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Thomas Röhler: King of the javelin throw at 2016 Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - German athlete Thomas Röhler is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the javelin throw at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Thiago Braz da Silva: King of the pole vault at the Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz da Silva has made Olympic history at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Derek Drouin: King of the high jump at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin reigned supreme at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He took home the gold medal.

Olympics ended with no Zika cases

Rio - Fears that some athletes competing at the Olympic Games at Rio have proven to be unfounded. No cases of Zika virus disease have been reported.

Michelle Carter: Queen of Shot Put at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Michelle Carter made Olympic history in Rio, by becoming the first American woman to win the coveted gold medal in the shot put.

Op-Ed: Millennials ruin the Olympics for big networks? How sad

Sydney - If you’re one of the many people who watched bits of the Olympics in between commercials and the usual network atrocities, you will be horrified to hear that those naughty millennials didn’t bother to watch. Apparently this is some sort of crime.

Chaos, calamity and crisis — The main themes of Rio Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's acting mayor on Monday warned the Summer Olympic Games could end up being a "big failure" because of the huge budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

Op-Ed: The Olympic Games can be good for some cities

The Olympic Games have been a game of hit-or-miss for cities around the world since the beginnings of the modern Olympics. Many do not see the benefits, but it may actually be valuable for some cities.

Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Live Report

Sochi - 19:03 GMT - Closing - As spectators leave the stadium, WE ARE NOW CLOSING this Live Report after a lavish opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Op-Ed: Pros and cons of the same city holding the Olympics

The Olympics are a global sporting affair and countries vie hard to host the games but would it be so bad if the same city, and country, always played host?

Op-Ed: Permanent venue for the Olympics? Benefits and setbacks

With the venue for the Olympic Games 2020 finally decided, Nate Berg of The Atlantic Cities analyzes the disadvantages of hosting the Olympics and how having a fixed venue can benefit participating countries.

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Olympic Games

It's just been announced that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. A new National Stadium designed by Zaha Hadid will be constructed for the Games.

New biosensor patch will help athletes, soldiers avoid fatigue

For many, technology has advantages in the workplace. It can help them stay organized, track important documents or data, or even share documents or data.

Interview with professional free skier Tucker Perkins Special

On March 14, 2013, professional free skier Tucker Perkins chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his plans for the future and his aspirations to represent our country and compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

What now for golden girl Rebecca Adlington?

Mansfield - Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the ripe old age of 23. Don't expect her to remain unemployed for long.

KHL only taking 'top-level' NHL players in lockout scenario

Players considering the Kontinental Hockey League as an alternative in the event of an NHL lockout may find themselves turned away at the door.

Man spends 17 days in shop front window watching Olympic Games Special

Sydney - Is this the most dedicated Olympic Games enthusiast in the world? Sam Wheaton will watch the whole of the London 2012 Olympics in lockdown in a Sydney shop front window.

Pizzas, pies, puddings fuel Brownlee brothers’ Olympic success

London - Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, the brothers who won gold and bronze, respectively, in the London 2012 Olympics triathlon event, owe their success to a stodgy carbohydrate diet.

Team GB Olympic cycling success: French blame British secrecy

The success of Team GB’s cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics just keeps biking on, and on with Sir Chris Hoy’s latest gold medal making him the most successful British Olympian ever, but the French suspect some Johnny English shenanigans!

Op-Ed: Olympics rip-off backfires as tourists boycott shops and theatres

London - The Olympics may have opened with a spectacular ceremony, but away from the pool, track and gym, there has been something even more spectacular: A drop in revenue.

London 2012: China leads medal race on first day of competition

On the first day of competition in the London 2012 Olympics, China leads in the medal standing with a total of six medals consisting of four golds and 2 bronzes

Empty seats seen in some major events in London 2012 Olympics

Despite reports of a shortage of tickets for major events in the ongoing 2012 London Olympics, many empty seats were seen in different venues where some major sports events are being held.

Video: Dancing policeman entertains Olympic torch crowd

Sevenoaks - Dancing British bobby on the beat, shows off his moves to entertain the crowd waiting for the Olympic torch to makes its way through Sevenoaks in Kent.

Video: Was Nazi-style salute made to German Olympic team?

London - An older spectator can be seen making what looks like a Nazi-style salute to the German Olympic team at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The London Olympics on the Big Screen

London - Londoners who didn't get (or couldn't afford) tickets for the Olympic Games can watch them on a large outdoor screen in Lewisham, among other places.

Minute’s silence for Israelis killed at 1972 Munich Olympics Special

Sydney - Jewish leaders observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich on 5 September 1972.

The athletic bus arrives for the Olympics

London - A London bus has been transformed into an athletic bus working out for the Olympic Games. It is hoped that the bus will be inspiration for participants.

Video: Muslim shouts 'Allahu Akbar' — Tries to grab Olympic torch

Gravesend - A 17-year-old Muslim fanatic tries to grab the Olympic torch as it is carried along the A226, Rochester Road in Gravesend, Kent by Anna Skora from Lublin, Poland.

Olympic defense: British officials secure London for 2012 Games

London - As the countdown to the commencement of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games continues, British officials take unprecedented measures to ensure that the event will not be marred by violence.

Op-Ed: Welcome to the Terror Olympics

London - The Olympic Games is imminent, people are beginning to arrive for them from all over the world as the Olympic Village opens its doors. Probably many of the spectators will soon wish they hadn't bothered.
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Aerial view of the Olympic Park looking south west towards London.
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Melanie Schlanger of Australia gives the  thumbs up  after she competes in heat 7 of the women s 100...
Melanie Schlanger of Australia gives the 'thumbs up' after she competes in heat 7 of the women's 100m Freestyle on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the begining of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014 in Sochi
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The computer-generated image of Tokyo’s proposed Olympic Stadium is one of the main venues proposed for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
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Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) and her sister Justine celebrate in the finish area during the women's freestyle skiing moguls final competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in his familiar fashion in the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
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Mexico Football team: Mexico won gold in the men's Football competition following a 2-1 win over Brazil on Day 15 at London 2012
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Runners leave the starters blocks to start the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
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London 2012 Games: Artists impression of the completed Olympic Park
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Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
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Canada's flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the Victory Ceremony for the ...
Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the Victory Ceremony for the men's 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre
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Members of Russian security forces ride in a chairlift above the men's Olympic downhill course at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, February 1, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23
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Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment training for their role as members of the Olympic Venue Security Force
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Fireworks are set off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympi...
Fireworks are set off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July 2012
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Michael Phelps after winning gold: Phelps of the United States celebrates after winning the gold in ...
Michael Phelps after winning gold: Phelps of the United States celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final on Day 4 of the Games.
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Canada's athletes march during the athletes' parade during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Gold Medallists Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose with the medals won the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final at the Aquatics Centre.
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