Rio has passed the Olympic baton to 2020 hosts Tokyo in a colourful closing spectacular that capped off a record-breaking Games for Britain.
Tributes have flooded in from the sports world and beyond for Muhammad Ali.
The terms of an independent inquiry into UK Anti-Doping's response to allegations that a doctor prescribed performance-enhancing drugs to 150 athletes is expected to be drawn up on Monday.
Adidas is in talks to end its sponsorship deal with athletics' world governing body in the wake of the sport's doping scandal.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into the World Anti-Doping Agency's findings that his country's athletes were involved in a systematic doping programme.
Russia faces being banned from the Rio 2016 Olympics after an investigation revealed "state-sponsored" doping on a wide scale in one of sport's biggest ever scandals
Beijing will become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics after winning the vote for the 2022 Games.
Wimbledon recorded its hottest ever day, as tennis players struggled in sweltering conditions and a ball boy collapsed on court.
In 1845, Benjamin Disraeli described Britain as a country consisting of “two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets”.
David Cameron is heading back to 10 Downing Street amid a General Election in which the Conservatives are on track to far outperform expectations, while the SNP made dramatic advances at Labour's expense.