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  • Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes lashes out at the organisers' setbacks

    Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes lashes out at the organisers' setbacks

    Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes lashed out yesterday at the city's Olympics organising committee, accusing it of "serious problems" in managing the crisis-plagued athletes' village.

  • Is Usain Bolt targeting all three titles at Rio Olympics?

    Is Usain Bolt targeting all three titles at Rio Olympics?

    Sprint king targeting all three titles in 100m, 200m and 4x100m despite fitness scare

  • No clarity on Narsingh Yadav's dope case verdict date

    No clarity on Narsingh Yadav's dope case verdict date

    A day after Narsingh Yadav's dope scandal hearing got over, there was no clarity today over when the NADA's Anti-Doping Disciplinary Penal will announce its final verdict, which will decide the wrestler's Rio Olympics fate

  • 16 of 17 Russian wrestlers cleared

    Sixteen of 17 Russian wrestlers were cleared to compete in the Rio Olympics on Thursday by international governing body United World Wrestling (UWW)

  • Hockey: Oltmans' boys lose 1-4 to Spain in practice game ahead of Rio

    Indian men's hockey team witnessed a disappointing start to its final preparatory campaign ahead of the Rio Olympics after it went down 1-4 to Spain in the first of the two practice games in Madrid

  • NADA concludes hearing, decision on Narsingh's fate deferred

    The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav's Olympic participation was today prolonged further after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing here

  • Narsingh Yadav confident Narendra Modi's involvement will ensure justice

    Narsingh Yadav confident Narendra Modi's involvement will ensure justice

    Indian dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav and his supporters will have to wait for atleast two more days to know his Rio Olympics fate; hopes he would emerge clean thanks to the intervention of Indian Prime Minister

  • NADA lawyer says no scope, but Narsingh Yadav living on hope

    NADA lawyer says no scope, but Narsingh Yadav living on hope

    NADA lawyer argues Yadav can't prove sabotage; panel defers decision to Saturday or Monday

  • Yelena Isinbayeva to seek justice from courts over Rio Olympics ban

    Yelena Isinbayeva to seek justice from courts over Rio Olympics ban

    Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva said on Thursday she intends to move various courts to prove that she had been illegally barred from the Rio Olympic Games, opening on August 5

  • TT coach fumes as Rio-bound Soumyajit Ghosh gives walkover

    TT coach fumes as Rio-bound Soumyajit Ghosh gives walkover

    All is not well in the Rio-bound Indian table tennis camp as country's top player Soumyajit Ghosh's decision to give walkover at a domestic event after refusing to play with a certain kind of ball has left chief national coach Bhawani Mukherjee and TTFI top brass fuming

  • Hockey: India lose 1-4 to Spain in practice match

    Indian men's hockey team witnessed a disappointing start to its final preparatory campaign ahead of the Rio Olympics after it went down 1-4 to Spain in the first of the two practice games in Madrid

  • Russian Olympic team seen off for Rio Games

    A leave-taking ceremony for a section of the Russian Olympic team was held early on Thursday at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport here before they left for Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio mayor hands Australia keys to city

    Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has presented the head of Australia's Olympic delegation, Kitty Chiller, with the keys to the city and apologised for problems at the Rio 2016 athletes village

  • Italy bans steeplechaser Jamel Chatbi over missed tests

    Italy bans steeplechaser Jamel Chatbi over missed tests

    The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) have excluded steeplechaser Jamel Chatbi from the Rio Games due to missed drug tests

  • Rio de Janeiro ready for Olympic party: Mayor Eduardo Paes

    Rio de Janeiro ready for Olympic party: Mayor Eduardo Paes

    Rio de Janeiro is a "vastly different city" to the one that won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2009, mayor Eduardo Paes has said

  • Check out Amul's witty take on the Rio doping controversy

    Check out Amul's witty take on the Rio doping controversy

    Indian dairy brand Amul is famous for its humourous take on current affairs through its posters and it's latest offering is on the doping scandal that has hit India's Rio-bound squad

  • Usain Bolt arrives in Rio ahead of Olympics 2016

    Usain Bolt arrives in Rio ahead of Olympics 2016

    Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has arrived in Rio de Janeiro amid tight security ahead of next month's Olympic Games

  • No respite for Inderjeet Singh despite clean 'B' sample

    No respite for Inderjeet Singh despite clean 'B' sample

    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

  • Narsingh Yadav enjoys public support in Mumbai and Delhi

    Narsingh Yadav enjoys public support in Mumbai and Delhi

    Members of the National Students Union of India, protested outside the Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus in Kandivli yesterday in favour of dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who hails from the facility

  • Rio 2016 ban beyond common sense: Russian President Putin

    Rio 2016 ban beyond common sense: Russian President Putin

    President Vladimir Putin yesterday said the absence of top Russian competitors will "markedly lower" next month's Rio Games, as he met competitors set for Brazil and those barred over state-run doping

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