WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics
WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian lab stripped of its accreditation for not meeting standards had its credentials restored by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, clearing the way for it to conduct tests at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Vikas Gowda wins gold in Jamaican International Invitation meet
Vikas Gowda wins gold in Jamaican International Invitation meet

Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.14m to win his event in the Jamaican International Invitation meet in Kingston on Sunday.

South Africa lead three-way fight for Sevens title
South Africa lead three-way fight for Sevens title

South Africa are out in front, but far from out of sight, as they continue their pursuit of a first World Sevens Series title in six years when the penultimate leg of this season`s edition takes place in Glasgow this weekend.

Qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics 'very important': Tiger Woods
Qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics 'very important': Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has said qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics is "very important" as golf prepares to return to the Olympic fold after a 112-year absence. However, the world's most famous golfer will have to work hard to gain the ticket.

TTFI not to hire coach for 2016 Rio Olympics, leaving players in lurch
TTFI not to hire coach for 2016 Rio Olympics, leaving players in lurch

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided against hiring a foreign coach for the Rio Olympics, a move that will adversely affect the players' preparation, especially the women's team, for the Summer Games in August next year.

Archery Association of India in search of sponsors after Tata pull out
Archery Association of India in search of sponsors after Tata pull out

 With just little more than a year to go for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Archery Association of India (AAI) is desperately looking for a new sponsor after Tata decided to pull out midway into a three-year deal.

TOP scheme will fetch more medals for India: Sushil Kumar
TOP scheme will fetch more medals for India: Sushil Kumar

Wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday expressed confidence that the government's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme will fetch more medals for the country in the 2016 Olympics than the earlier Games.

Brazil Labour Ministry stops construction at two 2016 Rio Olympics venues
Brazil Labour Ministry stops construction at two 2016 Rio Olympics venues

Brazil`s Ministry for Labour said on Wednesday it stopped construction work at two venues being built for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year due to health and safety concerns.

Football, volleyball spearhead 2016 Rio Olympics ticket demand
Football, volleyball spearhead 2016 Rio Olympics ticket demand

Football and volleyball remain the most popular sports for Brazilians seeking tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics, organisers said.

Official issues Rio 2016 sailing warning to Guanabara Bay
Official issues Rio 2016 sailing warning to Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay in the state of Rio could be stripped of hosting Rio 2016 Olympic sailing events if action isn't taken to clean the venue's polluted waters, an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) official has warned.

France lose Rio 2016 Eventing slot after dope test
France lose Rio 2016 Eventing slot after dope test

France has been disqualified from the Eventing competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a positive dope test, with Canada qualifying instead, the International Equestrian Federation has ruled.

France stripped of Olympic equestrian's team eventing berth
France stripped of Olympic equestrian's team eventing berth

The French eventing team has been stripped of the 2016 Olympics qualification spot after a positive dope test at last summer's World Equestrian Games, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Tribunal said.

Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani
Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani

 The Indian women's hockey has drawn quite a few positives from its performance in the recently-concluded Hawke's Bay Cup even though it ended seventh in the event, feels captain Ritu Rani.

Returning Martina Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort
Returning Martina Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women`s tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years.

Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in 2016 Rio Games
Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in 2016 Rio Games

Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport.

Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple
Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt insisted Friday his sights were set on an unprecedented "triple-triple" at next year`s Rio Olympics, with a new world record in the 200m also a major goal.

Tons of dead fish cleared from Rio Olympics rowing venue
Tons of dead fish cleared from Rio Olympics rowing venue

Workers cleared up another five tons of dead fish from the shores of a Rio lagoon where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016, bringing to 37 tons the amount removed since last week, officials said on Wednesday.

Bradley Wiggins targets cycling`s `holy grail`
Bradley Wiggins targets cycling`s `holy grail`

Bradley Wiggins will attempt to add cycling`s world hour record to his four Olympic gold medals and 2012 Tour de France title, he announced on Wednesday.

Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea
Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea

 Celebrated Indian shooter Jitu Rai shot his way to a bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup here on Sunday.

Usain Bolt wins in 200m return at UTech Classic, asks for Justin Gatlin showdown
Usain Bolt wins in 200m return at UTech Classic, asks for Justin Gatlin showdown

Usain Bolt kicked off his campaign to win sprint honours at Beijing`s World Championships later this year on Saturday and said he would be willing to face American rival Justin Gatlin at any time.