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Team USA remains on top on the last day of Rio Olympics 2016 The Rio Olympics finished with a marvelous carnival-inspired shutting ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo, while it’s become party time for top medalist as US leading the games.The Rio Games, which marked the first Olympics to be held in South America saw Team USA, top the medal chart in every category for only the seventh time in Olympic history and the first since 1948.USA is leading among all the nations with 121 medals, including 46 gold medals, 37 silvers and 38 bronzes. The US is one of only five nations to have accomplished the feat at the Olympic Games in summer competition and the first to do in 40 years. USA's team having 121 awards are the most ever for a U.S. group in a non-boycotted Games, beating the past high of 110 from Beijing in 2008.“The Rio Games were very special and we’re incredibly happy to ...

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Brazil bows with lavish closing ceremony; Tokyo flag goes off The Rio Olympic ended with a spectacular closing ceremony, in which Tokyo won the hearts of viewers. The celebration includes Brazilian dance, music, and lace making, commercial breaks, American medal counting. The colorful ceremony, ended up almost after three hours, the night was the celebration of Brazil's arts and culture held in a wet Maracana. On the floor of the stadium, a tree grew which symbolize the rebirth. Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua was also ...

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Basketball-US wins third straight gold in men's final RIO DE JANEIRO: The United States won their third straight gold medal in men's Olympic basketball, hammering Serbia 96-66 in the final at the Rio Games on Sunday. It was a winning send-off for head coach Mike Krzyzewski in his final game with Team USA. Krzyzewski became the first head coach to lead three teams to Olympic gold and team captain Carmelo Anthony won his third gold medal.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Cycling: Vuelta a Espana 1st stage results CASTRELO DE MIÑO: Results from the 1st stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 27.8km ride from Ourense to Castrelo de Miño on Saturday:1. Sky, 30min 37sec; 2. Movistar, same time; 3. Orica - GreenEdge at 6secs, 4. BMC, 7; 5. Etixx, 22; 6. RadioShack, 50; 7. Cannondale, 52; 8. Tinkoff s.t.; 9. Bora, 57; 10. Astana, 58; 11. FDJ.fr, 1:05; 12. IAM Cycling, 1:13; Team MTN, 1:17; 14. Katusha, 1:17; 15. Lotto, 1:27; 16. ...

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Olympics: Chen wins 10m platform gold for China RIO DE JANEIRO: Chen Aisen won the men's 10 metre platform on Saturday for his second gold of the Rio Olympics to give China their seventh gold out of eight events on the final day of competition.The 20-year-old, already a winner in the 10m synchronised platform in Rio, scored 585.30 points after his six dives -- breaking the 100-point mark for three of them.Mexico's German Sanchez won silver (532.70) with American David Boudia, the gold ...

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Olympics: men's boxing super heavyweight podium RIO DE JANEIRO: Olympic men's boxing super heavy (+91kg) podium on Sunday:Gold: Tony Yoka (FRA)Silver: Joe Joyce (GBR)Bronze: Filip Hrgovic (CRO)Bronze: Ivan Dychko (KAZ)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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RugbyU: Griquas stun Currie Cup champions Golden Lions JOHANNESBURG: Griquas stunned defending champions Golden Lions and Sharks replaced Free State Cheetahs as league leaders in the third round of the South African Currie Cup this weekend.Going down 30-24 in Kimberley was a rude awakening for the Lions, who won all 12 matches last year to lift the trophy while Griquas lost nine of 10 to finish bottom.A bonus-point 41-20 victory for Sharks at Boland Cavaliers created a one-point lead over Cheetahs, who triumphed ...