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Rio Olympics bid farewell as athletes sign-off with a colorful closing ceremony

Rio Olympics bid farewell as athletes sign-off with a colorful closing ceremony

United States of America topped the medals tally with 121 medals (46 Gold, 37 Silver, 38 Bronze), followed by Great Britain (27 23 17) and China (26 18 26).

Rio Olympics: Laishram Bombayla, Deepika Kumari in pre-quarters of women's individual

Rio Olympics: Laishram Bombayla, Deepika Kumari in pre-quarters of women's individual

India's Atanu Das had also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Individual men's recurve event yesterday.

Lego presents Olympic model of Rio city ahead of games!

Lego, the world’s biggest toymaker, has developed a large model of Rio de Janeiro city to celebrate the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

With focus on 2016 Rio Olympics qualifications, 1st Indian Grand Prix starts on Sunday

With focus on 2016 Rio Olympics qualifications, 1st Indian Grand Prix starts on Sunday

The two-leg Indian GP Series and the Federation Cup will provide an early start to the Rio countdown for Indian athletes who are hoping to book their Rio Olympics berths.

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

Despite the Paris attacks, Rio`s security officials said there has been no intensification of the alerts by federal police, defence and intelligence services regarding any threats.

IAAF suspended Russia under pressure, says Russian sports minister

IAAF suspended Russia under pressure, says Russian sports minister

IAAF voted on Friday to suspend the membership of the RAF and the participation of Russia from its competitions, including World Athletics Series and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Investigators accuse Russia of state-supported doping, call for Olympics ban

Investigators accuse Russia of state-supported doping, call for Olympics ban

The report outlined evidence of systematic cheating with the consent of the government in Moscow.

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said on Wednesday she plans to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she has her sights sets on a third Olympic gold.

Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app

Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app

The Olympic organising committee in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) launched a "Green Passport" on Thursday (October 15) to promote eco-tourism throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro during Games-time next year.

If I win in Rio 2016, I will become legend: Usain Bolt

If I win in Rio 2016, I will become legend: Usain Bolt

Jamaican Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, seeks to win once again at Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games and become "a legend", he said.

Pau Gasol powers Spain into EuroBasket final

Pau Gasol powers Spain into EuroBasket final

A magnificent performance by Pau Gasol (40 points and 11 rebounds) decided Spain's 80-75 win against France in extra time and got them an entry to the EuroBasket 2015 finals and a direct ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro opens first Olympic Park venue

Rio de Janeiro opens first Olympic Park venue

The first venue at Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Park complex was officially opened late Tuesday as organisers stepped up preparations for next year's Games.

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.