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Kenya may skip Rio Olympics amid Zika fears  Feb 9, 8:51 pm
London, Feb. 09 (ANI): In the wake of growing concerns around the outbreak of Zika virus, the Kenyan Olympics committee has confirmed that the East African nation could withdraw from the Rio games, which begins on August 5.
Big blow for Argentina: Messi to skip Rio Olympics  Feb 2, 5:47 pm
Karachi, Feb.2 (ANI): Argentine football star Lionel Messi will not feature in the upcoming Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Shooter Sanjeev Rajput finishes fourth to seal Rio Olympics berth   Feb 2, 5:43 pm
New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput on Tuesday secured his spot for this year's Rio Olympics after finishing fourth in the men's 50m three-position rifle category at the Asian qualifiers here at the Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Ayonika Paul bags shooting silver to seal Rio Olympics berth  Jan 29, 8:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 29 (ANI): Rising shooter Ayonika Paul secured her spot for the Rio Games after claiming the silver medal in women's 10m air rifle event at the Asia Olympic Qualifying competition here on Friday.
Heena Sidhu wins shooting gold to secure Rio Olympics berth  Jan 27, 3:31 pm
Tuglakabad, Jan. 27 (ANI): Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu on Wednesday claimed gold medal in the 10m air pistol women's event at the Asia Olympic qualifying competition and consequently secured her berth for this year's Rio Olympics.
Padma Bhushan award will motivate me for Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal  Jan 25, 11:36 pm
Bengaluru, Jan. 25 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Monday thanked the government and the Ministry of youth affairs and sports for awarding her with the Padma Bhushan award and said that the honour would motivate her to make the country proud at the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Euro Athletics chief says Russia unlikely to feature in Rio Olympics   Dec 30, 4:58 pm
Wellington, Dec.30 (ANI): European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen has admitted Russia is unlikely to compete in next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a high number of doping cases among the country's athletes.
Bolt to warm up for Rio Olympics at London Anniversary Games  Dec 15, 5:21 pm
London, Dec.15 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has announced that he will return to the London Anniversary Games next year in a bid to warm up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Federer to join forces with Hingis at Rio Olympics  Dec 12, 11:07 am
Johannesburg, Dec.12 (ANI): Swiss maestro Roger Federer has confirmed that he will team up with compatriot Grand Slam winning star Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles event of next year's Rio Olympics.
Roadies will not hinder my preparations for Rio, says Sushil Kumar  Nov 26, 4:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Olympic Silver Medallist Sushil Kumar has insisted that his participation in television reality show 'MTV Roadies' is not going to affect his preparations for the Rio Olympics.
Spieth to treat Olympics as 'fifth major'  Nov 24, 1:42 pm
Johannesburg, Nov.24 (ANI): World number one golfer Jordan Spieth has expressed that he is excited about the sport's return to the Olympics and said that he is treating next year's mega-event as a 'fifth major'.
ICC exploring prospects of cricket inclusion in Olympics  Nov 23, 11:29 am
Johannesburg, Nov.23 (ANI): David Richardson, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has confirmed that possibilities of including cricket in the summer Olympics are being explored following a positive meeting with the officials of the International Olympic Committee.
IAAF slaps provisional suspension on Russia over doping scandal  Nov 14, 5:20 pm
London, Nov.14 (ANI): In a bid to restore the sport's credibility before the Rio Olympics, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has provisionally suspended Russia from all competitions amidst mounting allegations of rampant doping scandal in the country.
Russian President Putin orders internal probe into doping scandal  Nov 12, 3:06 pm
London, Nov. 12 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country must do everything to get rid of doping, ordering an internal inquiry into mounting allegations of rampant doping scandal in athletics in the country.
Mo Farah to miss World Indoor Championship to focus on Rio  Nov 12, 12:45 pm
London, Nov. 12 (ANI): British sprinter Mo Farah will miss next year's World Indoor Championships in order to focus on defending his Olympic title at Rio in Brazil.
Hockey India announces dates for 6th National Championships   Oct 31, 12:19 pm
New Delhi, Oct.31 (ANI): Hockey India has announced the dates for the 6th National Championships 2016, starting from January 29 at Nagaon, Assam.
Abhinav Bindra steps down from TOP Committee  Oct 29, 9:19 pm
New Delhi, Oct.29 (ANI): Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra on Thursday tendered his resignation as a member of the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Committee in order to completely divert his focus towards his training and preparation for next year's Rio Olympics.
Japan gives emphasis on eco-system, tourism   Oct 28, 1:25 pm
Tokushima/ Tokyo, Oct. 28 (ANI): LED lighting illuminates the city at night. LED lights are now available in all colors and spread all across the city.
Djokovic aims to clinch medal at Rio  Oct 14, 10:17 am
Johannesburg, Oct.14 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic has said that 2016 Rio Olympics will be one of his priority as he is looking forward to clinch a medal for his country.
Rio Olympics to make huge cutbacks to avoid `lavish spending`  Oct 6, 5:31 pm
London, Oct.6 (ANI): The organisers of Rio 2016 Olympics are making major financial cutbacks in order to avoid going over budget of 3.6 billion dollars.
Are 2016 Olympics on Bella Hadid's mind?  Oct 1, 1:14 pm
Washington D.C., Oct. 1 (ANI): After walking in her sister Gigi Hadid's footsteps in the fashion industry, Bella Hadid is trying to make a name for herself in something else.
Sonowal backs Mary Kom, other players, says they will get full financial support from Centre  Sep 24, 8:49 pm
New Delhi, Sept.24 (ANI): Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said on Thursday that there was no question of anybody discriminating against Manipur-based champion boxer Mary Kom or any other player taking part in the forthcoming Olympics in Rio, Brazil, and added that all players will get full financial or any other support they require to perform to the best of their ability ahead of the 2016 Games.
Shot putter Manpreet Kaur breaks National record to secure Rio Olympics berth  Sep 16, 9:11 pm
Kolkata, Sept. 16 (ANI): Railways shot putter Manpreet Kaur became the latest Indian athlete to secure a berth for next year's Rio Olympics when she set a new national record in the women's shot put event at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
`Sprint King` Bolt ends season to focus on 2016 Rio Olympics  Sep 8, 11:05 am
Johannesburg, Sept. 8 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has ruled himself out of the rest of the season after his triple gold medal success at last month's world championships in Beijing.
Skipper Ritu Rani calls on Indian eves to `work harder` for Rio Olympics   Aug 29, 3:45 pm
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team captain Ritu Rani has insisted that her side will have to 'work harder' in order to succeed at the Rio Olympics next year.