Rio de Janeiro cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics
Rio de Janeiro cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics

Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro have been offered free English courses to improve communication with tourists during next year's Olympics.

Indian archers keep Rio 2016 hopes alive
Indian archers keep Rio 2016 hopes alive

 Indian men's and women's teams kept themselves in line to grab Olympic quota berths by finishing 10th and 15th in the qualification rounds at the World Archery Championship here on Monday.

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.

Qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics 'very important': Tiger Woods
Qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics 'very important': Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has said qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics is "very important" as golf prepares to return to the Olympic fold after a 112-year absence. However, the world's most famous golfer will have to work hard to gain the ticket.

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details
Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

World beater Biles trying not to think about Olympics
World beater Biles trying not to think about Olympics

Gymnast Simone Biles, an early favourite to emerge as the darling of the Rio Olympics, is gearing up for next month`s American Cup in her home state of Texas and keeping her mind off the `scary` 2016 Games.

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.

Rio 2016 says clean up target for sail bay still holds
Rio 2016 says clean up target for sail bay still holds

A pledge to clean Rio de Janeiro`s bay where sailing will be held in 2016 still stands despite the state`s top environment official suggesting the target was unattainable, said the Olympic organising committee.

Laura Trott announces engagement to British team mate Jason Kenny

British Olympic track cycling gold medallists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are to tie the knot.

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.

UK Sport to reconsider "no compromise" funding policy
UK Sport to reconsider "no compromise" funding policy

UK Sport could be set to reconsider its no-compromise approach to funding elite athletes, handing a lifeline to sports such as basketball which have had their financial backing cut.

Nanjing 2014, a precursor to Rio 2016

The second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing is seen as a Games of many firsts, as rugby sevens, Hockey5s, golf, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball and showcase events such as sport climbing, roller sports, skateboarding and wushu make their debut.

Puglist Mary Kom encourages women to up sports to fight crime

Concerned at the alarming rise of violence against women, five-time world boxing champion and Olympic medallist Mary Kom on Thursday urged women to take up sports for self-defence and to stay fit.

WADA revokes Rio 2016 anti-doping lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revoked the licence of the testing laboratory earmarked for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

IOC warns Rio: `Time is of the essence`

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sounded a warning to Rio 2016 officials about delays to key infrastructure projects.

Rio Olympic committee says employees acted alone

Rio de Janeiro Olympic organisers say the employees accused of stealing confidential files from the London Games acted alone and did not intend to harm either organisation.

Nothing less than a `medal spring` awaits us in Rio: Pranab Mukherjee

Calling for creating a strong sporting nation with sound sports infrastructure, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday set the ball rolling for the next Olympics in Brazil expressing hope that India will improve its ranking in the world.

Olympic flag arrives in Rio

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