Rio Olympics 2016 News

READ! Badminton Guru Pullela Gopichand’s pre-match guidelines to make players victory ready

READ! Badminton Guru Pullela Gopichand’s pre-match guidelines to make players victory ready

Pullela Gopichand’s former teammate Archana Popat also revealed that the Indian badminton coach train himself too along with his players.

Aug 20, 2016, 01:44 AM IST
Boxer who followed heart into Rio Olympics 2016 Final

Boxer who followed heart into Rio Olympics 2016 Final

Sotomayor will face Uzbekistan`s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in Sunday`s gold-medal clash.

Aug 20, 2016, 00:08 AM IST
'Touched' by her desire to fly, Air India offers business class tickets to Sakshi Malik

'Touched' by her desire to fly, Air India offers business class tickets to Sakshi Malik

As a mark of respect for India's first medallist at Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik, Air India on Friday offered business class tickets to the wrestler.

Aug 20, 2016, 00:04 AM IST
WATCH: Inspired by PV Sindhu, R Ashwin wants daughter to play badminton

WATCH: Inspired by PV Sindhu, R Ashwin wants daughter to play badminton

Besides, Ashwin said that he would like to see his daughter, Akhira play badminton.

Aug 19, 2016, 23:20 PM IST
Abhinav Bindra, Sachin Tendulkar and Vishwanathan Anand hail PV Sindhu's brilliant effort

Abhinav Bindra, Sachin Tendulkar and Vishwanathan Anand hail PV Sindhu's brilliant effort

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was also ecstatic with the shuttler's performance.

Aug 19, 2016, 23:07 PM IST
Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Isinbayeva was unable to defend her title in Rio after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban.

Aug 19, 2016, 23:03 PM IST
Prayers needed! Badminton ace Saina Nehwal to undergo surgery tomorrow

Prayers needed! Badminton ace Saina Nehwal to undergo surgery tomorrow

Interestingly, her understudy PV Sindhu won the silver medal at Rio Olympics, losing the women's singles final to world number one Carolina Marin of Spain in three games.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:51 PM IST
Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at Rio Oylmpics 2016

Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at Rio Oylmpics 2016

"It`s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country - with a language barrier - and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave," he said.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:46 PM IST
PM Modi hails PV Sindhu's Rio Olympics feat as historic

PM Modi hails PV Sindhu's Rio Olympics feat as historic

Sindhu thus became the first Indian woman player to win a silver medal and fifth woman player to win a medal in Olympics.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:36 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: India proud of its daughter; President, PM, Sonia heap praise on silver medallist PV Sindhu

Rio Olympics 2016: India proud of its daughter; President, PM, Sonia heap praise on silver medallist PV Sindhu

India on Friday welcomed with open arms its daughter PV Sindhu, who finally settled for a Silver medal after giving a tough fight to her World No.1 Spanish rival Carolina Marin at the ongoing

Aug 19, 2016, 22:34 PM IST
Europe's top Olympic official taken to maximum security

Europe's top Olympic official taken to maximum security

The 71-year-old was admitted to Samaritano hospital for chest pain after his arrest, but released the next day into custody.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:33 PM IST
Soccer great Pele to play no role at Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony

Soccer great Pele to play no role at Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony

Pele, 75, underwent hip surgery at the end of last year and has said his rehabilitation has been difficult.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:25 PM IST
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar will get busy with MA examination

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar will get busy with MA examination

The 23-year-old Tripura girl, who had become first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, scored 15.066 points, a mere 0.150 less than eventual bronze winner.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:10 PM IST
SALUTE! Pullela Gopichand, the man behind India's rise in badminton world

SALUTE! Pullela Gopichand, the man behind India's rise in badminton world

The amazing run of P.V. Sindhu at the Rio Olympics has brought the focus on her celebrated coach and his academy.

Aug 19, 2016, 22:04 PM IST
Valiant PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin in three games, settles for silver at Rio Olympics

Valiant PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin in three games, settles for silver at Rio Olympics

The two-time World championship bronze medallist also became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics and the first to clinch a silver.

Aug 19, 2016, 21:29 PM IST
Sandeep Tomar crashes out of men's freestyle 57 kg wrestling at Rio 2016

Sandeep Tomar crashes out of men's freestyle 57 kg wrestling at Rio 2016

According to the Repechage system, Tomar would have got a chance of clinching a bronze medal for the country had Lebedev reached the finals of the competition.

Aug 19, 2016, 21:17 PM IST
PV Sindhu top searched Indian athlete in Google India

PV Sindhu top searched Indian athlete in Google India

"India is currently ranked 11th in the global trends in terms of searches for the 'Olympics' over the last seven days," the statement said.

Aug 19, 2016, 19:12 PM IST
Lee Chong Wei shrugs off heartbreak to defeat nemesis Lin Dan makes Rio 2016 Olympics final

Lee Chong Wei shrugs off heartbreak to defeat nemesis Lin Dan makes Rio 2016 Olympics final

Struggling with fatigue and huge mental pressure, the veteran rivals battled point-for-point before Lee broke away late to secure three match points.

Aug 19, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
Brazilian Kleber Ramos, China's Chen Xinyi barred from Games for doping in Rio 2016

Brazilian Kleber Ramos, China's Chen Xinyi barred from Games for doping in Rio 2016

Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi were disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said.

Aug 19, 2016, 18:02 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: As PV Sindhu prepares to clash with Carolina Marin in finals, India prays for Gold medal

Rio Olympics 2016: As PV Sindhu prepares to clash with Carolina Marin in finals, India prays for Gold medal

With ace shuttler PV Sindhu set to clash with Carolina Marin in finals, over 125 crore Indians are eagerly looking for another medal in Rio Olympics, holding special prayers for her success. 

Aug 19, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

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