AMERICAN swimmer Michael Phelps is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Rio Olympics.
SUPERSTAR Usian Bolt continued to shine in his last Olympics.
A Brazilian artist has joined elite athletes in breaking world records at the Rio Olympics.
BRITISH long distance runner Mo Farah has cemented his status as an Olympic great with a second successful games.
TEAM Denmark has produced a Lego version of the Rio 2016.
Northern Ireland news
THERE were celebrations tonight as Belfast boxer Brendan Irvine returned home after he qualified for this year's Rio Olympics.
AGED just 19, Katie Ledecky is the Olympics rising star, having already impressed in two games.
THE Rio 2016 Olympics are just a few days away now, which means two and a half weeks of going wild for sports you’ve barely heard of.
RYAN Lochte has been banned from swimming until next June and will forfeit $100,000 (£75,000) in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics.
RESEARCHERS fear the Rio Olympics will lead to an increase in police violence, sexual exploitation and child labour in Brazil after a study found a spike following the 2014 World Cup.