2016 Rio Olympics

  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics 23-01-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has set his sights on winning the gold medal in this year's Incheon Asian Games which would give the erstwhile champions of the game a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oltmans said the senior men's team showed signs of...
  • Sushil to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg 01-01-2014 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculations, it was confirmed on Wednesday that star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to avoid face-off against each other. However, in the FILA competitions, including the world and the...
  • Is Michael Phelps coming back? 29-07-2013 11:48 PM

    Barcelona, Spain: When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now, it sounds like he's not so sure. While saying he's never been happier with his life - and certainly doesn't miss the grind of what it...
  • Tennis rules may change for 2016 Rio Olympics 11-12-2012 08:49 AM

    Rome: Tennis officials are considering adding third-set tiebreakers at the 2016 Rio Olympics after marathon matches in London this year. Also, bronze-medal matches could be eliminated to lighten the loads of players entered in multiple events. ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti told The Associated Press at the European Olympic Committees...