Rio 2016: Neymar gets apology and Mongolia coach strips off

Sunday, 21 August

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Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig's coach reacts after the judges announced that Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov won following a video replay in their men's 65kg freestyle bronze medal match
Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig's coach reacts after the judges announced that Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov won following a video replay in their men's 65kg freestyle bronze medal match

Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore could barely believe his eyes in the wrestling arena...

Washington Post
Adam Kilgore

"We came, we saw, we conquered Rio I have endless love for you," tweeted nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.

After finding out she had been chosen to be Team GB's closing ceremony flag bearer, women's hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh tweeted: "Proud, humbled & honoured to represent this group of exceptional people. Here's to the dreamers & the history makers."

US gymnast Simone Biles and Hollywood actor Zac Efron struck up a friendship during the Games..

Zac Efron

An Olympic marathon runner from Ethiopia staged a daring protest against his home government when he crossed the line in Rio on Sunday. As he took the silver medal, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above his head - a gesture made by the Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns. (BBC News)

NBA star Stephen Curry missed Team USA's run to the gold medal in Rio, but tweeted the team to say: "Congrats 2 @usabasketball taking care of business & getting the Gold! Go down the line, they all put in the sacrifice & work 2 get it done!"

Dan Walker's #copacabanter was one of the Games' highlights...

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Dan Walker's #copacabanter best bits

Neymar was in the crowd to cheer on Brazil's men's volleyball team as they won gold. (Daily Mail)

'Sorry Neymar'
'Sorry Neymar' - Brazilians had changed their allegiance to the women's football team earlier in the Games, prompting this social media response after Neymar won gold

After losing to Brazil on penalties in the final of the men's football, Germany's Robert Bauer held up seven fingers to the crowd to remind them of their 7-1 World Cup final 2014 victory over the hosts. He later apologised for acting "emotionally" and posted a picture of himself in a Brazil shirt on Instagram. (101greatgoals)

Brazil captain and match-winner Neymar told Brazilian TV he was stepping down as captain of the Olympic team. (Gazetta)

British Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton congratulated Neymar
British Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton congratulated Neymar

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton congratulated Neymar on Twitter, while Manchester United's German international Bastian Schweinsteiger did the same for his compatriots' silver medal.

Neymar posted this image on his Facebook account, while social media highlighted his redemption after Brazil fans had replaced his name on their shirts with the women's team captain Marta earlier in the Games.

But most people were just crying with sheer joy at Neymar's redemption. (Fox Sports)

Despite those scenes, and Brazil enjoying its most successful Olympic Games, a slim majority of Brazilians said the Games were more negative than positive for their country, according to a poll in the Estadao newspaper. (AFP)

Neymar borrowed Usian Bolt's celebration
Neymar borrowed Usain Bolt's celebration

BBC presenter Dan Walker finally caught up with the unlikely 'Copacabinmen' stars of his daily BBC Four Olympics coverage and handed them medals. Watch their reaction here.

And to watch the best bits of Dan from Rio head here.

Mo Farah with Samuel L Jackson
Mo Farah with Samuel L Jackson

Remember the oiled-up Tonga flagbearer Pita Taufatofua from the opening ceremony? Unfortunately his Olympic Games ended with a first-round thrashing in the men's taekwondo heavyweight division after being paired against the number two seed, Sajjad Mardani of Iran. (

Fiji received a heroes welcome as they returned home following their first ever Olympic medal, won by their rugby sevens team. (YouTube)

USA's Abbey D'Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin - the 5,000m runners who stopped to help each other during their semi-final - have been given Olympic fair play awards. (

The torch used to light the Olympic cauldron is for sale for more than R$15,000 (£3,500 plus). (Rio 2016 official auction)

The Sydney Morning Herald suggests Australia's Olympics started going wrong from the moment its swimming team pulled down posters of past champions at its Olympic Village accommodation.

What to eat for breakfast? What time to go to bed? Olympians struggle to adjust to life beyond the Games. (Washington Post)

Caster Semenya tweeted her thanks the morning after her 800m victory
South Africa gold medallist Caster Semenya tweeted her thanks the morning after her 800m victory

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix helped her US team-mate by sharing a pair of her fluorescent yellow shoes when English Gardner forgot one of hers in the final. (NBC)

Two-time Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams could turn professional, says her brother, and "set women's boxing alight" in Britain. (BBC Radio 5 live)

The Jamaican 4x100m relay team enjoyed the failure of rivals USA, who were disqualified from the bronze medal position, with Asafa Powell saying they were "more concerned with beating beating us than running a proper race". (

Quotes of the day

"It was our silver wedding anniversary recently, which we could not celebrate, but soon we will celebrate it with gold." Brazil's men's football coach Rogerio Micale

"On top of the world, I could be up with Jesus Christ looking down. It's an absolutely incredible feeling. Hard to put into words." Liam Heath after winning canoe sprint gold beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue

"Every time you beat someone you're crushing their dreams, so it's a tough old process." Britain's two-time gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams

"Not bad for two immigrants." USA women's basketball player Diane Taurasi on the bond and celebration with coach Gena Auriemma after beating Spain to gold

"I called my mother before, when I won the synchronised event, but she said, 'It's so late, why are you calling? I was already asleep'." China's double Olympic gold medallist diver Chen Aisen

"When a person is born they only have one hair on their head, and then have a lot of hair and then it's all gone, everything is changing constantly in our life." Russia women's handball coach Evgenii Trefilov

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