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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…]

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…]

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…]

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