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B. 08-21 Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo
2. 08-21 Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Rio de Janeiro
D. 08-21 USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games Rio de Janeiro
E. 08-20 Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold
5. 08-20 Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double'
G. 08-20 Joy of six as US wins women's basketball gold in Rio Rio de Janeiro
08-19 Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
8. 08-19 United States women win gold in 4x100-meter relay

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil  Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay   Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in... Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold   Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble t... Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief   Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games
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08/07 Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold
08/07 Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal
08/05 Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
07/21 Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games
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2016 2016
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2015
03/09 French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead
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2015 2015
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2014
02/23 Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture
02/07 Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
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2014 2014
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2013
09/10 Bach new IOC president
09/07 Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics
02/22 Oscar Pistorius granted bail
02/14 Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend
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2013 2013
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2012
08/12 Olympic flag handed over to Rio
08/09 Bolt makes history with 200m gold
08/02 Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
07/27 Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
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2012 2012
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2010
10/03 Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games
09/21 Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes'
02/28 Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics
02/12 Olympic opening clouded by death
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2010 2010
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2009
10/02 Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
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2009 2009
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2008
08/24 Spectacular finale climaxes Games
08/22 Bolt grabs third gold and record
08/22 Argentina - second straight soccer gold
08/16 Phelps wins historic eighth gold
08/16 Bolt surges to gold in new record
08/12 Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
08/08 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
07/30 Web curbs for Olympic journalists
05/07 Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
04/23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch
04/07 Olympic torch extinguished
03/24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit
07/30 Web curbs for Olympic journalists
04/23 More arrests as Australia hosts torch
04/09 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
04/07 Olympic torch extinguished
03/24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit
02/12 Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
2007
08/26 Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
07/04 Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics
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2007 2007
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2006
02/26 Spectacular ceremony closes Games
02/10 Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
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2006 2006
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2005
07/06 London wins 2012 Olympics
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2005 2005
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2004
08/29 Olympics: Games Close
08/21 Phelps got record-tying 8th medal
08/13 Glittering opening for Olympics
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2004 2004
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2003
07/02 2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver
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2003 2003
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2002
02/15 Correction gold medal; judge suspended
02/08 Winter Olympics opened
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2002 2002
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2001
07/16 Rogge wins top Olympics job
07/13 Beijing to host 2008 Olympic Games
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2001 2001
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2000
10/01 Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal
10/01 Olympic Games closed
09/15 Olympic Games open
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August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Yesterday   Rio de Janeiro
  The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo
  Rio de Janeiro   Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double  Kipchoge won marathon gold on the final day of competition at the Rio Olympics to maintain his dominance in the grueling distance event   Rio de Janeiro   USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games  The United States' men's basketball team thrashed Serbia 96-66 to win the final gold medal of the 2016 Olympics Sat.   Rio de Janeiro   Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal
  Rio de Janeiro Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double'   USA Swimmer Ryan Lochte says sorry to Brazilians  Rio de Janeiro  Joy of six as US wins women's basketball gold in Rio Fri.   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.    Usain Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and ...
 Rio de Janeiro  United States women win gold in 4x100-meter relay  Rio de Janeiro  Germany pips Sweden to Olympic women's football gold Thu.   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble treble'
 USA  US apologises for swimmers 'unacceptable behaviour'   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
  Rio de Janeiro US swimmers stopped at Rio airport
 Rio de Janeiro  Arrested OCI chief Pat Hickey 'to be taken to police station'  Rio de Janeiro  15-year-old 'perfectionist' wins Olympic diving gold for China  Rio de Janeiro  US women make it 1-2-3 at Rio in 100m hurdles Tue.  Rio de Janeiro  Simone Biles wins fourth Olympic gold on floor  Brazil  Sweden ousts Brazil in penalty kicks to reach women's soccer final Aug. 15   Rio de Janeiro Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games   Rio de Janeiro Kenya's David Rudisha remains the king of 800 meters Aug. 14   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin   Rio de Janeiro Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold  Murray won the match 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 and made history by becoming the first person to win back-to-back Olympic gold   Rio de Janeiro Justin Rose Wins Olympic Golf Event  Rio de Janeiro  US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three others robbed  Rio de Janeiro  Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon for Kenya Aug. 13   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record   Rio de Janeiro Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion   Farah won the men’s 10,000 meters in 27:05.17 to defend his Olympic gold medal from the 2012 London Games   Rio de Janeiro Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third   Rio de Janeiro Puig wins women's tennis final, the first Olympic gold for Puerto Rico Aug. 12   Rio de Janeiro Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly Aug. 11   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  The US star claimed the 22nd Olympic gold of his Olympic career after powering past the opposition in the final of the 200-meter individual medley   Rio de Janeiro Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two  Rio de Janeiro  Rio Olympics: Bulgarian Silvia Danekova fails drugs test Aug. 10   Rio de Janeiro Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final  Rio de Janeiro  Kyle Chalmers makes Olympic history on golden night for Australia Aug. 7   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold  Rio de Janeiro  Resurgent del Potro tops No. 1 Djokovic in Olympic 1st round   Rio de Janeiro Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Aug. 6  Rio de Janeiro  Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Olympic vault   Rio de Janeiro Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug. 5   Rio de Janeiro Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium Aug. 4  Rio de Janeiro  Rio 2016 Olympics: 271 Russian athletes cleared to compete Aug. 3  Rio de Janeiro  Protest mars Olympic torch Rio arrival ahead of ceremony

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Jul. 30  Switzerland  IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes' participation Jul. 26  Rio de Janeiro  Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro  Switzerland  Federer to end his 2016 season Jul.24   Switzerland Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC
Jul.21   Switzerland Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games Map of Avenue de Beaumont 2 1012 Lausanne Switzerland  Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program  Brazil  Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'

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Jun.20  Rio de Janeiro  Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio

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May.27  Rio de Janeiro  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call

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Oct.5  Rio de Janeiro  Rio 2016: 30% cutback on Games budget to avoid overspend

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Jul.31  Beijing  Beijing chosen to stage Winter Games

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Jun.12  Azerbaijan  European Games: First edition opens in Azerbaijan

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Mar.9   Argentina French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead


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Oct.3  South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South Apr.7  South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Feb.23  Sochi  Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture  Sochi  Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic ice hockey gold Feb.7   Sochi Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
Map of Fisht Stadium Russia  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open

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Nov.9  Russia  Olympic torch in first spacewalk Oct.28  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Sep.10  Argentina  Bach new IOC president Sep.7  Argentina  Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics Feb.22   South Africa Oscar Pistorius granted bail
Feb.20  South Africa  'Gunshots, screams, then more shots' Feb.19  South Africa  Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom' Feb.15  South Africa  Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder Feb.14   South Africa   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend   Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa

year 2012 Top ^

Aug.12   London Olympic flag handed over to Rio
 London  'Dream Team' retains title  London  Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold Aug.9   London Bolt makes history with 200m gold Aug.5  London  Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal Aug.2   London   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual... Aug.1   London Olympic badminton players disqualified Jul.31  London  Phelps wins record Olympic medal Jul.30  London  China swimming star denies doping Jul.28  London  China's Yi Siling wins London Games' first gold Jul.27   London   Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games   The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond  London  Young athletes light 2012 Olympic flame

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.3  New Delhi  Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games Sep.21  New Delhi  Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes' Feb.28  Vancouver  Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics Feb.12   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death
 Vancouver  Luger killed in Olympics practice crash

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.2   Denmark Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games


year 2008 Top ^

Aug.24  Beijing  Spectacular finale climaxes Games  Beijing  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold Aug.22  Beijing  Argentina - second straight soccer gold  Beijing  Bolt grabs third gold and record Aug.16   Beijing Phelps wins historic eighth gold
 Beijing  Bolt surges to gold in new record Aug.12  Beijing  Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history Jul.30  Beijing  Web curbs for Olympic journalists May.7  Tibet  Olympic flame lit on Everest peak Apr.23  Australia  More arrests as Australia hosts torch Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times Mar.30  Athens  Greece hands China Olympic torch Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit Feb.12  Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.26  Greece  Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Jul.4  Guatemala  Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics

year 2006 Top ^

Feb.26  Turin  Spectacular ceremony closes Games Feb.10   Turin Torino Olympics open in spectacular style


year 2005 Top ^

Jul.6   Singapore London wins 2012 Olympics


year 2004 Top ^

Aug.29  Athens  Olympics: Games Close Aug.21  Greece  Phelps got record-tying 8th medal Aug.13   Greece   Glittering opening for Olympics  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers

year 2003 Top ^

Jul.2  Czech Republic  2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver

year 2002 Top ^

Feb.15  Utah  Correction gold medal; judge suspended Feb.8   Utah Winter Olympics opened


year 2001 Top ^

Jul.16  Moscow  Rogge wins top Olympics job Jul.13   Beijing Beijing to host 2008 Olympic Games


year 2000 Top ^

Oct.1  Sydney  Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal  Sydney  Olympic Games closed Sep.15   Sydney   Olympic Games open  Organizers thrilled the 110,000 spectators and an 4 billion TV viewers with a spectacular opening ceremony