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Now I don't want to sleep, but celebrate with tricolour: Devendra Jhajharia after winning Gold medal

Now I don't want to sleep, but celebrate with tricolour: Devendra Jhajharia after winning Gold medal

Before Paralympics, Devendra Jhajharia trained from April-July in Kuortane, Finland, where he became friends with Kenyan thrower Julius Yego, whom he calls one of his biggest motivators.

Weekly sports wrap: Five major stories that had everyone talking

Weekly sports wrap: Five major stories that had everyone talking

In case you missed out on the biggest news points of the week, here is our weekly sports wrap.

PM Narendra Modi leads country in lauding Indian heroes at the Rio Paralympic Games

PM Narendra Modi leads country in lauding Indian heroes at the Rio Paralympic Games

Under the Sports Ministry's Cash Award Scheme, Mariyappan will get Rs 75 lakh and Bhati will be presented Rs 30 lakh for their feat.

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

At stunning speed, the 28-year-old delighted the raucous Brazilian home crowd by beating US swimmer Roy Perkins by 10 seconds.

IOC President Thomas Bach to skip Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

IOC President Thomas Bach to skip Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

It will be the first time the IOC president has missed the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games since 1984.

Entire Russia team banned from competing at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Entire Russia team banned from competing at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Paralympic Games take place from September 7 to September 18 in Rio.

WAP partners with Rio Olympics to keep city animals safe

It said that many animals including dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, horses, opossums and birds live close to the venues who need to be protected for the duration of the games.

Toronto not entering race to host 2024 Olympics

Toronto not entering race to host 2024 Olympics

Toronto will not bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to multiple reports on Monday.

Even Paralympians could struggle in wheelchair-unfriendly Rio

Even Paralympians could struggle in wheelchair-unfriendly Rio

With their Mad Max-style wheelchairs, tattoos, and aggression-filled faces, Rio de Janeiro`s wheelchair rugby players would seem near impossible to stop.

Paralympic medalist Rajinder Singh Rahelu offered coaching job at NIS Patiala

2004 Paralympic Games bronze medalist Rajinder Singh Rahelu was on Tuesday offered a coaching job at the NIS Patiala by the Sports Authority of India under the recently amended recruitment rules.

Paris enters race for 2024 Olympic Games hosting

Paris enters race for 2024 Olympic Games hosting

 

Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a century.

Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games

 Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

500-day countdown begins for for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Brazilian city of Rio has started the 500-day countdown for the 2016 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.

Brazil Olympic mascots named after ''Girl from Ipanema'' composers

Brazil Olympic mascots named after ''Girl from Ipanema'' composers

The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be named `Tom` and `Vinicius` after the singer-songwriters who wrote `The Girl from Ipanema`, organisers said on Sunday.

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.

Rio 2016 mascots combine Brazilian fauna, flora

Rio 2016 mascots combine Brazilian fauna, flora

 The official mascots for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games are hybrids of Brazil's native fauna and flora, the local organising committee has announced.

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.

China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016

China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016

China has provided the second largest number of registrations for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteer programme which started Aug 28.