RIO DE JANEIRO / Aug 6: Also at the Olympics on Day 1: Hungary’s brilliant Katinka Hosszu, in her fourth Games, raced to gold in the 400m individual medley, wrecking the world record by two seconds.
The Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte made history in teaming up as favourites Australia win the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay in another world record.
** Venus Williams was knocked out in the first round of the women’s tennis 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 by Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.
** Russia’s first gold went to judoka Bestan Mudranov.
** A stray bullet flew through equestrian media centre; no-one is hurt.
** Russian fans reported having been robbed of laptops and cameras while at the Opening Ceremony.
** A controlled explosion was carried out on abandoned package (a backpack) at the end of the road cycle race.
** Paralympics decision on Russia set for Sunday evening.