Rio 2016 Day 4 to Day 7: USA breaks away from China to top medal table. Britain, Germany, Japan in Top 5.

maxresdefaultHere’s our Day 4 to Day 7 Rio 2016 updates:

Day 3: Chinese fury over ‘flawed’ flag on display at Olympics.

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China has vented its fury after subtle mistakes were noticed in its national flag on display at the Olympics, with media, sports officials and the country’s diplomats seeking answers to the apparent mix-up.

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/08/rio-2016-chinese-fury-over-flawed-flag-on-display-at-olympics/)

Day 3: Brazil, Germany & the Football Giants in Danger of a Swift Olympics Exit

CpVQTcNVMAAFbktWhile the men’s football tournament is still in its early stages at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a number of teams already know their fate going into the knockout stages. Portugal and Nigeria are the first sides to book their places in the quarter-finals, thanks to back-to-back wins to kick off the competition in Brazil. Fiji and Algeria, on the other hand, are packing their bags for the long trip home, having failed to pick up a single point.

(http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2656419-brazil-germany-the-football-giants-in-danger-of-a-swift-olympics-exit)

Day 3: With Neymar struggling, Brazilian football fans turn to Marta

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Brazil’s Neymar reacts at the end of a group A match of the men’s Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Iraq at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

While Marta has been thriving with the women’s team, Neymar has disappointed at the men’s Olympic tournament, where Brazil is facing early elimination in a scenario that once seemed unthinkable in the soccer-obsessed host country.

(http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/The-frustration-with-Brazil-s-soccer-team-is-so-great-that-fans-are-jeering-Neymar-and-wishing-women-s-star-Marta-could-come-to-the-rescue/id-3ca236fd0f98466ba0f4e992bd7d3291)

Day 3: Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow win bronze for Team GB

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Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow won Olympic bronze in the men’s synchronised 10 metres platform final for Great Britain in Rio.Daley and Goodfellow added Olympic bronze to Team GB’s tally on Monday night. China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue won gold with 496.98 points as David Boudia and Steel Johnson of the United States took silver with 457.11 points. Daley and Goodfellow finished with 444.45 points after a tense wait before the result was confirmed.

(http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016-tom-daley-and-dan-goodfellow-win-bronze-for-team-gb-in-mens-synchronised-10-metres-a7179461.html)

Day 4: US Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted obnoxious tweet after their gymnastics team won gold.

Winter Olympics silver medalist Gus Kenworthy posted on twitter a tweet which seemingly dismisses other competing countries in the gymnastics event as losers.

gus-1Day 4: Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on.

Michael Phelps won two gold medals on Tuesday, avenging his 200m butterfly defeat from the London Olympics and then anchoring the U.S. 4×200 freestyle team to victory on a night of high drama and emotion in the pool. Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal of the meeting and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu her third, extending their dominance of women’s swimming in feats that on any other day would have grabbed top billing.

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Michael Phelps competes in the 200m butterfly. REUTERS/David Gray

(http://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-rio-swimming-wrapup-idUSKCN10L0FU)

Day 5: World champions Germany destroyed Fiji 10-0 to move on past group stage.

The Germany Olympic men’s football squad has a lot to live up to after the senior team lifted the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but headed into the game against Fiji needing a big score to progress from Group C after two draws from their opening two matches. Gnabry – who netted in the 2-2 draw with London 2012 gold medallists Mexico and a 3-3 thriller with South Korea – opened the scoring at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, turning home Julian Brandt’s assist early on.

(http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/sport-olympics/arsenals-olympic-star-serge-gnabry-scores-twice-as-germany-beat-fiji-100-with-five-goals-from-nils-a3317216.html)

Day 6: Germany will face Portugal in Men’s football quarterfinals

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