Brazil's Rousseff and Lula to miss Rio opening ceremony

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:06

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.


Brazil confident of entering top 10 in Olympic medals tally

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:04

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 mayor hands Australia keys to city

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:30

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.


Algerian olympic athletes fly to Rio

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:20

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.


FINA supports IOC resolution on Russia

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:16

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.


Bach: Rio can solve problems before Games

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:16

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.


Colombia's Atletico Nacional win Copa Libertadores

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:10

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.


Djokovic, Raonic win opening matches in Rogers Cup

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:58

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.


Bolt arrives in Rio ahead of Olympics

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:46

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 ready to enjoy Olympic party'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:24

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.


Midfielder Gomes aims to fulfil dream after joining Barcelona

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:22

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.


Muralidaran, Arthur Morris to be inducted in Cricket Hall of Fame

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 20:58

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.


Back injury hit my Rio preparations: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 20:50

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.