2016 OLYMPICS

  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic November 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Asiad hockey gold extra special, Olympics next target: Sports Minister October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the government will provide every possible help to hockey for 2016 Rio Olympics. India beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nervy shootout to regain the...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The longserving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men's Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of...
  • Usain Bolt may reconsider plans to retire after 2016 Olympics November 18, 2013

    Monaco: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt may ditch plans to retire from the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The World and Olympic champion said there is a possibility that he would compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, making a return to the track he set alight...
  • Rio tells IOC they will be ready by 2016 September 9, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics have been told to get a move on because of increasing concerns they are falling further behind schedule as unrest builds in Brazil. With less than three years to go before the first Olympic Games in South America, most of the facilities...
  • Usain Bolt not worried about failure at 2016 Olympics August 28, 2013

    Zurich: Usain Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200 metres Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years' time. "In life you don't always get what you want," the Jamaican told Reuters television after visiting FIFA president Sepp Blatter at the...
  • Olympic ban no bar, Indian channel bags broadcast rights for Rio August 1, 2013

    Lausanne: Despite India serving a ban from the Olympic fold, the International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights of several important multisporting events, including 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, for seven South Asian countries to an Indian channel. 'STAR India' has been handed the braodcast rights for the XXII Olympic Winter...
  • IOC must explain Games benefits to Brazilians, says Rogge July 10, 2013

    Berne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must make an effort to explains the benefits of hosting the 2016 Olympics to sceptical Brazilians, the organisation's president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday. Brazil was rocked by a wave of protests when it staged last month's Confederations Cup soccer tournament, considered a dry run...
  • IOC: 2016 Games will 'bring significant benefits' June 20, 2013

    Lausanne: The IOC is "fully supportive of peaceful protest" in Brazil and confident the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will bring major benefits to the city and country. Antigovernment protests have spread across Brazil in the past week. Originally triggered by an increase in bus and subway fares, the...
  • Paes dreams of featuring in his 7th Olympics in 2016 June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: At the age of 40, Leander Paes has won everything that a tennis player dreams of but the Indian tennis legend wants to keep going and play in his seventh Olympic Games. Paes, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Monday, is considered one of the greatest tennis players in...
  • Roger Federer hopes to play 2016 Rio Games December 7, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Tennis great Roger Federer is looking at reducing his playing schedule in a bid to extend his career till the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 17time grand slam winner will be 35 at the next Games, but said the lure of competing at the first Olympics in South America...
  • Rio unveils logo for 2016 Olympics January 1, 2011

    Rio de Janeiro: The logo for the 2016 Olympics in Rio was unveiled Friday before more than one million New Year's revelers on Copacabana beach just before midnight. The flowing symbol resembles three figures orange, green and blue embraced at the arms and in a flowing dance. "The logo for...
  • IOC's Rogge says he trusts Brazil on Games security October 23, 2009

    Ancient Olympia Greece): Brazil will find ways to ensure the safety of Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said on Thursday, after an outbreak of violence raised questions over the Games' security. Thirtythree people have died since violence between rival gangs of drug...
  • 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 newfound economic muscle. A year ago Rio looked a most unlikely winner. Weak...
  • Olympics affirms Brazil's rise, Lula's legacy October 2, 2009

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro's successful bid to host the Olympics in 2016 culminates Brazil's remarkable rise over the past decade from a near basket case to an economic and diplomatic heavyweight. Just as the Beijing Olympics of 2008 marked China's revival as a world power, Rio 2016 may be...
  • Rio wins the right to host 2016 Olympic Games October 2, 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...