American Ashton Eaton won his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal on Thursday, extending his reign in a sport whose champion earns the title of the world’s greatest athlete.
Brianna Rollins gave the United States its first track medal of the Rio Olympics when she won the 100 metres hurdles final on Wednesday, leading Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin across the line for an American podium sweep.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Canadian Andre de Grasse set up an Olympic 200 metres showdown after crossing the line laughing together in their semi-final on Wednesday, but 100m silver medallist Justin Gatlin missed out after easing up too soon.
Elaine Thompson maintained Jamaica’s incredible stranglehold on Olympic sprinting on Wednesday when she added the 200 meters gold to the 100m title she collected earlier at the Rio Games, while Usain Bolt remains on course for a track ‘triple-triple’.
Thiago da Silva won Brazil’s first athletics gold of their home Games on an extraordinary, unforgettable Sunday night in Rio, producing an Olympic record of 6.03 meters in the pole vault to beat hot favorite Renaud Lavillenie and send the fans into raptures.
As Simone Biles stood locked in a tight embrace with her team mate Aly Raisman, waiting for her final score to come up on the big screen, the concerned look in her eyes suggested she had no idea who would be crowned Olympic all around champion.
Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao confirmed on Wednesday that he is coming out of retirement to fight World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in November.
Malaysia emerged champions at the 10th Asian Senior Netball Championship beating Sri Lanka by 41-31 at the final played in Thailand yesterday.
Sri Lanka beat Japan 68 points to 14 in their Group B game of the 10th Asian Senior Netball Championships, played at the National Stadium in Bangkok yesterday.
Sri Lankan swimmer Kimiko Raheem speaks to Mirror Sports ahead of her participation at the Rio Games
World number one Lee Chong Wei is not ready to dwell on the prospect of facing arch-rival Lin Dan of China in the Rio Olympics semi-finals, after both shuttlers were drawn in the same half for the Games.
By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.
Returning for a 16th year the LSR Colombo Marathon will take place on October 2, with organizers expecting more than 7,500 participants at this year’s event.
Professional boxers will join amateurs in the ring for the first time in Olympic history in Rio but anyone hoping for box-office big-hitters can think again, even with Muhammad Ali in the draw.
Germany’s Olympic discus champion Robert Harting has launched a stinging attack on International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, describing him as part of the problem in the fight against doping.
Chris Froome underlined his love of yellow with a third Tour de France triumph on Sunday, now the British rider has his eyes on Olympic glory alongside the golden sands of the Copacabana.
Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.
Kenyan athletes aim to settle a few scores with their perennial opponents at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Ben Johnson 1988 Olympic 100 metres final was dubbed “the dirtiest race in history” but there is a new contender for that dubious honour as the fallout continues from the drug-ravaged 2012 women’s 1500 metres in London.
Russia suspended a raft of senior sports officials on Tuesday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said they were heavily involved in a state-backed cheating scheme at the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.