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Humans of Olympics: Meet Steve M Morris, the London 2012 volunteer who continued his work in Rio
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Steve M Morris, the London 2012 volunteer who continued his work in Rio

Morris had volunteered for the London 2012 Olympics for the first time in his life and had enjoyed it thoroughly, so he decided to go back in Rio.

Humans of Olympics: Meet Jeng Seong Wook from Seoul, spreading the word of Jesus
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Jeng Seong Wook from Seoul, spreading the word of Jesus

With next to none English and no knowledge of Portuguese, Jeng Seong Wook from Seoul, South Korea has really taken everything out of his hands to survive this trip to Rio.

Humans of Olympics: Meet Rolf Geyling, godfather of medal-winning Madeline ‘Maya’ DiRado
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Rolf Geyling, godfather of medal-winning Madeline ‘Maya’ DiRado

Rolf Geyling, sitting in the stands on the first level with his wife and friends overlooking the finish line, made sure that there was another American whose name rang loud throughout the brand new Olympic Aquatics Arena.

Rio 2016: Before the Summer Olympics, get to know the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' of Brazil
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Rio 2016: Before the Summer Olympics, get to know the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' of Brazil

Famous for its samba, football, beaches and now for the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is known as the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' i.e. marvellous city

Home away from home: Athletes to get Indian food at Rio Olympics Games village
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Home away from home: Athletes to get Indian food at Rio Olympics Games village

Indian athletes travelling in August to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics will get Indian food in the Games village.

Rio 2016: PM Modi attends the send-off ceremony organised for athletes
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Rio 2016: PM Modi attends the send-off ceremony organised for athletes

A number of Rio-bound athletes, including India's flag-bearer Abhinav Bindra, who will be participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, scheduled to begin on 5 August, in New Delhi on Monday received a warm send-off from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Jitendra Singh

Power failure at JLN stadium leads to first leg of Indian Grand Prix ending in farce
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Power failure at JLN stadium leads to first leg of Indian Grand Prix ending in farce

Power failure at the competition venue on Sunday led to the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix athletics meet ending in a farce in New Delhi.

How a giant leap by Dipa Karmakar bolstered the aspirations of tiny Tripura
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How a giant leap by Dipa Karmakar bolstered the aspirations of tiny Tripura

Dipa Karmakar from Tripura is now the latest sporting sensation in India. She has become the first ever female gymnast from India to qualify for Olympics

Wrestler Sandeep Tomar bags Rio Olympic berth after bronze in qualifiers
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Wrestler Sandeep Tomar bags Rio Olympic berth after bronze in qualifiers

Wrestler Sandeep Tomar secured an Olympic quota place for India in the men's 57kg freestyle category on Sunday with a bronze-medal finish on the final day of the 1st World Olympic Qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

Rio Olympics 2016: Only Salman Khan can inspire boxers, racers and shooters all at once
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Rio Olympics 2016: Only Salman Khan can inspire boxers, racers and shooters all at once

The actor who allegedly killed protected animals in Jodhpur and drove a car over pavement dwellers in Mumbai, is India's goodwill ambassador at the Olympics

Defiant IOA firm on Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador despite mixed reactions
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Defiant IOA firm on Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador despite mixed reactions

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent's goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision.

Focus on Rio Olympic athletes, there will be no conflict then: Vishwanathan Anand
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Focus on Rio Olympic athletes, there will be no conflict then: Vishwanathan Anand

At a time the sporting fraternity is divided over Salman Khan becoming brand ambassador for the Indian contingent at the upcoming Olympics, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand today said that the focus should be to address the needs of the Rio-bound athletes.

Tripura's favourite daughter: Rio bound Dipa Karmakar given hero's welcome back home in Agartala
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Tripura's favourite daughter: Rio bound Dipa Karmakar given hero's welcome back home in Agartala

First Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Karmakar returned home amid loud cheers from thousand of fans who thronged the Agartala airport.

Will work harder than before to win a medal at Rio Olympics, says Dipa Karmakar
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Will work harder than before to win a medal at Rio Olympics, says Dipa Karmakar

A long cherished dream of qualifying for the Olympics achieved, India's history-making gymnast Dipa Karmakar said on Thursday that she will leave no stone unturned in her quest for a medal in the Rio Games later this year.

World Olympic Qualifying: Indian wrestlers hot on claiming limited Rio berths in penultimate round
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World Olympic Qualifying: Indian wrestlers hot on claiming limited Rio berths in penultimate round

Having missed out on Olympic berths on two occasions, a 15-member Indian team will be determined to book as many quota places as possible when they take the mat at the 1st OG World Qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar starting on Friday.

We found our own Nadia Comaneci: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Rio bound Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar
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We found our own Nadia Comaneci: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Rio bound Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has won a gold medal in the women's vaults finals at the Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Meldonium ban a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes: FMBA head
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Meldonium ban a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes: FMBA head

The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to include Meldonium in the list of the banned performance-enhancing drugs was a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes, Federal Micro-Biological Agency (FMBA) head Vladimir Uiba said on Tuesday.

Possible relief for Sharapova? Fourteen athletes have suspension lifted after WADA relaxes meldonium ruling
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Possible relief for Sharapova? Fourteen athletes have suspension lifted after WADA relaxes meldonium ruling

At least 14 athletes from Russia and Georgia had their doping suspensions lifted Friday, two days after officials relaxed the rules about meldonium.