball will not return as an Olympic sport until major league players are allowed to take part.

U.S. plans major review after Beijing track failures
The United States will conduct a post-mortem into a disappointing Olympic athletics performance that has seen U.S. sprinters eclipsed by their Jamaican rivals, the chief executive officer of USA Track & Field said.

China clinches clean sweep of table tennis golds
China has clinched all six individual medals in table tennis, after Wang Liqin beat Sweden's Jorgen Persson in the bronze medal match of men's singles to seal a sweep of the event.

Aussie Mitcham wins diving gold, prevents sweep
Matthew Mitcham of Australia, earning four perfect 10s on his last dive, has won the men's 10-meter platform and prevented China from sweeping the Olympic diving gold medals.

Ukrainian weightlifter expelled for failing drug test
Ukrainian weightlifter Igor Razoronov has become the sixth athlete kicked out of the Beijing Olympics for doping.

Bekele wins 5,000m for men's distance double
Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia has won the 5,000 meters in an Olympic record to complete a distance double at the Beijing Games.

Cha gives South Korea its fourth taekwondo gold
South Korea's Cha Dong-min has won the men's over 80-kilogram class in taekwondo, bringing the fourth gold to his country in its native sport.

U.S. rallies past Japan to secure baseball bronze
The U.S. baseball team had to settle for bronze, beating Japan 8-4 on Saturday.