Rio Olympic

31st Olympic Games set to open under shadow of doping scandal

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:42

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil did its best to roll out the red carpet for athletes, officials and visitors from over 200 countries for the 31st Olympic Games being held under the shadow of the biggest doping scandal afflicting the Russian players.


CAS dismisses IOC's blanket ban of athletes

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:12

Geneva, Aug 5 (IANS) The international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has ruled that some of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s criteria for Russian athletes to participate at the Rio games are "unenforceable" as they do not respect the right of natural justice.


IOC elects two new vice presidents

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 02:32

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected two new vice presidents at its 129th session here on Thursday.


Putin not to attend Rio Games opening ceremony

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 19:22

Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday evening, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.


Deepika, Bombayla Devi all pumped up to lead India in Rio

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:36

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) With the men's team failing to qualify, the troika of eves Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Laxmi Rani Majhi have their task cut out as they lead the Indian charge for the country's first ever medal in Olympic Games archery at the arena here from Friday.


Narsingh Yadav meets PM Modi

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:56

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after being cleared of doping charges by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).


Narsingh gets NADA clean chit; free to participate in Rio

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 17:44

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's dream of representing India at the Rio Olympics could now come true after the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Monday gave him a clean chit in the doping case.


Sumgong eyes Kenya's women Olympics marathon history

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 17:56

Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) After finally winning her first big race in 14 attempts when she bagged the London title in April, Kenyan runner Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong hopes her second successive outing with Team Kenya will land her a big medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.


India will do well at Rio Olympic Games: Modi

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 10:28

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Assuring "all possible help" to the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 scheduled to begin on August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hoped that Indian sportspersons will be able to win hearts of people from across the world.


IOC rules out blanket ban on Russia from Rio Olympic

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:42

Lausanne, July 24 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided to leave it to individual sports' federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics, ruling out a blanket ban on the country's Olympic body.


Rio unveils Olympic village to media

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:12

Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) The athletes' village for Rio 2016 has been unveiled to the international media as the city ramped up final preparations for this year's Olympic Games.