The Rio 2016 Olympics know how to make an exit. Crowds gathered for the epic closing ceremony Sunday said a final, spectacular “tchau” to the games — and got a sneak peek at what’s to come in Tokyo for 2020. (Hint: Japan’s Prime Minister dressed up as Super Mario.)
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Photos from the gold and bronze men’s beach volleyball matches at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Photos from the men’s shot put final at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Usain Bolt advanced to the final for the 200 meters with the fastest time of the year and is one win away from his eighth Olympic gold medal.
Bolt ran 19.78 seconds, pushed all the way by Canada’s Andre de Grasse in the lane beside him, in the second of two semifinal heats at Rio. He earns an automatic place in Thursday’s final. De Grasse finished in 19.80 seconds to advance. –Associated Press
Photos from the artistic gymnastics women’s team final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It’s been nearly 90 years since Haiti earned a medal at the Olympic Games. But Haitian Olympic swimmer Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvi is aiming to break that dry spell. Swimming barely exists as a sport in Haiti, where there are few pools. Many Haitians, even some who fish for a living, never learn how to swim. More →