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Athlete Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics in 100m sprint

Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics in 100m sprint. Watch complete news story of Aap Ki Khabar for getting detailed updates!

'Raped woman' remark: IOA contemplating to drop Salman Khan as goodwill ambassador for Rio Games?

'Raped woman' remark: IOA contemplating to drop Salman Khan as goodwill ambassador for Rio Games?

 Salman Khan's appointment as India's Goodwill Ambassador at the upcoming Rio Games was criticized by several Indian athletes.

Rio state declares financial emergency, requests funding for Olympics

Rio de Janeiro`s governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start Aug. 5.

Olympics 2016: Why Brazil's World Cup winner Rivaldo is urging tourists to stay away from Rio Games?

Olympics 2016: Why Brazil's World Cup winner Rivaldo is urging tourists to stay away from Rio Games?

Rivaldo, 44, passed the statement, after the death of a 17-year-old who was murdered in Rio at the weekend.

Watch: Paraplegic Deepa Malik talks about her achievements!

Deepa Malik, a paraplegic athlete, who has achieved more than what an average youth can only dream of. Watch her talk about her achievements in sports.

Watch: Paraplegic Deepa Malik talks about her achievements!

Deepa Malik, a paraplegic athlete, who has achieved more than what an average youth can only dream of. Watch her talk about her achievements in sports.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2016: In Pics

Performers at Rio Carnival swatted aside Zika concern to revel in the most famous and the largest carnival celebration of the world.

Rio to cut Olympic costs by 10 per cent

Organizers of next year's Rio Olympics have said they aim to slash the cost of the Games by around 10 per cent in a bid to combat the effects of Brazil's economic crisis.

Olympics could `paralyze` Rio airport: Airlines

 Planned closure of airspace over Rio`s Guanabara Bay during sailing competitions at next year`s Olympics would "paralyze" air travel and affect more than 150,000 passengers, airlines said Friday.

Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest

Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio`s filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year`s Olympic sailing contests, to protest the authorities` failure to tackle severe pollution.

Back on the beat: Rio cops step up patrols

Faced with a surge in armed robberies, Rio de Janeiro police are using mounted patrols and old-fashioned tactics to combat crime ahead of next year`s Olympic Games.

Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games

Rio to hold 44 test events in run up to 2016 games

Rio de Janeiro will stage 44 test events over the next 14 months as the country moves up a gear in its preparations to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers said on Wednesday.

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.

Green protests dog IOC in Rio

Green protests dog IOC in Rio

 Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event neat year.

Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi

Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi

Provisional suspension may be keeping her out of the ring but L Sarita Devi's indomitable spirit remains intact and the Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer says she is fully focussed on making the cut for 2016 Olympic Games.

IPC says Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at Rio Paralympics if not in jail at that time

IPC says Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at Rio Paralympics if not in jail at that time

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed that Oscar Pistorius would be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio if the double amputee is not in jail.

Action starts today, vibrant Brazil set for football World Cup!

It`s show time in Brazil and the journey to Rio is finally over! The 2014 Fifa World Cup begins on Thursday with hosts Brazil playing the tournament opener against Croatia.

Isinbayeva to come out of retirement for Rio - coach

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.

Australia restructure to improve team culture for Rio Olympics

Australia have appointed sport specific team leaders for the 2016 Olympics in a bid to "boost performance" and enforce appropriate "culture and values" after the scandal-ridden disappointment of the London Games.

Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

Deadly violence in Rio which saw tourist areas turned into battle grounds does not affect Brazil`s hosting of the World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said.