Stories about Sport from August, 2016
Saucy photos that would possibly force most politicians from office can't dent the love Jamaica feels for iconic sprinter Usain Bolt.
"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
Japan invites the world to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by emphasizing "otaku culture."
"I think I united a nation."
Unless you are North Korea, never mess with this country in ITF Taekwon-Do.
To those who know the history of Palestine, Ahmad Abughaush's surname speaks volumes. Yet this information was absent from news reports on his gold medal triumph at the 2016 Olympics.
"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"
"She is an independent Chinese who has been exposed to the international field of sport, she is not a cog in the machine of a national bureaucratic sports system."
A derogatory tweet about Omar McLeod after his gold-medal win in hurdles could have cost one Jamaican company "way more brand equity and real loss of dollars".
"Long live Tajik mothers who give birth to sons like Dilshod Nazarov. Well done, mother of Dilshod."
With all the attention being lavished on Rio, the city's poor have been largely sidelined. But one organization is hoping to give them a bit of a leg up.
The fact the country's only medalist lost his bronze for doping has helped to boost her popularity even further.
"Although, she couldn't improve her nat'l record, I am proud that #GaurikaSingh swam to glory for Nepal as youngest athlete in #Rio2016."
In this baseball-mad country, Koshien is literally the place where dreams come true.
Aside From the Singaporean Swimmer Who Beat Michael Phelps, Meet the Other Southeast Asian Olympic Gold Medalists
Singapore and Vietnam have bagged their first ever Olympic golds in Rio, Thailand has topped the podium twice and the Philippines has ended a two-decade medal drought.
"We only see (and criticize) the athletes. But the problem with their poor performance in #Rio2016 goes a lot deeper."
Both retired footballer Hakan Sukur and NBA basketball star Enes Kanter find themselves on the wrong side of a political divide that is ripping through Turkey.
"They said judo wasn't for me, that was a embarrassment for my family. Now I'm an Olympic champion in my own home".
Japanese men and women got off to a strong start during the first weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Mexico and Latin America will be able to follow Rio's 2016 Olympic Games on digital media -- a novelty for the region and a loss for Open TV.