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Rio Olympics: On-court strategy and conditions will be key to success, believes PV Sindhu

Rio Olympics: On-court strategy and conditions will be key to success, believes PV Sindhu

The three-time Macau Open winner will be participating in her maiden Olympics.

PM Modi optimistic of Indian athletes' performance at Rio Olympics

PM Modi inaugurates Run for Rio race in Delhi. to know more watch the full news story

Rio Games: Russia faces ban from Olympic weightlifting over doping offences

Rio Games: Russia faces ban from Olympic weightlifting over doping offences

The IWF executive announced this month that 20 suspicious cases had been found in retests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London.

Mary Kom, Laishram Sarita sail into Rd 2 of World Championships

Mary Kom, Laishram Sarita sail into Rd 2 of World Championships

Mary Kom set up a clash on Saturday with Germany's Azize Nimani, who stunned Asian Games bronze-medallist Nandintsetseg Myagmardulam of Mongolia.

Religion drives us to take up shooting as sport: Iran coach

Saying religion and the Olympic sport of shooting in the same breath may sound unusual but Iranian air rifle coach Zaire, who trains a well-known triumvirate of young shooters in his country, feels their religion drives the bulk of Iranians to take up the sport.

Caitlyn Jenner keeps Olympic gold medal in her make-up drawer

Caitlyn Jenner keeps Olympic gold medal in her make-up drawer

 Reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that she keeps her Olympic gold medal in her make-up drawer.

Rahul Dravid to mentor selected athletes in special program

Rahul Dravid to mentor selected athletes in special program

 Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday announced the launch of second edition of the Aditya Birla Financial Services Group Presents Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme, aimed at offering mentorship and quality career guidance to some of India's most talented athletes.

At Rio's 'midnight' Olympics, performances may suffer

At Rio's 'midnight' Olympics, performances may suffer

Rio de Janeiro may have a penchant for late-night parties, but scheduling of events past midnight at next year`s Olympic Games could be a real test of endurance for the world`s greatest athletes.

Usain Bolt targets happy return at London Anniversary Games

Usain Bolt targets happy return at London Anniversary Games

Usain Bolt will compete at the London Anniversary Games later this month, the six-time Olympic champion confirmed on Friday.

Mo Farah to continue working with coach Alberto Salazar

Mo Farah to continue working with coach Alberto Salazar

Britain`s double Olympic champion Mo Farah has said he will continue to work with coach Alberto Salazar who is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Bengal Cabinet gives nod to the New Sports Policy 2015

Bengal Cabinet gives nod to the New Sports Policy 2015

 The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday passed the New Sports Policy-2015 for overall development of sports infrastructure and welfare of sports persons in the state. Youth Welfare Minister Aroop Biswas, who also looks after Sports, told reporters that the policy would help improve existing sports infrastructure and install the latest state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the state.

Former doubles champ warns on match-fixing

Former doubles champ warns on match-fixing

A former doubles world champion has called on badminton chiefs to take corruption in the sport more seriously, a report said Tuesday, after two top Danish players revealed they were approached to fix matches. 

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.

Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade

Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade

Lin Dan`s return to the All-England Open for the first time in three years on Wednesday should show, despite his spasmodic appearances these days, that he is still the world`s best player.

IOC may change advertising guidelines for Rio 2016

IOC may change advertising guidelines for Rio 2016

Olympic officials could change the rule that obliges athletes to halt advertising campaigns during the Games in time for Rio 2016.

Mo Farah upset with British teammate Andy Vernon questioning his nationality

Mo Farah upset with British teammate Andy Vernon questioning his nationality

Double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah has claimed that after winning the European 10,000-metre gold, his Great Britainteammate Andy Vernon questioned his nationality.

IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022

IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Evaluation Commission continued closed door meetings with the Almaty 2022 Olympic bid committee, but Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov failed to present his government guarantees in person to the IOC inspectors.

IOA president expresses shock over death of netball player

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran on Monday expressed shock and anguish after young netball player Mayurish Pawar's death cast a pall of gloom over the ongoing National Games here.

Domestic violence case against US soccer star Hope Solo dismissed: Report

Domestic violence case against US soccer star Hope Solo dismissed: Report

The domestic violence case against Hope Solo, a goalkeeper for the U.S. women`s soccer team, was dismissed by a Seattle-area judge on Tuesday, local broadcaster King 5 reported.

Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme

Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200 metres is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous" and must not happen.