Rio Olympics organizers promise `no white elephants`
Rio Olympics organizers promise `no white elephants`

The organizers of next year`s Rio Olympics say not only the Games will be a success -- but so will the aftermath.

India aiming at 10-plus medals from Rio: Sarbananda​ Sonowal
India aiming at 10-plus medals from Rio: Sarbananda​ Sonowal

India is aiming at ten-plus medals at the Rio Olympics next year, union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here Tuesday.

Mary Kom hints at retirement after 2016 Olympics
Mary Kom hints at retirement after 2016 Olympics

Olympic Bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision.

US youngsters aiming to impress Jurgen​ Klinsmann
US youngsters aiming to impress Jurgen​ Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann is taking the long view in his first USA football training camp of 2015, with half of the 28 players called up seeking their first caps.

Ageless Leander Paes aims for Olympics aged 43
Ageless Leander Paes aims for Olympics aged 43

India`s enduring doubles specialist Leander Paes began his 25th year on the tennis circuit this week eyeing a seventh Olympics appearance in 2016, when he will be 43.

Laura Trott announces engagement to British team mate Jason Kenny

British Olympic track cycling gold medallists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are to tie the knot.

Michael Phelps dodges jail in drunk driving case
Michael Phelps dodges jail in drunk driving case

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps looked to the future, including the Rio Olympics in 2016, after he dodged a stint in prison for drunk driving.

Brazilian legend Pele well enough to leave clinic
Brazilian legend Pele well enough to leave clinic

Brazilian football legend Pele on Tuesday was declared well enough to leave the Sao Paulo clinic treating him for a kidney complaint, 15 days after his admission shocked his soccer-mad nation.

Tennis preparations taking shape for Rio

International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice president Juan Margets says preparations for the Rio Olympic tennis tournament are progressing to the extent he can virtually visualise the event.

Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park
Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff made her first visit to the 2016 Rio Olympic Park just five days before the country's presidential election.

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.

Massive Commonwealth boost for Rugby sevens ahead of Rio Oly

Rugby sevens received another massive boost ahead of its much-anticipated inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when it offered up another top-notch tournament at the Commonwealth Games.

Rio 2016 will be `successful` says Coe

Rio de Janeiro will stage a "successful" Olympics, London 2012`s chief organiser Sebastian Coe said on Saturday after concerns over preparations in the Brazilian city were raised by the IOC.

Bolt sets sights on breaking own world record

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has set his sights on breaking his own 200-metre world record in 2014 with no competitions to distract his focus.

Vijay Kumar aims for gold in Rio Olympics

Silver medal winner in shooting in London Olympics, Vijay Kumar on Monday said his main aim is now to win a gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

McIlroy yet to decide over representing GB or Ireland at Olympics

World number one Rory McIlroy has said he hasn`t decided made any decision over his participation in the Rio de Janeiro Games 2016.