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2016 Rio Olympics

Mismanagement kept athlete Hima Das out of World Championships

The issue has come to the fore with the release of a letter written by President of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine, Dr PSM Chandran in May this year to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Chief Executive Officer, Rajesh Rajagopalan.

Sep 19, 2019, 16:48 PM IST

Japan Olympic committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda to resign as IOC member: Reports

Takeda's resignation came following allegations for suspected corruption in Japan's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mar 19, 2019, 10:28 AM IST

Sacked Australian football coach Alen Stajcic says reputation has been ruined

Stajcic, who took charge in 2014, guided the team to the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup and the same stage at the Rio Olympics the following year.

Feb 11, 2019, 12:33 PM IST

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers step up efforts to counter ticket scalping

Ticket sales for the 2016 Rio Olympics were sluggish due to a scalping ring, which was uncovered by the police at the event.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

Saina Nehwal's brilliant comeback: How Indian ace won season's first title after career-threatening injury — MUST WATCH

The 26-year-old former World Number One had endured an injury-plagued 2016 season.

Jan 23, 2017, 00:19 AM IST

Geeta Phogat vs Sakshi Malik: When the two Indian stars went head to head in 2015 – Video

Sakshi Malik and Getta Phogat, both hail from Haryana.

Dec 30, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Will think twice before representing India at Olympics, we were treated as servants: SSP Chawrasia

Talking about overall experience at Rio, he said that Indian officials behaved like owners, while athletes were treated as servants.

Dec 23, 2016, 09:00 AM IST

BWF World Super Series Finals: Sweet revenge for PV Sindhu; humbles Carolina Marin to enter semis

Sindhu plays South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun in the semi-final tomorrow.

Dec 16, 2016, 21:24 PM IST

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

Dec 16, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar beat Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to become 'most searched sportsperson' in India

Badminton ace Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, topped the 'most searched sportsperson” category, ahead of trend-setting gymnast Karmakar.

Dec 01, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

PV Sindhu ups glamour quotient: Gorgeous badminton ace sizzles in magazine photoshoot — WATCH

During the video shoot, Sindhu talked exclusively talked how she prepared for the rigours of Olympics.

Oct 21, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

Sport becomes Bollywood's latest goldmine: Akshay Kumar reveals launch of new movie Gold

Always regarded as one of the fittest and also bankable actors, Akshay doing a sporting movie sure gives Bollywood certain legitimacy.

Oct 21, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

Sushil Kumar contemplating shocking move to WWE: Here's The Great Khali's warning to the wrestler...

Khali, whose real name is Dalip Singh Rana, became a break-out star when he signed a contract with the WWE in 2006.

Oct 16, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

Sushil Kumar to follow Great Khali: Double Olympic medallist eyes shock WWE move

If this arrangement comes to fruition, Sushil can become the second Indian superstar in world's premier sports entertainment, after The Great Khali.

Oct 15, 2016, 18:30 PM IST

Dragged into India-Pakistan tension, Sakshi Malik clears her stand

The 58 kg freestyle wrestler, and shuttler PV Sindhu, saved India the blushes at Rio Olympics by winning a bronze and silver medal respectively.

Oct 07, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

After Rio Olympics heartbreak, Jitu Rai shoots silver at World Cup in Italy

The Khel Ratna awardee shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China's Wei Pang at Bologna.

Oct 06, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

Deepak Punia: INCREDIBLE story of milkman's son, and how he becomes junior world champion

He defeated wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, USA and Turkey to be crowned as the world champion.

Sep 18, 2016, 23:14 PM IST

Saina Nehwal's dinner date with Deepika Padukone is high on style! Pics inside

Tennis ace Saina Nehwal's injury might have been a major setback for the shuttler at the recently concluded Rio Olympics 2016 but that has not deterred her spirits at all.

Aug 30, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: My aim is to win gold for India, will give my best shot in finals, says PV Sindhu

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women's singles event of badminton competitions, said on Thursday that she will give her best shot to win a Gold medal for India.

Aug 18, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

Vijay Goel returns from Rio, says will clear all 'misconceptions' with facts

Denying his involvement in any miff with the Summer Games organisers, the Sports Minister wrote on Twitter that there seems to be some misunderstanding.

Aug 14, 2016, 13:09 PM IST