2016 Rio Olympics

  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics January 23, 2014

    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 improvement...
  • Sushil to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg January 1, 2014

    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 continental...
  • Is Michael Phelps coming back? July 29, 2013

    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 took to...
  • Michael Phelps rules out Rio Olympics comeback March 12, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps has ruled out the possibility of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he is "happier" in retirement. Speaking ahead of Monday night's Laureus World Sports Awards here, Phelps said he was relishing the opportunity to dedicate time to other projects. "I am having...
  • Tennis rules may change for 2016 Rio Olympics December 11, 2012

    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 meeting...