Olympic athletes might win, but Rio's favela dwellers have already lost

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 14:58

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.


IOC chief Bach calls for revamp of anti-doping system

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 14:26

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.


Indian contingent welcomed at Olympic Village

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 14:20

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.


'WADA decisions have no political implications'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 14:12

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.


CAS rejects Russian rowers appeal against exclusion from Rio

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:50

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.


Kuznetsova upset over 'half-finished' training courts

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:26

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.


WADA to unveil names of 'dirty' Russian athletes of 2014

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:24

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.


Twitter revamps Moments feature for Rio Olympics

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:56

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.


Bolt invites favela kids to Rio base

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:56

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.