Indian fans might be ticketless for Rio Games due to IOA blunder: Report
Indian fans might be ticketless for Rio Games due to IOA blunder: Report

The hopes of all the Indian fans who are planning to visit Brazil next year to watch the prestigious Rio Games could be shattered as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has failed to reserve the quota of tickets for sale in India.

Indian eves can qualify for Rio Games, says chief coach Ahrens
Indian eves can qualify for Rio Games, says chief coach Ahrens

With the FIH World League Semi-Final just around the corner, Indian women's hockey team chief coach Mathias Ahrens on Monday exuded confidence of putting up a good show in the upcoming tournament, which is a qualifying event for next year's Rio Olympics.

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang
I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

Injuries and recoveries have marked Gagan Narang's life over the last three years and the shooting ace, having just secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, says he is striving to reach peak form and maintain the momentum going into the multisport extravaganza.

T20 Cricket to feature in 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
T20 Cricket to feature in 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Cricket could become a reality in the next five years as almost 33 international sports federation have been invited to apply as potential new entrants for the biggest showdown in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games.

Thai Tanongsak eyes SEA Games ''honour'' defence
Thai Tanongsak eyes SEA Games ''honour'' defence

Thai shuttler Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk is aiming to prove his gold medal showing at the last Southeast Asian Games was no fluke as he bids to defend his title in Singapore next month with an eye on the Rio Olympics.

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.

Ma Long targets Rio gold after maiden world title
Ma Long targets Rio gold after maiden world title

China`s world number one Ma Long has set his sights on a maiden table tennis singles gold at the Rio Olympics next year after breaking through for his first world title on home courts in Suzhou.

Olympic motivation strong for South Korea's women
Olympic motivation strong for South Korea's women

With Park In-bee`s victory at the North Texas Shootout on Sunday South Korean golfers have won seven of the first 11 LPGA Tour events this season and the world number two says the battle for a spot on the Korean Olympic team is driving them hard. 

Rio Games ticket sales extended
Rio Games ticket sales extended

Rio Olympics organisers said they are extending the current round of ticket sales beyond Friday`s original deadline to next Thursday as Brazil residents flock to make purchases.

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again
Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei`s dream of winning Olympic gold is back on after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) gave him the benefit of the doubt following a positive doping test.

Lee Chong Wei handed backdated eight-month ban for doping
Lee Chong Wei handed backdated eight-month ban for doping

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei was handed a backdated eight-month ban for doping by the Badminton World Federation on Monday, keeping alive the former world number one`s dream of winning gold at the Rio Olympics next year.

SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics
SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics

 In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics.

Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for PR Sreejesh
Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for PR Sreejesh

India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics.

Greg Norman feels sorry for fallen Tiger Woods
Greg Norman feels sorry for fallen Tiger Woods

Former world number one Greg Norman has said he feels sorry for Tiger Woods` position as a fallen idol but believes the American`s travails showed even the greatest individuals would have their "weaknesses" exposed.

In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup
In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup

Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday.

Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood
Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood

Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh's unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women's team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men's side to a "very good place" during his short one-year stint.

1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold
1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold

Brazilians have solicited some 1.2 million tickets for next year`s Rio Olympics a week after tickets went on sale, organizers said Tuesday.

Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach
Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach

Former Olympic 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky was named Monday as head coach of the Russian athletics team with the goal of preparing for the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the wake of a damaging doping scandal.

NRAI sets tough road to Rio Olympics for shooters
NRAI sets tough road to Rio Olympics for shooters

Indian shooters aiming for glory at next year's Rio Olympics will be required to take part in seven selection trials, following which the average final scores and merit points will be taken into consideration to select the team for the multi-sport extravaganza.

Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah
Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah

Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match here tomorrow.