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Rio 2016: Shooters Apurvi, Ayonika crash on Olympics Day 1

Ayonika Paul in action during the women’s 10m air rifle qualification round on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

07 Aug 2016 2:07 AM

Rio 2016: Let the games begin!

People watch fireworks exploding over the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo: AFP)

07 Aug 2016 2:02 AM

Rio 2016: Rugby hunks face awkward transition in Olympic Sevens

All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams, Argentina winger Juan Imhoff and Scotland centre Mark Bennett are among the very few 15s players who will be starring when rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut th

07 Aug 2016 1:06 AM

Rio 2016: Jeers for Brazil president dampen Olympic joy

A demonstrator in a costume depicting a banker and holding a replica of a fire extinguisher for putting out the “flame” of an imitation Olympic torch, protests against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer. (Photo: AP)

07 Aug 2016 1:05 AM

Justin Gatlin hungry for Rio success

US sprinter Justin Gatlin said he was “hungry” for success on Friday as he prepares to take on Usain Bolt for what would be a highly controversial second Olympic crown.

07 Aug 2016 1:00 AM


Rio 2016: India eye encore in Japan opener

The India women’s hockey team at a training session at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AFP)

07 Aug 2016 12:59 AM

Rio 2016: Indian men edge ahead of Ireland

Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as drag-flickers ruled the roost to help India register a fighting 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match of the men’s hockey competition at the Olympics, here on

07 Aug 2016 12:20 AM

Spain lead record NBA roster to halt USA

Spaniards settled for second best to US NBA stars at the past two Olympics, but Pau Gasol and his teammates hope their third upset attempt is charmed.

06 Aug 2016 11:49 PM

Rio 2016: Nothing but the best for Rio’s four-legged stars

No expense has been spared in providing luxury accommodation for some athletes competing in Rio — one hotel would illicit rave reviews if only its guests could write.

06 Aug 2016 11:42 PM

Rio 2016: Jitu Rai carries India’s hopes on Day1

India’s women archers at a practice session in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

06 Aug 2016 1:45 AM


Rio ready to dazzle the world

Brazil’s former volleyball player Isabel Barroso Salgado carries the Olympic torch in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue on her way to the opening ceremony in Rio on Friday. (Photo: AP)

06 Aug 2016 1:39 AM

Rio 2016: Ireland boxer fails drug test

Irish boxer Michael O’Reilly has been suspended provisionally after failing a dope test carried out before he arrived at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

06 Aug 2016 1:37 AM

Rio Games could prove that Olympics are too big to fail

The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

06 Aug 2016 1:21 AM

Rio 2016: Twists and turns aplenty

Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina trains ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

06 Aug 2016 12:42 AM

Rio 2016: Sex offence allegations hit american gymnastics

USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny denied an Indianapolis Star report on Thursday on the eve of the Rio Olympics saying organisation leaders have failed to report sexual abuse by predator coaches.

05 Aug 2016 11:45 PM


Atanu Das shoots 23 perfect 10s, stands fifth

Atanu Das showed fine composure and skill to bounce back from a poor start in his maiden Olympics to finish fifth in the qualification round as the archery competition got under way at Brazil’s histor

05 Aug 2016 11:42 PM

Brazil, USA women off to winning starts

Hosts Brazil and world champions the United States made winning starts in the Olympics women’s football tournament on Wednesday although the competition met with a lukewarm response from fans.

05 Aug 2016 6:44 AM

Rio 2016: Biggest contingent eyes rich haul

Dope scandals marred what was turning out to be a euphoric build-up but India’s biggest ever contingent will nonetheless be eyeing a historic medal haul when the 31st Olympic Games — the first ever in

05 Aug 2016 6:42 AM

Rio 2016: Brazil welcomes Indian contingent

Women’s hockey team members Deepika Thakur (centre) and Preety Dubey dance with local performers at the welcome ceremony in Rio. (Photo: AP)

04 Aug 2016 6:58 AM

Rio 2016: Onus on Neymar

03 Aug 2016 11:48 PM