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RIO 2016 OLYMPICS NEWS


Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer says Rio 2016 Olympics a success

August 24, 2016 3:31:40 pm

Michel Temer praised the "exceptional" sports venues, where 27 world records and 92 Olympic records were broken, while Brazil won 19 gold medals.

Brazilian government to help fund Rio Paralympic Games

August 24, 2016 3:21:59 pm

Last week, the committee said it needed at least 250 million reais ($75.8 million) to provide the "level of service" it was committed to offering.

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, governor Yuriko Koike calls for unity

August 24, 2016 2:57:09 pm

It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Rio 2016 Olympics inspired mural sets new Guinness World Record

August 24, 2016 2:43:14 pm

At 15.5m tall and 170m long, the work of art is nearly 3,000 square meters in size.

Only 1 of 27 Indian sports associations has athlete as president

August 24, 2016 2:01:49 pm

In the aftermath of the OP Jaisha episode at the Rio Olympics, light needs to be shed on the lack of current/former athletes in the associations.

Rio police expand scalping probe of Irish Olympic Council

August 24, 2016 1:49:38 pm

Patrick Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and member of IOC's executive board, is being held in Rio's Bangu prison complex.

Delhi Assembly honours Sakshi Malik’s parents

August 24, 2016 4:50:37 am

AAP government had offered promotion to Sakshi’s father who works as a conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation.

Grand welcome awaits Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik

August 23, 2016 6:34:21 pm

Rohtak had erupted in joy and celebrations after Sakshi Malik made Haryana and country proud by winning a bronze medal.

Post Rio debacle, Massimo Costantini returns to revive Indian TT

August 23, 2016 6:19:51 pm

The Indian team did not have a foreign coach after Peter Engel's contract was not renewed at the end of the Asian 2014 Games.

Mongolia’s Olympic wrestling protest gets public backing

August 23, 2016 5:29:29 pm

Stripping is considered an acceptable way of peacefully protesting a decision and the coach's actions were widely embraced.

Sports Ministry sets up committee to probe OP Jaisha’s case

August 23, 2016 5:19:42 pm

OP Jaisha has alleged that no water or energy drinks were made available by the Indian officials during her event.

Russia loses appeal against Rio 2016 Paralympics ban

August 23, 2016 4:02:18 pm

Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month's Rio 2016 Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.

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