RIO 2016 Olympics

Rio to distribute Paralympic tickets to over 30,000 children

Rio De Janeiro authorities will distribute free tickets for next month's Paralympic Games to over 30,000 school children.

After Sudha Singh, O P Jaisha tests positive for H1N1 virus

On Wednesday, SAI officials along with doctors from the state health department convinced her to submit her blood samples after which she was admitted in the hospital.

Twitter banned sports journalist’s account over Rio images

The micro-blogging website Twitter permanently banned a sports journalist's account on the grounds that he tweeted three GIFs (an image format) from the Rio Olympics Games on its platform.

After fellow runner, O P Jaisha’s coach dismisses her allegations of not getting water during marathon

Jaisha after her return from Rio asserted that "could have died" because of this negligence shown by Athletics Federation of India (AFI) officials by not arranging water and energy drink for her durin

India at bottom of Olympic medals tally: Piers Morgan isn’t wrong as Sehwag & Chetan Bhagat troll him on Twitter

Piers Morgan is a well-known British journalist who loves to polarise opinions of his fans on the social networking website, Twitter.

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Yogeshwar Dutt’s reply to Salman Khan fans who trolled him: Dogs in this country have every right to bark!

Hitting out at 'Salman fans' who had earlier trolled him, Yogeshwar said he is not affected by the wrath thrown at him by the Sultan actor's fans. Putting out a scathing response, the wrestler said th

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Asean Olympic medalists get AirAsia fly-free bonanza

AirAsia here on Wednesday announced a bonanza of free flights for life to all Asean nations' athletes who won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sakshi Malik reaches Haryana, presented Rs 2.5 crore cheque

A rousing state reception was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived this morning from Rio de Janeiro.

Sakshi Malik arrives in Delhi to a rousing reception

Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik arrived here this morning to a grand welcome amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers from scores of people at the Indira Gandhi International Airpo

Minor mistakes cost a spot in Rio finals, says bronze medallist Sakshi Malik

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to clinch a medal in wrestling in the prestigious quadrennial event, on Wednesday admitted that her minor

Brazilian government to help fund Rio Paralympic Games

Brazil's interim government has said that it will spend public funds on the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, despite a court ruling banning the move until the event's organising committee reveals its accoun

Brazil’s Michel Temer says Rio 2016 Olympics a success

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer has called the Rio 2016 Olympic Games "an absolute success".

Sports Ministry constitutes two-member committee to probe allegations made by OP Jaisha

The Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has constituted a two-member Committee consisting of Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports) and Shri Vivek Narayan, Director (Sports

WFI Chief demands CBI enquiry in Narsingh Yadav’s doping case

Narsingh Yadav who was all set to represent India in the 74 kg Wrestling category faced a huge steback on the charges of being found doping positive. While India’s National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)

Rio returned Athlete Sudha Singh being tested for Zika

Indian athelete Sudha Singh, who participated in the 3000 metre steeplechase may have been infected with the Zika virus, as per the medical symptoms she has reported after competing at the Rio 2016 Ol

In contrast to OP Jaisha, Rio 2016 marathoner Kavita Rout says she was provided water, energy drinks

While sports authorities have denied Marathon runner OP Jaisha's allegations that she was not provided water and energy drinks during her run at Rio Olympics 2016, another marathoner, Kavita Raut, has

Prakash Padukone blames athletes for India’s Rio 2016 failure, makes Shobhaa De happy

Barring badminton star PV Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who ended fourth, there were hardly any athlete who impressed, many even bowed out unceremoniously.

Telangana Deputy CM Mohd Mahmood Ali offers to provide P V Sindhu new coach

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali today courted controversy by reportedly saying that the state government would provide a new coach to Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu, so that she

Rio-returned athlete Sudha Singh hospitalised

Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for a suspected Zika virus.

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

Athletics Federation Of India denies Marathon runner O P Jaisha’s allegations; says she refused personalised drinks

Allegations made by Indian athlete OP Jaisha on the apathy of the Indian officials at the Rio Olympics, that Indian officials were not present at the designated stations to provide them with water and

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NCP demands Vijay Goel’s resignation over O P Jaisha marathon row

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday dubbed the abysmal treatment of marathoner O.P Jaisha at the Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as shameful and demanded the resignation of Minist

JD (U) urges Centre to make those responsible for marathoner OP Jaisha’s predicament answerable

The Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday criticized the Centre for not being able to provide essential facilities to Indian marathoner OP Jaisha at the recently held Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Brazil didn’t mess up Rio Olympics, nor did it make most of them

As the Olympic hoardings are taken down in Rio de Janeiro and the Carnival atmosphere subsides, there is relief that cash-strapped Brazil avoided making a mess of the Games but also a nagging suspicio

Ryan Lochte loses all his major sponsors after Rio incident, apology

US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp, following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoin

Rio Olympics 2016: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao presents Rs 5 crore cheque to P V Sindhu

Rio Olympics 2016: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today handed over cheques of Rs five crore and Rs one crore to Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand respectivel

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Sports ministry not responsible for everything: Vijay Goel on marathon runner OP Jaisha’s allegations

Minister of Sports Vijay Goel has said that his ministry is not responsible for all decisions pertaining to the arrangements for athletes at sports events. The minister said that Indian Olympic Associ

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