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AseanPlus News 21 Aug 2016 | 9:50 AM

Joseph Schooling: Pain behind the glory

When he was younger and wanted to swim faster, Olympic 100m butterfly champion Joseph Schooling would imagine a shark coming after him.

Athletics 21 Aug 2016 | 10:52 AM

Rio repeat proves London was no fluke, says Farah

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Just to prove it was no fluke four years ago on home soil, Mo Farah summoned his last reserves of energy to complete the Olympic distance double-double on Saturday and cement his place among the all-time greats of track and field athletics.

Athletics 21 Aug 2016 | 10:57 AM

Mo Farah completes distance double-double

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Mo Farah became only the second man to retain both Olympic track long-distance titles on Saturday when he produced an utterly dominant performance to add the 5,000m gold to the 10,000 he collected a week ago for a glorious double-double.

Nation 21 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chong Wei's brave displays in Rio deserves our support and love, says Khairy

PETALING JAYA: Khairy Jama­luddin paid tribute to badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei and congratulated him for a job well done.

AseanPlus News 21 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Just live our Olympic moment lah!

THE whole country hopes our athletes will deliver our first ever Olympic gold. Unfortunately, some Malaysians don’t think so.

Nation 21 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Emulate athletes’ fighting spirit, Umno members urged

BATU PAHAT: Umno members should emulate the fighting spirit of Malaysian athletes competing in the Rio Olympics to be successful in politics and winning the 14th general election.

Nation 21 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Liow: Chong Wei a true sportsman

BENTONG: Malaysians from all walks of life, including MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, stood behind our athletes vying for the country’s first ever Olympic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro.

Athletics 21 Aug 2016 | 6:00 AM

Russian Kolodko stripped of London Games shot put silver

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Russian Evgeniia Kolodko has been stripped of her shot put silver medal from the London 2012 Olympics after testing positive for banned substances in a re-test, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

Diving 21 Aug 2016 | 7:07 AM

Chen dives to a gold for China in 10m platform

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Chen Aisen claimed Olympic gold in the men's 10 metre platform event on Saturday to help China take home seven out of Rio's eight diving golds, while Mexico's German Sanchez and American David Boudia took the silver and bronze.

Other Sport 21 Aug 2016 | 3:55 AM

Volleyball - U.S. women beat Dutch to take bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated the Netherlands in four sets on Saturday to win the bronze medal, a consolation for the world's top-ranked team in its pursuit of an elusive gold.