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".

Shahnaz Sheikh resigns as Pakistan hockey coach

Shahnaz Sheikh resigns as Pakistan hockey coach

 Pakistan hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh stepped down on Thursday after the team failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC

Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC

Rio de Janeiro is set to stage an "outstanding" Olympics -- if it can sort out "millions" of details, the head of an IOC fact-finding mission said Wednesday.

Michael Phelps sends message for Rio with epic effort at US meet

Michael Phelps sends message for Rio with epic effort at US meet

Olympic swim legend Michael Phelps completed an epic effort at the US national championships Monday, having served notice he has the speed and skill to star at the 2016 Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro holds equestrian tests amid disease outbreak

Rio de Janeiro holds equestrian tests amid disease outbreak

Rio de Janeiro began holding equestrian test events Thursday ahead of the 2016 Olympics despite concerns over an outbreak of the deadly, highly contagious horse disease glanders at nearby stables.

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Japan coach Norio Sasaki targets Rio Olympics after World Cup defeat

Japan coach Norio Sasaki targets Rio Olympics after World Cup defeat

Japan coach Norio Sasaki said the `Nadeshiko` would now be focusing on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics after losing their Women`s World Cup title.

Pakistan must work seriously to save national game: Shahnaz

Pakistan must work seriously to save national game: Shahnaz

Downcast after Pakistan failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics post their World League Semifinals loss to Ireland, hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh said that it's high time that the stakeholders start working seriously to save the national game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in line for Olympic dream after youngsters advance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in line for Olympic dream after youngsters advance

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set to turn out for Sweden at the 2016 Olympics after a late equaliser against Portugal in the under-21 European Championship on Wednesday booked the Scandinavians` ticket to Rio de Janeiro. 

Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, who admitted this week he`s fed up with losing in a comeback aimed at the 2016 Olympics, won the 200m butterfly on Saturday at the Santa Clara Pro Swim.

'Relaxed' Indian men to try out new things in FIH World League Semifinal

'Relaxed' Indian men to try out new things in FIH World League Semifinal

Already assured of a place in next year's Rio Olympics, a relaxed Indian men's hockey team would look to experiment with its strategies in the FIH World League Semifinals where it takes on a lowly France in the side's tournament opener here Saturday.