Qualifying for Rio Olympics would be tough, winning medal tougher: Mary Kom
Qualifying for Rio Olympics would be tough, winning medal tougher: Mary Kom

Five-time world boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom on Wednesday said it would be an uphill task to achieve a podium-finish at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Trains, planes and memory sticks: reporter''s doping scoop quest
Trains, planes and memory sticks: reporter''s doping scoop quest

 The German journalist behind an explosive report suggesting widespread doping in world athletics travelled to rural Kenya, pursued dead-end leads and made a lot of fruitless trips before nailing the story that has rocked global sport.

Key Olympic powerbroker urges US bid for 2024
Key Olympic powerbroker urges US bid for 2024

The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged
Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged

Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis just weeks before track and field`s showpiece event, another black eye for sport after the FIFA corruption scandal.

Triathlon tests 2016 Rio Olympics readiness
Triathlon tests 2016 Rio Olympics readiness

Elite triathletes from around the world raced off Rio de Janeiro`s Copacabana Beach Sunday in a dress rehearsal for next year`s Olympic Games.

Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations
Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

Brazil`s largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year as it engulfs construction companies responsible for the lion`s share of projects worth around $12 billion.

Some in Almaty cool on 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Kazakhstan is aspiring to host the 2022 Winter Olympics but many in the Central Asian nation view the bid as yet another vanity project of long-ruling President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin
People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin

People like FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserve the Nobel prize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Switzerland`s RTS television news on Monday. 

Usain Bolt sacrifices nuggets to prolong career, but says no to 400m
Usain Bolt sacrifices nuggets to prolong career, but says no to 400m

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt has admitted to sacrificing fast food in a bid to extend his stellar sprinting career.

Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - five key matches
Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - five key matches

Roger Federer and Andy Murray meet for the 24th time on Friday in the Wimbledon semi-finals. It`s a rivalry which stretches back to 2005.

Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players
Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players

 The Pakistan hockey team, which failed to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after its disappointing show at the Hockey World League Semifinals in Belgium returns home tomorrow amid reports that there was tension among the players during the tournament.

Boxing wants more women`s fight at Olympics
Boxing wants more women`s fight at Olympics

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) wants to see more women fighting at the Olympic Games, its president Wu Ching-Kuo said.

HWL: Rio dream still alive as Indian eves face Italy in play-offs
HWL: Rio dream still alive as Indian eves face Italy in play-offs

A day after being thrashed 0-7 by top-ranked The Netherlands, India are still nurturing the Olympic qualification dream as they brace for a play-off fixture against lowly Italy in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals, here tomorrow.

France`s Yannick Agnel pulls out of world championships

Olympic and world 200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel has pulled out of swimming`s world championships in Russia with a lung infection, his agent announced on Monday.

Tug of war, bridge among 26 sports bidding for Tokyo spot

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after Games officials opened the door for new attractions at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Goa to host 5th Youth Delphic Games in February 2016

The fifth Youth Delphic Games will be held in Goa from February 1 to 14 next year.

Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid
Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest has moved closer to launching a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with the final decision resting on a vote next month.

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games
Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games

Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi disclosed on Tuesday.

Brazil Labour Ministry stops construction at two 2016 Rio Olympics venues
Brazil Labour Ministry stops construction at two 2016 Rio Olympics venues

Brazil`s Ministry for Labour said on Wednesday it stopped construction work at two venues being built for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year due to health and safety concerns.