The US Olympic swimmer lost all four of his major sponsors after fabricating a story that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janiero
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wins third Olympic 200m gold after racing past the finish line in 19.78 seconds.
A regional court charged six volleyball players from the Cuban national team of raping a woman in Finland before the Rio Olympics.
The win for Bolt brings him a step closer to his goal of winning a historic "triple-triple" combination; whilst South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk smashes the 400m record.
Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal were crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in a 6-4, 6-3 loss
Spectators had to wait for hours at security checkpoints to enter venues, while outside shootings and bomb scares kept visitors on edge.
Virginia Thrasher of the United States has been awarded the first gold of the Olympic Games by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Cypriot weightlifter Antonis Martasidis and an unnamed Greek competitor tested positive for banned substances.
53 of the 67 Russian track and field athletes banned by the IAAF took part in the 'Games' in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blames a political plot for the decision to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games.
Tennis star Roger Federer announces his withdrawal from the Rio Olympic games due to a knee injury.
Australian delegation says the Olympic Village in Rio has a variety of problems including blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring.
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