Rio Olympic Games

NRAI amends selection policy for rifle, pistol shooters

Faced with criticism from top marksmen, the National Rifle Association of India on Friday amended its selection policy for rifle and pistol shooters for next year's Rio Olympic Games under which their scores from major international competitions starting from this year's first World Cup will be taken into consideration.

Apr 24, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

China launches selection of archers for Rio Olympics

The Chinese national archery team launched selection games on Friday to choose archers from 101 competitors for Rio Olympic Games.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:33 PM IST

Narendra Modi congratulates Indian women's hockey team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian women's hockey on winning the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 championship.

Mar 16, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

Indian hockey is on the rise: Arjun Halappa

Notwithstanding the absence of a regular national hockey coach since the exit of Australia's Terry Walsh, selector Arjun Halappa sounded upbeat here about the Indian squad's future following its good show over the last year-and-a-half.

Jan 21, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs

Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Big challenge awaits Indian shuttlers pre Rio Olympic Games: Pullela Gopichand

A very big challenge awaits the Indian shuttlers ahead of next year's Rio Olympic Games in their quest to improve their world rankings before the cut-off date of May, 2016, according to chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday.

Jan 16, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

Athletics` world governing body the IAAF confirmed Thursday they are probing claims that Russia`s Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race despite being on a two-year doping ban.

Jan 15, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

European Tour chief George O`Grady to step down

The most powerful man in European golf, George O`Grady, Wednesday confirmed that he was stepping down from his role as chief executive of the European Tour.

Nov 05, 2014, 14:47 PM IST

Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans

India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

Oct 05, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold

M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final here on Wednesday.

Oct 01, 2014, 14:37 PM IST

Michael Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, on a comeback that could take him to the Rio Games, is teaming up with a swimwear manufacturer to develop a line of competitive swimming equipment.

Aug 06, 2014, 09:37 AM IST