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Rio Olympic’s Medal Count, Day 8 of the Rio Games

. RIO DE JANEIRO – Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING The final day of swimming at the games will likely give us our last look at all-time record medalist Michael […]

August 13th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics | Read More »

Chinese Swimmer 18 Year-Old Chen Xinyi Tests Positive at Rio Olympics

. . RIO DE JANEIRO – Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics, China’s swimming association said Friday – the first competitor in the sport to fail a test at the games. The Chinese Swimming Association said Chen Xinyi tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide after she […]

August 12th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

Thai Veteran Boxer Amnat Hammered into Submission at Rio Olympics

. . RIO DE JANEIRO – Thailand’s Amnat Ruenroeng been eliminated after Sofiane Oumiha of France absolutely battered him over the final two rounds before the fight was stopped Monday. Amnat Ruenroeng the former world professional champion, one of the top Thai bets for a boxing medal in the 2016 Olympics, was battered into submission […]

August 11th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

Highlights of Day 4 at 2016 Rio Olympics Games

. . RIO DE JANEIRO -Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4×200 metres Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday. The most successful Olympian of all time swam the final leg to extend his career tally to a total of […]

August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

Thailand’s Women Lead in Medals at Rio Olympics

  RIO DE JANEIRO – Thailand’s women weightlifters have made it two golds and one silver from three attempts and will aim for another medal on Tuesday when their fourth and final female team member competes in the 63kg competition. Sinphet Kruaithong won in the men’s 56 kg. weight class. They have been helped by […]

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

Rio Olympics Latest Medal Count:How Many Golds Does USA, China, Australia And Others Have So Far?

    RIO – Roughly five days into the 2016 Rio Summer Games, the United States has taken an early four-medal lead in the race with top competitor China but the two powers are currently tied with three gold medals apiece. As Monday morning, the U.S. has won 12 total medals compared to China’s eight, […]

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

Sinphet Kruaithong Wins Bronze for Thailand, Grandmother Dies while Watching his Achievement

  RIO – Sinphet Kruaithong claimed Thailand’s second medal of the Rio Olympics after finishing third in the men’s 56kg weightlifting. The 20-year-old finished with a total of 289kg, a mark that put him behind China’s gold-medal winner Long Qingquan who set a new world record total of 307kg. Om Yun-Chol of North Korea took […]

August 8th, 2016 | Posted in Olympics,Sports | Read More »

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