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How Indian athletes fared at Rio Olympics

India sent its biggest contingent, 118-members, to Rio Olympics hoping that it would emulate its best-ever tally of six medals, achieved at the London Olympics in 2012. However, it was not meant to be. The following is the performance of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics. [source;rediff.com]

Look out for her at the Tokyo Olympics!

The Rio Olympics hoopla has settled down. Given our track record, we Indians will jump into the bandwagon only in 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. But there are athletes who practice day in and day out to be part of the mega event. One among them is the talented hockey player, Rani Rampal. The 21-year-old striker hails Read More

Each match at Rio 2016 Olympics was a challenge, says PV Sindhu

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu on Monday said every match at the recently-concluded Games was a challenge for her. World No.10 Sindhu, who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — the country’s highest sporting honour — by President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, defeated higher-ranked opponents in each round to set Read More

India at Rio 2016 Olympics: Medals two; disappointments multiple

Jonathan Selvaraj shows how of the 85 in the Indian squad – excluding team events such as field hockey – only 13 could be reckoned to have matched a season’s best, qualifying mark or advanced past the first round of their event. ATHLETICS: Mohd Anas (400m) Qualification: 45.40s, At Rio: 45.95s. Jinson Johnson (800m) Qualification: 1:45:98s, At Rio: 1:47:27s. Recorded the Read More

Rio 2016 Olympics: Not netas or officials, India’s problem is the Casual Sports Fan

As the curtains come down on the Rio Olympics, post mortems about the Indian contingent’s performances are already underway. And while there is talk of the need to improve and to already get a plan in place for Tokyo 2020. The mood is one of cautious optimism. Optimism that has been fuelled by the excellent performances of Sakshi Malik and Read More

Narsingh Yadav cleared to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics

After some restless days in Rio, Narsingh Yadav has been cleared to compete at 2016 Olympics. Reports doing rounds suggest Narsingh will commence his 74kg campaign against Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France. Narsingh’s clearance by WADA comes as a relief for the wrestler who has been grappling court cases, hearings and appeals in the build-up to the Games. The latest twist Read More

PV Sindhu enters finals at Rio Olympics, Amitabh Bachchan shuts down Shobhaa De

PV Sindhu confirmed her place in the women’s single Badminton final at Rio Olympics 2016 on Thursday night after she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. The Indian shuttler will now at least win the silver medal in the prestigious tournament. As Sindhu became India’s first ever shuttler to reach the final of this sport in Olympics, congratulations started pouring in. But Read More

Rio Olympics: Amitabh Bachchan joins political fraternity in lauding PV Sindhu on semi-finals feat

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday joined the nation in lauding ace Indian shuttler P.V Sindhu who reached the semi-finals of the women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics. “#PVSindhu .. you played a super game .. CONGRATULATIONS !! More glory for you ..you made us all very proud ! Beat No 2 at #Rio2016,” he said in a tweet. Read More

Rio 2016 Olympics: IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban, says Derek Redmond

Olympic chiefs were guilty of “passing the buck” when they elected not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes for next month’s Rio Games, says former world 4×400 metres relay champion Derek Redmond. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Sunday against issuing a blanket ban despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Games sports, meaning global sporting Read More

Rio 2016 Olympics: Absence of top male golfers to be evaluated, says IOC president Thomas Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach says the absence of many of the top men from the Olympic golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro will be taken into account in evaluating the sport’s future in the games. Bach says the IOC has to “respect the individual decisions” of golfers who pulled out citing concerns over Zika, but notes that there have also Read More