Chinese gold medallists Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi wore badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong during a medal ceremony on Monday, in a potential breach of Olympic rules on the display of political paraphernalia. The duo wore the badges, commonplace in China for half a century but a potential breach of Article 50 of the Olympic charter, after retaining the women's cycling team sprint title at the Izu Velodrome.
Australian track cyclist Alexander Porter had a lucky escape when his handlebars failed while he was riding at 60kph in the qualifying round at the Olympics on Monday. The Australian quartet looked set for a fast time before Porter crashed heavily after the mechanical failure. Porter looked shaken and suffered cuts and track burns but was assessed and allowed to ride again as Australia were allowed a re-run under the UCI's 'mishap' rules.
The session saw three of the fastest times ever recorded in qualifying.