Rio Olympics 2016

Carolina Marin shocked to know about PV Sindhu's cash rewards after her Silver at Rio Olympics

Carolina Marin shocked to know about PV Sindhu's cash rewards after her Silver at Rio Olympics

After Marin defeated Sindhu in the final at the Rio Games to become the first non-Asian woman to win the Olympics gold in the badminton singles event, the Spanish government rewarded her with ^94,000 (approx Rs 70 lakh).

Jan 12, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
Rio Olympics semi-finalist Lin Dan admits cheating on pregnant wife, apologises to family and fans

Rio Olympics semi-finalist Lin Dan admits cheating on pregnant wife, apologises to family and fans

The news soon went viral with more than a million views of the page with hashtag "Lin Dan's affair".

Nov 18, 2016, 13:44 PM IST
Usain Bolt all set to train with Borussia Dortmund, confirms club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke

Usain Bolt all set to train with Borussia Dortmund, confirms club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke

Bolt is widely regarded as one of the greatest Olympians, where he completed a rare 'treble-treble' by winning Gold medals in 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100m relay at Rio.

Nov 14, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
PV Sindhu says she wants to clinch All England Championship as a mark of respect for coach Pullela Gopichand

PV Sindhu says she wants to clinch All England Championship as a mark of respect for coach Pullela Gopichand

Notably, Gopichand won Yonex All-England Badminton Championships in 2011 by defeating Chen Hong of China, the 12th seed, 15-12, 15-6.

Nov 14, 2016, 10:35 AM IST
Olympics has changed something inside me, feels silver medalist PV Sindhu

Olympics has changed something inside me, feels silver medalist PV Sindhu

The two-time bronze medalist at World Championship will next compete at the China Super Series starting next week and Sindhu said she can't take anybody lightly.

Nov 09, 2016, 22:30 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made of recycled metals

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made of recycled metals

It remains unclear whether the use of recycled metals would be cost efficient, though officials are keen to rein in soaring costs.

Nov 09, 2016, 17:48 PM IST
When Jack Sock showed true sportsmanship and stunned everyone in Tennis court — WATCH

When Jack Sock showed true sportsmanship and stunned everyone in Tennis court — WATCH

Tennis player Jack Sock is one of the best examples that one can give of when it comes to play with a great sportsmanship.

Nov 01, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
Me, Satyavrat Kadian donning same jersey in PWL will help team, says Sakshi Malik

Me, Satyavrat Kadian donning same jersey in PWL will help team, says Sakshi Malik

Sakshi, who fights in women's 58kg, said that besides her coaches she has also learnt a lot from her Revanta Mumbai Garuda captain Adeline Gray of USA.

Nov 01, 2016, 16:26 PM IST
India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches, says ace shuttler​ Saina Nehwal

India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches, says ace shuttler​ Saina Nehwal

Praising the Indian government's initiative to promote sports, Saina hoped such support should be extended for next two to three Olympics.

Oct 30, 2016, 16:59 PM IST
Asian Airgun Shooting Championship: Heena Sidhu pulls out of an event in Iran due to hijab compulsory rule

Asian Airgun Shooting Championship: Heena Sidhu pulls out of an event in Iran due to hijab compulsory rule

The championship is scheduled be held in Iran's capital Tehran in December.

Oct 29, 2016, 17:08 PM IST
Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Sharapova has been allowed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to play in exhibition matches before her ban expires.

Oct 24, 2016, 19:11 PM IST
Sports Ministry puts blame on coach Nikolai for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics

Sports Ministry puts blame on coach Nikolai for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics

The committee recommended that in future events, written consent of the athlete should be taken on this matter to avoid any confusion.

Oct 21, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Piers Morgan hits back at Virender Sehwag after he trolled England for losing to India in Kabaddi  World Cup

Piers Morgan hits back at Virender Sehwag after he trolled England for losing to India in Kabaddi World Cup

Morgan, who faced severe criticism by Indian fans for mocking India's performance at Rio Olympics 2016, pointed out the spelling error in Sehwag's tweet:

Oct 19, 2016, 10:38 AM IST
CBI finally registers case in wrestler Narsingh Yadav's doping scandal

CBI finally registers case in wrestler Narsingh Yadav's doping scandal

The wrestler was tested positive for banned substance for about 20 days ahead of the start of the Olympic Games.

Oct 18, 2016, 19:30 PM IST
For Dipa Karmakar's smooth ride: Tripura government to widen roads near gymnast's house

For Dipa Karmakar's smooth ride: Tripura government to widen roads near gymnast's house

Dipa, who became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for an Olympic finals event, earlier said it was a dream to receive such a huge gift from Tendulkar, but she had decided to return it due to maintenance issues.

Oct 18, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
PV Sindhu will be back in action at Denmark Open after creating history at Rio Olympics 2016

PV Sindhu will be back in action at Denmark Open after creating history at Rio Olympics 2016

With Saina Nehwal recovering from a knee injury that spoilt her Olympic campaign, all eyes will be on Sindhu and the Indian is aware of the expectations.

Oct 17, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
Abhinav Bindra says government stand should be respected on whether India should play Pakistan or not

Abhinav Bindra says government stand should be respected on whether India should play Pakistan or not

Bindra, here for the Franchise India Expo, also spoke about his life post Rio Olympics in August, when he ended his glorious career with a fourth place finish.

Oct 15, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics my best one, says Abhinav Bindra

2016 Rio Olympics my best one, says Abhinav Bindra

Out of a 119-strong contingent, India got only a silver in badminton and a bronze medal in wrestling while Dipa Karmakar was outstanding in women`s gymnastics.

Oct 15, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
Is Dipa Karmakar returning BMW handed over by Sachin Tendulkar? Here's what the gymnast said!

Is Dipa Karmakar returning BMW handed over by Sachin Tendulkar? Here's what the gymnast said!

Dipa, who became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for an Olympic finals event, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to reveal the actual reason behind her decision to return the car.

Oct 13, 2016, 09:11 AM IST
Absence of service center, not Agartala roads the reason to return BMW: Dipa Karmakar's father

Absence of service center, not Agartala roads the reason to return BMW: Dipa Karmakar's father

The Karmakar family has instead asked for cash with which they would buy a car that has its showroom and servicing centre in her home town.

Oct 12, 2016, 20:41 PM IST

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