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Other Sport 04 Aug 2016 | 9:31 AM

A silver lining in Rio despite pre-Games gloom and doom

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It's as predictable as the fixed, two-year calendar for the Olympics themselves.

Cycling 05 Aug 2016 | 2:13 AM

Froome to take chances in Rio road race lottery

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Chris Froome describes Saturday's Olympic men's road race as a lottery but the Briton will still fancy his chances of winning gold alongside the Copacabana despite a brutal course that plays into the hands of his rivals.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2016 | 11:48 AM

Rio kicks off Games with ode to forests, call for peace

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, all to the pounding beat of samba, bossa nova and funk.

Cycling 07 Aug 2016 | 5:52 AM

Cycling - Van Avermaet wins thrilling men's road race

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet snatched gold in a thrilling finish to the men's Olympic road race, out-sprinting Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang by the Copacabana after Vincenzo Nibali's hopes ended in a high-speed crash on Saturday.

Cycling 22 Aug 2016 | 10:13 AM

Britain back on gold trail, cycling the real winner

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - British riders topped the cycling medals table after more velodrome domination but it was far from a one-nation show as the sport's disciplines provided rich storylines in Rio.

Cricket 13 Dec 2018 | 1:17 PM

Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A green Basin Reserve wicket was welcomed by New Zealand's Tim Southee after his recent exertions against Pakistan on dry, low and slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates, but the paceman was quick to point out that looks can often be deceiving.