Running legend Gebrselassie to head Ethiopia athletics

Retired running legend Haile Gebrselassie has been elected preside

Olympics: Brawls, bags, blues

Olympics: Brawls, bags, blues

Brief stories from the Rio Olympics on Thursday: Great brawl of China Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov snatching gold from China’s Lyu Xiaojun was too much to take for a couple of Chinese journalists who engaged in a full-on brawl in the mixed zone afterwards. An armed policeman guarding the entrance to the venue had to...

USA’s Manuel, Canada’s Oleksiak share 100m freestyle gold in dead heat

USA’s Manuel, Canada’s Oleksiak share 100m freestyle gold in dead heat

Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak and American Simone Manuel dead-heated for the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle at Rio. The pair reached the finish with identical times of 52.70sec, with each earning a gold medal. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, who won the 100m butterfly title, finished third in 53.99 while the race favourite and...

Kenny’s fourth gold as Britain win men’s team sprint

Kenny’s fourth gold as Britain win men’s team sprint

British cyclist Jason Kenny celebrated a fourth Olympic gold medal as Britain edged world champions New Zealand to win the men’s track cycling team sprint at the Rio Games Friday. Kenny hailed teammates Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner after Britain set a new Olympic record with their time of 42.440sec to edge him closer to...

Wearables to prevent injuries and doping

Wearables to prevent injuries and doping

No more stopwatches to evaluate athletes. At Rio 2016, wearable technologies will be used to improve performance, prevent injuries and conduct doping tests.

Technology: A game changer for taekwondo

Technology: A game changer for taekwondo

Taekwondo may have ancient roots in Korea, but it now completely embraces the latest technology.

Starting the Games in the cloud

Starting the Games in the cloud

The Technology Operations Centre, with an area of 800sqm, will monitor the 144 venues and manage the accreditation and volunteer system.