Rio Olympics

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Young Indian fencer Bhavani Devi wants to make a mark 06-05-2013 09:07 AM

    India's 19-year-old fencing hope Bhavani Devi eyes recognition for herself and the sport in the country. ...
  • Focus now to win gold in Rio Olympics: Vijay Kumar 12-11-2012 09:52 PM

    Kolkata: Silver medal winner in shooting in London Olympics, Vijay Kumar on Monday said his main aim is now to win a gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Speaking to reporters after being felicitated by the West Bengal government and Calcutta Sports Journalists Club for winning the silver medal...
  • Usain Bolt to cut down on his training programme 24-10-2012 01:21 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has revealed plans to diminish his training programme in a bid to prolong his career. Bolt, 26, said Tuesday his best chance of adding to his haul of six Olympic gold medals was to avoid over-exerting his body between now and...