Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics
Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics

India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there are no fitness issues.

Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Indian badminton star, Saina Nehwal pulls out of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The defending champions is yet to recover from the blisters she had sustained during the Australian Open Super Series winning campaign.

Former Olympic sprint champion Patton dies

Mel Patton, the 200m gold medallist at the 1948 Olympics, has died at the age of 89, the University of Southern California said.

Australia to splash cash on Olympic medal prospects

Australia will throw more money at top medal prospects to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics after the sports-mad nation slumped to its worst medal tally in 20 years at the London Games.

Olympic relay medals in jeopardy after Tyson Gay`s ban

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) will have the final say on whether Tyson Gay`s 4x100 metres relay team mates will be stripped of their London Games medals in the wake of the sprinter`s doping ban, the IAAF told Reuters.

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.

Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar

Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27.

IOC confirm venues for 2016 football tournament

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio as host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament.

China`s Li rules herself out of the 2016 Olympics

China`s number one Li Na has ruled herself out of playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 31-year-old said at the Australian Open on Friday.

China`s Olympian swimmer Sun Yang resumes training

Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang arrived at a natatorium in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan in southwest China, to resume altitude training on the plateau.

North Korea rewards athletes with luxury apartments

"Happy laughter" drifted from deluxe new apartments in North Korea on Friday after some of the country`s top athletes were rewarded for their performances in international competitions.

Hickey unopposed in EOC presidential elections

Ireland`s Pat Hickey will be unopposed when he seeks a third term as president of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in November while Sebastian Coe stands for election to the organisation`s ruling executive committee.

Mo Farah reigns supreme over world 10,000m

Briton Mo Farah was pushed all the way in an ultimately well-executed victory in the men`s 10,000m at the world championships on Saturday to carry on where he left off at last year`s London Olympics.

Brit gymnast Beth Tweddle announces retirement on London Games anniversary

British gymnast Beth Tweddle has reportedly announced her retirement on the anniversary of her spectacular performance on the uneven bars at 2012 London Olympics, for which she won the bronze medal.

Kenya`s Kiplagat eyes World Championships gold

Kenya failed to win the men`s 1,500 metres gold medal at the London Games, but 2011 World Championships runner-up Silas Kiplagat is ready to make amends at the Moscow Worlds next month.

UK Prime Minister not worried by `rock star` mayor

PM David Cameron insists he`s not threatened by the London mayor Boris Johnson`s "rock star" status.

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.

It is easier to be on mat rather than facing camera: Sushil

Sushil Kumar has been busy shooting for different brands following his record successive medal-winning performance at the London Games, but the unassuming grappler says it is easy to be on the mat rather than facing a camera.

Sachin calls up London Paralympic silver medallist Girisha

Basking in the glory of being India`s lone medallist at the recently-concluded Paralympics, London Games silver-winner Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda`s joy multiplied when he received a phone call from star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Maken issues show cause notice to PCI

Cracking the whip on the Paralympic Committee of India after receiving complaints from the participants in the London Games, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on FRiday issued a show cause notice to the body.