You wait 20 years for an Olympic medal then two come along in succession, as nobody but nobody with the exception of Nick Skelton has ever said. The oldest Olympic gold medallist is a Swede called Oscar Swahn, who won in the now bafflingly defunct Running Deer team shooting contest in Stockholm's 1912 Games at the age of 64.
Bryony Page was ecstatic after surprising the crowd, the bookmakers and, perhaps, even herself with a silver in trampolining on her Olympic debut. If any Briton was due to succeed in this event, it was the much-fancied 2012 veteran Kat Driscoll but Page produced the performance, if not of a lifetime that surely has many big days to come, then certainly of her career thus far.
A leading coach has been sent home from the Olympics after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample in a doping test, the head of the Kenyan Olympic committee has confirmed. John Anzrah, a former national 400m champion who coaches sprinters, is the second Kenyan official to be sent home for doping-related issues since the team arrived in Rio.
Great Britain chalked up their third medal of the Games on the shooting range when Ed Ling, a 33-year-old from Somerset, won bronze in the men's trap. Ling demolished David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic 13-9 to win his first Olympic medal after a scramble through the rounds.
Odds would have been long indeed for Britain's first medal in these Games to come from a discipline in which it had not managed one since 1964 but the fencer Richard Kruse came agonisingly close here before falling in the bronze match.
Olympic organisers invoked the spirit of cult 1980s television show MacGyver to describe their attempts to make Rio's bargain-bucket opening ceremony live up to the memory of its predecessors. "Athens was classic, Beijing was grandiose, London was smart - ours is going to be cool," said Andrucha Waddington, the Brazilian film director who is part of the team behind Friday's ceremony in Rio's Maracana stadium.
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The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced its top Democrat targets for the 2016 election cycle. Despite yet another disastrous election in 2014, Nancy Pelosi continues to pull her smaller, weaker caucus to the left and the NRCC is committed to making sure that these Democrats are held responsible for their out-of-touch policies.
The term "Factory of Sadness" is usually reserved for the Cleveland Browns and their recent history of front office incompetence and failures on the field. But after the past four years the "Factory of Sadness" moniker may be equally if not more appropriately applied to the House Democratic Caucus; the Browns appear to at least ...
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