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Rio 2016: Enter the shuttlers

Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent J

11 Aug 2016 2:30 AM

Rio 2016: Boxing bout puts focus on headguards

Russia’s Adlan Abdurashidov (right) in action against Reda Benbaziz of Algeria. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 2:29 AM

Rio 2016: US women run riot in team event

US gymnasts Simone Biles (from left), Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Alexandra Raisman celebrate on the podium after winning the women’s team gold in artistic gymnastics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP )

11 Aug 2016 2:28 AM

Koreans’ secret weapon: Chopsticks

South Korea’s archers celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women’s team competition at the Sambodromo venue. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 2:26 AM

Rio 2016: Bull’s eye bombayla Devi!

Experienced India archer Laishram Bombayla Devi advanced to the pre-quarter-finals of the women’s individual recurve competition after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Lin Shih-Chia at the Rio Olympics here

11 Aug 2016 12:11 AM


Rio 2016: Golf millionaires settle into the village life

USA’s mega-rich golfers are enjoying meeting other athletes at the Rio Olympics, but they hope not to hang on the course with the world’s largest rodents or crocodile-like caimans.

11 Aug 2016 12:06 AM

Rio 2016: Rafaela Silva answers City of God’s prayers

In Rio’s violent, poverty stricken City of God slum, family and friends of Brazilian judo hero Rafaela Silva say her gold medal is a win for them all.

11 Aug 2016 12:04 AM

Rio 2016: Uchimura completes medal haul with Japan win

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura competes in the rings event of the men’s team final of the artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Arena on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

10 Aug 2016 7:01 AM

Rio 2016: Serena struggles, del Potro in cruise mode

USA’s Serena Williams reacts after winning her second round match 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 against Alize Cornet of France at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

10 Aug 2016 6:59 AM

This is the end: Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra’s body language belied any emotions whatsoever on what was the final day of an illustrious career as he made it clear that he was done with the sport and ready to move on to the next ph

10 Aug 2016 6:58 AM


Rio 2016: Atanu Das storms into pre-quarters

Little fancied archer Atanu Das stormed into the pre-quarter-finals of the individual event of the Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

10 Aug 2016 6:57 AM

Rio 2016: India down argies, quarterfinals beckon

India’s Chinglensana Singh (left) celebrates his goal with team mates V.R. Raghunath and Rupinderpal Singh in their men’s hockey Pool B match against Argentina in Rio on Tuesday. India won 2-1. (Photo: AP)

10 Aug 2016 6:56 AM

Rio 2016: Cup half full for ‘vampire victim’ Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps has set tongues wagging at the Rio Olympics by sporting mysterious deep-purple circles on his body, looking as if he has been attacked by a blood-thirsty vampire.

10 Aug 2016 1:48 AM

Coach locks Dipa in the vault!

Faced with the gigantic expectations of an excited nation, India’s trail-blazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been put under “house arrest” at the Olympic Games Village by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi as

10 Aug 2016 12:36 AM

A watery grave for India’s aqua hopes

Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished fourth in the quarterfinals of the men’s single sculls to be out of medal reckoning in the Rio Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

10 Aug 2016 12:34 AM


Rio 2016: USA ready for Australia showdown

Two-time defending champion United States and Australia improved to 2-0 at the Rio Olympics with lopsided triumphs, setting up a Wednesday showdown between the confident Boomers and powerhouse America

09 Aug 2016 11:38 PM

Doping row roils waters of Rio pool

Olympic legend Michael Phelps backed young team-mate Lilly King in speaking out against dope cheats after she vanquished drug-tainted Russian Yulia Efimova for Olympic 100m breaststroke gold on Monday

09 Aug 2016 11:28 PM

Smooth sailing, aver Olympians

Olympic sailors gave Rio’s notoriously polluted waters a thumbs up after the first day of races in stiff winds on Monday.

09 Aug 2016 11:26 PM

Blondes hit the bull’s eye for Rio thieves

In the chaotic world of Rio criminality, it is an old trick that is winning the gold medal.

09 Aug 2016 11:26 PM

Rio 2016: India run champs Germany close

Germany’s Christopher Ruhr is besieged by India’s Kothajit Singh (left) and Rupinder Pal Singh in their hockey match on Monday. Germany won 2-1. (Photo: AP)

09 Aug 2016 2:41 AM