Olympics: 500 days and counting, Rio races to be ready
Olympics: 500 days and counting, Rio races to be ready

In Tuesday marking 500 days to go before it stages South America`s first ever Olympic Games, Rio is straining at the leash to be ready -- but a key target of dealing with pollution in the bay hosting sailing events is floating out of reach.

9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry
9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry

 Nine sporting disciplines -- including athletics, hockey and shooting -- were today upgraded to the newly-introduced 'high priority' category in the latest classification undertaken by the Sports Ministry which will ensure central funding for their national and zonal events.

Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games
Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games

Rio de Janeiro will stage 44 test events over the next 14 months as the country moves up a gear in its preparations to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers said on Wednesday.

India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy
India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy

Japan on Saturday pitched for India as a host of the Olympic Games after 2020 in tune with its growing global stature and impressive economic growth.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to go faster this season
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to go faster this season

Jamaica’s history-making sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has declared that she wants to lower her personal best and national 100 metres record of 10.70 seconds this year.

No decision on 2024 Olympic bidding yet

 H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee on Monday put to rest all speculations with regards to Qatar’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title
Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title

Qatar`s Nasser Al-Attiyah clinched his second Dakar Rally car title on Saturday to give British marque Mini their fourth consecutive success in the grueling event.

Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks
Brazil alert to Olympic risks after Paris attacks

Brazil`s counter-terrorism chief said Thursday the attacks in Paris last week underscored the risks as his country prepares to stage South America`s first Olympic Games in Rio next year.

First venues ready for 2016 Rio Olympics: Mayor
First venues ready for 2016 Rio Olympics: Mayor

The first venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be completed by August or September next year, the city`s mayor promised on Friday during a site visit.

Rio names mascots Vinicius and Tom for Olympic Games
Rio names mascots Vinicius and Tom for Olympic Games

Vinicius will be the name of the Rio Olympic Games mascot after a three-week Internet vote and the Paralympic Games mascot will be called Tom.

Pele thanks fans for 'gratifying' support, leaves hospital
Pele thanks fans for 'gratifying' support, leaves hospital

Pele has thanked his legion of fans from around the world after being discharged from a Brazilian hospital.

IOC votes to Olympics in different countries
IOC votes to Olympics in different countries

The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world`s biggest sporting event.

Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach
Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach

A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world`s biggest multi-sports event`s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

Italy targets trio of major international events
Italy targets trio of major international events

Italy has set its sights on hosting three major international events -- golf`s Ryder Cup in 2022, the rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

President Francois Hollande says wants France to host 2024 Olympic Games

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that he was in favour of France applying to host the Olympic Games in 2024, and that the country was a candidate to host the World Expo the following year.

Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history
Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history

A new research has revealed that Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has signed 14.6 billion pounds worth of contracts during his career, which makes him the biggest individual deal maker in the history of professional sport.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015
Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015

Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete next year but is fixing her sights on the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Russian said on Thursday.

Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.