In Brief: McKeonto attend closing ceremony

McKeon to attend closing ceremony

Australian swimmer Emma McKeon will take part in the closing ceremony after she apologised and a ban was overturned.

McKeon was punished by the Australian Olympic Committee for failing to tell her team leader of her whereabouts when she did not return to the Athletes' Village after a night out in Copacabana.


Detained Aussies released, to pay fine

Several Australian Olympic athletes detained by Rio police for not having the correct accreditation to gain entry to Australia's basketball semi-final against Serbia have been released.

The Australian Olympic Committee's deputy chef de mission Fiona de Jong, who joined the athletes as they were questioned by police, said that they will pay a fine for their error.

Australia lost 61-87.


BBC presenter faces awkward TV moment

A BBC TV presenter had to improvise when it looked like two people were having sex on a beach behind him during a live broadcast.

Dan Walker said to viewers: "We're not going to zoom in but rest assured it's not 'that'.

"It's just a hug... they're reading a book in a strange pose."


Kimmann runs his way to BMX final

The Netherlands' Niek Kimmann, after a heavy crash in the BMX quarter-finals, picked up his bike and ran when he realised he could no longer ride it.

"I tried to pick up my bike, and then I saw it was in three pieces. I took my bike and ran all the way," the Dutchman said.

Kimmann's quick thinking saved his campaign, as with quick times in the other two heats and mishaps to other riders, he squeaked into the semi-finals - and ultimately reached the final, where he finished seventh.


Wrestler claims abuse by wrestling chief

After Russian wrestler Inna Trazhukova lost her bronze-medal match on Thursday, she said that she was physically abused by the head of the Russian wrestling federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, according to Russia's Sport-Express.

Trazhukova said Mamiashvili was drunk, rude, said obscenities to her and hit her in the face twice. She intends to file charges upon her return to Moscow.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 21, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief: McKeonto attend closing ceremony'. Subscribe