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  • La antorcha olímpica llega a Río de Janeiro

    La antorcha olímpica llega a Río de Janeiro

    La gran incógnita de la noche será quién enciende el pebetero olímpico, aunque todo apunta a que podría ser el exfutbolista Pelé , la máxima figura deportiva en la historia de Brasil. Entre los conductores de la antorcha en la ciudad sede destacan conocidos deportistas brasileños como los ex futbolistas Jairzinho, Zagallo y Tulio, el caballero Rodrigo Pessoa y la jugadora de voleibol playa Sandra Pires .

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  • Russian Swimmer Yulia Efimova on 100m Breaststroke Start List

    He has asked them to not only do their best for the glory of the nation but also promote unity and friendship with sportspersons of other countries competing here. Some of the teams, not participating in the march-past, have competitions the following day. Addressing the media after the International Olympic Committee session on Thursday, Bach said that the hard question of the consequences for the athletes had to be addressed, and that a fair decision had to be made so that he could ...

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  • Sand advantage: Brazil looms large for US on the beach

    Sand advantage: Brazil looms large for US on the beach

    They have played for Olympic gold in parks, next to auto parks and on royal parade grounds, but at the Rio Games beach volleyball will actually be played - on a beach. "I don't care what country they're from". A few blocks from the temporary stadium, the International Volleyball Federation cut the ribbon on a "Volleyball House" - a renovated school that will be used during the Olympics as a meeting place and then turned back over to the school when the games are over.

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  • Substitute Rio lighter had hour's notice after Pele withdrew

    Substitute Rio lighter had hour's notice after Pele withdrew

    He danced his danced his way over the finishing line while grinning from ear to ear, and was awarded the de Coubertin prize for sportsmanship at the end of those Games. De Lima was one of the suspected candidates after Pele revealed earlier Friday that health problems would keep him from attending the opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium.

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  • Australia rivalry highlights first night in Olympic pool

    Since the London Games, Ledecky has become a nine-time world champion and world-record holder in the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle, as well as the 500-, 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle. They were never going to beat the Australians and the sisters Campbell. Weitzeil and Manuel, the top finishers in the 100-meter freestyle at the US trials, were held out of the preliminary heat to rest up for the final.

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  • Río de Janeiro inaugura los 31° Juegos Olímpicos

    La espera de cuatro años llegó a su fin, oficialmente se da por iniciado Los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016, el mayor evento deportivo a nivel mundial que reúne a los mejores atletas del momento. Más de 3.000 policías y militares participaron el viernes en el blindaje del estadio, escenario de la ceremonia de apertura de los Juegos. El estadio se silenció como tratando de escuchar el casi milagroso "cat walk" de Gisele, quien con un vestido dorado, hizo suspirar a más de uno ¡El momento ...

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  • United States men's basketball seeks more Olympic gold

    In addition, both head coach Mike Krzyzewski and team director Jerry Colangelo spoke to how Anthony had been vital in rebuilding the program from the lows of the 2004 Olympics. Wednesday's matchup with Australia , which trounced France 87-66 on Saturday, could offer something more compelling, as could Friday's game against Serbia .

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  • Magestuosidad marca inauguración de las Olimpiadas de Rio

    La ceremonia oficial de apertura de las olimpiadas de Río de Janeiro 2016 tiene lugar en el Estadio Maracaná. Se apagaron las luces y " Aquele Abraço ", del inigualable Gilberto Gil, interpretada por el compositor Luiz Melodia, estrujó las almas de los espectadores en un escenario histórico.

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  • Syrian refugee swimmer wins heat, won't advance in butterfly

    The boat she was travelling in, meant for six people, was carrying 20 people. Mardini, her sister, and a third person jumped in the water to stabilize the dinghy. Before she stepped up to the starting platform, Mardini paused, looked down and appeared to close her eyes. "I'm really happy to be here and see all the champions here", she concluded of her time in Rio so far.

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  • Obama goes to Pentagon to talk ISIS

    Obama goes to Pentagon to talk ISIS

    He added, "Of course the election will not be rigged ". "I'm afraid the election's gonna be rigged, I have to be honest", he told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio. A Fox News survey gave Clinton a 49 per cent to 39 per cent advantage. "If someone is the nominee for president they need to get security briefings so that if they win, they are not starting from scratch", he said, before taking a swipe at Trump by saying that the anyone receiving the classified briefings needs to act like a president ...

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  • Julia Figueroa cierra su participación al caer ante la cubana Mestre

    Julia Figueroa cierra su participación al caer ante la cubana Mestre

    Figueroa, de 25 años, se presentó como favorita pero la cubana, quien entró en competición en la primera ronda y superó a la judoca de Madagascar Asaramanitra Raiarison, le ganó al apuntarse un 'waza-ari' con 'sode-tsurikomi-goshi'. "Rio me deja un sabor amargo", dijo Mestre, de 29 años, entre lágrimas en la zona mixta. El lunes ocho de agosto se reanudarán las acciones por Cuba en este deporte con Magdiel Estrada, en los 73 kilogramos.

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  • No weighty issues for Guardiola at City

    Making moves: Guardiola confirmed his transfer targets. Asked how long he believes it will take for players to adapt to his exacting methods, Guardiola said: "I don't know". City missed out on Aymeric Laporte earlier in the summer when the Frenchman opted to sign a new deal with his club Athletic Bilbao. A deal for Stones is yet to be agreed, though it is claimed that Everton's valuation of the player is close to the sum which could be offered by the Premier League giants.

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  • Mets slugger Cespedes on disabled list with quadriceps injury

    Mets slugger Cespedes on disabled list with quadriceps injury

    Cespedes injured the quadriceps on July 8, and he has been in and out of the lineup for the past month. Cespedes skipped the All-Star Game and appeared in only 14 games since originally straining the muscle. Bruce went 0 for 4 with a walk, dropping to 0 for 8 with the Mets. "We're going to have to grin and bear it for the moment", Alderson said. I don't think any of us wanted to see him struggle to the point he's struggling this year, and that's hard for me, too.

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  • Mourinho concerned by Manchester United squad fitness ahead of Bournemouth

    Mourinho concerned by Manchester United squad fitness ahead of Bournemouth

    The Juventus midfielder has enjoyed a post-Euro 2016 holiday in the United States while the transfer saga has unfolded, with reports of an agreed deal and rival interest from Real Madrid failing to formalise. For me, every trophy is very serious. "Our pre-season was unusual - good for some players but not enough for others". Other managers like to do that, but the only thing that matters is my house.

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  • Team USA shooter Virginia Thrasher wins first gold medal in Rio Olympics

    Team USA shooter Virginia Thrasher wins first gold medal in Rio Olympics

    Menezes and fellow Brazilian Felipe Kitadai still have the chance to reach the podium with a bronze medal later in the day through the repechage rounds. The Americans opened with a 2-0 win over New Zealand. Thrasher, amid high drama, hit the necessary 10.4 on her final shot to secure her win by a full point in the competition.

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  • USA opens Olympics with 57-point rout of China

    USA opens Olympics with 57-point rout of China

    Team USA is sending over 500 athletes to the Olympics in Rio. Anthony , at 32 the old man of the U.S. team, wasn't a fan of the early morning flights that the Americans took during their exhibition tour, as evidenced by DeMar DeRozan's Instagram video of a team singalong during one trip.

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  • Abuchean a Temer en inauguración de Río 2016

    Luego se vivió una verdadera fiesta llena de luces, baile y música que deleitaron a los miles de personas que asistieron al estadio y a los millones que lo vieron por televisión antes de que empezara el tradicional recorrido de todas las delegaciones.

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  • U.S. all business in Rio men's hoops opener against China

    The Serbians won EuroBasket and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1990 when it was still Yugoslavia (and combined with Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro). When Durant was not draining open threes, he used his size and ball handling skills to attack the weak China interior defense. But he made up for it, striking four times in a stretch of five straight United States of America three-pointers to put the team up 87-43 and well on its way to a laugher.

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  • New York Jets: Team Re-Signs Ryan Fitzpatrick To 1-Year Deal

    With the training camp getting underway on Thursday, the Jets were under pressure to make the 11th hour agreement after giving Fitzpatrick an ultimatum, reported ESPN's Adam Schefter . Smith was asked if he was upset about being a backup and said he wasn't and "explained [his feelings] very clearly" about wanting to be on the field.

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  • Buhari hails Dream Team for defeating Japan

    He said, "We just won a game, we can't and won't allow this victory get into our heads". Nigeria will face Sweden on Sunday at 6 PM EDT in Manaus and Japan will go up against Colombia at 9 PM EDT on Sunday as well. The former Super Eagles coach described the Japanese as a good team while pardoning his boys for conceding four goals. "We lost concentration and we paid for it; we gave away goals".

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  • GB skipper Emily Scarratt optimistic ahead of sevens competition in Rio

    GB skipper Emily Scarratt optimistic ahead of sevens competition in Rio

    Preliminary - Women's Pool A Australia v Fiji - Deodoro Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. "That's kind of what is has to be, in the Olympics you just can't have a competition that drags on for even 14 days". Roll back the clock to the last time rugby was played at the Games. Inspired by the likes of Barbara Ann Scott, Nancy Greene and Karen Magnussen, Canadian women have won their fair share of Olympic medals in the modern history of the Games.

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  • Virginia Bardach no logró su mejor performance en su debut

    Virginia Bardach no logró su mejor performance en su debut

    Cristian Quintero le dio la primera victoria a Venezuela en los Juegos Olímpicos Río 2016 . Quintero marcó un crono de 3 minutos, 50 segundos y 84 centésimas (3:50.84), el cual no le alcanzó para clasificarse a la final de la prueba de 400 metros libre, sin embargo mejoró su registro personal, de 3:50.89.

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  • Bad Rio Olympic Press Has Helped NBC Ad Sales

    Friday, Aug. 5, on NBC . PlayStation Vue's base package, dubbed Access, costs $40 a month and includes access to NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, NBCSN, Bravo and us, which carry numerous game's main events. NBC Universal chief executive officer Stephen Burke has already predicted that he expects Rio to be the most profitable Olympics in history. Medal events are distinguished by golden medal icons.

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