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Mary Kom to start training for Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 20:25

Olympic bronze medallist boxer, M C Mary Kom on wednesday said she would soon start full-time preparations for next year`s Rio Olympics and expressed confidence of winning a gold in the mega sporting event.

Becker calls Federer`s 2016 Rio Olympics target `far-fetched`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:34

Former World No.1 Boris Becker has said that Roger Federer`s Rio Olympics 2016 target is far-fetched and that things in tennis are not scripted for him to wait for a perfect ending.

Gebrselassie backs Farah to target `golden treble` at 2016 Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:37

Veteran Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie has backed British Olympic champion Mo Farah to target a golden treble at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

IOC vice-president fears Rio way behind schedule

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:51

Concerns about Rio de Janeiro`s tardy progress in preparing to host the 2016 Games may have played a decisive role in Tokyo being awarded the 2020 Olympics ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.

Usain Bolt not worried about failure at 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 08:57

Usain Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200 metres Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years` time.

Will win gold in 2016 Olympics: Mary Kom

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 15:52

Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, M C Mary Kom has expressed confidence that she would win a gold medal in the next Olympics in Rio and said she will start regular training after six months.

Put national interest first, Sports Min tells administrators

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 15:50

Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.

Rio mayor wants Olympic planning body dissolved

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 16:13

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has called upon Brazil`s federal government to disband the Olympic Public Authority (APO), a public body created to oversee planning for the 2016 Olympics.

Usain Bolt eyes Rio after edging closer to medal record

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 15:28

Usain Bolt revealed a track master plan that includes defending his Olympic sprint titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after powering to a third successive world 200m title on Saturday.

Indian channel gets broadcast rights for 2016 Rio Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 23:15

Despite India serving a ban from the Olympic fold, the International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights of several important multi-sporting events, including 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, for seven South Asian countries to an Indian channel.

Injury threatens Ian Thorpe`s Olympic dream

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 09:38

Australia`s five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe may have to abandon his dream of swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics following a shoulder injury, according to a report.

Barbados offers to host athletes preparing for Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 15:23

Sports Minister Stephen Lashley is seeking to promote Barbados as an ideal transition training ground for athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.