Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) To many, the Olympics are a grand affair celebrating the enduring values of athletic achievement and international friendship but for the locals who were evicted for the construction of the Olympic Park, the quadrennial extravaganza is a long-term pain.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called for revamping of the world anti-doping system in the wake of the revelations of widespread abuse in Russian sports.
Melbourne, Aug 3 (IANS) Star West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has signed a new deal to play for Melbourne Renegades in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) next season.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) A traditional Olympic ceremony greeted the Indian contingent at the formal welcome ceremony in the Games Village for the 31st edition starting on Friday.
Liverpool, Aug 3 (IANS) The United States will win 99 medals followed by China's 90 at the Rio Olympics, academic sports forecasters at the University of Liverpool have predicted.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to names the Russian athletes who violated its regulations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have no political implications, its president, Craig Reedie, has said.
Liverpool, Aug 3 (IANS) Liverpool's Mayor Joe Anderson has announced the English city is to bid to host the Commonwealth Games.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has thrown out the appeal filed by 17 Russian rowers against their exclusion from 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to media reports on Wednesday.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova, who will represent her country at the 2016 Olympics, has said she was disappointed with the condition of training courts in Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is ready to name Russian athletes who violated the anti-doping regulations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, WADA President Craig Reedie has said.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) It has been 22 years since Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah's debut on the international shooting stage, and he is still among the top-level skeet shooters in the world.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Germany's Patrick Hausding will be the only diver to compete in three events at Rio, expecting to increase his medal chances at his third Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) At least 94 kg of cocaine buried at a ranch Mato Grosso do Sul state, was seized by the Brazilian police.
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday announced a change to its Moments feature which will now insert Olympic-related tweets into a user's timeline for weeks at a time.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt took time off his Olympic training schedule to invite a group of underprivileged children to his team's Rio training base.