02 Jul 2016
Kingston: Reigning Olympic and world 100-meter champion Usain Bolt withdrew from the Jamaican National Olympic Trials after 100m semi-finals with a torn hamstring that could keep him from defending gold at the Rio Olympics.
27 Aug 2016
New Delhi: The first female gymnast to qualify the quadrennial event in Rio Olympics, Dipa Karmakar, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the announcement of setting up of Task Force for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028 respectively. She has also expressed hope that sportspersons will make India proud by getting more medals in next Olympics games.
26 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister's on Friday that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028 respectively.
23 Aug 2016
Washington: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost four sponsorship deals Monday, a major financial hit for the embattled gold medalist stemming from his spurious claim of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio, a story later discredited by Brazilian police.
21 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Swimmer Yusra Mardini, part of a team made up of refugees at the Rio Olympics, has thanked Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan for extending support to her and the team.
23 Aug 2016
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday picked up a badminton racquet to play with Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu.
20 Aug 2016
New Delhi/ Rohtak: Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced Rs 1 crore as an award to Olympic medal winner wrestler Sakshi Malik.
21 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday.
17 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at this year's Olympics in Rio, will present a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 to each of the athletes.
19 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Taking up cudgels on behalf of wrestler Narsingh Yadav after CAS overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency, the Indian Olympic Association blamed unnamed compatriots for his ouster from the Olympics and the four-year ban slapped on him.