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Summer Olympics

Paralympics opening ceremony begins in Rio de Janeiro

The Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro has participants from 159 countries and 4,432 athletes who will compete in 22 categories, two more categories than in the London 2012 Paralympics due to the inclusion of triathlon and canoeing.

Sep 08, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

Nearest teams to the US are Soviet Union with 395 and Great Britain with 236.

Aug 14, 2016, 08:53 AM IST

Rio Olympics: Changes in women's hockey squad, Sushila Chanu replaces Ritu Rani as captain

Indian eves' only appearance in the Olympics till now was in the 1980 Moscow edition, but there was no qualification process back then.

Jul 12, 2016, 18:06 PM IST

FIG awards Dipa Karmakar with 'World Class Gymnast' badge ahead of Rio Olympics

Top 30 qualifiers in multiple apparatus events are awarded with this distinction, which is a once-in-a-career moment for a gymnast.

Jul 08, 2016, 17:42 PM IST

Rio 2016: Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat one win away from booking a spot at Summer Olympics

So far, three Indian boxers -- Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) -- have booked their tickets for the Olympics

Jul 05, 2016, 09:58 AM IST

Summer Olympics: Boxer Laishram Devendro out of contention for Rio berth

Devendro put up a brave fight before going down 1-2 to Carmona Heredia Samuel of Spain. 

Jun 24, 2016, 22:59 PM IST

2016 Rio Olympics: Besieged Brazil president Dilma Rousseff cancels Greece flame trip

The lighting of the flame, at Ancient Olympia in the south of the country, is set for April 21.

Apr 08, 2016, 23:51 PM IST

Brazil to strengthen international co-op on Olympics security

Around 85,000 agents will participate in the Olympic Games' Security Forces.

Nov 18, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Key Olympic powerbroker urges US bid for 2024

The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Aug 03, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC's Thomas Bach

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has laid the blame squarely on Boston for its aborted attempt to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying the city had failed to deliver on its promises.

Jul 29, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Pan Am Games 2015: US swimmers on song, Kanye West hits a sour note

American swimmers finally made a splash in the Pan American Games pool on Thursday while the decision to have controversial hip hop artist Kanye West headline the closing ceremonies sparked outrage and took the focus off the athletes.

Jul 17, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Move over Olympics, bring on World Indigenous Games

Move over the Olympics. First, Brazil`s hosting games for the world`s indigenous tribes, featuring traditional arrow shooting and a little-known cousin of football.

Jul 15, 2015, 06:18 AM IST

Brazil to host first Indigenous Peoples World Games

A year after hosting the football World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event -- the Indigenous Peoples World Games.

Apr 23, 2015, 06:39 AM IST

Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official

Paris is set to go ahead with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the French capital`s deputy mayor in charge of sports told Reuters.

Apr 09, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing is "cold enough," to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) evaluation chief said on Saturday, while avoiding criticism of a recent crackdown on Chinese activists.

Mar 28, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

Hamburg chosen as German bidder for 2024 Olympics

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) announced that Hamburg will represent the European country's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Mar 22, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

American fan catches cricket bug at ICC World Cup 2015

Greg Conley didn`t know much about cricket until he watched the noisy high-profile World Cup game between Pakistan and India in Adelaide last week.

Feb 21, 2015, 09:55 AM IST

Berlin 2024 Olympic Games plan is on thin financial ice, claims expert

Berlin`s potential 2024 Olympic bid could be the wrong financial decision with the city deep in debt and lacking the infrastructure to host such a global event, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) said on Wednesday.

Feb 11, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Sprinting for security: police wearing spycams to run in Tokyo marathon

Mingling with more than 30,000 runners at this month`s Tokyo Marathon will be a small, elite crew of police runners equipped with cameras capturing real-time footage of the course.

Feb 05, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200 metres is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous" and must not happen.

Dec 18, 2014, 04:06 AM IST