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IOC to start Lochte mugging inquiry

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee is to start a disciplinary inquiry into Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers who made up a story that they had been mugged in Rio, an IOC …


Isinbayeva quits with Coe broadside

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced her retirement Friday with a bitter broadside at international athletics chief Sebastian Coe over the Olympic …


Rio synchronised swimmers ready to open door to men

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Russia's lifts and throws already seem impressive in their power and height but their all-dominant synchronised swimming team are ready to throw open the door to men competing …


Champ toys with foe to surge into boxing final

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Reigning Olympic middleweight champion Claressa Shields was so dominant in her Rio semi-final Friday that she admits she resisted knocking out her foe just to have a bit more …


Tops-Alexander misses out on medal

Australian star Edwina Tops-Alexander has finished equal ninth in the individual showjumping at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro.