Gray skies and green water at the Rio de Janeiro Games

Ross Houston
August 12, 2016

Ross won silver in London. She is the only British woman with five Olympic medals.

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11: Torrential rain wiped out the entire 25-match tennis programme at the Olympics on Wednesday, threatening to scupper Rafael Nadal's triple gold medal assault.

A second bullet hit Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) near the stables around the same time investigators were arresting someone in the slum in connection with the first shooting.

Brazil's Thiago Perreira was third quickest in 1:57.11.

The lights of the bus remained on, she also claimed, illuminating the vehicle and making it more of a target.

New Zealand rowers Eric Murray and Hamish Bond have defended their Olympic gold and extended their winning streak in the men's pair. Italy's pair placed third. He'll try to become the first swimmer, male or female, to win the same event in four straight Olympics. "I think other journalists might feel the same".

Reports have also surfaced today that another shot was sacked at stables in which horses were staying at the equestrian centre, adjacent to a military site.

"When an athlete says he's going to win and doesn't win, he doesn't regret saying that".


Despite calls to cancel or postpone the Rio Olympics, the World Health Organization (WHO) said discontinuing the Games would not pose any significant change in the way the Zika virus has been spreading globally, Tech Times reported.

Rio de Janeiro - A bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists came under attack, and police were investigating whether bullets were fired from the notorious City of God favela.

The officers from Brazil's national security force were using a Global Positioning System device to navigate unfamiliar streets when they took a wrong turn off a highway leading to Rio's worldwide airport. "Another officer was shot but not seriously hurt", a Justice Ministry statement said.

A commando unit backed by a police helicopter was preparing Thursday to carry out an operation to apprehend those behind the attack.

Two people were lightly injured as two windows were smashed. Officials were adding more security at the venue.

They've battled for more than a decade, giving fans of the sport high-level entertainment. There's no guarantee that golf will return to the Olympics after 2020.

Members of Brazil's security services pack away bomb disposal equipment following a controlled explosion in the Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

Lochte, 32, thought Rio might finally be the Games when it was "my turn" to shine in the spotlight Phelps has monopolized since 2004. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Michael Phelps won the gold medal with 1 minute 53.36 seconds.


Even after a grueling night at the pool, Michael Phelps cruised through the preliminaries of the 200-meter individual medley.

Powerhouse Fiji goes against surprising Japan at 2:30 p.m. and South Africa faces Great Britain at 3 p.m.to get to the 7 p.m. finals.

Cycling moves indoors for the men's sprint team finals - and gear junkies will love seeing the high-tech equipment that helps athletes shave seconds off the clock.

In mixed doubles, these were the two contests organizers were aiming to get on court: Carla Suarez Navarro and David Ferrer of Spain vs. Monica Niculescu and Florin Mergea of Romania; and Agnieszka Radwanska and Lukasz Kubot of Poland vs. Irina Begu and Horia Tecau of Romania.

"I remember when I was little watching the Olympics and wishing that I had the chance to go and play for a gold medal", Reed told reporters. Before that showdown, Phelps swims in the qualifiers for the 100 meter butterfly, an event in which he holds the world record.

The gritty and seemingly unstoppable Katie Ledecky is also back in the pool, this time to qualify for the 800m freestyle. This marked the first time men and women have been on the same crews in Olympic sailing.

The professionals in Rio include Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson.

Kayla Harrison is the defending Olympic champion and she'll look to repeat in the women's 78-kilogram (172 pounds) division.


World record-holder Cate Campbell of Australia led the way into the semi-finals of the women's 100m freestyle in an Olympic record of 52.78.

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