Rio Olympic Games

Swimming: Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

The 18-year-old was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month after her record-breaking exploits in the Jakarta pool.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Tennis legend Leander Paes bemoans India's team selection in last two Olympics

Paes, 43, started a possible controversy, claiming he was not considered to partner Sania Mirza for Mixed Doubles at the Rio Games.

Sep 18, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

WELL DONE DEEPA MALIK: Haryana govt announces INR 4 crore reward, job for Paralympic medallist

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij, on Saturday announced a cash award of Rs four crore for Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik, at par with medal-winners at the Olympic Games.

Sep 17, 2016, 22:58 PM IST

Rio bronze medalist Sakshi Malik enters top-5 in world rankings

Previously unranked, Sakshi, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an olympic medal, claimed the position in the latest list.

Sep 12, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Poor start by Aditi Ashok at Ladies European Masters

The 18-year-old Aditi, who represented India at the recent Rio Olympic Games, had two birdies and three bogeys in her round.

Sep 08, 2016, 20:15 PM IST

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange dies, aged 100

Havelange, who has died during the Olympic Games being staged in his home city of Rio de Janeiro, oversaw a transformation of FIFA and its flagship World Cup competition into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Aug 16, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

Elite officers guarding Rio Olympics shot in slum

The officers were part of the 5,000-strong federal reinforcements sent in to help police South America`s first Olympics, which kicked off last Friday.

Aug 11, 2016, 07:38 AM IST

India's Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Rajput shot 456.9 to win the silver medal in the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.

Jun 28, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Medical experts want Rio Olympics delayed or moved due to Zika

A group of 150 leading public health experts said the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high.

May 28, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Bollywood hasn't done any favour on me by making a biopic: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Meanwhile, celebrities like actress-politician Kirron Kher and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya have defended the IOA's decision to appoint Salman as the face of India at Rio Olympics.

Apr 27, 2016, 09:15 AM IST

Need lot of match practice before Olympics, says fit-again star Saina Nehwal

Saina says she feels more confident now.

Mar 30, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

Saina Nehwal among 24 standing for IOC Athletics Commission elections

After the approval by the IOC Session, the four elected athletes will become IOC members for an eight-year term of office.

Dec 09, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

India placed in tough group in FIBA Asia Men's Basketball

India has been placed in a tough group which included defending champions Iran in the 28th FIBA Asia Men's Basketball Championship that will be held in Changsha in China from September 23 to October 3.

Sep 19, 2015, 22:04 PM IST

Narinder Batra objects to Rakesh Gupta's appointment as Rio chef de mission

 Hockey India President Narinder Batra on Saturday objected to the appointment of Indian Olympic Association Joint Secretary Rakesh Gupta as the Chef de Mission of the country's contingent for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Sep 19, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Roelant Oltmans says robust defence important for any hockey team

India's men's hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said that a well-organised defence will hold the key for the team's fortunes in next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Sep 08, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Bajrang, Babita qualify for World Wrestling Championship

Star grapplers Bajrang and Babita Kumari on Tuesday qualified for next month's World Wrestling Championship after emerging victorious in their respective weight categories in the final selection trials at the SAI Training Centre in Sonepat.

Aug 04, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa

 Fresh from her triumphant exploits with senior partner Jwala Gutta in the Canadian Open, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday said the ace Indian doubles pair was now aiming to break into the top ten while qualifying for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Jul 05, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury

Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here.

Jul 02, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

Indian fans might be ticketless for Rio Games due to IOA blunder: Report

The hopes of all the Indian fans who are planning to visit Brazil next year to watch the prestigious Rio Games could be shattered as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has failed to reserve the quota of tickets for sale in India.

May 21, 2015, 16:43 PM IST