Rio Olympics 2016 News

Belgian Paralympian: I`m not ready yet for euthanasia

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said in Rio on Sunday that she`s still considering euthanasia to escape a life of unbearable physical pain -- only not quite yet.

Sep 12, 2016, 04:24 AM IST
Rio Olympics ticket-touting case: Brazil Police to question IOC chief Thomas Bach

Rio Olympics ticket-touting case: Brazil Police to question IOC chief Thomas Bach

The police move comes just after Bach was criticised for the handling of the allegations of state sponsored doping in Russia.

Sep 10, 2016, 10:30 AM IST
Less awareness in sports led to only two medals at Rio Olympics: Mary Kom

Less awareness in sports led to only two medals at Rio Olympics: Mary Kom

Mary Kom said she was disappointed with only two medals for the country at the recently concluded Rio Olympics and added "less awareness" in sports in the country was one of the reasons behind it.

Sep 07, 2016, 02:08 AM IST
Would have definitely won India a medal at Rio Olympics: Boxer Mary Kom

Would have definitely won India a medal at Rio Olympics: Boxer Mary Kom

"Hard work, passion, patience, dedication and dedication are the mantras."

Sep 06, 2016, 23:13 PM IST
When Dipa Karmakar met Simone Biles: American gymnast wants Produnova to be renamed 'Karmakar vault'

When Dipa Karmakar met Simone Biles: American gymnast wants Produnova to be renamed 'Karmakar vault'

Dipa Karmakar became a household name in India after she executed the Produnova act to perfection at Rio Olympics 2016.

Sep 01, 2016, 12:39 PM IST
READ! How Goodwill Ambassador Salman Khan is set to fulfill his Rio Olympics promise

READ! How Goodwill Ambassador Salman Khan is set to fulfill his Rio Olympics promise

Salman Khan had earlier this month pledged to present a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 to each of the athletes.

Aug 31, 2016, 18:13 PM IST
READ: Why Sachin Tendulkar not paying for BMWs to Olympics champions isn't a big deal!

READ: Why Sachin Tendulkar not paying for BMWs to Olympics champions isn't a big deal!

Sachin is not only the brand ambassador for BMW, but he was also India's goodwill ambassador for Rio contingent.

Aug 31, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
Daughters saved India's grace at Rio Olympics: PM Narendra Modi's HONEST opinion

Daughters saved India's grace at Rio Olympics: PM Narendra Modi's HONEST opinion

Shuttler Sindhu bagged a silver in the women's singles while Sakshi won India's first ever medal (bronze) in women's wrestling at Rio.

Aug 30, 2016, 19:05 PM IST
INSANE! PV Sindhu’s final match at Rio grabbed 66.5 m eyeballs in India, beating even the ultra-famous Kapil Sharma Show

INSANE! PV Sindhu’s final match at Rio grabbed 66.5 m eyeballs in India, beating even the ultra-famous Kapil Sharma Show

Mumbai and Hyderabad were the highest contributers towards the viewership.

Aug 30, 2016, 15:50 PM IST
BMWs for Rio Champions: Shobhaa De launches SCATHING attack – See her Tweet

BMWs for Rio Champions: Shobhaa De launches SCATHING attack – See her Tweet

Sachin Tendulkar gifted BMWs to India's Rio Olympic heroes, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Pullela Gopichand.

Aug 29, 2016, 19:58 PM IST
BMWs for Rio Olympics Champions: Did you know Sachin Tendulkar did not pay for the cars?

BMWs for Rio Olympics Champions: Did you know Sachin Tendulkar did not pay for the cars?

Sachin had earlier given a BMW to Saina Nehwal as well after the shuttler had won India a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Aug 29, 2016, 18:30 PM IST
PURE GOLD! Twitter goes nuts as Vijay Goel calls PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik 'gold medallists'

PURE GOLD! Twitter goes nuts as Vijay Goel calls PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik 'gold medallists'

Vijay Goel referred PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik as “gold medallists”, instead of silver and bronze respectively.

Aug 29, 2016, 17:59 PM IST
Slip of Tongue! Sports Minister Vijay Goel calls PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik gold medallists - WATCH

Slip of Tongue! Sports Minister Vijay Goel calls PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik gold medallists - WATCH

Speaking to ANI about the occasion, Vijay Goel called PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik 'Rio Olympics Gold Medallists'.

Aug 29, 2016, 17:37 PM IST
Influenced by shuttlers' performance in Rio, Jharkhand to now have a badminton academy

Influenced by shuttlers' performance in Rio, Jharkhand to now have a badminton academy

The coaching will be conducted by reputed shuttler Sachin Kumar Rana, one of the five coaches appointed under National coach Pullela Gopichand.

Aug 29, 2016, 17:13 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai conferred with Khel Ratna award

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai conferred with Khel Ratna award

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar along with ace shooter Jitu Rai were conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award today.

Aug 29, 2016, 10:04 AM IST
The journey has just begun! Sachin Tendulkar lauds Rio winners, predicts greater acheivements

The journey has just begun! Sachin Tendulkar lauds Rio winners, predicts greater acheivements

The entire nation is happy at this moment and jumping with joy, said Sachin Tendulkar.

Aug 28, 2016, 13:30 PM IST
WOW! Sachin Tendulkar fulfills promise; gifts BMWs to Sakshi, Dipa, Sindhu and Gopichand

WOW! Sachin Tendulkar fulfills promise; gifts BMWs to Sakshi, Dipa, Sindhu and Gopichand

Sachin took a selfie with the three women and Gopichand amid cheers by those present.

Aug 28, 2016, 13:03 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi lauds Indian daughters' endeavours in Rio; demands all-round focus in sports

PM Narendra Modi lauds Indian daughters' endeavours in Rio; demands all-round focus in sports

Modi paid tribute to hockey legend Dhyanchand on his birth anniversary.

Aug 28, 2016, 11:34 AM IST
In awe of the Master! WATCH how Sakshi Malik requested Sachin Tendulkar to take a selfie with her brother

In awe of the Master! WATCH how Sakshi Malik requested Sachin Tendulkar to take a selfie with her brother

Dipa Karmakar, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik received another felicitation ceremony in Hyderabad.

Aug 28, 2016, 10:09 AM IST
Indian women's hockey stars humiliated, made to sit on floor of train on way back home from Rio

Indian women's hockey stars humiliated, made to sit on floor of train on way back home from Rio

Tthe tickets of players were unconfirmed and hence the TT asked them to sit on the floor of the bogey of Bokaro-Alleppey Express Train.

Aug 28, 2016, 08:29 AM IST

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