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I want to win a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics, says Pinki Jangra

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 20:58

Haryana boxer Pinki Jangra recently caused a major upset at the selection trials in Patiala for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, when she stunned Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom. Many don’t know, but it wasn’t Pinki’s first win over the five-time World Champion. As a 19-year-old, she had defeated Mary in the quarters of the Nationals.

Isinbayeva to come out of retirement for Rio - coach

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 17:19

Russian`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to go for a third gold in Rio in 2016 after the birth of her first child, according to her coach Yevgeny Trofimov, local media reported Wednesday.

Phelps tops 100m butterfly qualifying in return

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 08:56

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months.

Rio Games ramp up infrastructure investment to outstrip London

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 05:59

Brazil will spend USD 10.8 billion on infrastructure projects for the 2016 Rio Olympics in an effort to ensure South America`s first Games are delivered on time, organisers have announced.

Mary Kom to start training for Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 20:25

Olympic bronze medallist boxer, M C Mary Kom on wednesday said she would soon start full-time preparations for next year`s Rio Olympics and expressed confidence of winning a gold in the mega sporting event.

Becker calls Federer`s 2016 Rio Olympics target `far-fetched`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:34

Former World No.1 Boris Becker has said that Roger Federer`s Rio Olympics 2016 target is far-fetched and that things in tennis are not scripted for him to wait for a perfect ending.

Gebrselassie backs Farah to target `golden treble` at 2016 Rio Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:37

Veteran Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie has backed British Olympic champion Mo Farah to target a golden treble at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

IOC vice-president fears Rio way behind schedule

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:51

Concerns about Rio de Janeiro`s tardy progress in preparing to host the 2016 Games may have played a decisive role in Tokyo being awarded the 2020 Olympics ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.

Usain Bolt not worried about failure at 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 08:57

Usain Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200 metres Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years` time.

Will win gold in 2016 Olympics: Mary Kom

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 15:52

Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, M C Mary Kom has expressed confidence that she would win a gold medal in the next Olympics in Rio and said she will start regular training after six months.

Put national interest first, Sports Min tells administrators

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 15:50

Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.

Rio mayor wants Olympic planning body dissolved

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 16:13

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has called upon Brazil`s federal government to disband the Olympic Public Authority (APO), a public body created to oversee planning for the 2016 Olympics.