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Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Tendulkar's trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.

Brazil arrests 'amateur' group accused of Olympics terror plot

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month`s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

The seedings are based on today's (July 21, 2016) World Rankings for the final confirmed Olympic qualifiers, and will be used for the draw on July 26.

In crime-ridden Rio, 2016 Olympics police reinforcements come under fire

In crime-ridden Rio, 2016 Olympics police reinforcements come under fire

Brazil is deploying 85,000 police and soldiers, double the number used in the London 2012 Olympics.

Indian food on Rio Olympics menu: Sports Ministry

Indian food on Rio Olympics menu: Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry today said that some athletes had requested for Indian food in the Games village.

Brazil`s interim president has 13% approval: Poll

Brazil`s interim president has 13% approval: Poll

Just 13 percent of Brazilians think interim president Michel Temer is doing a good job, a poll found Friday, making him only slightly more popular than his bitter rival Dilma Rousseff.

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Last week, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory had been stopped from conducting tests. 

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil`s government authorized an emergency transfer of 2.9 billion reais ($850 million/579.2 million pounds) on Tuesday for the cash-strapped state of Rio de Janeiro to help pay for infrastructure projects and security for the Olympic Games in August.

106-year-old woman becomes oldest Olympic torch bearer

Three years after becoming the world`s oldest skydiver, Aida Gemanque became the oldest Olympic torch bearer on Saturday when she carried the flame in the Amazonian city of Macapa, aged 106.

Police search construction firms behind Olympic project

 Brazil's federal police have searched the offices of a construction consortium behind one of Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic sites as part of a probe into potential fraud, the police said in a statement.

Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. 

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

The Brazilian Police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

Seven Indian shuttlers set to qualify for Rio Olympics

Seven Indian shuttlers set to qualify for Rio Olympics

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play their second Olympics in women's doubles competition.

2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

The announcement was made in the presence of Olympic medallists and Rio star athletes.

Rio Games count down starts with Olympia torch lighting

Rio Games count down starts with Olympia torch lighting

The Rio Games run from August 5-21.

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

The national stadium in the French capital was among the targets on November 13 IS attack.

Brazil crisis will not affect 2016 Rio Olympics Games, says IOC

Brazil crisis will not affect 2016 Rio Olympics Games, says IOC

The political and economic crisis engulfing Brazil will not affect preparations for Rio de Janeiro`s Olympic Games in August as venues are being completed on time, organizers said on Wednesday.

Brazil VP targeted by impeachment petition

An ally of embattled President Dilma Rousseff has filed an impeachment petition against Vice President Michel Temer, citing testimony that implicates him in the sprawling corruption scandal shaking Brazil's political class.

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff`s fight against impeachment gathered speed when tens of thousands of people marched nationwide to oppose what they said was a "coup."