Olympics 2016

  • Is Brazil ready to host Olympic Games in 2016? June 6, 2014

    The 2016 Olympic Games are still two years away, but the list of problems are growing for the officials. ...
  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold April 8, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres gold at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said. The pint-sized Jamaican captured the gold in Beijing in 2008 - her breakout year - and followed up by defending...
  • Rio Olympics a real target, says Leander Paes December 30, 2013

    Chennai: 14 Grand Slam trophies, an Olympic medal and 53 titles on the ATP tour makes him one of the greatest tennis players India has produced but veteran Leander Paes on Monday refused to be labelled as great. "I don't have a great serve, a great forehand or backhand. I just...
  • Rio Olympics to have new women's wrestling categories December 18, 2013

    Geneva: The wrestling world's governing body, FILA, announced on Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women's section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The two new categories will replace a weight class in men's freestyle and Greco-Roman section, reports Xinhua. This change, going into effect in...
  • 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...
  • Indian hockey will be a strong contender in 2016 Olympics: Oltmans September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A silver medal in the recent Asia Cup has virtually assured India a place in next year's World Cup and the team's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans feels the erstwhile champions of the game will be a force to reckon with in the 2016 Olympics. India lost to defending...
  • I will come back for Rio Olympics: Yelena Isinbayeva August 14, 2013

    Moscow: Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva has ruled out retirement for now and said she is just taking time off to start a family. The remarks were made after Isinbayeva clinched the gold with a 4.89 metre leap at the Moscow Worlds on Tuesday, her best outdoor effort in...
  • 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 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 Winter...
  • Anand hopes for IOC-IOA conflict solution before Olympics December 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Five-time world champion chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand on Monday hoped the conflict between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will be sorted out before the 2016 Olympics. "We still have a couple of years to solve the problem, so I am not too concerned,"...
  • Systemic changes needed for 12 medals in Rio: Sachin October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Iconic cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has advocated "systemic changes" in Indian sports so that "12 medals in next Olympics in Rio or 20 in 2020 is not a pipe dream". Tendulkar, who has expressed a desire to promote sports in educational institutes, said sports in curriculum...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar aiming for gold in Rio October 13, 2012

    Nagpur: After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio. Interacting with the 65th batch of trainee officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes...
  • Not even the Obamas could sell Chicago for 2016 October 2, 2009

    Copenhagen: Chicago and Tokyo were the first cities to be eliminated from the running to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, with the US city raising more than a few eyebrows around the world as it received the fewest number of votes. The International Olympic Committee gathered at Denmark's modern...