Rio 2016: Naked Olympics, golden couples, Copacabinmen, Moneyball

Saturday, 20 August

Dan walker Copacabinmen
Dan Walker presents the Copacabinmen with gold medals

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Hockey players Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh are Britain's first gold medal-winning married couple since Cyril and Dorothy Wright secured victory in the sailing at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. (Daily Mail)

BBC presenter Dan Walker gave the 'Copacabinmen' gold medals. (Twitter)

With the world's best athletes descending on Rio over the past fortnight, a group of naturists have taken it upon themselves to stage a 'naked Olympics'. (Lad Bible)

Russian wrestler Inna Trazhukova accused the head of the country's wrestling federation of hitting her in the face after she lost her bronze-medal bout. He denies it. (Sport-Express, via Inside the Games)

The US women's volleyball team has its very own 'Moneyball' story, with a technical coordinator using analytics to predict each point. (NBC)

Taekwondo athlete Lutalo Muhammad reflects on his Olympic silver medal and emotional reaction to getting beat with less than a second remaining:

Lutalo Muhammad

America's star gymnast Simone Biles will be the US flag bearer at the closing ceremony in Rio. (Twitter)

GB hockey gold medallists Lily Owsley and Sophie Bray realise they're not dreaming:

Lily Owsley
Sophie Bray Twitter

If Manchester was a country it would be fourth in the Olympic medal table ahead of Germany, France and Australia. (Manchester Evening News)

The nine Australians charged with falsifying documents "are innocent pawns in a war declared by Brazilian authorities on Olympic athletes in the wake of the Ryan Lochte incident", according to the country's media. (The Australian)

Canadian women's footballer Sophie Schmidt attracted attention at the airport with the bronze medal she won in Rio:

Sophie Schmidt Twitter

Olympic basketball teams have been swapping gifts before they play each other as a "sign of friendship". (AP)

Usain Bolt told his Jamaica 4x100m relay team-mates if his dream of winning a "treble treble" didn't come true he "would beat them up". (I)

Why do Jamaica always win the relay? Former 400m world record holder Michael Johnson has the answer:

Michael Johnson Twitter

"There's only two Carli Lloyds..." and both have been competing for the USA at the Rio Olympics. (AP)

Tom Daley, having qualified first at the preliminary stage, went out of the men's 10m platform diving in the semi-final, but found plenty of support on Twitter.

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British gymnast Becky Downie
Keri-anne Payne Twitter
Long-distance swimmer Keri-Anne Payne
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American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is Daley's partner

American shot putter Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold at the foodcourt in Atlanta airport - 12 years late.(Sportshour)

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France's Yohann Diniz led the 50km walk by more than a minute at one point before finishing eighth

France's race walker Yohann Diniz became something of a hero in Friday's 50km event - but not for the reasons he would have wanted. The 38-year-old, who has never won an Olympic medal, led the race by a minute at one point but eventually finished eighth - having suffered from some rather nasty "gastric problems" en route that eventually caused him to collapse, before resuming. Diniz, who was taken away in a wheelchair afterwards, was hailed for his bravery on social media.(Sun)

In the same race, Canadian Evan Dunfee - who stopped to encourage Diniz on - came fourth, then third, then fourth again after Japan's bronze medallist Hirooki Arai was disqualified and later reinstated. Dunfee chose not to challenge, saying: "Arai was in the same world of hurt as me. I had to ask myself, if I got this medal, would I be proud of it … and be able to sleep at night?" Dunfee added. "I couldn't honestly take away from him what he did."(I)

Evan Dunfee also apologised for his spelling on social media
Evan Dunfee also apologised for his spelling on social media

Kate Rooney, former GB pole vaulter and wife of 400m runner Martyn, has got stuck in to Olympic hosts Brazil on social media, saying the country has "really disappointed" her during the Rio Games. Martyn Rooney, 29, and his 4x400m relay team-mates were disqualified from Friday's relay semi-final - which they had won - and subsequently failed in an appeal against the decision, with Brazil taking their place in the final as fastest losers. Kate Rooney posted on Twitter condemning the local crowds for booing a French competitor earlier in the week, and saying the hosts were "now disqualifying any teams that get in their way".

Great Britain's women's hockey team are still pinching themselves the morning after the superb gold medal display against the Netherlands.

GB Hockey front pages

Poland's silver medal-winning discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has put his medal up for sale, to help raise funds for a child with cancer.(GMA Network)

Want to know the numbers behind nine-time gold medallist Usain Bolt's amazing Olympic career? Well, for a start, he's only ever spent 325 seconds on track in Olympic competition. More of that here.

Tajikstan claimed their first gold medal in Olympic history on Friday, with Dilshod Nazarov winning the men's hammer. (Reuters)

The Jamaican sprint king then appeared on Brazilian TV, making fun of the ESPN presenter behind his back. (Estadao)

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Team Jamaica evidently believe that Usain Bolt's golden touch isn't limited to races he participates in himself...

Any number of Great Britain's potentially record-breaking squad could be set for honours, and the Times is reporting that Mo Farah - who runs in the 5,000m final on Saturday hoping to complete a 5,000m/10,000m double for the second successive Games - is set to lead the way with a knighthood.

Adam Gemili may have raised his international profile after finishing fourth and fifth in the men's 200m and 4x100m relay respectively, but one official still couldn't manage to spell his name correctly...

Adam 'Gemli' Gemili

A Japanese commentator has caused amusement with his excited reaction to his country's 4x100m silver. (Twitter)

Fabienne St Louis will be competing in the women's triathlon for Mauritius on Saturday, despite being diagnosed with cancer in December. (BBC)

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For one athlete, her participation in the Games is extra special.

David Katoatau made headlines due to his dance moves during his participation in the men's -105kg weightlifting competition, and he's hoping to use his new-found fame to help his island nation, Kiribati, secure aid in its battle against global warming. (Reuters)

BBC Sport's Dan Walker seems to be a popular choice for the gold medal in Rio Olympic coverage. (Twitter)

Grenada is to rename its new national athletics stadium after sprinter Kiriani James, the country's only Olympic medal-winner. James won gold in the the 400m at London 2012 and silver in the same event at Rio. (Jamaica Observer)

Although somebody forgot to tell the person in charge of fireworks that James didn't win. (YouTube - two minutes and 40 seconds in)

Jordan's first ever Olympic medallist Ahmad Abughaush has been congratulated by the country's Queen Rania al-Abdullah, on Twitter.

According to Google, the top question about the Rio 2016 Games is 'When do the Olympics end'. Here at BBC Sport, we wish it would never end....

Quotes of the day

"I'm 34. You guys thought I couldn't run this fast at 34. At 35 I'm going to be even faster."US sprinter Justin Gatlin

"Ladies love it. There's strength inside, hidden. My strength is in my moustache, that's why we got into the final." Czech canoe sprinter Filip Dvorak.

"It was pathetic. Nothing Australian about it."Australia's Joe Ingles after his country's 87-61 men's basketball semi-final defeat by Serbia.

"The audience was not against me but against Germany in general. And I just pointed to the [German] flag on my arm so they knew we beat them in football 7-1 [in the 2014 World Cup semi-final in Brazil]. They showed me 7-1 with their fingers and I showed them the flag. I am proud to fight for Germany." Tahir Guelec responds to the local crowd after losing his taekwondo quarter-final.

"It was hitting me pretty hard. I was thinking about my brother and about how hard this journey has been. It would have been very selfish of me to let what happened to me personally affect this group."US women's water polo coach Adam Krikorian after winning gold, speaking about the death of his brother Blake before the tournament.

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Kim Jong-un, Ryan Lochte, light-up shoes

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Smartphone bans and free beer. Read more here

Monday's Gossip

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