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Unstoppable Bolt wins 200 meters and eyes 'treble treble'.


Usain Bolt won the men's 200 meters to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble treble'. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada's Andre de Grasse and France's Christophe Lemaitre. Bolt has already won the 100 meters in Rio and will run in the 4x100 meters relay final today.

Meanwhile, the United States Olympic Committee has apologized for what it called the unacceptable behaviour of four US swimmers who falsely said they had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Police questioned three of the gold medal winners and say "they were not victims of the crimes they claimed".

Meanwhile, an Indian wrestler whose failed drugs tests were blamed on "sabotage" has been suspended for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Narsingh Yadav was due to compete in the men's freestyle 74 kilograms at the Rio Olympic Games today.

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