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Rio Olympics 2016: Day 2 round up

On second day of Rio Olympics, many great legends were in for shock as the Williams sisters lost their first ever women’s doubles match to Czech Republic players Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. The pair walked into the court with an unbeatable record of 15-0 in[Read More…]

World records broken at Rio even before the Games begin!

For the first time ever, Rio is hosting a refugee contingent consisting of athletes from across the world who have been displaced. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there are 65 million people who are displaced by war and persecution across the world. The ten athletes who[Read More…]

Olympics then and now

As the world prepares to witness the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics, 2016 on Saturday, here is a list of weird practices that were carried out in ancient Greece during the earliest version of the Olympic games. The first recorded Olympics were held in 776 B.C. at Olympia in Western[Read More…]

Will IOC’s new sports garner international support?

International Olympic Committee (IOC) will introduce five new games in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. IOC has decide to add Karate, Surfing, Skate Boarding, Sport climbing and Baseball/softball in next Olympics. Baseball (for men) and Softball (for women) were previously part of Olympics from 1992 to 2008 as separate entities, but[Read More…]

Narsingh Yadav fails second dope test

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has tested positive for a banned substance for the second time, according to ANI. The test was conducted on July 5. Narsingh Yadav previously alleges two fellow wrestlers contaminated his food with a banned steroid. He has filed a complaint at the Sonepat Police Station, Haryana. On Tuesday,[Read More…]

Sardar Singh replaced with PR Sreejesh for Rio

Sardar Singh has been dropped as captain of the Indian hockey team, and will not represent the country at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will take the helm instead. SV Sunil has been named as the vice captain. Defender Birender Lakra will have to skip the Games owing[Read More…]

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