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Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture for 2020

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

Jan 19, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

NPF charges Rio with obstructing rival candidates to file paper

The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) accused Neiphiu Rio, chief ministerial candidate of newly-floated NDPP, of trying to restrain its candidate from filing nomination papers today, the last day to do so.

Feb 08, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Brazil-Colombia friendly football match to raise funds for Chapecoense plane crash victims family

Seventy-one people died, including 19 Chapecoense club footbalers and all of their coaching staff, when their LaMia plane crashed near Medellin.

Dec 20, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Sakshi Malik emerges like a new star in wrestling after controversial 2016 scandals

Sakshi become the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal, she was the first medallist at Rio olympic.

Dec 19, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

Rio gets UNESCO world heritage status

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN's list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

Dec 14, 2016, 07:34 AM IST

Football legend Pele using a walker-his new 'soccer shoes with wheels'

Pele also underwent back surgery in 2015 for what was described as a "nerve root decompression."

Nov 19, 2016, 10:38 AM IST

Self-mutilation and exaggeration the International Paralympic Committee bugbears

Certain athletes resort to drastic measures to aimprove their performances, self mutilating their already damaged limbs, the advantage being they do not feel the pain as the nerves are dead.

Sep 06, 2016, 10:40 AM IST

Olympics 2016: Speedo, Ralph Lauren drop Ryan Lochte after scandal in Rio

Lochte claimed he and three of his teammates -- all of them gold medal winners in Rio -- were mugged by robbers pretending to be police after a night out, but the story was quickly discredited by other witness testimony and surveillance video.

Aug 23, 2016, 00:50 AM IST

WATCH: Japan's Risako Kawai celebrates gold medal win by slamming coach to the mat

The only things more impressive than her win was the celebration that followed.

Aug 19, 2016, 11:46 AM IST

Rio Games: My last desire is to see an Olympic gold in hockey, says Balbir Sr

Balbir Sr, who is probably India's oldest living Olympian, spoke words of encouragement not just for the country's hockey team, but wished good luck to all Rio-bound Indian athletes.

Aug 03, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Olympics 2016: Rafael Nadal to play singles, doubles and mixed in Rio

Fellow top ten players Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych and Dominic Thiem have also opted out of the Olympics.

Aug 03, 2016, 05:05 AM IST

Olympics: Four Saudi women to compete in Rio

Saudi Arabia`s pioneer sportswoman Sarah al-Attar will move up to the marathon at the Rio Olympics.

Aug 02, 2016, 02:24 AM IST

In conversation with Narsingh Yadav: Who is responsible for doping conspiracy? - Part II

Watch complete news story of Taal Thok Ke Extra Strong about Who was responsible behind doping conspiracy of wrestler Narsingh Yadav? for getting detailed updates!

Aug 01, 2016, 23:40 PM IST

Olympics: Champion Bryan brothers bail out of Rio

The formidable United States pairing of Bob and Mike Bryan won`t defend the doubles Olympic gold they won in London, citing health concerns in withdrawing from the Rio Games on Saturday.

Jul 31, 2016, 01:18 AM IST

Olympics: Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

There are now 117 Russian competitors banned from the Rio Games from the 387 initially nominated by the Russian Olympic Committee.

Jul 30, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Anti-doping agencies seeking complete ban for Russia at the Rio Olympics

The decision should be taken not later than July 26, Tygart says in his draft letter, obtained by TASS.

Jul 17, 2016, 17:34 PM IST

Olympics 2016: I will be in Rio to support Indian boxers, says Vijender Singh

Only three Indian boxes have made the cut for Rio Olympics.

Jul 12, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Athlete Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics in 100m sprint

Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics in 100m sprint. Watch complete news story of Aap Ki Khabar for getting detailed updates!

Jun 27, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

'Raped woman' remark: IOA contemplating to drop Salman Khan as goodwill ambassador for Rio Games?

 Salman Khan's appointment as India's Goodwill Ambassador at the upcoming Rio Games was criticized by several Indian athletes.

Jun 23, 2016, 09:59 AM IST

Rio state declares financial emergency, requests funding for Olympics

Rio de Janeiro`s governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start Aug. 5.

Jun 18, 2016, 03:58 AM IST