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Off track: Paralympics and the controversy over blades

American Matthew Centrowitz’s gold medal-winning time of 3:50.00 seconds at the Rio Olympics wouldn’t have been enough for him to win a bronze in the T13 category of the Rio Paralympics.

02 Oct 2016 2:53 AM

The making of Mariyappan

T. Mariyappan has put Periyavadagampatti, a village 50 kilometres away from Salem, on India’s sporting map by winning the high jump gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

11 Sep 2016 1:01 AM

Rio 2016: Super Six@Rio

Established champions reinforced their reputations and a handful of new stars emerged in South America's first Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

28 Aug 2016 10:58 AM

Woman power can’t mask India’s overall failure

Even in their success, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu and Sakshi Malik have done a disservice to Indian sport.

27 Aug 2016 10:02 PM

Game on: At the Olympics, tech makes a jump

A British man once won the tennis gold at the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896 after going to Athens as a tourist.

26 Aug 2016 1:34 AM

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A to Z of Rio Olympics

Brazil has pulled it off. Rio de Janeiro silenced those who doubted its Olympic credentials by staging the 31st edition of the Games without major problems.

24 Aug 2016 6:55 AM

Shuttler’s dream dinner guest Tennis star Rafael Nadal

India’s poor performance at the Rio Olympics in the first 10 days was like the proverbial calm before the P.V. Sindhu storm in badminton.

20 Aug 2016 12:27 AM

Golden gymnasts

If there is one Olympic event in which women garner more attention than men it must be gymnastics.

05 Aug 2016 10:37 PM

The nuts and bolts of 100 metres event

There is something raw and unfussy about the 100m. All one has to do is blast off from the blocks upon hearing the crack of the starting gun and run in a straight line till the finish.

05 Aug 2016 6:40 AM

The story of marathon at Olympics Games

Italy’s Dorando Pietri crosses the marathon finish line at the 1908 London Olympics. He was later disqualified for getting outside help.

04 Aug 2016 6:55 AM

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Oly athletics isn’t only about stars

Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt are the pre-eminent athletes in Olympic history.

03 Aug 2016 6:23 AM

Olympic Games stoke patriotic fervour

Shiny Wilson, née Abraham, is a horrendous public speaker. She herself has admitted it numerous times.

02 Aug 2016 12:54 AM

Rio 2016: Riveting Rivalries

Volleyball (W) Brazil vs USA

01 Aug 2016 6:38 AM

Rio Games will be poorer without them

A constellation of stars will be missing from action in Rio de Janeiro and we aren’t talking about the dope-tainted Russian athletes.

01 Aug 2016 6:28 AM

Rio 2016: The bold and beautiful

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, wasn’t a big fan of women’s participation at the Games.

31 Jul 2016 7:06 AM

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Rio 2016: Game changers

Simone Biles (Gymnast, USA)

31 Jul 2016 6:54 AM

The bridesmaids of the Olympics

Winning an Olympic gold is the ultimate high in many sports. The precious metal eluded some of the best teams as well as individuals.

31 Jul 2016 1:44 AM

Beware non-official sponsors: IOC is watching

The International Olympic Committee’s efforts to keep ambush marketing, a ploy by non-official sponsors to gain mileage through association with the 2016 Rio Olympics, have already started.

30 Jul 2016 12:34 AM

United States calls the shots in money game

All the swimming finals at the Rio Olympics will not start before 10pm local time to help TV audience in the USA to catch the action in prime time.

28 Jul 2016 2:38 AM

A ceremony to die for at sporting events

Opening ceremonies of sporting events are generally avoidable irritants. More often than not they make fans inside the stadium and in front of TV fidgety.

27 Jul 2016 6:53 AM

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