Rio Olympics 2016 News

Rio Olympics fallout: Three top Kenyan officials arrested for mismanagement, corruption

Rio Olympics fallout: Three top Kenyan officials arrested for mismanagement, corruption

Kenya`s Sports Minister Hassan Wario on Thursday announced the disbanding of the Kenyan Olympic committee after the allegations surfaced.

Aug 27, 2016, 17:48 PM IST
I take responsibility for Rio boxing campaign: Coach Sandhu

I take responsibility for Rio boxing campaign: Coach Sandhu

In Rio, at least one medal was expected from the three who made the cut.

Aug 27, 2016, 17:44 PM IST

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in the Rio state security services said

Aug 27, 2016, 06:42 AM IST

Russia to appeal against Rio ban in court

Russia will appeal in the Swiss Federal Court on Monday against the Court of Arbitration for Sport`s (CAS) decision to uphold a blanket ban on their athletes from competing in next month`s Rio

Aug 27, 2016, 02:39 AM IST
Piers Morgan TWEETS AGAIN: UK journalist takes credit for PM Modi setting up task force for next three Olympics

Piers Morgan TWEETS AGAIN: UK journalist takes credit for PM Modi setting up task force for next three Olympics

Piers tried to take all credit himself following PM Narendra Modi's announcement to set up a task force for the next three Olympics.

Aug 26, 2016, 21:16 PM IST
After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

Tintu's uncle questioned if Usha has deliberately denied the opportunities to the 27-year-old fearing of losing her own athletics glory.

Aug 26, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
Virender Sehwag fulfills Sakshi Malik's desire to meet him; this tweet tells how GLAD he is

Virender Sehwag fulfills Sakshi Malik's desire to meet him; this tweet tells how GLAD he is

Sakshi most probably wanted to thank Viru for his efforts in helping her earn the recognition she deserved during the Rio Olympics.

Aug 26, 2016, 19:57 PM IST
PM Modi announces task force to prepare action plan for next three Olympic Games

PM Modi announces task force to prepare action plan for next three Olympic Games

Earlier, ace shooter Abhinav Bindra was named the chairman of National Rifle Association of India's committee to review country's shooting debacle in Rio.

Aug 26, 2016, 19:21 PM IST
Russia to pay bonuses to athletes barred from Rio Olympics 2016

Russia to pay bonuses to athletes barred from Rio Olympics 2016

Medvedev congratulated Russian athletes who won medals at the Olympics and handed them keys to brand new off-road vehicles as a reward.

Aug 26, 2016, 17:31 PM IST
Overhaul Indian sports bodies and de-link from Political patronage to overcome Rio fiasco: CPI-M

Overhaul Indian sports bodies and de-link from Political patronage to overcome Rio fiasco: CPI-M

The showering the two Rio medal winners with crores of rupees and other gifts, however deserved, did not address the basic problem regarding Indian sports.

Aug 26, 2016, 15:06 PM IST
RESPECT! Rio silver medallist sells medal for 3-year-old cancer patient; Harbhajan Singh overawed

RESPECT! Rio silver medallist sells medal for 3-year-old cancer patient; Harbhajan Singh overawed

Poland's Piotr Malachowski received a letter from the mother of a boy called Olek who said he had been battling eye cancer.

Aug 26, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
After clinching historic silver medal, here's what PV Sindhu was allowed to do by coach Pullela Gopichand

After clinching historic silver medal, here's what PV Sindhu was allowed to do by coach Pullela Gopichand

Apart from putting in hours of training, Sindhu was following a strict diet to compete with the best at the biggest sporting spectacle.

Aug 26, 2016, 13:49 PM IST
From waiter to an Olympian in Rio: This is India's unsung hero Manish Rawat's story – HATS OFF!

From waiter to an Olympian in Rio: This is India's unsung hero Manish Rawat's story – HATS OFF!

Manish Singh Rawat's final timing, 1:21:21, was less than a minute behind the bronze medallist.

Aug 26, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
Piers Morgan vs Indian Twitter: The battle isn't over yet as UK journalist provokes fans with THIS tweet

Piers Morgan vs Indian Twitter: The battle isn't over yet as UK journalist provokes fans with THIS tweet

It remains to be seen whether Indian bigwigs will further engage themselves in another battle with the journalist. 

Aug 26, 2016, 13:23 PM IST
Rio Olympics fallout: Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over false robbery claim

Rio Olympics fallout: Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over false robbery claim

Top sponsors such as Speedo and Ralph Lauren abandoned Lochte this week.

Aug 26, 2016, 03:36 AM IST
Rio Olympics after-effects: Marathon runner OP Jaisha also tests positive for H1N1; hospitalised

Rio Olympics after-effects: Marathon runner OP Jaisha also tests positive for H1N1; hospitalised

Jaisha had competed in the women's marathon in Rio Olympics.

Aug 26, 2016, 00:47 AM IST
India ranked worst performer at Rio Olympics amongst medal winning countries

India ranked worst performer at Rio Olympics amongst medal winning countries

An unprecedented number of 207 countries participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Aug 25, 2016, 20:51 PM IST
Triple treble: How Usain Bolt stormed to another set of gold medals at Rio Olympics – VIDEO

Triple treble: How Usain Bolt stormed to another set of gold medals at Rio Olympics – VIDEO

The Jamaican sprinter's Olympics swansong saw him complete an unprecedented triple treble at Rio 2016.

Aug 25, 2016, 19:24 PM IST
OP Jaisha-AFI row: Marathon runner said no to personalised refreshment, clarifies coach Nikolai Snesarev

OP Jaisha-AFI row: Marathon runner said no to personalised refreshment, clarifies coach Nikolai Snesarev

Jaisha, who fainted at the finish line after completing the race in 89th position, had alleged that there was no water, recovery drinks and refreshment available for her and only once in 8km did she

Aug 25, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
Sakshi Malik expresses desire to meet Virender Sehwag – Read Viru's HILARIOUS reply

Sakshi Malik expresses desire to meet Virender Sehwag – Read Viru's HILARIOUS reply

Sakshi, the Rio Games bronze medallist, took to Twitter to seek an appointment (the reason for which is still unknown) with Sehwag.

Aug 25, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

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