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Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig out in US Open 1st round

Sure, Monica Puig would have loved another week between the Olympics and the US Open to “come down from the high” of becoming Puerto Rico’s first gold medalist. Then again, that’s not how the tennis calendar works. Puig realizes that if she wants to climb back to those heights, she’ll need to figure out this sort of turnaround. For now, Read More

Russia’s luxury gifts for Olympic medalists spark dispute

Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse – being an Olympic medalist in Russia can come with great material rewards but also controversy. Under President Vladimir Putin, it’s become a tradition for Russia’s Olympic heroes to be showered with large cash sums and sometimes unwanted gifts. On Friday, less than 24 hours after dozens of medalists were presented with BMW cars at Read More

To avoid Rio repeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Task Force to plan for next three Olympic Games

Aimed at boosting India’s performance in future Olympic Games, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Friday announced that a Task Force would be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for “effective participation” of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games — 2020, 2024 and 2028. The announcement was made at a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers at Read More

Japan flag Tokyo 2020 Olympic threat with Rio table tennis medal haul

Japan showed they could be the biggest threat to China’s quest to continue their table tennis domination in Tokyo 2020, after their young team achieved the country’s best-ever medal haul in the sport in Rio. Japan’s men, who never made the Olympics podium in the sport before, are leaving this year with a team silver medal and an individual bronze Read More

Brazil’s Neymar nets fastest Olympic goal ever at 15 seconds

Brazil’s Neymar has not yet won his country a gold medal, but on Wednesday he at least pocketed an Olympic record the fastest goal, at a dazzling 15 seconds into the game against overwhelmed Honduras. The semi-final had barely kicked off when Barcelona forward Neymar intercepted the ball, charged towards the Honduran side, tripped over the goalie and landed the Read More

Neeraj Goyat loses in semis but remains in fray for Rio Olympic berth

Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat (69kg) lost in the semifinals but remained in the hunt for an Olympic quota berth in the International Boxing Association’s Olympic qualifying tournament for professional boxers in Vargas, Venezuela today. The 24-year-old Neeraj, who is the reigning WBC Asian champion, went down 0-3 to second-seeded German Arajik Marutjan, a former European Championships silver-medallist. However, the loss Read More

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki blanketed in provisional Rio 2016 Olympic entry list

Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist, and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki have been among the ones named inside the provisional entry listing for the August Rio games by using the global Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday. Nadal and Wozniacki’s participation had been doubtful as damage had prevented them from pleasant the minimal quantity of Davis and Read More