Recent major winners Henrik Stenson and Danny Willet among athletes who will represent their country at first Olympic golf competition in 112 years.
WADA has lifted its provisional suspension on Brazil’s anti-doping laboratory with immediate effect.
Here we present the most successful Olympic athletes, according to their placings in the first eight. Eight points are scored for a first, down to one for eighth. Points are shared in the case of a tie. We should remember that these lists cannot solely be used as a measure of greatness, otherwise Jesse Owens (USA) would not be down in =38th place. Impact and historic importance cannot be determined only by placements.
Some 20,629 athletes from 219 country teams have competed in athletics at 28 stagings of the Olympic Games. Currently 953 gold medals have been awarded across 951 events. This total includes 950 regular golds plus three more. An extra gold in the 1908 men’s pole vault where there were two champions, plus the additional two golds awarded posthumously to Jim Thorpe for the 1912 Pentathlon and Decathlon.
The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) has made its final round of nominations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, meaning 92 athletes will represent Germany in the athletics programme from 12-21 August.
Jamaica has released their 63 member list of athletes for the Rio Olympics.
Kenya has competed in almost every Olympic Games since making their debut at the Melbourne Olympics of 1956. With the exception of the 1976 and 1980 games which Kenya and other countries boycotted for varying reasons, it has been a long, winding journey filled with many firsts, highs and lows along the way too. We document Kenya’s journey over the years.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach last week met for the first time with the team of coaches, doctors and officials who will support the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at this summer’s Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Five swimmers have been selected to Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, bringing the roster to a full complement of 47 athletes for the August competition in Brazil.
The competition schedules for the rugby sevens competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have been released by the event organizers.