Rio Olympic

'Russian athletes likely to miss Rio Olympics'

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 22:08

Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Russian athletes are unlikely to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday upheld the ban on the Russian track and field team.


AITA snubs Bopanna, pairs him with Paes for Olympics

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 18:46

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Leander Paes' dream of playing in a record seventh straight Olympics came true on Saturday after he was named with Rohan Bopanna as the Indian men's doubles team for the Rio Olympics.


Delhi High Court dismisses Sushil Kumar's plea

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:34

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar, seeking trials in the 74 kg free style wrestling to enable him win a berth in the Indian squad to the Rio Olympics.


Shooter Heena misses out on final berth

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:00

Munich, May 25 (IANS) Heena Sidhu shot well for a 384 out of 400 in the Women's 10m Air Pistol qualification round but missed out on a final berth by a point on the concluding day of the Shooting (Rifle/Pistol) World Cup here on Wednesday.


31 athletes face ban from Rio Olympics

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:18

Geneva, May 18 (IANS) Nearly 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping following retests on their samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday.


Greece hands over Olympic flame to Rio 2016 organisers

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:02

Athens, April 28 (IANS) The flame that will burn for Rio Olympic Games was handed over to the Brazilian organisers in a spectacular ceremony held at Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.


This is the best phase of my life: Dipa Karmakar

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:20

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Pleasantly surprised by the raptarous welcome in her hometown Agartala following her qualification for the Rio Olympics, gymnast Dipa Karmakar is determined to do well at the quadrinniel extravagenza.