Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106
Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics torch will be lit in Greece`s ancient Olympia on April 21 next year before leaving for the South American country 12 days later, organisers said on Saturday.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games
2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Distance swimming great Grant Hackett confirmed on Thursday that he would be bidding for a place on the Australian team for next year`s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers
2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze
Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Changwon, Korea: Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday earned a quota place for next year's Olympic Games after winning the 10-metre air rifle bronze in the ongoing ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.

Football Association end plan for combined British team at Rio Games: Report
Football Association end plan for combined British team at Rio Games: Report

The English Football Association have scrapped plans to send a combined British soccer team to compete at next year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of opposition from other home nations, the BBC reported on Monday.

Jurgen Klinsmann eyes Green, DeAndre Yedlin in Europe matches
Jurgen Klinsmann eyes Green, DeAndre Yedlin in Europe matches

Rising young stars Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin will be given a chance to show United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann what they can do on a short European tour.

Britain to soften Olympic medal-based funding policy
Britain to soften Olympic medal-based funding policy

Britain will continue to fund sports based largely on their Olympic prospects but will now also consider other factors such as participation levels, a report published on Thursday said.

Usain Bolt plans 2017 World Championships swansong
Usain Bolt plans 2017 World Championships swansong

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt plans to bow out in glory after the 2017 World Championships in London, he said in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday.

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics
Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said on Thursday she has been dreaming about setting a new world record at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Scottish independence would redefine landscape
Scottish independence would redefine landscape

Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don`t live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK."

Kosuke Hagino fails in six-title bid at nationals

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino`s bid to win a record six titles in a single meet at the national championships was crushed in his third race on Friday.

Rio Olympics to have new women`s wrestling categories

The wrestling world`s governing body, FILA, announced here Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women`s section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

McIlroy contemplating Olympic snub over Team GB, Ireland conundrum

World number one Rory McIlroy is considering to snub the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 because he doesn’t intend to offend his fans from either England or Ireland.

Rio urges IOC to award Olympics to South America

Rio de Janeiro delivered a passionate appeal for South America to be awarded the Olympics for the first time.

Rio urges IOC to award Olympics to South America

Rio de Janeiro delivered a passionate appeal for South America to be awarded the Olympics for the first time.