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Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

But the best part of any Olympics closing ceremony is athletes walking together, without any distinction or grouping by nationality in the Parade of Athletes.

Aug 21, 2016, 22:38 PM IST
Olympic 2016 ticket scandal official Patrick Hickey to appear before judge Tuesday

Olympic 2016 ticket scandal official Patrick Hickey to appear before judge Tuesday

The International Olympic Committee leader gave no other details but the 71-year-old Hickey could be formally charged or the judge could order him released on bail.

Aug 21, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
WATCH: When French race walker pooped himself and collapsed

WATCH: When French race walker pooped himself and collapsed

In a bizarre incident, French race walker Yohann Diniz pooped himself before collapsing during at Rio Olympics 2016.

Aug 21, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestling bronze medallist Sakshi Malik to be Indian flag bearer at Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestling bronze medallist Sakshi Malik to be Indian flag bearer at Closing Ceremony

The announcement came after India's last medal hope Yogeshwar Dutt lost 0-3 to Ganzorig Mandakhnaran in the qualifying of the 65kg freestyle wrestling.

Aug 21, 2016, 21:29 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram clock personal best in marathon

Rio Olympics 2016: Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram clock personal best in marathon

The other Indian in the fray Nitendra Singh clocked 2:22:52s to finish at the 84th spot.

Aug 21, 2016, 21:13 PM IST
TRULY INSPIRING: Olympics medallist PV Sindhu playing with little girl on street — WATCH

TRULY INSPIRING: Olympics medallist PV Sindhu playing with little girl on street — WATCH

PV Sindhu created history on Friday as she became the first Indian woman to clinch silver at the Olympics.

Aug 21, 2016, 20:19 PM IST
TRAGIC: Handball player kills self over sports-quota denial; leaves suicide note to PM Modi

TRAGIC: Handball player kills self over sports-quota denial; leaves suicide note to PM Modi

In her suicide note, the 20-year-old mentioned that the reason for ending her life is her helpless state in paying hostel fees and traveling expenses.

Aug 21, 2016, 19:52 PM IST
Fake, but nonetheless touching: Lin Dan 'purportedly' writes emotional letter to great rival Lee Chong Wei after Rio clash

Fake, but nonetheless touching: Lin Dan 'purportedly' writes emotional letter to great rival Lee Chong Wei after Rio clash

After their epic semi-final clash in men's singles tournament at Rio Games, two-time Olympic gold medallist purportedly wrote a letter to the Malaysian celebrating their rivalry.

Aug 21, 2016, 19:10 PM IST
India's Rio Olympics campaign ends with a whimper; shock defeat for Yogeshwar Dutt in qualification round

India's Rio Olympics campaign ends with a whimper; shock defeat for Yogeshwar Dutt in qualification round

The 33-year-old grappler from Haryana, who is playing in his fourth and, in all probability, last Olympics, looked a pale shadow of his previous self as he lost 0-3 to the Mongolian grappler.

Aug 21, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
Narsingh Pancham Yadav doping saga: Wrestling Federation of India demands CBI probe into fiasco

Narsingh Pancham Yadav doping saga: Wrestling Federation of India demands CBI probe into fiasco

Narsingh, who bagged the quota in Men`s 74kg freestyle category with a bronze medal finish in last year`s World Championships, ran into trouble over alleged doping offences.

Aug 21, 2016, 16:59 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016, Day 16: Yogeshwar Dutt vs Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran — As it happened...

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 16: Yogeshwar Dutt vs Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran — As it happened...

Yogeshwar Dutt slumped to a shock defeat in the men's 65kg freestyle qualification round bout against Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran of Mongolia. With that India's hopes of a third medal at Rio Olympics

Aug 21, 2016, 15:27 PM IST
WOW! After clinching Silver medal, PV Sindhu all set to get richer by Rs 13 crores – Here's how!

WOW! After clinching Silver medal, PV Sindhu all set to get richer by Rs 13 crores – Here's how!

After their stupendous performances in Rio Olympics 2016, plenty of cash rewards have been announced for PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik by different state governments as well as sporting bodies.

Aug 21, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Shobhaa De finally speaks up, regrets her insulting tweet on Indian athletes

Rio Olympics 2016: Shobhaa De finally speaks up, regrets her insulting tweet on Indian athletes

De said that even though things had turned around for India in Rio after her insulting remark on Indian athletes, she wasn't happy with two or three medals as it was an opportunity for the country to

Aug 21, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Rio 2016 Olympics: China blame 'fierce' competition after flop show in Brazil

Rio 2016 Olympics: China blame 'fierce' competition after flop show in Brazil

China topped the table in 2008 and were second in 2004 and 2012, but Chinese Olympic committee chief Liu Peng said rising standards had taken them by surprise.

Aug 21, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Olympics 2016: Rio repeat proves London was no fluke, says legendary Mo Farah

Olympics 2016: Rio repeat proves London was no fluke, says legendary Mo Farah

The 33-year-old was as humble as ever, however, after yet another textbook run by the athlete who also boasts consecutive 5,000m-10,000m doubles in the world championships.

Aug 21, 2016, 10:53 AM IST
Brilliant Initiative: Is your name Sindhu or Sakshi? Did you collect a free Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut?

Brilliant Initiative: Is your name Sindhu or Sakshi? Did you collect a free Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut?

While PV Sindhu became India's first shuttler to bag a silver medal at the mega event, Sakshi Malik became India's first woman wrestler to clinch a medal at the biggest sporting extravaganza.

Aug 21, 2016, 10:24 AM IST
SHOCKING! While PV Sindhu was playing in Gold medal match, people were searching her 'caste'

SHOCKING! While PV Sindhu was playing in Gold medal match, people were searching her 'caste'

When one types PV Sindhu in Google's search box, her caste was the third most searched keyword related to her.

Aug 21, 2016, 09:29 AM IST
Rio Olympics, Day 16: All eyes on Yogeshwar Dutt as India look to end campaign on a high

Rio Olympics, Day 16: All eyes on Yogeshwar Dutt as India look to end campaign on a high

After Sakshi Malik, if Yogeshwar Dutt too clinches a medal at Rio Olympics, it would be a tremendous achievement for Indian wrestling.

Aug 21, 2016, 08:52 AM IST
Told PV Sindhu not to think we have lost a match, but that we have won a medal: Pullela Gopichand

Told PV Sindhu not to think we have lost a match, but that we have won a medal: Pullela Gopichand

Coach Gopichand, who deserves much credit for Sindhu’s silver, says she transformed admirably during Games.

Aug 21, 2016, 08:27 AM IST
Rio Olympics Closing ceremony – Day, Time, Venue, Live Streaming

Rio Olympics Closing ceremony – Day, Time, Venue, Live Streaming

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Olympic flag will be passed on to Tokyo, where the 2020 games will be held.

Aug 21, 2016, 07:29 AM IST

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