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Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement on Sunday.

The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement and is awarded for particularly distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement, that is, recognition of efforts worthy of merit in the cause of sport. It was established in May 1975.

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Canadian Olympic Committee President, Tricia Smith, congratulated Team Canada athletes on winning 22 medals at Rio 2016, (4 gold, 3 silver and 15 bronze), matching the country’s best-ever medal count in a non-boycotted summer Games in Atlanta 1996, but surpassing the number of gold medals won during those Games.

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India's Thonakal Gopi and Ram Kheta clocked personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th, respectively, in the men's marathon event at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

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Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who opened India's account at the Rio Olympics with a bronze medal in the women's 58 kilogram freestyle category, will be carrying the flag at the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The other Indian medallist P.V. Sindhu, who captured silver in the women's singles category of the badminton competition, has already left for India.

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Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his men's freestyle 65 kg qualification match 0-3 against Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Yogeshwar, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in the 60kg category, was on the backfoot right from the initial stages and lost on technical points at the Carioca Arena 2 on Mat B.

Later, the Haryana wrestler's chances of going for the bronze medal in a repechage also went up in smoke as Ganzorig lost 0-6 to Soslan Ramonov of Russia in the quarter-finals.

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Britain's Mo Farah claimed his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics by winning the 5,000 metres title. The 33-year-old finished in 13 minutes 3.30 seconds to beat Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia by just over a second here on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said on the eve of the closing ceremony that Rio staged an "iconic" Olympic Games. The Olympic chief spoke on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Rio Games, of iconic athletes and sports moment in outstanding venues and highlighted the first ever refugee Olympic team, reports Xinhua.

"We have seen iconic athletes across all the sports. We have seen athletes who were icons already and have strengthened their positions, like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, and athletes that have become icons," he said.

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