With a winning time of under 7 seconds, speed climbing can claim to be the Olympic Games' fastest sport. Speed climbing is one of five sports that have been included in the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics along with baseball/softball, bowling, karate, surfing and skateboarding. Italy's Ludivico Fossali won the men's event after Russian Stanislav Kokorin committed a false start. But in the small final it was a much closer affair with Italian Leonardo Gontero winning in a time of 6.25 seconds, beating Russian Aleksandr Shikov by three hundredths of a second. In the women's event, France's Anouk Jaubert was triumphant in the final, beating Mariia Krasavina of Russia.
io-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu took charge as the Deputy Collector in the Andhra Pradesh Government
A massive fire broke out at Brazil’s Olympic velodrome in the wee hours of Sunday. The fire fighters doused the furious flames in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park after battling for hours. The blaze was reportedly caused by a burning flying lantern that fell on the building
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Wrestler Sakshi Malik makes India proud. Bollywood stars congratulate her for winning the first bronze medal in wrestling in Rio Olympic.
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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav said he will support the Wrestling Federation of India's decision after two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar moved the Delhi High Court.
Over 80 rock climbers from across the world competed in Rock climbing World Cup, organized by the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC), in Navi Mumbai.
Amid thousands of runners who will hit Bengaluru roads for the TCS World 10K, quadruple amputee Shalini Saraswathi and her indomitable fighting spirit will be a toast of the event. 37-year-old Shalini lost her limbs after a painful battle with a rare bacterial infection.
Backing Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) decision of including his name in the list of probables forwarded to the Indian Olympic Association, wrestler Narsingh Yadav on Friday expressed confidence and said that he deserved to be in the list.
Reacting to his name being omitted from the list of probables forwarded to the Indian Olympic Association for the Rio Olympics, ace wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday said the news has not saddened him. The two-time Olympic medalist added that he is doing his best and whosoever is better among him and Narsingh Yadav should be sent for the games to be held in August.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday accepted the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) invitation to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent at this year's Summer Olympics to be held in Rio.
A 24-year-old man from a tiny drought-hit village, Talegaon, in Maharashtra is setting new bars for the youth. Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal has qualified for men's singles sculls category after finishing second in the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Chungju, South Korea.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday wrote to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to be Goodwill Ambassadors for India at the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016. This development comes after a group of athletes, led by athlete and Olympian Milkha Singh, had opposed the appointment of actor Salman Khan as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio.
The on-going debate over Salman Khan's appointment as the goodwill ambassador has led to a heated discussion between actors, politicians and athletes.
Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia who promoted National Basketball Association of the US in India feels that though Bollywood represents Indian culture across the globe it's unfair on athletes if a B-Town face becomes a brand ambassador for Olympics.
Here's what Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has to say about former boyfriend and Bollywood star Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador of India's contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics. Video: Bhupesh Sharma, mid-day
Actor-politician Raza Murad said that Salman is a youth icon and if he will promote the Olympics people will definitely take interest in it. Wrestler Yogehwar Dutt was the first one to slam Salman Khan's appointment as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics.
Actors Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra, director Nitya Mehra, producer Farhan Akhtar and other cast and crew members of 'Baar Baar Dekho' enjoy at the wrap-up held for the film in Mumbai. Video: Milind Salvi, mid-day 770394