Rio Olympics 2016 News

Sakshi Malik's felicitation ceremony: Fans disappointed, as Netas hog limelight, wrestler doesn't get to speak

Sakshi Malik's felicitation ceremony: Fans disappointed, as Netas hog limelight, wrestler doesn't get to speak

More than 15,000 people from 36 nearby villages gathered for there ceremony.

Aug 25, 2016, 15:31 PM IST
Battled empty seats at Olympics but Rio organisers witness record as 133,000 tickets get sold in 1 day for Paralympic Games

Battled empty seats at Olympics but Rio organisers witness record as 133,000 tickets get sold in 1 day for Paralympic Games

More than 600,000 tickets have been sold so far, over 20 percent of the 2.5 million tickets available.

Aug 25, 2016, 15:17 PM IST
'Spit remark' on  PV Sindhu's achievements: Director says fans didn't get his satire, gets TROLLED again

'Spit remark' on PV Sindhu's achievements: Director says fans didn't get his satire, gets TROLLED again

Instead of issuing an apology, the director took to Facebook again to say that people could not decipher the humour from his post.

Aug 25, 2016, 13:54 PM IST
Piers Morgan pokes fun at India's performance in Rio: Here's how Virender Sehwag SHUT him down

Piers Morgan pokes fun at India's performance in Rio: Here's how Virender Sehwag SHUT him down

While several celebrities took a dig at Piers, Virender Sehwag – who has been in news lately for his brilliant tweets, didn't waste the opportunity and shut him down with two tweets.

Aug 25, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Salman Khan's fan trolled, criticised Yogeshwar Dutt after he was out of Olympics. Here's his FITTING reply

Salman Khan's fan trolled, criticised Yogeshwar Dutt after he was out of Olympics. Here's his FITTING reply

Yogeshwar shared a video on Facebook where he apologised to his fans for letting them down, but also went hard at all those who crticised him with insulting tweets.

Aug 25, 2016, 09:39 AM IST
Here's PV Sindhu's REPLY to Telangana deputy CM who offered her a 'better coach' than Pullela Gopichand

Here's PV Sindhu's REPLY to Telangana deputy CM who offered her a 'better coach' than Pullela Gopichand

Sindhu defeated World No. 2 Wang Yihan and World No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara before losing to World No. 1 Carolina Marin in the summit clash.

Aug 25, 2016, 08:59 AM IST
Thanks Piers Morgan, but two-medal India will celebrate Rio 2016 Olympics for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik

Thanks Piers Morgan, but two-medal India will celebrate Rio 2016 Olympics for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik

When an outsider put the matter into a perspective – right or wrong, he was put to the sword, and was forced to take a tour of history, and also do extensive research on fields other than sports.

Aug 24, 2016, 22:43 PM IST
Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

During the Olympics, over 187 million tweets were sent which led to 75 billion impressions (views on and off Twitter) of tweets, the company said on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
Haryana CM forgets PV Sindhu’s name, says she’s from Karnataka: Report

Haryana CM forgets PV Sindhu’s name, says she’s from Karnataka: Report

BJP government in Haryana also pledged a Rs 50 lakh reward for Sindhu.

Aug 24, 2016, 17:09 PM IST
Did OP Jaisha lie about official apathy in Rio? Here is her co-runner's version

Did OP Jaisha lie about official apathy in Rio? Here is her co-runner's version

After OP Jaisha's sensational claims of official apathy in the Rio Olympics, co-runner Kavita Raut on Tuesday gave this controversy a new twist on Tuesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Indians wildly celebrating two 'losing' medals? This British journalist terms it EMBARRASSING!

Indians wildly celebrating two 'losing' medals? This British journalist terms it EMBARRASSING!

Sakshi and Sindhu may not have won gold but they didn't leave anything behind in the tank during their respective contests. 

Aug 24, 2016, 15:02 PM IST

Rio Olympics inspired mural sets new Guinness World Record

To accomplish the mural, it took 180 buckets of acrylic paint and 2,800 cans of spray paint as well as seven hydraulic lifts, Guinness World Records said in a statement.

Aug 24, 2016, 14:53 PM IST
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Aug 24, 2016, 14:21 PM IST
Brazil police say IOC's Patrick Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales

Brazil police say IOC's Patrick Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales

Police told a news conference in Rio de Janeiro that they were also investigating bank documents for evidence of money laundering linked to the illegal ticketing ring.

Aug 24, 2016, 13:15 PM IST
Sakshi Malik announced brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in Haryana

Sakshi Malik announced brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in Haryana

The 23-year-old wrestler, who won India's first medal at Rio Olympics 2016, arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday to a rousing welcome.

Aug 24, 2016, 11:10 AM IST
Sakshi Malik arrives to rousing reception, felicitated by Haryana government

Sakshi Malik arrives to rousing reception, felicitated by Haryana government

Sakshi Malik, who won India's first medal at Rio Olympics 2016, arrived in Delhi today to a rousing welcome.

Aug 24, 2016, 09:00 AM IST
Did Sanal Sasidharan actually try to humiliate PV Sindhu with 'spit' remark? Here's the truth..

Did Sanal Sasidharan actually try to humiliate PV Sindhu with 'spit' remark? Here's the truth..

After this backlash, the 39-year-old wrote a detail post on FB to clarify his position.

Aug 23, 2016, 20:25 PM IST
Rio Olympics fallout: Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in OP Jaisha's case

Rio Olympics fallout: Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in OP Jaisha's case

Jaisha, after returning from Brazil, claimed that officials from all other countries provided refreshments to their runners at designated points set up every 2.5 km.

Aug 23, 2016, 17:53 PM IST
DISGUSTING! Man booked after objectionable post against Sakshi Malik, her religion on FB

DISGUSTING! Man booked after objectionable post against Sakshi Malik, her religion on FB

Nadeem Nambardar made some objectionable comments against the Olympic bronze medallist and her religion.

Aug 23, 2016, 16:53 PM IST
Kasi Bennett: Everything you wanted to know about Usain Bolt's girlfriend

Kasi Bennett: Everything you wanted to know about Usain Bolt's girlfriend

 Bolt was also spotted kissing a mystery woman in the VIP area of a Rio nightclub.

Aug 23, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

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