Rio de Janeiro confident a year before 2016 Olympic Games but questions remain
Rio de Janeiro confident a year before 2016 Olympic Games but questions remain

Brazil`s economy is heading for recession, the president is threatened with impeachment and a huge corruption scandal has engulfed the nation but Rio is riding a wave of confidence in its preparations to host the Olympics next year.

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Stars battle for world titles in Kazan`s pool duel
Stars battle for world titles in Kazan`s pool duel

With one eye on Rio de Janeiro, swimming`s stars begin the battle on Sunday for world championship medals in Kazan to prove their form heading into the 2016 Olympic Games.

Coach Le Roy plotting to upset Nigeria again
Coach Le Roy plotting to upset Nigeria again

Celebrated French coach Claude Le Roy wants to inflict further misery on Nigeria this weekend when he takes Congo Brazzaville to Port Harcourt for a 2016 Olympic Games football qualifier.

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Distance swimming great Grant Hackett confirmed on Thursday that he would be bidding for a place on the Australian team for next year`s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

India coach  hopes Pak feature in the 2016 Olympics
India coach hopes Pak feature in the 2016 Olympics

 Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass hopes Pakistan feature in the 2016 Olympic Games and bolster the subcontinental flavor at the quadrennial event.

Brazil plans 60,000 security force for 2016 Rio Olympics: Source
Brazil plans 60,000 security force for 2016 Rio Olympics: Source

Brazil plans to deploy around 60,000 security forces for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a source familiar with the preparations said on Tuesday, bolstering security amid fears of a spike in violence in the picturesque city.

India are not mere tourists at HWL, says Ind captain Sardar Singh
India are not mere tourists at HWL, says Ind captain Sardar Singh

His side might have already booked their place in next year's Rio Olympics, but India captain Sardar Singh asserted that they are not mere tourists here and have a lot to play for in the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals.

HWL Semi-Final performance will decide India's future: Akashdeep
HWL Semi-Final performance will decide India's future: Akashdeep

 Indian hockey team striker Akashdeep Singh on Tuesday said the upcoming Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final assumes an important step in the team's overall development in regards to the 2016 Olympic Games.

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution
IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

The International Olympic Comittee (IOC) is still concerned about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro barely one year before it hosts the Olympic Games, its president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

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.