Indian squad leaves for AFC U-23 Championship
Indian squad leaves for AFC U-23 Championship

A 23-member squad under head coach Savio Medeira left for Dhaka on to compete in the AFC U-23 Championship, which serves as the preliminary phase of the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers in Rio.

Michael Phelps fast in unofficial Individual Medley plunge: Report
Michael Phelps fast in unofficial Individual Medley plunge: Report

US star Michael Phelps, still serving a six-month competitive ban but eying the 2016 Olympics, recorded a world-class time in an unofficial exhibition swim, Swimming World reported Friday.

Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations: IOC
Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations: IOC

Rio de Janeiro must keep up the pace of delivery if it is to complete venues before scheduled Olympic test events as it enters "the most intense period of preparations," the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics
Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist triple jumper Renjith Maheswary on Thursday declared that he would bid adieu to the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

USGA says Pinehurst conversion a model for 2016 Olympics
USGA says Pinehurst conversion a model for 2016 Olympics

The back-to-back men`s and women`s golf events at the 2016 Olympics will be modelled on the staging of the U.S. Women`s Open straight after the men`s on the same Pinehurst course last year, a top U.S. Golf association official said on Saturday.

Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha
Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha

 As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen P T Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons.

Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016
Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016

 Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to its first title on home soil in 2016.

Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks
Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks

Brazil`s counter-terrorism chief said Thursday the attacks in Paris last week underscored the risks as his country prepares to stage South America`s first Olympic Games in Rio next year.

Mary Kom hints at retirement after 2016 Olympics
Mary Kom hints at retirement after 2016 Olympics

Olympic Bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision.

Mark Cavendish likely to miss Rio Olympics
Mark Cavendish likely to miss Rio Olympics

Britain`s Mark Cavendish revealed on Thursday that he is unlikely to race at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Boxing India hints Laishram Sarita may get some punishment
Boxing India hints Laishram Sarita may get some punishment

Boxing India on Tuesday hinted that Sarita Devi may get some sort of punishment from AIBA but said that it was hoping for her to escape a long-term ban from the international federation so that her career is not affected much and she can compete in 2016 Olympics.

'India can produce more Mary Koms'
'India can produce more Mary Koms'

 India has the potential to produce many Mary Koms, the Asian Games gold medal winning boxer from Manipur said Sunday.

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships
Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships

Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed she hopes to compete at next year`s World Championships in Beijing as she steps up her preparations to defend her Olympic title in 2016.

Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics
Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics

Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight
IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.

Thomas Bach hope for Nicol David`s Olympic squash bid
Thomas Bach hope for Nicol David`s Olympic squash bid

Malaysia`s world number one Nicol David said she still held out hope of getting squash into the Olympics as she kicked off her Asian Games title defence on Sunday.

New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI
New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI

Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.

I will leave boxing after 2016 Olympics, announces Sarita Devi

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sarita Devi plans to hang up her boxing gloves after the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio De Janeiro and said that she will certainly work towards an Olympic medal.

Usain Bolt wins Copacabana 100m

Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100m of 2014 on Sunday in an exhibition race run on Rio`s iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics.