Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Rio Olympics 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries, with likes of Kosovo and South Sudan scheduled to take part for the first time in their history. With a set 306 medals, the games will feature 28 sports—including rugby sevens and golf, which were brought in 2009 by the International Olympic Committee. These events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at five venues in the cities of These events will take place in as many as 33 venues in the host city and at five venues in the cities of São Paulo(Brazil's largest city), Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil's capital), and Manaus. The lead-up to these Games have been marked by controversies—including the instability of the country's federal government, health and safety concerns surrounding the Zika virus and significant pollution in the Guanabara Bay, as well as a doping scandal involving Russia. Will Brazil host successful Olympic games? Only Father time will tell in due course.

Don’t understand why Russian athletes sanctioned at Rio Games: IOC chief

Tokyo, Sep 27 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he "still does not understand" why Russian athletes were sanctioned at the...

Delhi Golf Club announces cash prizes for Rio Games medallists

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The medallists at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics were in for an additional bonanza as the Delhi Golf Club...

Deepa Karmakar robbed off a medal at Rio Olympics ?

In what can be called as one of the most sensational news from sports world this year, a Russian hacking group has claimed that tennis...

Twitter lauds Devendra Jhajharia after his historic gold medal in Paralympic...

Indian javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has become the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals at the Paralympic games after he broke his...

IOC member indicted in Brazil for tickets fraud

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) A Brazilian court has indicted International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey for a ticket-scalping scheme that operated...

Rio Paralympics: Deepa Malik bags silver in shotput

India’s Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics today. She gave...

UCI chief satisfied with Rio track

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 11 (IANS) World cycling chief Brian Cookson says he is satisfied with the Rio Olympic and Paralympic velodrome though the...

Virender Sehwag salutes gold medalist Mariyapan Thangavelu

Mariyappan Thangavelu's journey in life is no less than a fairy-tale. He lost one of his legs at a tender age of five when...

Mariyappan Thangavelu yet to pay his Rs. 3 lacs loan to...

In a historic moment for India, Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal while compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze in the men's high jump T-42 event...

Piers Morgan trolls India’s Paralympics gold medalist, Viru replies

Piers Morgan, a British journalist and television personality, once again trolled India on twitter. Previously, Morgan shared his opinion on team India’s run in...

Twitter reacted to Mariyappan Thangavelu’s gold medal triumph in Paralympics

In the Rio Paralympics India observed a historic moment  as Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal while  his compatriot  Varun Singh Bhati clinched the...
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Rio 2016: Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump...

I would’ve returned from Rio with a medal: Mary Kom

Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian female boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would have returned home from Rio with a medal...

Abhinav Bindra replies to a question why he didn’t receive felicitation...

There are many theories about India not winning too many medals at the Rio Olympics. India at Rio Olympic only won silver medalists PV...

OMG! Indian athletes in Rio sported different brands’ kits instead of...

While the whole world, especially we Indians, were busy celebrating the achievements of our Rio 2016 Olympics heroes; we are almost unaware of the...

Yogeshwar’s 2012 London Olympics medal may turn to gold

There is a twist in the story! Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt may get the gold medal. It is known from an English daily that the...

Twitter showers praise on Yogeshwar Dutt after he says no to...

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt showed a beautiful gesture when he took to Twitter to say that he wants Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov's family to keep...

Men marathoners happy with facilities during Rio race

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's men marathoners T. Gopi and Kheta Ram have asserted that the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) provided them...

Yogeshwar Dutt wants Besik Kudukhov’s family to keep the silver medal...

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who could have enjoyed the news of being elevated from a Bronze medallist to a silver medallist, has again won...

Satire: Vijay Goel gaffe’s continuous, as he congratulates Sushil Kumar for...

In the latest news which comes from the capital state Delhi, the sports minister Vijay Goel has committed a blunder again by wishing Sushil...

Yogeshwar Dutt’s 2012 Bronze will be upgraded to silver!

Just a few days after coming back empty handed from Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is set to get the biggest...

Shobhaa De attacks Sachin Tendulkar

Noted journalist and columnist Shobhaa De is once again in news albeit for wrong reasons just like she made headlines during the Rio Olympics....

Each match at Rio was a challenge: Sindhu

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Monday said every match at the recently-concluded Games was a challenge for...

Kenya’s Olympic officials grilled over Rio mismanagement

Nairobi, Aug 28 (IANS) Three National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) officials, arrested upon their return here from Rio de Janeiro, have been grilled at the...