Browsing Rio 2016

World Records Broken in the 2016 Olympics

Posted on 23 Aug, 2016, by in Featured

The second most important thing in the Olympics, after winning a gold medal? Breaking a world record. Surprisingly, it doesn’t always go hand in hand. More

Final Medal Table of the 2016 Olympics

Posted on 22 Aug, 2016, by in Featured, Other Sport

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are over, with the United States, showcasing stars like Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, their unbeatable basketball teams and many more on the track and other disciplines, once again leading the medal table with overall medals and gold. More

2016 Olympics: Day 13 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Posted on 19 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

Day 13 once again put Usain Bolt on center stage with his triumph in the men’s 200 meters sprint, but the rest, both in the Athletics stadium and overall, belonged to the United States, with five gold medals, including their first ever in women’s wrestling, and Ashton Eaton, the greatest ever in the Decathlon, defended his title from four years ago. More

2016 Olympics: Day 12 Medal Table, Brianna Rollins & Tianna Bartoletta Light Up the Track

Posted on 18 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

The Summer Olympics are getting closer and closer towards the crescendo, as the United State continues to dominate the medal table with two more gold medals, both on the track, coming from Brianna Rollins & Tianna Bartoletta. Japan won three gold medals on the day, moving them up to xith on the medal table, all coming in the Wrestling competitions. More

2016 Olympics: Day 11 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Posted on 17 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

The United States kept their lead with two gold medals, one of them the fourth for Simone Biles in these Olympmic games, the other to Christian Taylor, retaining his triple jump title from four years ago. Great Britain added two more gold medals through cycling, while Germany had the best day with three gold medals, including one for Fabian Hambuchen in Gymnastics. More

Shaunae Miller Beating Allyson Felix Photo Finish is the Best Moment & Photo of These Olympics

Posted on 16 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

Why is the photo finish in the women’s 400 meters race, won by Shaunae Miller against a charging Allyson Felix, the best moment of the Olympic games so far? Because it’s remarkable without doing something historic like setting a new world record or winning more gold medals than anyone else. It stands out because it symbolizes so many things the Olympics stand for behind all the money and commercialism. More

2016 Olympics: Day 10 Medal Table & Gold Medals

Posted on 16 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

No gold for the United States (2 silver, 4 bronze) or China (one silver), but Great Britain got another gold through Charlotte Dujardin in the individual dressage, while the moment … More

2016 Olympics: Day 9 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Posted on 15 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

With Athletics taking over centre stage, the night belonged to Usain Bolt with his third Olympic gold medal in 100 meters, the first one to ever do so, but perhaps Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa winning the 400 meters while breaking the world record is an even bigger achievement. Overall, the United States won two gold medals to remain on top of the medal table, while Great Britain got past China to second, winning five gold medals, including two by Gymnast Max Whitlock. More

2016 Olympics: Day 8 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Posted on 14 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

Another dominant day for the United States with four gold medals, including winning both men’s and women’s 4×100 medley relays, as Michael Phelps picked up gold medal number 23 of his career, the final one it seems. Mo Farah won one of three gold medals for Great Britain by repeating as 10,000 meters champion, and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson positioned herself as the fastest woman in the world with a gold medal in the women’s 100 meters. More

2016 Olympics: Day 7 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Posted on 13 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

Another big day for the United States, with four gold medals, including another one for Katie Ledecky, and three overall in the swimming pool. Both Great Britain and France enjoyed … More