"History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games."
IOC said his behavior went against the rules and spirit of the Olympic Games and the rules of fair play.
Documents show athletes didn’t break any rules, IOC says
They "violated the federation and damaged the image of tennis," French Tennis Federation said
China's loss was the rest of the world's gain as nine nations shared gold-medal success
Even celebrity Olympians, who net lucrative sponsorships and professional contracts, often fail to plan for the future.
"Nothing big wrong went wrong, right?" was a verdict repeated time and time again by smiling locals.
Michael Phelps, the medal machine living up to expectations with a monster five golds and a silver, was the sporting story...
"This was a protest. There was a problem with the refereeing."
He said he "wasn't lying", only "over-exaggerated what was happening."
The losing side, Germany, are now the only World Cup winners never to have won the Olympic gold medal
"There you go, I am the greatest."
"There was no robbery as the swimmers described it."
"I don't need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest...
"We should not allow athletes to lack nutrition or have difficulties in training... where shooters have to train without enough bullets,...