RIO DE JANEIRO: Judoka Rafaela Silva, brought up in a favela, secured host Brazil’s first gold medal of Rio 2016 by defeating Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia to win the women’s -57kg category.
** Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, has said he will seek to introduce an Olympic ban on all competitors who have served dope-cheat bans; the concept has been declared illegal twice already the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
** Britain’s Tom Daley won bronze again, as he did in 2012, in 10m synchro diving final with Daniel Goodfellow. Shooter Ed Ling also won bronze in the men’s trap to claim Team GB’s fourth medal.
SUNDAY AUGUST 07:
** Britain’s Andy Murray opened his men’s Olympic tennis defence with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Victor Troiki but he and brother were eliminated in the first round of the doubles. Another surprise loser was Novak Djokovic, the world No1, to Juan Martin Del Potro. The Argentinian had been stuck in a lift for half an hour earlier in the day. In the women’s doubles there was defeat too for Serena and Venus Williams.
** Kosovo won its first ever Olympic gold thanks to Majlinda Kelmendi in judo’s women’s 52kg.
** Anna Van der Breggen won the women’s road race after Dutch team-mate Annemiek Van Vleuten crashed badly after losing control while riding downhill. She was later in intensive care in hospital with spinal injuries. Britain’s controversial Lizzie Armitstead finished out of the medals in fifth.
Olympic rowing competition was scrapped for the day because of strong winds at Lagoa, threatening scheduling challenges for the competitors and also the organisers. On Saturday Serbia’s Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik capsized during their semi-final qualifier.
** Rio 2016 organisers promised that staffing would be increased at the food, drink and souvenir concession stands after long, slow queues on the first day of competition.
** The IOC published a final sport-by-sport list of Russian competitors, expected eventual total 278 compared with the original 385 registered by the Russian Olympic Committee.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6:
** The first Olympic Games gold is won by United States shooter Ginny Thrasher.
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.