2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Concussion may impact men and women differently

Concussion or a violent shock as from a heavy blow may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, says a study.

Benefits of chocolate milk vary according to workout intensities

Chocolate milk has it all whether it comes to proteins, carbs, sugar or the taste and is also trending with athletes, but a big question arises that is this dairy beverage perfect for everyone in replenishing the energy?

Now, breast milk sold online for athletes!

With surge of online sales, breast milk has become a commodity -- and not just for infants, says an editorial published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

Salt pills do little to boost performance of endurance athletes

A new study has revealed that more salt doesn't mean better performance for endurance athletes.

Even athletes are at risk of fatal heart diseases

 Athletes whose fitness levels are very high may have life-threatening cardiovascular abnormalities, warns a new study.

Rio 2016 eyes Paralympic ticket record
Rio 2016 eyes Paralympic ticket record

Some 3.3 million tickets will go on sale for the Rio 2016 Paralympics in September, organisers said.

Uganda runners hit by HIV scare
Uganda runners hit by HIV scare

Ugandan runners have been hit by a major health scare after it emerged that a coach accused of sexually abusing young athletes was infected with HIV.

Canada will act to keep doping agency WADA in Montreal: Report

Canada will act to keep the World Anti-Doping Agency in Montreal after European nations pushed for it to be moved, saying the body could not adequately protect athletes` data, a government source said on Monday.

Athletes killed as bus, lorry collide in Morocco

A severe accident took place involving a moving bus and a lorry on Friday. The accident was a result of a head-on collision between the bus and lorry and reports suggest that it has killed 31 people, many of them young athletes.

Rio 2016 unveils Olympic IT lab
Rio 2016 unveils Olympic IT lab

The local organisers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveiled a laboratory that will test equipment used to beam real-time information during the Games, a media report said on Thursday.

PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment
PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment

A marred sporting event in India was once again highlighted to showcase the negligence by the authorities over athletes of the nation. The recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row after which the body decided to suspended president Rajesh Tomar.

Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel
Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities.

Running barefoot may up injury risk in experienced athletes

Running barefoot may increase injury risk in older, more experienced athletes, finds a study.

Lack of facilities for differently-abled athletes at National Para-Athletic Championships!

As 15th National Para-Athletic Championships commenced in the national capital on Saturday, a shocking disclosure about the substandard facilities provided to the differently-abled athletes reveals the sorry state of affairs in sports administration.

Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part
Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday assured athletes who would be given funds for top-class training under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP), not to worry about the contentious clause requiring them to get prior government approval for any other commercial deals with third parties.

Social media can train future athletes better

Modifying new media training to align with student-athletes habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage of social networks, says a new study.

Sajan Prakash, Akanksha Vora named best athletes, National Games end with cultural show
Sajan Prakash, Akanksha Vora named best athletes, National Games end with cultural show

 Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony, here. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four new meet records.

Athletes make National Games a success
Athletes make National Games a success

 Meet records tumbled in a heap, established stars performed as expected even as some lesser known faces managed to surprise with lion-hearted performances in the 35th National Games where the Services Sports Control Board ended up being the most dominant force for a third year running.

Kenya warn doping cheats belong in `dustbin`
Kenya warn doping cheats belong in `dustbin`

Kenya`s sports minister warned Friday that athletes caught doping would be consigned to the "dustbin of history", in a bid to repair the reputation of the east African country`s fabled distance runners.