Vincent Pena

    Vincent Pena

  • Top five moments from Day 15 of Rio Olympics

    Day 15 of the Rio Olympics featured plenty of upsets and surprises, including the U.S. men losing in heartbreaking fashion to Italy in men’s volleyball and world No. 1 wrestler Jordan Burroughs falling the quarterfinals. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, who won both the 100 and 200 sprints, couldn’t overcome the large lead the Americans built up, and Tori Bowie finished it off to wrap up another successful Olympic campaign on the track for Team USA.

  • Olympic golf gets higher ratings than all but Masters

    Golf has joined the ranks of sports that have received a generous boost in viewers during the Olympic games. The Rio Olympics marked the first time in 112 years that golf was included in the Olympics, and despite the initial excitement about the game’s return, the absence of many of the world’s best players left most people with little to be excited about as the games kicked off. Great Britain’s Justin Rose, the 11th-ranked player in the world, won the gold medal as Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and American Matt Kuchar took silver and bronze respectively.

  • Brazil upset by China, opening door for U.S. women to grab first gold

    Jaqueline de Carvalho Endres of Brazil cries after being defeated by China during the Women’s Quarterfinal match between China and Brazil on day 11 of the Rio 2106 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic women’s volleyball champions from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 will not be able to make it three in a row in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

  • Decoding the Olympic sports logos with Greg Wyshynski

    Yahoo Sports’ very own Greg Wyshynski was in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park quizzing people from all over the world about the artistic logos for each of the sports at the Rio Games.

  • Brazilian lightweight nabs host country's first ever boxing gold

    AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Robson Conceicao of Brazil celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Light (60kg) boxing event on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 6 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With some controversial decisions headlining the boxing tournaments at the Rio Olympics, not to mention past Olympic Games, there was finally a decision on Wednesday that everyone could agree with. Well, everyone in Brazil that is.

  • Chefs work to feed Rio's poorest with leftover food from Olympic Village

    There are nearly 18,000 athletes, coaches and officials are staying in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro. Sounds like it’s too good to be true, given that between 30 and 40 percent of food produced around the world is never eaten for a number of reasons. Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Brazilian chef David Hertz have taken on the challenge of using the surplus food from the village and turning it into about 5,000 meals daily for Rio’s poorest and hungriest citizens.

  • Dutch dressage rider quits after horse falls ill

    The reigning silver medalist in the Olympic dressage competition withdrew from the Rio Games after her horse, Parzival, became ill. Dutch equestrian Adelinde Cornelissen ended her trip to the Olympics after Parzival suffered an apparent spider or insect bite. Cornelissen detailed the reasoning behind the decision in a Facebook post.

  • Why you can't buy a burger at McDonald's in Rio Olympic Park

    Americans in Brazil for the Olympics, athletes and spectators alike, may be surprised by what they find – or, more appropriately, don’t find – when they go to McDonald’s in Rio Olympic Park. Apparently, ice cream-only McDonald’s are a regular occurrence in Brazil, which is the only country in the world with a single-item version of the popular restaurant. “These dessert kiosks are iconic to Brazil,” said David Zlotnik, McDonald’s senior director for global public relations.

  • Injured Dutch cyclist tweets picture from hospital room

    Just two days after crashing during the women’s road cycling race, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten took to Twitter to post an update about her status after the horrific crash. Van Vleuten appears to be in good spirits after losing what seemed to be a certain gold medal in the women’s road race. While holding a large lead in the race with about 12 kilometers left, van Vleuten seemed to lose control of her bike and hit a curb while descending down the steep hill, flipping over her handlebars off the road.

  • Top 5 moments from Day 1 in Rio

    Day one of the 2016 Rio Olympics is wrapping up, and the day was filled with Olympic firsts, odd moments, crazy plays, injuries, upsets and the chalk-it-up wins from the U.S. women’s soccer and men’s basketball teams. Japan’s Kei Nishikori, in his first-round match against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas, gets an unlikely point in an unusual sequence of events. After serving, Nishikori dropped his racket on the follow-through of his serve, and paused as if he lost the point.

  • Men’s 400 freestyle winner Mack Horton takes shot at dopers

    Australia’s Mack Horton celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 400-meter freestyle. Top-ranked world swimmer Australian Mack Horton took home the gold medal in the men’s 400-meter freestyle race, edging out defending Olympic and world champion Sun Yang of China by 0.13 seconds. Reportedly, during a training session earlier this week, Yang and Horton were involved in some extra-curricular activities, during which Yang splashed water in the face of the Australian.

  • If Pele doesn't light the Olympic cauldron in Rio, then who?

    The Olympics are full of tradition, the greatest of which is the lighting of the Olympic cauldron following a months-long trek of the torch that begins in Olympia, Greece and ends in the host city of the games. Brazil’s choice seems to be a foregone conclusion in the legendary Pele. Pele is widely regarded as the best soccer player to ever live, winning the World Cup three times and being the all-time leader in goals scored.

  • Russian track athletes still to compete – among themselves

    What’s the point of heading all the way down to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympics when you can host your own right at home? The head coach of Russia’s national team, Yuri Borzakovsky, announced Wednesday that Russia will host its own tournament for all the athletes who were banned from competing at the Rio Olympics next month because of doping violations that resulted from a lengthy investigation conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency. According to The Atlantic, Borzakovsky told state-run news outlet TASS that the tournament will feature 135 track and field athletes, including past Olympic and world champions.