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India's preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020 need to start now: sports minister Vijay Goel
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India's preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020 need to start now: sports minister Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday emphasised on the need to start preparing for 2020 Tokyo Games from now itself after the country managed a disappointing two medals from the just-concluded Rio Olympics despite fielding its biggest-ever contingent of 100-plus athletes.

Rio 2016: Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after hosts' first Olympic gold
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Rio 2016: Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after hosts' first Olympic gold

Barcelona star Neymar said he will step down as Brazil captain after leading the Olympic Games' hosts to their first ever football gold medal.

Rio Olympics 2016: Legendary Lin Dan bats off retirement talks after finishing fourth
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Rio Olympics 2016: Legendary Lin Dan bats off retirement talks after finishing fourth

Chinese superstar Lin Dan, regarded by some as badminton's greatest-ever player, batted off retirement talk after leaving the Rio Games empty-handed Saturday with a bronze-medal-match defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen.

Rio Olympics 2016: Will return Sindhu's phone, let her enjoy an ice-cream, says Gopichand
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Rio Olympics 2016: Will return Sindhu's phone, let her enjoy an ice-cream, says Gopichand

When it boils down to matters of discipline, Pullela Gopichand has no peers with PV Sindhu learning it the hard way since her formative years at the legendary coach's academy.

Usain Bolt after Rio Olympics 2016 ‘triple, triple’: Proven to the world I'm the greatest
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Usain Bolt after Rio Olympics 2016 ‘triple, triple’: Proven to the world I'm the greatest

Usain Bolt insisted it was "mission accomplished" after signing off with a 'treble-treble' in his final Olympic race, predicting that his achievements may never be broken.

Rio Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal to undergo knee surgery on Saturday
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Rio Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal to undergo knee surgery on Saturday

At a time when the whole nation was celebrating P.V. Sindhu's historic silver medal feat at the Rio Olympics, London games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal announced on Friday that she will go under the knife for her troublesome right knee on Saturday.

PV Sindhu proud of silver medal at Rio Olympics, says more success awaits Indian shuttlers in future
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PV Sindhu proud of silver medal at Rio Olympics, says more success awaits Indian shuttlers in future

P V Sindhu on Friday said she is happy to win a silver in the women's singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics in Rio De Janeiro on Friday.

PV Sindhu, you are an inspiration: Twitter reacts to shuttler's silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016
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PV Sindhu, you are an inspiration: Twitter reacts to shuttler's silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016

India's biggest sporting legends Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand on Friday hailed PV Sindhu for her valiant performance in the Olympic final against world number one Carolina Marin

Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar wants to inspire next generation for 10-15 years
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Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar wants to inspire next generation for 10-15 years

With no more tears left to shed, a distraught Dipa Karmakar now wants to get back into training so she can start working towards leaving a lasting legacy in gymnastics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav lost the case as we couldn't convince CAS on conspiracy, says WFI
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Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav lost the case as we couldn't convince CAS on conspiracy, says WFI

WFI conceded that it was not being able to convince the CAS panel that grappler Narsingh Yadav was a victim of conspiracy and sabotage, and that was why he lost the case and was ejected from the Rio Olympics with a four-year ban.

Rio Olympics 2016: Sachin Tendulkar thanks countrymen for backing athletes ahead of PV Sindhu's final
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Rio Olympics 2016: Sachin Tendulkar thanks countrymen for backing athletes ahead of PV Sindhu's final

Sachin Tendulkar thanked the countrymen for backing the Indian athletes participating in the Rio Olympics, saying all sportspersons need support when chips are down.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's father says she has a 50-50 chance to win the final
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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's father says she has a 50-50 chance to win the final

PV Sindhu's father P V Ramana is hopeful of a good summit clash against Carolina Marin on Friday and feels there's a 50-50 chance of her daughter winning the match.

Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav says he will do everything to prove his innocence
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Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav says he will do everything to prove his innocence

His dream of representing the country in Rio Olympics shattered after a verdict of the CAS, a devastated Narsingh Yadav said that he will do everything to prove his innocence.

Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav was defeated by his own, should initiate a CBI inquiry, says IOA
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Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav was defeated by his own, should initiate a CBI inquiry, says IOA

Dejected by the four-year ban imposed on Narsingh Yadav by CAS, the Indian Olympic Association has said that the embattled wrestler has been "defeated by compatriots" rather than opponents.

Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal hospitalised for knee injury sustained during Rio games
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Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal hospitalised for knee injury sustained during Rio games

India ace Saina Nehwal was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad to undergo treatment for her knee injury which affected her progress in the badminton event of the Rio Olympic 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016: Sakshi Malik's strongest point is 'double leg attack', says coach Ishwar Dahiya
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Rio Olympics 2016: Sakshi Malik's strongest point is 'double leg attack', says coach Ishwar Dahiya

'Double leg attack' is the strongest point of international wrestler Sakshi Malik who scripted history by winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics, feels her coach Ishwar Singh Dahiya.

Watch: Sakshi Malik's family, town celebrate her historic Olympic medal at Rio 2016
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Watch: Sakshi Malik's family, town celebrate her historic Olympic medal at Rio 2016

Brimming with pride at their daughter's historic achievement at the Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik's parents on Thursday urged all fathers to encourage their daughters, who wants to take up sports, saying the grappler's feat should set an example for all and sundry.