Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday
Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday

Indian women's hockey team on Saturday qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships in London.

PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics
PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics

She might have missed out on a historic hat-trick of medals in the recent World Championship, but India number two shuttler P V Sindhu on Thursday said her target was to improve her ranking ahead of the Olympics qualification cut-off date in May next year.

Khalid Sajjad Khokar replaces Shahnaz Sheikh as PHF president
Khalid Sajjad Khokar replaces Shahnaz Sheikh as PHF president

Brigadier (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokar was on Thursday unanimously elected as the new president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) even as national team coach Shahnaz Sheikh officially stepped down from his post.

Shahnaz Sheikh resigns as Pakistan hockey coach
Shahnaz Sheikh resigns as Pakistan hockey coach

 Pakistan hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh stepped down on Thursday after the team failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

India need more tough tests ahead of Rio Olympics: PR Sreejesh
India need more tough tests ahead of Rio Olympics: PR Sreejesh

 Hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels India need to go through tough tests against top teams to excel in next year's Rio Olympics.

Indian wrestlers to train in US for 12 days before World Championship
Indian wrestlers to train in US for 12 days before World Championship

Determined to make the most of the time before the World Championship begins on September 7, the Indian wrestling squad will undergo a rigorous 12-day training, starting on Wednesday till September 6 in Las Vegas, USA.

Wrestlers set to get visa and leave for USA tomorrow
Wrestlers set to get visa and leave for USA tomorrow

Indian wrestlers are all set to get their visas tomorrow and leave for Las Vegas, USA, for the September 7-12 World Championship, which will also double up as the first qualification tournament for next year's Rio Olympics.

NRAI go easy on selection policy to ensure maximum Olympic quotas
NRAI go easy on selection policy to ensure maximum Olympic quotas

With less than a year to go for the Rio Olympics, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has deviated from its "rigorous" selection policy to ensure maximum quota places for the quadrennial extravaganza.

Qualifying for Rio Olympics would be tough, winning medal tougher: Mary Kom
Qualifying for Rio Olympics would be tough, winning medal tougher: Mary Kom

Five-time world boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom on Wednesday said it would be an uphill task to achieve a podium-finish at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Saina Nehwal aims to excel in all Super Series in run up to Rio Olympics
Saina Nehwal aims to excel in all Super Series in run up to Rio Olympics

World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal is aiming to remain injury free and excel in all the Super Series tournaments in the run up to next year's Rio Olympics.

I thought of quitting badminton last year, says World No. 1 Saina Nehwal
I thought of quitting badminton last year, says World No. 1 Saina Nehwal

World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai
My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai

 He is modesty personified but Jitu Rai, now the benchmark of excellence in Indian shooting, doesn't shy away from expressing his "burning desire" to hit the bull's eye at next year's Rio Olympics, saying the Arjuna Award will act as additional morale-booster.

Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC
Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC

Rio de Janeiro is set to stage an "outstanding" Olympics -- if it can sort out "millions" of details, the head of an IOC fact-finding mission said Wednesday.

Archery World Cup: Indian archers in gold medal hunt
Archery World Cup: Indian archers in gold medal hunt

 Indian mixed recurve team of Mangal Singh Champia and Deepika Kumari stormed into the final to assure themselves a medal in the Archery World Cup - Stage 3 here on Wednesday.

Rio Olympic rowing water not to blame for US sickness: Organizers

Pollution in the Olympic rowing lagoon in Rio de Janeiro was not responsible for illness among US athletes at an Olympic warm-up last weekend, Brazilian organizers said Tuesday.

`Playboy`s` reign of terror over, but Rio still on edge

Rio de Janeiro officials celebrated Monday the death of "Playboy," a brutal gang leader famous for thumbing his nose at the authorities -- yet his killing left new questions unanswered.

Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months
Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

 Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was on Monday suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team, a decision which might shatter the experienced midfielder's dream of playing in next year's Rio Olympics.

Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest at Olympic contest site
Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest at Olympic contest site

Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio`s filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year`s  at to protest the authorities` failure to tackle severe pollution.

Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest

Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio`s filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year`s Olympic sailing contests, to protest the authorities` failure to tackle severe pollution.

Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win
Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win

Michael Phelps showed Friday he`s still a formidable force as the Rio Olympics approach, clocking a stunning 1min 52.94sec to win the 200m butterfly at the US swimming championships.