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2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

The national stadium in the French capital was among the targets on November 13 IS attack.

Apr 16, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

Heena Sidhu claims Rio Olympics berth in 10m air pistol shooting

Despite starting off with an average score of 9.8, Sidhu managed to stay ahead in 20-shots final round.

Jan 27, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

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.

Aug 09, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in 2016 Rio Games

Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country`s goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil`s best ever Olympics haul.

Apr 24, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

Bring your short game to Olympic golf, warns course chief

After months of legal wrangles sparked by green protests over the choice of a nature reserve to host the return of Olympic golf after 112 years, Rio Games golfers can now plot how to deal with a tough course.

Mar 26, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Sochi Winter Games made $53 million profit

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made an operating profit of 3.25 billion roubles ($53.15 million), officials announced on Thursday.

Feb 27, 2015, 07:10 AM IST

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said on Thursday she has been dreaming about setting a new world record at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Feb 12, 2015, 21:50 PM IST

Argentina football team seal Rio Olympic spot with under-20 triumph

Argentina will return to Olympic football next year after sealing victory in the South American under-20 qualifying tournament in Uruguay on Saturday.

Feb 08, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics

Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.

Nov 21, 2014, 12:40 PM IST

IOC hails Pyeongchang`s 2018 Games preparations

Pyeongchang`s preparations for the 2018 Winter Games got a thumbs up from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday, a stark contrast to ongoing concerns over Rio de Janeiro`s tardy progress for the 2016 summer Games.

May 01, 2014, 23:49 PM IST