2016 Rio-games

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics' team final due to 'medical issue'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics' team final due to 'medical issue'

The American gymnastics superstar exited the final after a lacklustre opening vault and briefly left the competition floor, before returning to join her teammates.

Khel Ratna winner Devendra Jhajharia wants state governments to provide more support to disabled athletes
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Khel Ratna winner Devendra Jhajharia wants state governments to provide more support to disabled athletes

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia is the only Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals

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.

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.

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.

Asian Olympic Qualification: India's A Sharath Kamal, Mouma Das win, step away from Rio Olympic berth
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Asian Olympic Qualification: India's A Sharath Kamal, Mouma Das win, step away from Rio Olympic berth

Indian table tennis players A Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das reached the final rounds in Stage 2 of the Asia Olympic Qualification tournament in Hong Kong today to inch closer to making the cut for the Rio Games.

ISSF World Cup: India's shooters look to flex their muscles ahead of Rio Olympics
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ISSF World Cup: India's shooters look to flex their muscles ahead of Rio Olympics

The Olympic-bound Indian shooters will be keen to get a feel of the ranges in the Brazilian city, hosting the upcoming summer Games, when they start their campaign in the ISSF World Cup commencing in Rio de Janerio in Friday.

South Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Indian table-tennis aces Soumyajit Ghosh, Manika Batra book Rio berths
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South Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Indian table-tennis aces Soumyajit Ghosh, Manika Batra book Rio berths

Indian table tennis players Soumyajit Ghosh and Manika Batra booked their Olympic tickets by winning their respective groups in the Asian Qualifiers in Hong Kong.

Reprieve for Sharapova? Athletes could escape a ban for taking meldonium, says Wada
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Reprieve for Sharapova? Athletes could escape a ban for taking meldonium, says Wada

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)has said athletes could escape a ban for taking meldonium because it does not know for sure how long it takes the substance to leave the body.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India lacked energy of previous matches, says Oltmans after 2-1 loss to New Zealand
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India lacked energy of previous matches, says Oltmans after 2-1 loss to New Zealand

Disappointed with India's performance in the 1-2 loss to New Zealand today, team's coach Roelant Oltmans said his side failed to produce the energy it had exhibited so far in the 25th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Efficient as clockwork, India thrash Pakistan 5-1 and climb to second position
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Efficient as clockwork, India thrash Pakistan 5-1 and climb to second position

India, lethargic in the earlier encounters, played like a breeze to completely pulverize arch-rivals Pakistan 5-1 and move into 2nd spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Coach Oltmans slams India’s slack goalkeeping against Canada
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Coach Oltmans slams India’s slack goalkeeping against Canada

Indian hockey team coach Roelant Oltmans expressed his displeasure at the careless manner in which goalkeeeper Harjot Singh padded a ball outside the circle to concede a penalty corner to Canada in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Sunday.

Singapore Open: India's Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth look to improve ranking ahead of Rio games
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Singapore Open: India's Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth look to improve ranking ahead of Rio games

Six summers ago, Saina Nehwal had stood at the podium here with the gold medal dangling around her neck and the Indian ace will hope to relive those moments by clinching the title once again when the Singapore Super Series begins in Singapore on Tuesday.