English FA plans to send men`s and women`s teams to Rio
English FA plans to send men`s and women`s teams to Rio

 The English Football Association plans to send men`s and women`s Great Britain teams to the Olympics Games in Rio next year.

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

McIlroy confirms will represent Ireland in 2016 Olympics

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has confirmed on Wednesday that he would represent Ireland if he qualifies for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil where golf will return to the Games.

IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Hoax threats before Games play on Sochi security fears

At least five European countries` Olympic committees received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a "terrorist threat" before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger.

Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials

Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, USOC officials said on Thursday.

Rikke Pedersen sets 200 breaststroke world record

Rikke Pedersen of Denmark set a world record in the women`s 200 metres breaststroke in her semi-final at the world championships in Barcelona on Thursday.