Pick of the action

12 GOLDS AT STAKE

ATHLETICS

Men's marathon (from 8.30pm) The finale of the track and field competition sees 155 participants pounding the streets of Rio de Janeiro for the gruelling 42.195km race.

BASKETBALL

Men's final: United States v Serbia (tomorrow, 2.45am)

The mighty US basketball team will be aiming for their 15th men's basketball gold against first-time finalists Serbia.

VOLLEYBALL

Men's final: Brazil v Italy (tomorrow, 12.15am)

Brazil, silver medallists in 2008 and 2012, can put a golden end to its hosting of the Rio Games by beating Italy.

CLOSING CEREMONY

Maracana Stadium (tomorrow, 7am)

The first Summer Games to be held in South America come to a close, as the Olympic flag will be passed on to the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Winning shot

Texas law student Casey Shomaker, who has been linked with Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling, welcomed him back to Texas yesterday with a sign that said "Joe Schooling, Olympic Champion". He had left Singapore on Friday morning after public celebrations and parliamentary recognition of his historic feat at the Rio Games.


Tweetbits

"The last of the champs of the Olympics, I reckon Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell will not be appearing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It has been an amazing 12 years, 3 Olympic cycles competing and cheering the best sprinters in the world! It's simply incredible to see this team triumph and remain victorious in every edition! The JAMAICANS are simply the best breed for sprinters in the world!"

CALVIN KANG

Singapore sprinter pays tribute to Usain Bolt on Instagram

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 21, 2016, with the headline 'Pick of the action'. Print Edition | Subscribe