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Elite officers guarding Rio Olympics shot in slum

Elite officers guarding Rio Olympics shot in slum

The officers were part of the 5,000-strong federal reinforcements sent in to help police South America`s first Olympics, which kicked off last Friday.

Rio Olympics: India's complete schedule for Day 6; Saina Nehwal, Shiva Thapa, Archers in spotlight

Rio Olympics: India's complete schedule for Day 6; Saina Nehwal, Shiva Thapa, Archers in spotlight

Besides arhcers Laishram Bombayla and Deepika Kumari, shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will also see in action today.

HILARIOUS! Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov's CRAZY celebration after winning gold – WATCH

HILARIOUS! Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov's CRAZY celebration after winning gold – WATCH

Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov lifted a clean and jerk world record to win men's -77kg weightlifting gold medal at Rio Olympics on Thursday.

Olympics Online War: Australia deletes thousands of comments on Mack Horton's Instagram

Olympics Online War: Australia deletes thousands of comments on Mack Horton's Instagram

Netizens, many of them Chinese, bombarded Horton`s social media accounts after he called Chinese swimming rival Sun Yang a "drug cheat".

Japan's Kohei Uchimura becomes first gymnast in 44-years to defend Olympic all around title

Japan's Kohei Uchimura becomes first gymnast in 44-years to defend Olympic all around title

Uchimura is only the fourth man, and the first since his compatriot Sawao Kato in 1972, to win successive golds in the event that tests skills across six apparatus.

Focus is on reinstating Russia, says IAAF`s Sebastian Coe

Focus is on reinstating Russia, says IAAF`s Sebastian Coe

Revelations of a state-sponsored doping prompted calls for Russia to be banned from the Games altogether, but the International Olympic Committee allowed Russia to compete with a reduced team.

Rio 2016: Indian boxer Manoj Kumar stuns Olympic bronze-medallist to enter pre-quarters

Rio 2016: Indian boxer Manoj Kumar stuns Olympic bronze-medallist to enter pre-quarters

Manoj prevailed 2-1 in the hard-fought battle in which he had to hold his ground against the intense aggression displayed by Lithuanian Petrauskas in all three rounds.

Rio 2016 Olympics Day 0: Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi qualify for Rd of 32

Rio 2016 Olympics Day 0: Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi qualify for Rd of 32

Atanu Das qualifies for Round of 32 with a 5th place finish in the Rankings round. Deepika, Bombayla 23rd and 24th; Laxmirani finishes 43rd in the women's events.

Olympics: India's Past Medal Winners

Olympics: India's Past Medal Winners

Marking their first ever participation in the year 1900, India has won 9 Gold Medals, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze medals, a total of 26 medals in the history of 30 Olympic Games. Here is the list of all of India's medal winners at the quadrennial event so far. 

Simona Halep, Thomas Berdych, Milos Raonic latest stars to ditch 2016 Rio Olympics citing Zika threat

Simona Halep, Thomas Berdych, Milos Raonic latest stars to ditch 2016 Rio Olympics citing Zika threat

Brazil has been most affected by the mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean.

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Last week, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory had been stopped from conducting tests. 

Olympics: Crisis? What crisis? asks Rio 2016 chiefs

Olympics: Crisis? What crisis? asks Rio 2016 chiefs

Local organising committee head Carlos Nuzman insisted work was on schedule.
 

Lin Dan heads for Rio 2016 badminton test event

Lin Dan heads for Rio 2016 badminton test event

Lin will be aiming for a hat-trick of Olympic gold medals next year having triumphed in Beijing in 2008 and London four years later.

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Sebastian Coe has given the Russian athletics federation until end of week to respond.

Australia backs calls to ban Russia from Olympics

Australia backs calls to ban Russia from Olympics

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said there was no evidence for the accusations against the Russian AthleticsFederation

Rio 2016 will be my last Olympics, eyeing gold: Yogeshwar Dutt

Rio 2016 will be my last Olympics, eyeing gold: Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt said that 2016 Olympics in Rio will be his last appearance at the quadrennial extravaganza.

Rio Olympics a priority, says Novak Djokovic

Rio Olympics a priority, says Novak Djokovic

Djokovic wants to do everything possible to win an Olympic medal for Serbia in 2016 Rio Olympics.

We can win at least 10 medals in Rio Olympics: Sports Minister

We can win at least 10 medals in Rio Olympics: Sports Minister

 Claiming that the preparations of Indian athletes for next year's Olympics have been going on satisfactorily, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said the country can win at least 10 medals in the Rio Games.

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers taking part in a 2016 Olympics test event in Rio`s notoriously polluted off-shore waters suffered no serious health problems, the sport`s governing body said Friday.

Rio defends Olympic aquatic venues

Rio defends Olympic aquatic venues

 Officials in Rio de Janeiro have rebuffed claims from swimming's world governing body FINA that aquatic events of the 2016 Olympic were being treated with "disrespect".