Olympics 2016

  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    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...
  • Rio Olympics a real target, says Leander Paes 30-12-2013 08:14 PM

    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...
  • Rio Olympics to have new women's wrestling categories 18-12-2013 06:03 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Indian hockey will be a strong contender in 2016 Olympics: Oltmans 13-09-2013 12:19 PM

    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...
  • I will come back for Rio Olympics: Yelena Isinbayeva 14-08-2013 03:23 PM

    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 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...