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.