18 Jul 2016
Mumbai: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza is geared up to represent the country in next month's Olympics but she refused to predict winning a medal in the Rio Games.
19 Sep 2016
Rio de Janeiro: After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end at the Paralympic Games. It began with soccer's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach's goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and finished with the closing ceremony of the Paralympics before 45,000 spectators at Rio's Maracana stadium.
12 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Indian men's hockey team sealed the quarterfinal spot at Rio Olympics, even as the country's campaign continued to be haunted by setbacks in archery, badminton and athletics on the seventh day of competitions here.
20 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday congratulated PV Sindhu, saying her silver medal at the Rio Olympics was "the most precious jewel in the crown of Mother India".
13 Jul 2016
New Delhi: He has endured a lacklustre season heading into the Olympics, but ace Indian shuttler K Srikanth today said the low phase has helped him prepare for the Games and he hopes to emerge as the dark horse in Rio next month.
28 Jul 2016
New Delhi: The dope sample of shot putter Inderjeet Singh taken on June 29 during National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Hyderabad has returned clean but the case relating to his earlier A sample which came out positive still stands, according to sources.
08 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Shooter Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed out on a medal in his Olympic swansong as the men's hockey team suffered a late 1-2 defeat to Germany in its second match of the pool phase in a disappointing start to Monday's campaign for India at the Rio Games here.
26 Jul 2016
New Delhi: With just 10 days remaining for the Rio Olympics to start, India is going through an inglorious patch as two leading athletes have tested positive for banned drugs and some more are expected to meet the same fate in the coming days.
26 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Just a few days after wrestler Narshing Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio-bound athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his 'A' sample returned positive for a banned substance.
19 Sep 2016
New Delhi: Quantification in sports gives rise to inevitable comparison which seems to be order of the day, especially after the conclusion of Rio Paralympics on Sunday.