Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio
Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio

The Sports Ministry has identified 45 potential medal winners, who will get financial assistance under the government scheme 'Target Olympic Podium' for the 2016 Rio Games.

Olympic berth for squash will be a big boost: Gregory Gaultier
Olympic berth for squash will be a big boost: Gregory Gaultier

Men's squash world No 2 Gregory Gaultier is fervently hoping that the racquet game played inside four walls makes entry in the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo to give it the much-needed shot-in-the-arm.

Training everyday to win third Olympic gold, says Lin Dan
Training everyday to win third Olympic gold, says Lin Dan

 Revered across the globe, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan said he is training hard everyday to be at his best to achieve a record third gold at the Rio Games next year.

500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics
500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Brazilian city of Rio has started the 500-day countdown for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Super Lin Dan looks to third Olympic title in Rio
Super Lin Dan looks to third Olympic title in Rio

Two-time Olympic and five-time World champion Lin Dan on Wednesday said he is aiming to win his third Olympic title at the 2016 Rio Games.

Olympic sailing champions race in huge Rio `toilet`

Twenty-three Olympic medalists start trials on Saturday for the 2016 Rio Games in a bay littered with dead animals, television sets, sofas, shoes and not much clean water.

IOC says Rio report encouraging but vigilance needed

Brazil has presented an "encouraging report" about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

Bindra to develop young shooters through scholarship programme

With an eye on the 2016 Rio Games, Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today launched the `Abhinav Bindra Shooting Scholarship Programme`, which aims to develop talented youngsters in India by offering support to select junior shooters.

R&A chief Dawson worried by Rio Olympic course delays

Construction work on the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games is behind schedule and a planned test event may not be possible, International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson has warned.

IGU launches development vision Tee20 for next seven years

With Golf returning to Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games, the Indian Golf Union (IGU) has released its development vision for the next seven years -- Tee20 -- to take golf in the country to the next level.

London Olympics controversy left a sour taste in my mouth, says Leander Paes

Leander Paes on Thursday said he is yet to get over ugly episode that marred Indian tennis in the lead up to the London Olympics and this is exactly the reason why he is keen to play the 2016 Rio Games.

Bolt targets 200 record next year, retirement after 2016 Rio Games

Usain Bolt has made breaking his 200metres world record the target for 2014 and reiterated his plan to retire after the 2016 Rio Games having achieved the unthinkable hat-trick of Olympic sprint doubles.

Rio Olympic course pleases rowing legend

Legendary British rower Steve Redgrave took to the water at Brazil`s Olympic rowing course, saying he was so impressed with the venue that he may consider coming out of retirement to compete in 2016.