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Gagan Narang finishes seventh in 50m rifle prone at Baku World Cup  Jun 26, 3:53 pm
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 26 (ANI): London Olympics Bronze medalist Gagan Narang, who reached his second World Cup Final in four days,finished seventh in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone event on day five of the sixth and final International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) here on Sunday.
Double delight for Odisha as sprinter Srabani Nanda qualifies for Rio   Jun 26, 2:37 pm
Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 26 (ANI): A day after Dutee Chand from Odisha qualified for the Rio Olympics, another Odia sprinter Srabani Nanda has booked her berth for the upcoming Summer Games in the women's 200 meters category.
Long jumper Ankit Sharma secures Rio Olympics berth  Jun 26, 2:27 pm
Almaty (Kazakhstan), June 26 (ANI): Indian long jumper Ankit Sharma has qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics after meeting the qualification mark in men's long jump event of the ongoing Polish Athletics Championships in Kazakhstan on Sunday.
Sprint queen Dutee Chand secures Rio berth against all odds  Jun 25, 2:37 pm
Almaty, Kazakhstan, June.25 (ANI): In a gripping tale of resilience and unmeasured strength, ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand overcame all sorts of ordeals to secure her berth for the upcoming Rio Olympics in the women's 100 metres category.
Manoj Kumar becomes second Indian boxer to secure Rio ticket   Jun 23, 7:10 pm
Baku, Azerbaijan, June.23 (ANI): Indian pugilist Manoj Kumar secured his berth for the forthcoming Rio Olympics after advancing to the semifinals of the men's light welter 64 Kg category at the World Qualification event here on Thursday.
IOC's denial to Mary Kom a 'major setback': Sunita Godara  Jun 23, 11:03 am
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Former Indian marathon runner Sunita Godara on Thursday dubbed the International Olympic Committee's move to deny wild card entry to five-time world champion Mary Kom for the Rio Olympics as a major setback for boxing.
Heartbreak for boxing fans as Mary Kom denied Rio ticket  Jun 23, 8:53 am
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): It may come as a major heartbreak for country's star pugilist Mary Kom and her fans; the International Olympic Committee has denied wild card entry to the five times world champion for the Rio Olympics Games.
Rory McIlroy withdraws from Rio Olympics over Zika fears  Jun 22, 3:21 pm
London, June.22 (ANI): Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will not be participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics due to widespread concerns related to the Zika fears.
Boxer Sumit Sangwan one win away from securing Rio berth   Jun 21, 7:05 pm
Baku, Azerbaijan, June.21 (ANI): Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan remained on course for securing his berth for the forthcoming Rio Games after storming into the quarterfinals of the AIBA World Olympic Qualification tournament in the men's light heavyweight (81kg) category here on Tuesday.
Country looking up to you with great expectations: Jitendra Singh tells India's Rio contingent  Jun 19, 3:44 pm
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Newly-appointed Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday extended his warm wishes to the Indian contingent heading into this year's summer Olympics Games to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio declares financial emergency, seeks funding for Olympics  Jun 18, 12:10 pm
New York, June 18 (ANI): Rio de Janeiro's state governor Francisco Dornelles has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency, just 50 days before the Olympics.
Sardar Singh believes spirited show against Aussies will boost team's morale  Jun 17, 4:51 pm
New Delhi, June.17 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh, who has been rested for the ongoing FIH Champions Trophy, has expressed his satisfaction over his side's performance in the tournament so far, insisting that a spirited show against Australia in the finale will boost the team's morale ahead of the Rio Olympics starting in August.
Pele backs `reliable` Tite as new Brazil coach  Jun 17, 2:45 pm
Johannesburg, June 17 (ANI): Brazil football great Pele has backed the appointment of new national coach Tite while describing the former Corinthians manager as a reliable man for a demoralized team.
China's Tai Ying biggest threat to me at Rio, says Saina Nehwal  Jun 14, 8:33 pm
Hyderabad, June 14 (ANI): London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal, who recently clinched her second Australian Open title, believes Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying is going to be her biggest threat at the Rio Olympics.
`Sprint King` Bolt clocks 9.88 seconds to win Racers GP  Jun 12, 6:00 pm
Johannesburg, June 12 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ramped up his preparation for the Rio Olympics as he recovered from a stumble to win the men's 100 meters at the inaugural Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Jamaica.
Rio Olympics: Leander Paes thanks AITA for fulfilling his dream  Jun 11, 8:31 pm
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): With Leander Paes set to make a record seventh Olympic appearance after the All India Tennis Association (AITA) paired him up with Rohan Bopanna, the Indian tennis ace said on Saturday that the honour to represent India at the upcoming Olympics was a dream come true and thanked AITA for the opportunity.
Don't believe our styles of play are compatible: Rohan Bopanna on Leander Paes  Jun 11, 6:54 pm
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Following the All India Tennis Association (AITA)'s decision to pair up Rohan Bopanna with Leander Paes for men's doubles category for Rio 2016 Olympics, the former has asserted that this will not fare well, as their styles are completely different and do not complement each other, which is why he wanted to be paired with Saketh Myneni in the first place.
Bopanna to partner Paes in men's doubles at Rio Olympics: AITA  Jun 11, 4:47 pm
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Leander Paes' dream of making his record seventh Olympic appearance is fulfilled as All India Tennis Association (AITA) has paired him with Rohan Bopanna, despite the latter's desire to team-up with Saketh Myneni in the men's doubles event in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Paes snubbed as Bopanna picks Myneni for Rio Olympics   Jun 10, 2:00 pm
New Delhi, June.10 (ANI): Ace Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Friday picked Saketh Myneni instead of veteran Leander Paes as his men's doubles partner for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Paes eager to make historic 7th Olympic appearance for India  Jun 7, 10:11 pm
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Days after being crowned French Open mixed doubles champion, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Tuesday insisted that representing the country for a record seventh time will be a proud moment for him.
Olympic trial: Sushil likely to move SC post plea dismissal, says coach  Jun 6, 6:46 pm
New Delhi, June. 6 (ANI): Dejected by the Delhi High Court's decision to dismiss Sushil Kumar's plea seeking a selection trial with compatriot Narsingh Yadav in the 74 kg men's freestyle category for the upcoming Rio Olympics, coach Satpal Singh on Monday said that they are mulling moving to double bench or the Supreme Court for the same.
Sushil Kumar's Olympics dreams dented after Delhi HC dismisses plea (Update)  Jun 6, 5:08 pm
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's dream of securing a berth for the upcoming Rio Olympics suffered a severe blow as the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed his plea seeking a selection trial with compatriot Narsingh Yadav in the 74 kg men's freestyle category.
Sushil Kumar's Rio dreams jolted as Delhi HC gives nod to Narsingh   Jun 6, 3:13 pm
New Delhi, June.6 (ANI): Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's hopes of securing ticket to the forthcoming Rio Olympics suffered a severe blow after the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed his plea seeking a selection trial with compatriot Narsingh Yadav in the 74 kg men's freestyle category.
Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh: Delhi HC to pronounce verdict today  Jun 6, 7:47 am
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will today pronounce its order on wrestler Sushil Kumar's plea of holding trials against compatriot Narsingh Yadav for 74kg 2016 Rio Olympics berth.
Low risk of dengue predicted for foreign visitors to Rio Olympics  Jun 5, 2:46 pm
Washington D.C, Jun 5 (ANI): With the Olympics fast approaching, it may be time to reassess the dengue risks of holding them in Brazil.