Tag: Rio Olympics

Shuttler PV Sindhu says mistreated by IndiGo staff

Shuttler PV Sindhu says mistreated by IndiGo staff

Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday slammed private carrier IndiGo, saying a staffer “behaved very badly and rudely” with her when she boarded a Hyderabad-Mumbai flight. Sindhu took to Twitter, describing the incident as “a very bad experience” after a staffer named Ajeetesh objected to her carrying[Read More…]

India’s Olympic journey ends with two medals at Rio

With glowing lights and a stadium jam packed with fans, the Olympics ended with pomp and show as the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach officially declared Rio 2016 Olympics closed. The Indian contingent was represented by Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who carried the national flag. India was ranked 67th with two[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…]

Rio Olympics 2016: Day 13 round up

On day 13th at Rio, PV Sindhu stormed into the finals of women’s singles by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics. Sindhu won the semi-final match in straight sets 21-19 21-10. With this she became the Indian to qualify for the Badminton finals at Olympics. Sindhu’s historic win did[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…]

Rio Olympics 2016: Day 7 round up

On day 7 at the Rio Olympic village, Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the semi-final round of the mixed doubles tennis event. Mirza/Bopanna, who have paired for the first time, defeated the Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in the quarterfinal match in straight sets[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…]

Rio Olympics 2016: Day 5 round up

On the 5th day of Olympics, Indian archers Bombayla Devi Laishram and Deepika Kumari advanced to the women’s individual pre-quarterfinals. In round 64, Bombayla Devi Laishram registered a win by 6-2 against Austria’s Laurence Baldauff. Later, she defeated Taipei’s Lin Shih-Chia—a silver medalist at 2015 World Archery Championships by margin[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…]

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…]

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…]

Nirmala’s run up to Rio

Indian quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran qualified for the Rio Olympics after clocking 51.48 secs in 400m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships on Friday. She became the 24th track and field athlete from India to qualify for the Rio Olympics after she cleared the Olympic qualification mark of 52.20 secs[Read More…]

Newsd Sports Conclave 2016

Newsd presents Sports Conclave 2016, powered by Hero MotoCorp, with key-note speaker Rajiv Yadav, Secretary of Sports in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. His speech is followed by a panel discussion with the Sports Secretary, VK Mahendru, ONGC Head Corporate Sports, Amit Kumar Dahiya, Wrestler, Shweta Singh, Shooter[Read More…]

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