Katharine Grainger became Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian when she and Vicky Thornley won silver in the women’s double sculls in Rio.
Sevens rugby is new to the Olympics but already it feels like a glorious adornment. Even a rainy night in Rio could not dilute the sudden death drama, with Team GB now facing a semi-final against South Africa after a scarcely believable “golden point” extra-time win over Argentina. A tournament which has also seen Japan reach the last four and New Zealand bow out prematurely is proving to be utterly compelling.
Spoiler alert: Superman survives.
Imagine how extraordinarily talented you would need to be to be the fourth best in the world at whatever it is you do, how it would feel if you absolutely knew that, in a population of almost eight billion people, there were only three who better than you.
It was a puzzling sight. The mighty US women’s soccer team, defending Olympic and World Cup champions, reduced to wasting time in the corner to preserve a 2-2 draw against Colombia, who had never so much as scored against them in five previous meetings.
Siobhan Marie-O’Connor didn’t spend too long celebrating her silver medal in the 200m individual medley. She stopped because she wanted to watch her four team-mates Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace, and James Guy win Great Britain another in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
David Florence became the latest in an increasingly long line of genuine British medal hopefuls to endure a dreadful day at the office, finishing dead last in the final of the canoe slalom and missing out on victory by a titanic margin of more than 14 seconds.
The United States women’s gymnastics team stood in a cluster and looked up at the scoreboard overhead. When the numbers flashed on the screen, the title that had all but been conceded to them before the competition even started was official. They were champions again.
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui hoped she’d wow the world with her backstroke. Instead she is breaking the Chinese internet with her hilarious post-swim interviews.
Mo Farah admits he is wrestling with the idea of carrying on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after completing an extraordinary Olympic “double double” on Saturday night. However, he concedes he will be forced to take it a year at a time as he faces up to getting older and wanting to spend more time with his family.
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, eat your heart out...
This hilarious Tumblr pays tribute to the Great British Olympic Legend that is Mo Farah.
After the tragedy of a cycling death near the Olympic park yesterday can Wiggo create a very important Olympic legacy?
Yuliya Stepanova, the whistleblower pivotal to the discovery of deep-rooted state-sponsored doping in Russia, has hit out angrily at the International Olympic Committee in the wake of its decision to ban her from competing in Rio.
A tearful Ryan Lochte has said sorry to his US swimming team-mates, his family and the people of Brazil for a “stupid mistake” at a Rio gas station that overshadowed the final week of the Olympic Games.
Claressa Shields beat distractions, nerves and a top-flight opponent to become the first American boxer to capture back-to-back gold medals and cap the US boxing team’s most prolific Olympics in nearly a generation.
There was a suspicion Andy Murray might decide to skip Cincinnati and concentrate on resting his weary limbs for the US Open after he defended his Olympic title with a draining win over Juan Martín del Potro.
A brilliant rendition of God Save The Queen, performed on nine special edition London 2012 MINI Coopers.
Martyn Rooney has questioned whether foul play might have been responsible for Britain’s 4x400m relay team being disqualified from Saturday’s final – allowing the Brazilian team to take their place in the closing event of the Olympic track and field programme.
Death, taxes, the United States women’s basketball team.
Farewell then Usain St Leo Bolt, also known as Lightning, also known (but only to his mum) as “VJ” and now also known for as long as anyone cares to keep measuring these things as the greatest track and field athlete ever.