Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned
Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned

Leading South African sprinter Simon Magakwe will miss the 2016 Olympic Games after refusing to take an out-of-competition doping test, the national association announced Wednesday.

Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics
Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics

The organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games have invited China's Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Liu Xiang to Rio to watch the event.

Usain Bolt to compete in next month's World Relays
Usain Bolt to compete in next month's World Relays

Usain Bolt will compete in next month`s IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said on Tuesday.

Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting
Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting

International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state`s governor said on Monday.

Australia's swimming sprint stars look for sharp start to 2015
Australia's swimming sprint stars look for sharp start to 2015

Australia welcome China, Japan and the United States to the Aquatic Super Series from Friday with homeboy James Magnussen hoping his slim new frame will take him to a third world championship triumph in 2015.

Bradley Wiggins to launch new cycling team
Bradley Wiggins to launch new cycling team

British cycling great Bradley Wiggins is to set up a new professional cycling team in his name this year as he gears up for the team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games.

These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans
These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans

Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

After Terry Walsh, women's team coach Neil Hawgood also quits
After Terry Walsh, women's team coach Neil Hawgood also quits

 Close on the heels of Terry Walsh's resignation, another Australian -- women's team coach Neil Hawgood -- has also decided to part ways with Indian hockey and has refused to renew his contract that expires at the end of this year.

Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi
Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi

Provisional suspension may be keeping her out of the ring but L Sarita Devi's indomitable spirit remains intact and the Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer says she is fully focussed on making the cut for 2016 Olympic Games.

Work advances at Rio Olympics 2016 venues
Work advances at Rio Olympics 2016 venues

The construction work at three Rio 2016 venues is in progress as the city steps up its Olympic preparations, local organizers have said.

Golf players to be schooled on Olympic Games' anti-doping policy
Golf players to be schooled on Olympic Games' anti-doping policy

Golfers who are policed by an anti-doping code on the PGA Tour that is viewed by critics as too opaque will have to adapt to a much more transparent programme if they qualify to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Olympic champion wins first Rio 2016 sailing test event

Olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe won the gold medal in the men`s RS:X sailing regatta - the first official test event for the 2016 Games.

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.

Brazil removed from inaugural Formula E calendar

A race in Rio de Janeiro has been removed from the inaugural calendar of the new Formula E electric series due to start in China next September, the sport`s governing body (FIA) said on Friday.

Lee Chong Wei to play on until 2016 Rio Olympics

Malaysia`s world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and decided to carry on for two more years until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Shooter Heena Sidhu gets OGQ`s support

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) today announced its support for India`s first-ever World Cup gold medallist in pistol shooting, Heena Sidhu, till the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

OGQ to support 40 athletes for Rio Games

Non-profit sports foundation Olympic Gold Quest has chalked out plans to extend its support to 40 athletes by this year-end.

OGQ to support Deepika Kumari, Talukdar till Rio Olympics

Olympic Gold Quest, founded by badminton ace Prakash Padukone and billiards great Geet Sethi, has decided to support the training and preparation of top Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar till the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Archery coach to look for new talents

Korean-origin Indian archery coach Lim Chae Woong said his focus is to identify young talents and nurture them in the next four years for the 2016 Olympic Games.