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Rio unveils Olympic test event calendar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 09:41

All but two of the 45 test events for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held within a year of the Games` opening ceremony, the local organising committee said.

Rory McIlroy takes Ireland option for 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:54

Rory McIlroy confirmed on Wednesday he will represent Ireland should he qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil where golf will return to the Games.

Teen Aussie sensation sets sights on Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:20

Teenage sensation Minjee Lee said she is in no rush to follow New Zealand`s Lydia Ko by turning professional as she plots a path to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Puglist Mary Kom encourages women to up sports to fight crime

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:14

Concerned at the alarming rise of violence against women, five-time world boxing champion and Olympic medallist Mary Kom on Thursday urged women to take up sports for self-defence and to stay fit.

India will be a strong contender in 2016 Olympics: Oltmans

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 17:04

A silver medal in the recent Asia Cup has virtually assured India a place in next year`s World Cup and the team`s High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans feels the erstwhile champions of the game will be a force to reckon with in the 2016 Olympics.

IOC members air Rio concerns publicly for first time

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 09:02

Rio`s preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics came under fire from International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for the first time in public in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

Rio organisers deny Olympic delays

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 13:51

Rio de Janeiro officials have denied reports of major delays to the city`s 2016 Olympic preparations.

My focus is not to get injured: Usain Bolt

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 16:36

World record-holder Usain Bolt has said his focus was not only on winning medals but also on avoiding injuries in preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

WADA suspends Rio lab

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 15:54

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the Rio de Janeiro laboratory which was expected to analyse urine and blood samples during the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

IOC mulls requests for new events at 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 18:15

Three years out from the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are competing in an alternative Olympic contest, trying to win selection to the program.

Lin Dan quashes retirement talk with eyes on Rio

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 20:34

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan has denied any plans to retire next year and said he would consider going for a third Olympic title in 2016.

Medal hungry Sushil Kumar eyes gold in Rio

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 15:36

After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on a gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio.