First venues ready for 2016 Rio Olympics: Mayor
First venues ready for 2016 Rio Olympics: Mayor

The first venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be completed by August or September next year, the city`s mayor promised on Friday during a site visit.

Rio names mascots Vinicius and Tom for Olympic Games
Rio names mascots Vinicius and Tom for Olympic Games

Vinicius will be the name of the Rio Olympic Games mascot after a three-week Internet vote and the Paralympic Games mascot will be called Tom.

Pele thanks fans for 'gratifying' support, leaves hospital
Pele thanks fans for 'gratifying' support, leaves hospital

Pele has thanked his legion of fans from around the world after being discharged from a Brazilian hospital.

IOC votes to Olympics in different countries
IOC votes to Olympics in different countries

The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world`s biggest sporting event.

Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach
Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach

A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world`s biggest multi-sports event`s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

Italy targets trio of major international events
Italy targets trio of major international events

Italy has set its sights on hosting three major international events -- golf`s Ryder Cup in 2022, the rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

President Francois Hollande says wants France to host 2024 Olympic Games

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that he was in favour of France applying to host the Olympic Games in 2024, and that the country was a candidate to host the World Expo the following year.

Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history
Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history

A new research has revealed that Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has signed 14.6 billion pounds worth of contracts during his career, which makes him the biggest individual deal maker in the history of professional sport.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015
Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015

Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete next year but is fixing her sights on the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Russian said on Thursday.

Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

International Rugby Board to become World Rugby
International Rugby Board to become World Rugby

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is to change its name to World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union announced Thursday.

North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labour output and national defence by improving its citizens` well-being, the head of a North Korean sports delegation said on Wednesday.

Golf`s Olympic resurgence begins in Nanjing Youth Games

It has been more than 100 years since the world`s top golfers have targeted a spot in the Olympic Games, but all will change with the sport being included in the 2016 Rio Games. In less than two years, the sport makes a long-awaited return to the Games in Rio and, as is starting to become a trend, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at Nanjing are leading the way.

Dubai keen on bidding for Olympics: Officials

The Gulf Arab sheikdom has plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host the Olympic Games.

Priyanka Chopra fought real boxers in `Mary Kom`

Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in ‘Mary Kom’, a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer.

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Will try our best: `Mary Kom` makers on film`s Manipur release

Makers of ‘Mary Kom’, based on boxer MC Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.

Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90.