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BWF rankings: Srikanth slips to No.12, Jwala-Ashwini rise to 14  May 6, 9:56 am
New Delhi, May. 6 (ANI): Olympic-bound men's singles shuttler K Srikanth of India slipped a place to be ranked World No. 12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
Ganguly congratulates Tendulkar for being chosen as India's Rio brand ambassador   May 4, 3:23 pm
Kolkata, May 4 (ANI): Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has wished cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar luck after he accepted the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) invitation to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent for this year's Rio Olympics.
Champions Trophy will test India's potential ahead of Rio Games: Sardar Singh  May 3, 7:07 pm
Bengaluru, May.3 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh believes that next month's Champions Trophy will be one of the key tournaments to evaluate the team's preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Tendulkar accepts IOA's offer to be India's Rio brand ambassador  May 3, 2:45 pm
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday accepted the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) invitation to be one of the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at this year's Summer Olympics to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro.
`Optimistic` Sreejesh believes India will be in top shape for Rio Games  May 2, 10:25 pm
New Delhi, May.2 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has said he is optimistic that his side will be in top shape for the upcoming Rio Games, insisting that a good start is essential for winning a record ninth Olympic gold medal.
Shuttler Saina sails into Asia Championships semis  Apr 29, 3:46 pm
Wuhan, Apr.29 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has secured her place in the semifinals of the Badminton Asia Championships after edging past Wang Shixian of China in the women's singles event here on Friday.
Abhinav Bindra accepts IOA's invitation to be goodwill ambassador for Rio Olympics   Apr 29, 2:51 pm
New Delhi, Apr.29 (ANI): Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra on Friday accepted the Indian Olympic Association's invitation to be one of the country's goodwill ambassadors for the upcoming Rio Games.
Embattled IOA approaches Sachin Tendulkar to be India's Oly brand ambassador  Apr 29, 11:49 am
New Delhi, Apr.29 (ANI): Amid the ongoing furore over the appointment of Bollywood star Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Rio Games, the under-fire Indian Olympic Association has approached cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for the same post.
Sportsperson, not Salman should have been Rio brand ambassador: Ramdev  Apr 28, 7:18 pm
Dehradun, Apr.28 (ANI): Describing Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as one of India's heroes, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday, however, said that the government should have selected a sportsperson as the brand ambassador for the Indian contingent at this year's Summer Olympics to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Olympics row: Farhan Akhtar dodges question on Salman  Apr 28, 4:32 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 28 (ANI): Amidst the controversy on actor Salman Khan named the brand ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Summer Olympic to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Farhan Akhtar, who has played veteran athlete Milkha Singh in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,' feels whatever people's opinion be, its end of the day up to the Olympic committee to take the decision.
Sports Ministry grants NOC for Boxing Federation of India's registration  Apr 27, 9:10 pm
New Delhi, Apr.27 (ANI): The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India on Wednesday granted NOC (no objection certificate) for the registration of newly-formed boxing federation, in addition to depute an observer for the federation's elections.
Nadal named as Spain's flag bearer for Rio Olympics   Apr 27, 6:39 pm
Johannesburg, Apr.27 (ANI): 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has been chosen to be the Spain's flag- bearer at the opening ceremony of this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Aishwarya supports Salman's appointment as IOA ambassador  Apr 27, 9:25 am
New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan might be facing a lot of flak for being appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador to represent the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016, but it looks like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is holding his back.
`Sprint King` Bolt to run 100m again at Golden Spike  Apr 26, 8:56 pm
Johannesburg, Apr.26 (ANI):Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run 100 meters at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava on May 20.
Rio Olympics row: Aishwarya backs Salman   Apr 26, 6:50 pm
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Apr 26 (ANI): Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Tuesday backed actor Salman Khan, who has been drawing flak after being appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador to represent the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016, saying one must give due recognition to anybody doing good to represent the country.
Rio Olympics row: Raza Murad backs 'youth icon' Salman  Apr 26, 12:59 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Extending his support to actor Salman Khan named the brand ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Summer Olympic to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bollywood veteran Raza Murad on Tuesday said the former is a youth icon and will inspire many youngsters to get into sports.
Swamy, Mary Kom take oath as RS members   Apr 26, 11:32 am
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy and Olympics medal-winning boxer Mary Kom on Tuesday took oath as the members of Rajya Sabha.
Abhinav Bindra would have been ideal choice for Indian Oly goodwill: Gambhir  Apr 25, 11:13 pm
Mumbai, Apr.25 (ANI): Amid ongoing debate over the appointment of Bollywood star Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Rio Games, veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir on Monday expressed that Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra would have been an ideal candidate for the post.
Milkha slams Salman's selection as Indian Olympic contingent's goodwill ambassador  Apr 24, 2:26 pm
Chandigarh, Apr.24 (ANI): Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday joined the bandwagon of sports personalities condemning the Indian Olympic Association's decision to appoint Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the Goodwill Brand Ambassador of the Indian contingent in the Rio Games.
Ex-athlete Godara condemns Salman's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio  Apr 24, 1:14 pm
Deharadun, Apr.24 (ANI): Former Indian marathon runner Sunita Godara on Sunday opposed Bollywood actor Salman Khan's appointment as the Goodwill Brand Ambassador for the Rio Olympics 2016, saying it is a huge insult for sports champions.
Amity University signs MoU with Special Olympics to promote intellectually disabled  Apr 23, 7:29 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): In a bid to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disability, Amity University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Special Olympics during Special Olympics coach training and youth activation programme at Amity.
Edelweiss Group named as India's principal sponsor for Rio Olympics  Apr 23, 6:48 pm
New Delhi, 23 Apr (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday announced that Edelweiss Group, the country's leading diversified financial services conglomerate, will be its principal partner for the Rio Olympics in August.
Salman signed 'Sultan' to feel `pain of learning`  Apr 23, 5:44 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): Salman Khan, who has been announced today as the Goodwill Ambassador for Indian contingent at Rio Olympics 2016, has revealed that he took up the part in the upcoming movie 'Sultan' because he wanted to enjoy the pain of learning.
Goodwill ambassador gives required push to players to do well: Salman  Apr 23, 5:34 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): Salman Khan, who has been selected as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics 2016, feels that a Goodwill ambassador is the one who pushes the players from back to do something well.
Salman Khan to be Goodwill Ambassador at Rio Olympics '16  Apr 23, 1:41 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan will be announced as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics, this year.