Today In Rio [world Service]

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Almaz Ayana: Africa's First Gold20160813

Almaz Ayana: Africa's First Gold20160813

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Almaz Ayana: Africa's First Gold20160813

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Almaz Ayana: Africa's First Gold20160813

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia celebrates winning the Women's 10,000 Meters Final and setting a new world record of 29:17.45 Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Almaz Ayana: Africa's First Gold20160813

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia celebrates winning the Women's 10,000 Meters Final and setting a new world record of 29:17.45 Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Anthony Ervin: The Comeback20160816

US double gold-medalist Anthony Ervin on his fall - and rise, as he returns to gold glory

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

US double gold-medalist Anthony Ervin on his fall - and rise, as he returns to gold glory

Image: Swimmer, Anthony Ervin of the United States poses for a photo with his two gold medals Credit: Harry How/Getty Images

US double gold-medalist Anthony Ervin on his fall - and rise, as he returns to gold glory

Image: Swimmer, Anthony Ervin of the United States poses for a photo with his two gold medals Credit: Harry How/Getty Images

US double gold-medalist Anthony Ervin on his fall - and rise, as he returns to gold glory

Beach Volleyball on Copacabana20160808

Beach Volleyball on Copacabana20160808

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points of the Olympics

Beach Volleyball on Copacabana20160808

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points of the Olympics

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Beach Volleyball on Copacabana20160808

A daily catch up on all the latest news, the talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Image: Canada's Heather Bansley dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Canada and the Netherlands. Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Beach Volleyball On Copacabana20160808

A daily catch up on all the latest news, the talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Image: Canada's Heather Bansley dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Canada and the Netherlands. Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points of the Olympics

Brazil: Football Gold20160821

Brazil: Football Gold20160821

Brazil have beaten Germany to take gold. People are asking what the future of Brazilian football is? Will tonight's result herald a new era for Brazilian football? Will investment in women's football continue after the games?

Image: Neymar celebrates Brazil's win. Credit: Getty Images)

Brazil: Football Gold20160821

What's the future of Brazilian football?

Brazil: Football Gold20160821

What's the future of Brazilian football?

Brazil have beaten Germany to take gold. People are asking what the future of Brazilian football is? Will tonight's result herald a new era for Brazilian football? Will investment in women's football continue after the games?

Image: Neymar celebrates Brazil's win. Credit: Getty Images)

Brazil: Football Gold20160821

What's the future of Brazilian football?

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Down by the Lagoon20160809

Down by the Lagoon20160809

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers

Down by the Lagoon20160809

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Down by the Lagoon20160809

Image: Rowers arrive at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro, August 7, 2016. Credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Down By The Lagoon20160809

Image: Rowers arrive at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro, August 7, 2016. Credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers

Downtown20160814

Downtown20160814

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Downtown20160814

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Downtown20160814

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Melissa Tapper: An Olympian and Paralympian20160810

Melissa Tapper: An Olympian and Paralympian20160810

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points

Melissa Tapper: An Olympian and Paralympian20160810

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Melissa Tapper: An Olympian and Paralympian20160810

Image: Melissa Tapper of Australia plays a Women's Singles preliminary match of table tennis against Caroline Kumahara of Brazil Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Melissa Tapper: An Olympian And Paralympian20160810

Image: Melissa Tapper of Australia plays a Women's Singles preliminary match of table tennis against Caroline Kumahara of Brazil Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

A daily catch up on all the latest news and the talking points

Olympic Women20160817

Olympic Women20160817

From Darya Safai’s story, ejected from a stadium because of a banner, to trolling, body shaming and cheaper kits - what is the women's experience of Rio 2016?

Image: Brazilian judoka gold medallist Rafaela Silva. Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images

Olympic Women20160817

Stadium ejections, trolling and body shaming: a look at the women's experience of Rio

Olympic Women20160817

Stadium ejections, trolling and body shaming: a look at the women's experience of Rio

From Darya Safai’s story, ejected from a stadium because of a banner, to trolling, body shaming and cheaper kits - what is the women's experience of Rio 2016?

Image: Brazilian judoka gold medallist Rafaela Silva. Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images

Olympic Women20160817

Stadium ejections, trolling and body shaming: a look at the women's experience of Rio

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Paralympics Cut Backs20160820

Paralympics Cut Backs20160820

As budget cuts were announced today, Paralympic wheelchair racer Josh George told us 'It's disappointing that all the news about the Paralympics is negative at the moment.'

Image: A young Brazilian fan holding the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games mascot Tom cheers his team during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Brazil vs Slovenia Credit: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralympics Cut Backs20160820

Budget cuts and negative news about the Paralympics is 'disappointing'

Paralympics Cut Backs20160820

Budget cuts and negative news about the Paralympics is 'disappointing'

As budget cuts were announced today, Paralympic wheelchair racer Josh George told us 'It's disappointing that all the news about the Paralympics is negative at the moment.'

Image: A young Brazilian fan holding the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games mascot Tom cheers his team during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Brazil vs Slovenia Credit: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralympics Cut Backs20160820

Budget cuts and negative news about the Paralympics is 'disappointing'

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

As budget cuts were announced today, Paralympic wheelchair racer Josh George told us 'It's disappointing that all the news about the Paralympics is negative at the moment.'

Image: A young Brazilian fan holding the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games mascot Tom cheers his team during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Brazil vs Slovenia Credit: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralympics Opening Ceremony20160908

Paralympics Opening Ceremony20160908

Eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Mani Djazmi

Paralympics Opening Ceremony20160908

Eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Mani Djazmi

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Paralympics Opening Ceremony20160908

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to reflect on the 2016 Paralympic Games' Opening Ceremony and preview the coming action with eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Paralympics Opening Ceremony20160908

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to reflect on the 2016 Paralympic Games' Opening Ceremony and preview the coming action with eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Mani Djazmi

Randy Stoklos: "King of Rio"20160819

Randy Stoklos: "King of Rio"20160819

Beach volleyball legend on inventing the hand signals needed for his sport

Randy Stoklos: "King of Rio"20160819

Beach volleyball legend on inventing the hand signals needed for his sport

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

US beach volleyball legend Randy Stoklos is on the programme. He was five times world beach volleyball champion with his partner Sinjin Smith and they became known as the "Kings of Rio". He talks about the chemistry and athleticism needed for his sport, and the hand signals he invented that now feature in every game. On Thursday night he's playing a "Legends" match on the Olympic court in between the bronze and gold medal Olympic matches.

Picture: Randy Stoklos in Rio de Janeiro, Credit: BBC

Randy Stoklos: "King of Rio"20160819

US beach volleyball legend Randy Stoklos is on the programme. He was five times world beach volleyball champion with his partner Sinjin Smith and they became known as the "Kings of Rio". He talks about the chemistry and athleticism needed for his sport, and the hand signals he invented that now feature in every game. On Thursday night he's playing a "Legends" match on the Olympic court in between the bronze and gold medal Olympic matches.

Picture: Randy Stoklos in Rio de Janeiro, Credit: BBC

Randy Stoklos: "king Of Rio"20160819

US beach volleyball legend Randy Stoklos is on the programme. He was five times world beach volleyball champion with his partner Sinjin Smith and they became known as the "Kings of Rio". He talks about the chemistry and athleticism needed for his sport, and the hand signals he invented that now feature in every game. On Thursday night he's playing a "Legends" match on the Olympic court in between the bronze and gold medal Olympic matches.

Picture: Randy Stoklos in Rio de Janeiro, Credit: BBC

Beach volleyball legend on inventing the hand signals needed for his sport

The Closing Ceremony20160822

The Closing Ceremony20160822

The Rio Olympic Games end with a colourful closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium.

(Image: Carnival dancers perform in the Maracana Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

The Closing Ceremony20160822

The Rio Olympic Games end.

The Closing Ceremony20160822

The Rio Olympic Games end.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

The Closing Ceremony20160822

The Rio Olympic Games end.

The Rio Olympic Games end with a colourful closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium.

(Image: Carnival dancers perform in the Maracana Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

The First Gold Medal Winners20160807

Who are the first to take gold?

A daily catch up on all the latest news, the talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

The First Gold Medal Winners20160807

Who are the first to take gold?

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

The Olympic Spirit20160818

The Olympic Spirit20160818

New Zealander Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino talk about how they helped each other to complete the 5000m race.

Also on the programme: Sierra Leone 100m sprinter Hafsa Kamara talks about the impact of Ebola and the civil war on her and sport. She's based in the US but said: "I'm putting my family and culture ahead of my location".

Today in Rio comes from the home of one of the voluteers the Today in Rio team meet at the beginning of the Olympics.

Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (R) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after a collision during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Olympic Spirit20160818

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D\u2019Agostino on helping each other to complete the 5000m race

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

New Zealander Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino talk about how they helped each other to complete the 5000m race.

Also on the programme: Sierra Leone 100m sprinter Hafsa Kamara talks about the impact of Ebola and the civil war on her and sport. She's based in the US but said: "I'm putting my family and culture ahead of my location".

Today in Rio comes from the home of one of the voluteers the Today in Rio team meet at the beginning of the Olympics.

Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (R) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after a collision during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Olympic Spirit20160818

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino on helping each other to complete the 5000m race

The Olympic Spirit20160818

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino on helping each other to complete the 5000m race

New Zealander Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino talk about how they helped each other to complete the 5000m race.

Also on the programme: Sierra Leone 100m sprinter Hafsa Kamara talks about the impact of Ebola and the civil war on her and sport. She's based in the US but said: "I'm putting my family and culture ahead of my location".

Today in Rio comes from the home of one of the voluteers the Today in Rio team meet at the beginning of the Olympics.

Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (R) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after a collision during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Opening Ceremony20160806

The Opening Ceremony20160806

A daily catch up on all the latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers

The Opening Ceremony20160806

A daily catch up on all the latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

The Opening Ceremony20160806

A daily catch up on all the latest news, the talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Image: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Opening Ceremony20160806

A daily catch up on all the latest news, the talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Olympics

Image: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

A daily catch up on all the latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers

The Proposal20160811

The Proposal20160811

The most romantic moment in rugby history and Gaurika Singh - the youngest athlete in Rio

The Proposal20160811

The most romantic moment in rugby history and Gaurika Singh - the youngest athlete in Rio

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Was this the most romantic moment in rugby history?
First came the medal ceremony for the winners of the first ever Olympic women's rugby sevens final. But as spectators began to leave the stadium then came another first. Marjorie Enya, a manager at the stadium, proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo, a member of the Brazilian rugby squad. We meet the couple and find out what the answer was.

And Gaurika Singh is only 13 and has already competed in the Women's 100m backstroke. She is the youngest athlete in Rio. She's representing Nepal which is where she was born, but she's grown up and trains in the UK. Ben James spoke to her alongside her father Paras.

Also we meet Carol Malone - the only British female Gymnastics judge. What does it take to do the job and can you ever be popular with the crowd.

(Picture: The moment when Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo; Credit: Getty Images)

The Proposal20160811

Was this the most romantic moment in rugby history?

First came the medal ceremony for the winners of the first ever Olympic women's rugby sevens final. But as spectators began to leave the stadium then came another first. Marjorie Enya, a manager at the stadium, proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo, a member of the Brazilian rugby squad. We meet the couple and find out what the answer was.

And Gaurika Singh is only 13 and has already competed in the Women's 100m backstroke. She is the youngest athlete in Rio. She's representing Nepal which is where she was born, but she's grown up and trains in the UK. Ben James spoke to her alongside her father Paras.

Also we meet Carol Malone - the only British female Gymnastics judge. What does it take to do the job and can you ever be popular with the crowd.

(Picture: The moment when Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo; Credit: Getty Images)

The Proposal20160811

Was this the most romantic moment in rugby history?

First came the medal ceremony for the winners of the first ever Olympic women's rugby sevens final. But as spectators began to leave the stadium then came another first. Marjorie Enya, a manager at the stadium, proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo, a member of the Brazilian rugby squad. We meet the couple and find out what the answer was.

And Gaurika Singh is only 13 and has already competed in the Women's 100m backstroke. She is the youngest athlete in Rio. She's representing Nepal which is where she was born, but she's grown up and trains in the UK. Ben James spoke to her alongside her father Paras.

Also we meet Carol Malone - the only British female Gymnastics judge. What does it take to do the job and can you ever be popular with the crowd.

(Picture: The moment when Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo; Credit: Getty Images)

The most romantic moment in rugby history and Gaurika Singh - the youngest athlete in Rio

Today in Rio: Day 1020160918

Today in Rio: Day 1020160918

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with reaction to the news that Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after a crash in the men's road race. We hear from USA Para-cyclist Oksana Masters and get reaction to the final day of athletics action in the Olympic Stadium.

Picture: Bahman Golbarnezhad competes at London 2012. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 1020160918

Reaction from Rio after an Iranian Para-cyclist dies after a crash in the men's road race

Today In Rio: Day 1020160918

Reaction from Rio after an Iranian Para-cyclist dies after a crash in the men's road race

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with reaction to the news that Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after a crash in the men's road race. We hear from USA Para-cyclist Oksana Masters and get reaction to the final day of athletics action in the Olympic Stadium.

Picture: Bahman Golbarnezhad competes at London 2012. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 1020160918

Reaction from Rio after an Iranian Para-cyclist dies after a crash in the men's road race

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with reaction to the news that Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after a crash in the men's road race. We hear from USA Para-cyclist Oksana Masters and get reaction to the final day of athletics action in the Olympic Stadium.

Picture: Bahman Golbarnezhad competes at London 2012. Credit: Getty Images.

Today In Rio: Day 1120160919

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to look back on the final day of the 2016 Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio for the final day of the 2016 Paralympics. Mani and a number of guests review the 11 days of competition and ask how well Japan will be able to handle the Paralympics in four years time.

(Photo: The Rio Paralympics closing ceremony. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day 1120160919

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to look back on the final day of the 2016 Paralympics

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Today in Rio: Day 220160910

Today in Rio: Day 220160910

Mani Djazmi has reaction to the men's T44 100m final.

Today in Rio: Day 220160910

Mani Djazmi has reaction to the men's T44 100m final.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Today in Rio: Day 220160910

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to discuss the latest news and issues from the Paralympics with a host of guests. Plus, reaction to one of the Games' most anticipated races: the men's T44 100m final.

Picture: Jonny Peacock. Credit: Getty Images.

Today In Rio: Day 220160910

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio to discuss the latest news and issues from the Paralympics with a host of guests. Plus, reaction to one of the Games' most anticipated races: the men's T44 100m final.

Picture: Jonny Peacock. Credit: Getty Images.

Mani Djazmi has reaction to the men's T44 100m final.

Today in Rio: Day 320160911

Today in Rio: Day 320160911

Mani Djazmi is live in Brazil with the latest from day 3 of the Rio Paralympics.

Today in Rio: Day 320160911

Mani Djazmi is live in Brazil with the latest from day 3 of the Rio Paralympics.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi looks at the benefits the 2016 Paralympics will bring to the city of Rio in the company of Brazilian Richard Lavier, who has organised a scheme to pay for children from poor communities to watch the Games. Plus, the latest from day three of the action including Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias.

Picture: Daniel Dias. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 320160911

Mani Djazmi looks at the benefits the 2016 Paralympics will bring to the city of Rio in the company of Brazilian Richard Lavier, who has organised a scheme to pay for children from poor communities to watch the Games. Plus, the latest from day three of the action including Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias.

Picture: Daniel Dias. Credit: Getty Images.

Today In Rio: Day 320160911

Mani Djazmi looks at the benefits the 2016 Paralympics will bring to the city of Rio in the company of Brazilian Richard Lavier, who has organised a scheme to pay for children from poor communities to watch the Games. Plus, the latest from day three of the action including Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias.

Picture: Daniel Dias. Credit: Getty Images.

Mani Djazmi is live in Brazil with the latest from day 3 of the Rio Paralympics.

Today in Rio: Day 420160912

Today in Rio: Day 420160912

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by two Paralympic gold medallists: American Elizabeth Marks and South Africa's Kevin Paul. Plus, we hear from Belgian Paralympian and silver medallist, Marieke Vervoort, who says she is 'considering euthanasia after the Games' because of an incurable degenerative spinal disease.

Picture: Marieke Vervoort. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 420160912

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and joined by two gold medallists from the 2016 Paralympics.

Today In Rio: Day 420160912

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and joined by two gold medallists from the 2016 Paralympics.

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by two Paralympic gold medallists: American Elizabeth Marks and South Africa's Kevin Paul. Plus, we hear from Belgian Paralympian and silver medallist, Marieke Vervoort, who says she is 'considering euthanasia after the Games' because of an incurable degenerative spinal disease.

Picture: Marieke Vervoort. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 420160912

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and joined by two gold medallists from the 2016 Paralympics.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by two Paralympic gold medallists: American Elizabeth Marks and South Africa's Kevin Paul. Plus, we hear from Belgian Paralympian and silver medallist, Marieke Vervoort, who says she is 'considering euthanasia after the Games' because of an incurable degenerative spinal disease.

Picture: Marieke Vervoort. Credit: Getty Images.

Today in Rio: Day 920160917

Today in Rio: Day 920160917

Mani Djazmi assesses how Tokyo 2020 will aim to improve on the Rio Paralympics.

Today in Rio: Day 920160917

Mani Djazmi assesses how Tokyo 2020 will aim to improve on the Rio Paralympics.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is joined by Miki Matheson, Head of Accessibility for Tokyo 2020 to assess what lessons they can learn from the Rio Paralympics. We'll also hear from Australian silver medallist Evan O'Hanlon and Ann Cody, an International Paralympic Committee member and former three-time Paralympian.

(PICTURE: Brazilian Paralympic archer Sandro Colaco (L) talks with children. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day 920160917

Mani Djazmi is joined by Miki Matheson, Head of Accessibility for Tokyo 2020 to assess what lessons they can learn from the Rio Paralympics. We'll also hear from Australian silver medallist Evan O'Hanlon and Ann Cody, an International Paralympic Committee member and former three-time Paralympian.

(PICTURE: Brazilian Paralympic archer Sandro Colaco (L) talks with children. Credit: Getty Images)

Today In Rio: Day 920160917

Mani Djazmi is joined by Miki Matheson, Head of Accessibility for Tokyo 2020 to assess what lessons they can learn from the Rio Paralympics. We'll also hear from Australian silver medallist Evan O'Hanlon and Ann Cody, an International Paralympic Committee member and former three-time Paralympian.

(PICTURE: Brazilian Paralympic archer Sandro Colaco (L) talks with children. Credit: Getty Images)

Mani Djazmi assesses how Tokyo 2020 will aim to improve on the Rio Paralympics.

Today in Rio: Day Eight20160916

Today in Rio: Day Eight20160916

Mani Djazmi is live from Brazil assessing the impact of the current Games with Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. We'll also hear from American gold medal discus thrower Rachel Morrison, and George Wyndham, a table tennis player for Sierra Leone.

(PICTURE: Rachel Morrison of United States throwing a discus. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Eight20160916

Mani Djazmi live from Brazil assessing the impact of the Games compared to London 2012.

Today In Rio: Day Eight20160916

Mani Djazmi live from Brazil assessing the impact of the Games compared to London 2012.

Mani Djazmi is live from Brazil assessing the impact of the current Games with Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. We'll also hear from American gold medal discus thrower Rachel Morrison, and George Wyndham, a table tennis player for Sierra Leone.

(PICTURE: Rachel Morrison of United States throwing a discus. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Eight20160916

Mani Djazmi live from Brazil assessing the impact of the Games compared to London 2012.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live from Brazil assessing the impact of the current Games with Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. We'll also hear from American gold medal discus thrower Rachel Morrison, and George Wyndham, a table tennis player for Sierra Leone.

(PICTURE: Rachel Morrison of United States throwing a discus. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Five20160913

Today in Rio: Day Five20160913

Mani Djazmi is joined by a Russian athlete who came to the Paralympics, despite the ban

Today in Rio: Day Five20160913

Mani Djazmi is joined by a Russian athlete who came to the Paralympics, despite the ban

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by Russian hand cyclist Svetlana Moshkovich who has come to the Paralympics, even though her country is banned from the competition. We ask what it is like to be in Rio and not be able to compete. Plus, we get reaction from the men's 200m T44 gold medallist Liam Malone.

(Photo: Liam Malone. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Five20160913

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by Russian hand cyclist Svetlana Moshkovich who has come to the Paralympics, even though her country is banned from the competition. We ask what it is like to be in Rio and not be able to compete. Plus, we get reaction from the men's 200m T44 gold medallist Liam Malone.

(Photo: Liam Malone. Credit: Getty Images)

Today In Rio: Day Five20160913

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio and is joined by Russian hand cyclist Svetlana Moshkovich who has come to the Paralympics, even though her country is banned from the competition. We ask what it is like to be in Rio and not be able to compete. Plus, we get reaction from the men's 200m T44 gold medallist Liam Malone.

(Photo: Liam Malone. Credit: Getty Images)

Mani Djazmi is joined by a Russian athlete who came to the Paralympics, despite the ban

Today in Rio: Day One20160909

Today in Rio: Day One20160909

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio reflecting on the first day of action at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Joining him on the programme is Andrew Parsons, the vice president of the International Paralympic Committee and the Games' first gold medallist: Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani.

(Photo: Ricardo Costa de Oliveira wins Brazil's first gold medal in the T11 men's long jump)

Today in Rio: Day One20160909

Mani Djazmi reflects on the opening day of the 2016 Paralympic Games

Today In Rio: Day One20160909

Mani Djazmi reflects on the opening day of the 2016 Paralympic Games

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio reflecting on the first day of action at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Joining him on the programme is Andrew Parsons, the vice president of the International Paralympic Committee and the Games' first gold medallist: Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani.

(Photo: Ricardo Costa de Oliveira wins Brazil's first gold medal in the T11 men's long jump)

Today in Rio: Day One20160909

Mani Djazmi reflects on the opening day of the 2016 Paralympic Games

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio reflecting on the first day of action at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Joining him on the programme is Andrew Parsons, the vice president of the International Paralympic Committee and the Games' first gold medallist: Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani.

(Photo: Ricardo Costa de Oliveira wins Brazil's first gold medal in the T11 men's long jump)

Today in Rio: Day Seven20160915

Today in Rio: Day Seven20160915

Mani Djami live chat on the teenage stars lighting up the Paralympics Games.

Today in Rio: Day Seven20160915

Mani Djami live chat on the teenage stars lighting up the Paralympics Games.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live from the Paralympics with British judo star Jack Hodgson examining how teenage athletes have become stars at the Rio Games. We'll also hear of the pride of an American Olympian after watching her autistic daughter claim a Paralympic gold medal.

(Picture: 15 year old Isis Holt of Australia celebrates winning the silver medal in the Women's 100m - T35. Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Seven20160915

Mani Djazmi is live from the Paralympics with British judo star Jack Hodgson examining how teenage athletes have become stars at the Rio Games. We'll also hear of the pride of an American Olympian after watching her autistic daughter claim a Paralympic gold medal.

(Picture: 15 year old Isis Holt of Australia celebrates winning the silver medal in the Women's 100m - T35. Credit: Getty Images)

Today In Rio: Day Seven20160915

Mani Djazmi is live from the Paralympics with British judo star Jack Hodgson examining how teenage athletes have become stars at the Rio Games. We'll also hear of the pride of an American Olympian after watching her autistic daughter claim a Paralympic gold medal.

(Picture: 15 year old Isis Holt of Australia celebrates winning the silver medal in the Women's 100m - T35. Credit: Getty Images)

Mani Djami live chat on the teenage stars lighting up the Paralympics Games.

Today in Rio: Day Six20160914

Today in Rio: Day Six20160914

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with Australia's gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly and wheelchair racer Amy Siemons. And we see if the US 19-year old superstar Michael Brannigan can add Paralympic gold to his world championship title in the men's T20 1500m, the main event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

(Photo: Australia's Katie Kelly (L) celebrates with her guide Michellie Jones during women's triathlon Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Six20160914

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly.

Today In Rio: Day Six20160914

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly.

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with Australia's gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly and wheelchair racer Amy Siemons. And we see if the US 19-year old superstar Michael Brannigan can add Paralympic gold to his world championship title in the men's T20 1500m, the main event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

(Photo: Australia's Katie Kelly (L) celebrates with her guide Michellie Jones during women's triathlon Credit: Getty Images)

Today in Rio: Day Six20160914

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly.

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Mani Djazmi is live in Rio with Australia's gold medal winning para-triathlete Katie Kelly and wheelchair racer Amy Siemons. And we see if the US 19-year old superstar Michael Brannigan can add Paralympic gold to his world championship title in the men's T20 1500m, the main event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

(Photo: Australia's Katie Kelly (L) celebrates with her guide Michellie Jones during women's triathlon Credit: Getty Images)

Usain Bolt: Men's 100 Metres Final20160815

Usain Bolt: Men's 100 Metres Final20160815

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House

Usain Bolt: Men's 100 Metres Final20160815

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House. Plus insight on becoming an elite athlete from members of the gold medal-winning British rowing team.

Image: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes during the Men's 100m Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Usain Bolt: Men's 100 Metres Final20160815

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House. Plus insight on becoming an elite athlete from members of the gold medal-winning British rowing team.

Image: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes during the Men's 100m Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House

Usain Bolt: Men's 100 Metres Final20160815

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics

Reactions to Bolt's victory, from 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and fans in Jamaica House. Plus insight on becoming an elite athlete from members of the gold medal-winning British rowing team.

Image: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes during the Men's 100m Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Virginia Thrasher: The Gold Shooter20160812

Virginia Thrasher, US shooting gold medallist, on hunting with her grandfather

Also on the programme: Roberto Gesta de Melo, the Brazilian president of the South American Athletics Federation on athletics, politics and the way football dominates.

Virginia Thrasher: The Gold Shooter20160812

Virginia Thrasher, US shooting gold medallist, on hunting with her grandfather

The latest news, talking points, and the winners and the losers of the Paralympics