1. Marriage Made in Olympic Heaven Gives US Decathlete Ashton Eaton Winning Edge

    RIO DE JANEIRO — He didn ’t exactly go all out—at least not on their first date, anyway. But Ashton Eaton has always known it’s better to start slow and have a strong finishing kick than to reveal your moves too fast...

    Lars Anderson Written by Lars Anderson about 7 months ago 176,920 reads 38 comments

  2. Return from Exile: Wrestler Daniel Dennis Faces the World After Desert Retreat

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Daniel Dennis will never forget that long, lonely drive across the United States, pulling out of Iowa City, Iowa, in the spring of 2013 and cruising onto an endless ribbon of road...

    Lars Anderson Written by Lars Anderson about 7 months ago 130,217 reads 33 comments

  3. Olympic Badminton 2016: Medal Winners, Scores and Thursday's Results

    South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan beat China's Tang Yuanting and Yu Yang, 21-8, 21-17, for the bronze medal in Thursday's women's doubles badminton finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 7 months ago 923 reads 0 comments

  4. Decathlon Pro-Athlete Dream Team Debate: What-Ifs for LeBron, Cam, J.J., Others

    Watching the Olympics with its global mix of athletes competing in events many of us see only once every four years inevitably stirs up a number of what-ifs among those who love sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 7 months ago 62,548 reads 106 comments

  5. Ryan Lochte Discusses Alleged Mugging at 2016 Olympics in 'Today' Interview

    On Wednesday night during a conversation with NBC's Matt Lauer, American swimmer Ryan Lochte altered some details about an alleged mugging in Brazil during the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 months ago 20,522 reads 3 comments

  6. Pia Sundhage One Win Away from Completing Her Golden Master Plan

    Pia Sundhage, if you are a keen follower of the women's game, needs no introduction, she is now just one game away from winning gold at the Olympics for the third consecutive games...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 7 months ago 765 reads 0 comments

  7. Brazil vs. Germany: 2016 Olympic Men's Soccer Gold-Medal Odds, Form Guide

    Although the path was a bit tricky, Brazil and Germany have lived up to expectations and will face each other in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics gold-medal match on Saturday...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 6,758 reads 14 comments

  8. Sweden vs. Germany: 2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Gold Medal Odds, Form Guide

    Sweden go into their first-ever Olympic final on Friday as big underdogs against Germany but confident in the knowledge that they have seen off defending champions the United States and hosts Brazil to get there...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 7 months ago 2,936 reads 0 comments

  9. NBC Olympics Schedule 2016: Rio Thursday Event Guide, Live-Stream Info and Picks

    Only four days remain of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , but there's still a lot of exciting action to come. Many of the medals have not yet been decided, which means the standings could change significantly before Sunday...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 7 months ago 6,286 reads 0 comments

  10. Honduras vs. Nigeria: 2016 Olympic Men's Soccer Bronze-Medal Form Guide and More

    There weren't a lot of highlights in the semifinals for either Honduras or Nigeria, but each team will need to bounce back if it wants to take home a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 2,103 reads 0 comments

  11. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Live Results and Highlights from Aug. 18

    Usain Bolt did it. He won the 200-meter dash in a labored (for him) time of 19.79 seconds ahead of Canada's Andre de Grasse and France's Christophe Lemaitre. Bolt lived up to the billing and won going away...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report Olympics Staff about 7 months ago 53,440 reads 24 comments

  12. Team GB Athlete Robbed, Reportedly Held Up at Gunpoint During 2016 Rio Olympics

    A member of the Great Britain Olympic team has been robbed while in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Games and was reportedly held at gunpoint during the incident. Per BBC Sport , the incident took place as the athlete returned to their accommodation...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 7 months ago 32,598 reads 18 comments

  13. Team GB Ambassador Charlie Webster on Life Support, in Coma in Brazil

    Team GB ambassador and former Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster is reportedly "fighting for her life" and has been placed in an induced coma after contracting a rare form of malaria...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 7 months ago 33,902 reads 4 comments

  14. After All the Gloom, Brazil Can Fulfill Olympic Dream and Gain World Cup Revenge

    From Neymar 's goal to open the scoring after just 15 seconds, to the late penalty notched by the captain in the dying moments, Brazil played with swagger and verve throughout their comprehensive Olympic semi-final victory over Honduras...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 months ago 3,340 reads 9 comments

  15. Ryan Lochte Rio Mugging Story Turns into Big News, but Truth May Never Be Known

    The truth is that nobody knows the truth about what happened in the curious case of Ryan Lochte. It's possible Lochte himself doesn't know. What happens in Rio is supposed to stay in Rio...

    Greg Couch Written by Greg Couch about 7 months ago 66,091 reads 86 comments

  16. 2016 Summer Olympics: Day 12 Winners and Losers

    We had sweeps in women's hurdles, sprints and wrestling, the quickest soccer goal in Olympic history and scandal in boxing and ticketing. Just another day (and night) in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics...

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri Written by Meri-Jo Borzilleri about 7 months ago 32,529 reads 33 comments

  17. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Complete Preview for Men's 4x100-Meter Relay

    The argument that the 4x100-meter relay is the most riveting of all Olympic track and field events is not a hard one to make...

    Blake Dorfman Written by Blake Dorfman about 7 months ago 20,539 reads 6 comments

  18. Medal Count 2016 Olympics: Twitter Reacts to Standings and Results on Wednesday

    The race between China and Great Britain to keep pace with the United States took some interesting twists and turns Wednesday at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 7 months ago 953 reads 0 comments

  19. Olympic Beach Volleyball 2016: Women's Medal Winners, Scores and Results

    Kerri Walsh Jennings and the United States won the women's beach volleyball gold medal in the past three Olympics, but the sport crowned a new champion Wednesday at the 2016 Rio Games...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 7 months ago 45,839 reads 3 comments

  20. Olympic 2016 Results: Wednesday's Medal Winners, Highlights for Each Event

    The United States continued to add to its lead in the 2016 Rio Olympics medal count Wednesday, but a number of other countries excelled in a variety of sports...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 664 reads 0 comments

  21. Summer Olympics 2016: What to Watch for on Day 13 in Rio

    The men’s 200-meter final and Usain Bolt’s quest for a third straight gold medal in the event will headline Day 13 at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. There will be a key absence from the race...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 7 months ago 36,918 reads 14 comments

  22. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 13 Medal Events

    If you’re at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, this will be your last day to see two sports: sailing (wind permitting) and beach volleyball...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about 7 months ago 4,025 reads 1 comments

  23. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Women's 100M Hurdles Winners, Times and Results

    American Brianna Rollins won gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles Wednesday at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro . Teammates Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin joined her on the podium, claiming silver and bronze, respectively...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 7 months ago 29,622 reads 12 comments

  24. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Women's 200M Medal Winners, Times and Results

    Jamaica's Elaine Thompson became the first Olympic sprinter to win the sprint double since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988 after taking gold in the women's 200 meters on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 7 months ago 6,849 reads 4 comments

  25. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Women's Long Jump Medal Winners, Scores, Results

    Tianna Bartoletta and Brittney Reese finished first and second, respectively, in the women's long jump Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro to strengthen the United States' lead in the 2016 Summer Olympics medal table...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 months ago 1,849 reads 3 comments