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.

Malaysia badminton coach sidelined after poor Commonwealth Games

Malaysia badminton coach Rashid Sidek has paid the price for a poor Commonwealth Games showing after he was excluded from the travelling party for the world championships in Denmark later this month and also looks set to miss out on the 2016 Olympics.

Prognosis for Rio Olympics `much better` - IOC`s John Coates

Australia`s Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better".

Glasgow gold boost for Rio Olympics: Sushil Kumar

India champion wrestler Sushil Kumar said Saturday that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold should inspire him to bigger success at the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Blake`s injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow

Yohan Blake`s injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday`s Diamond League meeting in Glasgow.

Rory McIlroy takes Ireland option for 2016 Olympics

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.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Fatal Rio shooting near England team hotel for 2014 World Cup

One person was shot dead as Rio police clashed Friday with armed men in a favela close to the luxury hotel where the England football team will stay during the Brazil World Cup.

Australia restructure to improve team culture for Rio Olympics

Australia have appointed sport specific team leaders for the 2016 Olympics in a bid to "boost performance" and enforce appropriate "culture and values" after the scandal-ridden disappointment of the London Games.

IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 Games preparations

The International Olympic Committee announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Rio organisers acknowledge issues, guarantee to ``deliver``

Organisers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but said on Wednesday they were making progress and would deliver a "great Games"

Olympic champion Adams expected life ban for Ostapchuk

Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams had expected her former rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk to get a life ban for doping offences that saw her stripped of the London Olympics and 2005 world championships gold medals, the New Zealander`s manager has said.

Olympics: Pollution muddies Rio 2016 waters

Waters polluted by sewage off the coast of Rio remain a concern for organisers of the 2016 Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee insisted Friday that the sea will be safe for competition.

IOC confirm venues for 2016 football tournament

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio as host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament.