2016 Olympics

  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics 20-11-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The long-serving 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...
  • Usain Bolt may reconsider plans to retire after 2016 Olympics 18-11-2013 11:45 AM

    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...
  • Rio tells IOC they will be ready by 2016 09-09-2013 11:25 AM

    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 28-08-2013 06:42 PM

    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...
  • Olympic ban no bar, Indian channel bags broadcast rights for Rio 01-08-2013 09:09 AM

    Lausanne: Despite India serving a ban from the Olympic fold, the International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights of several important multi-sporting 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...
  • IOC must explain Games benefits to Brazilians, says Rogge 10-07-2013 11:50 PM

    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...
  • IOC: 2016 Games will 'bring significant benefits' 20-06-2013 11:11 PM

    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. Anti-government 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 17-06-2013 08:39 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer hopes to play 2016 Rio Games 07-12-2012 04:49 PM

    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 17-time 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 01-01-2011 10:09 AM

    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...
  • Chicago bids for 2016 Olympic Games 24-09-2009 12:35 AM

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