Some in Almaty cool on 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Kazakhstan is aspiring to host the 2022 Winter Olympics but many in the Central Asian nation view the bid as yet another vanity project of long-ruling President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin
People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin

People like FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserve the Nobel prize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Switzerland`s RTS television news on Monday. 

Usain Bolt sacrifices nuggets to prolong career, but says no to 400m
Usain Bolt sacrifices nuggets to prolong career, but says no to 400m

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt has admitted to sacrificing fast food in a bid to extend his stellar sprinting career.

Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - five key matches
Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - five key matches

Roger Federer and Andy Murray meet for the 24th time on Friday in the Wimbledon semi-finals. It`s a rivalry which stretches back to 2005.

Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players
Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players

 The Pakistan hockey team, which failed to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after its disappointing show at the Hockey World League Semifinals in Belgium returns home tomorrow amid reports that there was tension among the players during the tournament.

Boxing wants more women`s fight at Olympics
Boxing wants more women`s fight at Olympics

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) wants to see more women fighting at the Olympic Games, its president Wu Ching-Kuo said.

HWL: Rio dream still alive as Indian eves face Italy in play-offs
HWL: Rio dream still alive as Indian eves face Italy in play-offs

A day after being thrashed 0-7 by top-ranked The Netherlands, India are still nurturing the Olympic qualification dream as they brace for a play-off fixture against lowly Italy in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals, here tomorrow.

France`s Yannick Agnel pulls out of world championships

Olympic and world 200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel has pulled out of swimming`s world championships in Russia with a lung infection, his agent announced on Monday.

Tug of war, bridge among 26 sports bidding for Tokyo spot

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after Games officials opened the door for new attractions at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Goa to host 5th Youth Delphic Games in February 2016

The fifth Youth Delphic Games will be held in Goa from February 1 to 14 next year.

Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid
Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest has moved closer to launching a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with the final decision resting on a vote next month.

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games
Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games

Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi disclosed on Tuesday.

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.

Usain Bolt unhappy despite victory in Rio
Usain Bolt unhappy despite victory in Rio

 Sprint legend Usain Bolt claimed his first 100 metre race of the season by winning the "Mano a Mano" sprint challenge here.

Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills
Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills

The state government of Rio de Janeiro, which is feverishly preparing for next year`s Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service, the phone company responsible said on Friday.

India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz
India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz

 Nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Spitz feels India need to bid for the Summer Games to inspire their people to take up sport and become a sporting nation.

Paris City Hall backs 2024 Games plan
Paris City Hall backs 2024 Games plan

The City Hall of Paris officially backed a likely bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after a vote by the City Council on Monday.

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze
Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Changwon, Korea: Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday earned a quota place for next year's Olympic Games after winning the 10-metre air rifle bronze in the ongoing ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.