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Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi
Focussed on Olympic qualification now: Sarita Devi

Provisional suspension may be keeping her out of the ring but L Sarita Devi's indomitable spirit remains intact and the Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer says she is fully focussed on making the cut for 2016 Olympic Games.

IPC says Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at Rio Paralympics if not in jail at that time
IPC says Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at Rio Paralympics if not in jail at that time

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed that Oscar Pistorius would be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio if the double amputee is not in jail.

Action starts today, vibrant Brazil set for football World Cup!

It`s show time in Brazil and the journey to Rio is finally over! The 2014 Fifa World Cup begins on Thursday with hosts Brazil playing the tournament opener against Croatia.

Isinbayeva to come out of retirement for Rio - coach

Russian`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to go for a third gold in Rio in 2016 after the birth of her first child, according to her coach Yevgeny Trofimov, local media reported Wednesday.

Australia restructure to improve team culture for Rio Olympics

Australia have appointed sport specific team leaders for the 2016 Olympics in a bid to "boost performance" and enforce appropriate "culture and values" after the scandal-ridden disappointment of the London Games.

Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

Deadly violence in Rio which saw tourist areas turned into battle grounds does not affect Brazil`s hosting of the World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said.

Workers clash with guards and shots fired at Rio Park

Workers building Rio`s 2016 Olympic Park fought with security guards on Monday but although shots were fired no one was injured in the melee, eyewitnesses said.

Brazil to send troops to Rio for World Cup security

Brazil will deploy the military in slums near Rio`s international airport to back up police as the city braces for the arrival of hundreds of thousands of tourists for the World Cup, authorities said Monday.

Subways in Brazil`s World Cup host cities problematic

Subways in Brazil`s largest cities, Rio and Sao Paulo, have been facing problems as the FIFA World Cup approaches.

I am only a bathroom singer: Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has sung for the first time in the dubbed Hindi version of Hollywood film `Rio 2`, feels she is not better than a bathroom singer.

Six killed in Rio police offensive

Police launched a major operation in Rio`s favelas on Tuesday, leaving six people dead and four wounded with the World Cup just four months away.

Commonwealth champ Hazel out of retirement

England`s Louise Hazel announced Wednesday she was coming out of retirement in a bid to defend her Commonwealth Games heptathlon title in Glasgow later this year.

J.Lo, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte to sing official World Cup

US pop music stars Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull will join Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte on the official World Cup anthem "We Are One," FIFA announced in Rio today.

`I want to dominate` through to Rio, says Bolt

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has a gold medal haul like no other but the global superstar says he is far from finished yet.

Nine dead in Rio slum gunbattles

Nine people, including one police officer, were fatally shot during gunbattles that erupted in a slum complex near Rio international airport, authorities said in an updated toll.

Brazil, Chile play a draw at World Cup venue

Brazil were held to a 2-2 draw by Chile at the Mineirao World Cup stadium here on Wednesday.

FIFA chief Blatter to visit Cuba

FIFA president Joseph Blatter is expected to arrive in Havana on Tuesday on a two-day work visit for meetings with national sports officials.

Romario doubts Neymar`s World Cup impact

Legendary striker Romario said he doubts whether Neymar will have a decisive impact on next year`s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Police use tear gas in World Cup stadium furor

Police were forced to use tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes between fans seeking tickets for the official re-opening of Brazil`s Fonte Nova arena to be used at the 2014 World Cup.

Bolt `focused` on Rio 150m sprint

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has vowed to push himself to the limit during Sunday`s 150m exhibition event on Rio`s Copabacana beach.