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  • India’s last shot at glory in Rio happens today; All eyes on Dutt

    After scoring silver and bronze medals in badminton and wrestling, the Indian team at Rio Olympics might have their last genuine shot at winning another medal. Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who won Bronze in 2012 London Olympics, will have his opening match today at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old Indian[Read More…]

  • Arsenal fan wears club shirt wins bronze at Rio Olympics

    Following the success of his compatriot, Kuwati shooter Abdullah al-Rashidi won a bronze medal in the men’s skeet while wearing an Arsenal t-shirt. His choice of attire grabbed eye balls, as he is competing under IOC’s flag due to Kuwait’ ban at Rio Olympics 2016. Kuwaiti athletes have been forced to[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Day 14 round up

    On day 14 at Rio, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu settled for a silver medal after losing the final match against Spain’s Carolina Marin in the women’s singles event.  The World No. 1 champion Carolina Marin won final match by 19-21, 21-12, 21-15.  With this Sindhu’s Olympic gold quest ended. She[Read More…]

  • Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed: Brazil Police

    Ryan Lochte sparked international outrage when he claimed that he and three other US Olympic Swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Turns out that not only was he lying, but was also covering up for his drunken brawl where the team vandalized a gas station’s bathroom and then had[Read More…]

  • Rio: Sindhu wins semi-finals, assures silver

    India’s PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the badminton women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics on Thursday. Sindhu has assured the silver for India. Now she will fight against Spain’s Carolina Marin for the Gold. Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 21-19, 21-10. She now[Read More…]

  • Despite the pain, sweat and tears, our women athletes shine in Rio

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik trends at the top after clinching the bronze in the 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics. Qualifying for the repechage round, Malik managed to overturn a 0-5 loss to win 8-5. The 23-year-old is now the only woman to win a medal at the Games, and[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics: Sakshi Malik brings home a bronze

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik scripted history by winning bronze in the women’s 55kg freestyle event, the first for India in the Games. Beating Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the match for third-place, she has become the first-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. Despite trailing by 5 points in the match,[Read More…]

  • Oops, I did it again- The Goel anthem at Rio

    Well if you thought Salman Khan becoming the goodwill ambassador for India at Rio is the worst thing that could have happened then think again because, India’s international embarrassment, Vijay Goel has done it again. After taking Ms Shobha De’s twitter ‘advice’ very seriously, he has won a gold for[Read More…]

  • India at the Rio Olympics: Day 10

    Indians had a mixed day at the Rio Olympics on Monday. On the Badminton front, Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu kept the country’s hopes alive with advanced to the quarterfinals. PV Sindhu will play China’s Wang Yihan in the wee hours of Wednesday to secure a spot in the semifinals.[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics Day 9 roundup

    On the day 9th at Rio Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in 100m dash at his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and win Gold. “Somebody said I can become immortal,” said Bolt. “Two more medals to go and I can[Read More…]

  • Is it a plane, a bird? Look it’s Usain Bolt!

    Catch him if you can! Because Star Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has proved that he is the fastest man on this earth. Bolt wrote his name in the history books, winning his third consecutive Olympic title in the men’s 100 metre event at the Rio Olympics 2016. He ‘bolt-ed’ through[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics: Recap of Indian performances on Day 8

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian contingent participating in the Rio Olympics, saying the country is proud of their “endurance, determination and dedication”. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, he added that victory and setbacks are a part of life. “I urge all athletes who have their games remaining to[Read More…]

  • Chinese media explains why India performs poorly at Olympics

    After two days of ruckus over Shobha De’s insensitive tweet about Indian athletes as how sending athletes to Olympics is west of money, we all are no done with slamming Shobha De. Shall we now look at ourselves critically and try to access why we perform poorly at Olympics? Well,[Read More…]

  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s entourage embarrasses India at Rio

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel has made situation embarrassing for India as the organisers of the Rio games threatened to cancel Goel’s accreditation alleging the minister is trying to enter accredited areas at venues with unaccredited individuals. Vijay Goel who has gone to Rio to monitor the requirements at the Games[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Day 6 round up

    On the sixth day in Rio, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna held the medal hopes high. Mirza, who has paired with Bopanna for the first time in the mixed doubles, was on a winning crusade. The first time partners defeated Australia’s Samantha Stosur and John Peers in straight sets 7-5,[Read More…]

  • Is India prepared for Rio Olympics 2016?

    Unlike other countries’ athletes and players participating in the Rio Olympics 2016, our Indian players don’t just have to compete with world’s finest Olympians; they also have to bear the bureaucracy in sports. Since the onset of Rio Olympics 2016, India has been grappling with its bureaucratic structure’s incapability to[Read More…]

  • Love in Rio: Watch this epic Olympic proposal!

    Brazil’s rugby team didn’t win a medal, but the match on Wednesday turned out to be a memorable one for each person present in the stadium.  Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo had the surprise of her life when her girlfriend Brazilian stadium manager Marjorie Enya grabbed the microphone and proposed[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Day 4 round up

    On the fourth day at Rio village Indian Olympians made a comeback as the men’s hockey team defeated Argentina by a 2-1.  After being crushed by Germany on Monday, Indian men’s hockey team made a splendid return by winning the third match against Argentina. On Monday, India had lost the[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Day 3 round up

    The third day at Rio Olympics did not go well for India as the men’s Hockey team lost their second match to Germany by 1-2 in the last 3.1 seconds before the match ended. The team that had scored a close 3-2 win against Ireland, could not repeat their performance against Germany. Separately, Indian[Read More…]

  • 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…]

  • Meet the ‘Refugee team’ of Rio Olympics

    Bearing no team, no country and no nationality, a team of 10 athletes are creating history in Rio Olympics. With refugee crisis being the world’s biggest cause of concern, the International Olympic Committee earlier in march had planned and created a £1.5million training fund  to select potential candidates for the[Read More…]

  • Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar chose Produnova—”Vault of Death” to outperform and win a medal

    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has become the first Indian to make a cut to individual vault finals since 1964. Karmakar, who hails from Tripura, finished at 8th position in the qualifying round. She secured 15.100 points in her first attempt—she did a Produnova, with the difficulty score of 7.000 and an[Read More…]

  • Martin del Potro stuns World No 1 Novak Djokovic, leaves him in tears

    Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro left World No 1 Novak Djokovic in tears after overpowering him in the first round of the Rio Olympics. The World No 144 displayed a powerful forehand to put up a 7-6, 7-6 score on the board. The Serbian was looking to go big at[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

    The first recorded Olympics were held in 776 B.C. at Olympia in Western Peloponnese.

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