Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inocio Lula da Silva announced that they would not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games on August 5.
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) executive director for sports Marcus Vinicius Freire is confident that the hosts will be able to enter the top 10 of the medal rankings in the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes has presented the head of Australia's Olympic delegation, Kitty Chiller, with the keys to the city and apologised for problems at the Rio 2016 athletes village.
Algiers, July 28 (IANS) The Algerian Olympic Committee has sent 64 athletes to compete in 13 sporting disciplines in the Rio Games to be held from August 5 to 21.
Montevideo (Uruguay) July 28 (IANS) The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow each federation to assess the eligibility Russian sportspersons for Rio 2016 on an individual case basis is a positive one, said International Swimming Federation (FINA) president Julio Cesar Maglione.
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said problems facing the Rio Olympics are not unique to these Games and he is confident that Rio will solve all of the problems.
Medellin, July 28 (IANS) Colombia's Atletico Nacional secured their second Copa Libertadores title by defeating Ecuador's Independiente del Valle with a 2-1 aggregate victory in the final here.
Toronto, July 28 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and No.4 seed Milos Raonic of Canada were among the notable winners in the third day of Rogers Cup Main Draw tournament at Aviva Centre in Toronto on Thursday.
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has arrived in Rio de Janeiro amid tight security ahead of next month's Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro is a vastly different city to the one that won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2009, mayor Eduardo Paes has said.
Barcelona, July 27 (IANS) Newly-signed FC Barcelona midfielder André Gomes on Wednesday said that he is at the Catalan football giants to fulfil his dream, as the Portuguese completed switch from Valencia for around $55 million.
Moscow, July 27 (IANS) The competitions of the Rio Olympic Games will be less spectacular due to the absence of some Russian athletes unjustly banned from participation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that Sri Lankan leg-spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and Englishman George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Promising javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level, said on Wednesday that a back injury had affected his preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics, starting August 5.
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav will have to wait till Thursday to know his fate as the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday deferred the announcement of the verdict by a day.