2016 Olympic Games

  • Golf, rugby reinstated for 2016 Olympics October 10, 2009

    Copenhagen: Tiger Woods will get a chance to win golf gold, and rugby teams can start rehearsing their Olympic hakas after both sports won inclusion on Friday in the 2016 Games. After more than a century on the sidelines, golf will return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rugby, last...
  • Brazil's economic muscle, Lula behind Rio's win October 3, 2009

    Copenhagen: Rio de Janeiro, rank outsiders a year ago, on Friday became the first South American city to be awarded the Olympics, winning the 2016 Games thanks to the eloquence of President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and some new-found economic muscle. A year ago Rio looked a most unlikely winner. Weak...
  • Rio wins the right to host 2016 Olympic Games October 3, 2009

    Copenhagen: The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro. Finally, South America gets an Olympics. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend. Chicago was knocked out in...
  • Bidding on for 2016 Olympics, Obama bats for Chicago October 2, 2009

    Copenhagen: US President Barack Obama on Friday lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Summer Games to his hometown of Chicago, saying the United States "is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust." The President and his wife, fellow Chicagoan Michelle Obama, put their capital behind an enormous campaign to...
  • Obamas to meet IOC before 2016 Olympic vote September 30, 2009

    Copenhagen: The first lady's powers of persuasion will be as important as the president's charisma if the Obama effect is to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago. The White House announcement that President Barack Obama would fly to Copenhagen to appear before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given the...
  • Chicago bids for 2016 Olympic Games September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as London prepares for the 2012 Olympic Games, the next Games in 2016 are attracting some serious bids and among the most prominent cities in contention is Chicago, whose bid is being supported by none other than the first family of America. "The United States is eager to...
  • Woods thrilled as IOC plans to have golf in Olympics August 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Golf is just an International Olympic Council (IOC) vote away from having the chance to compete for a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. An IOC committee on Thursday recommended golf and rugby sevens to be included in the 2016 Olympics. "We have received a lot of comments from...
  • 2016 Games contenders go all out to woo voters July 9, 2009

    Abuja (Nigeria): Olympics Games are a very well planned event and just a year after the Beijing Games, countries are vying to host the 2016 Games. The 2016 edition of the Olympics has four front runners for the host status - Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro and they are...