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Rio organisers deny Olympic delays

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 13:51

Rio de Janeiro officials have denied reports of major delays to the city`s 2016 Olympic preparations.

Top Rio Games official Marcio Fortes quits

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 15:36

The Brazilian government has confirmed the resignation of one of the top officials of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Paes dreams of playing 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 19:45

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes said on Thursday that his fitness is still good enough to carry him into Brazil Olympic Games in 2016.

Vijay Kumar aims for gold in Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 21:17

Silver medal winner in shooting in London Olympics, Vijay Kumar on Monday said his main aim is now to win a gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

McIlroy yet to decide over representing GB or Ireland at Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:30

World number one Rory McIlroy has said he hasn`t decided made any decision over his participation in the Rio de Janeiro Games 2016.

Olympic flag arrives in Rio

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 18:42

The Olympic flag has arrived here, marking the dawn of a new era in Rio de Janeiro`s history.

Olympic return great day for golf

Last Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 13:21

Tiger Woods declared it “a perfect fit” and PGA Tour President Tim Finchem hailed it a “great day” for golf on Thursday after the sport was added to line-up for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Shocked US Olympic delegate urges heads of state ban

Last Updated: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 20:26

The Olympic fiasco arising from US President Barack Obama’s failed promotion of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Games should be avoided by keeping heads of state away from the process, a US delegate said on Sunday.

Caipirinhas in Rio after 2016 Olympics win

Last Updated: Saturday, October 03, 2009, 21:32

Confetti poured over 50,000 cheering Brazilians, swimsuit-clad revelers waved green, yellow and blue flags and bartenders worked overtime serving caipirinhas to celebrate one of Rio`s proudest moments.

Rio urges IOC to award Olympics to South America

Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2009, 18:19

Rio de Janeiro delivered a passionate appeal for South America to be awarded the Olympics for the first time.

Confident Rio ready to land first South American Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 09:57

The time has finally come for a South American city to host the Olympic Games with Brazil enjoying unprecedented economic and social growth, confident Rio 2016 bid leaders said on Tuesday.

Chicago makes USD 4.8 billion budget to promote Olympic bid

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 17:29

Chicago 2016 Olympic Games Bid Committee has announced a budget of USD 4.8 billion with estimates of selling 7.6 million tickets during the mega event, with the one for opening ceremony priced at USD 1,645.