Katie Ledecky of the US wins gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle at Tokyo Olympics and Caeleb Dressel adds a world record to his growing medal haul.
Planned initially for summer 2020, the Tokyo Olympics were held back by closed borders, and now a late resurgence in the virus means they will be played without any live spectators, either from Japan or abroad, according to an IOC ruling.
American athlete Caeleb Dressel has heralded a new era in world swimming with a seven-medal haul at the world championships in Hungary and equalled the great Michael Phelps' feat of seven golds at a single world championships.
Four world records were set on Tuesday and fast racing was plainly evident that morning
The Rio 2016 Olympics have provided an abundance of memorable moments. We recap some of the best.
The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday.
American swimmer Michael Phelps confirmed that he will finally hang up his speedos after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Michael Phelps blazed past his rivals in the Olympic 200 metres individual medley to become the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games
Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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