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Tintu Lukka seeks perfect preparation for Rio Olympics in London, Pague  May 24, 7:44 pm
New Delhi, May 23(ANI): Reigning Asian champion in 800 metres, Tintu Lukka, will aim to get into her peak form ahead of this year's Rio Olympics when she will participate in two international competitions in London and Prague between May and July.
McIlory may skip Rio Olympics amid Zika fears   May 24, 12:33 pm
Johannesburg, May.24 (ANI): World number three Rory McIlroy has suggested that he may pull out of the forthcoming Rio Olympics amid fears over the rapid spread of the Zika virus in the host nation.
Ritu rested, Sushila to lead Indian eves in 4-nation tournament  May 23, 6:37 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam will lead the Indian women hockey team in place of rested skipper Ritu Rani in the upcoming four-nation tournament in Darwin as part of preparation for the Rio Olympics in August.
Shooter Jitu Rai finishes fourth in Munich World Cup  May 22, 7:10 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): India's pistol ace Jitu Rai reached his third final in as many International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cups this year, confirming he is in good shape with just over two months to go for the Rio 2016 summer Olympics.
PM Modi lauds Sonowal's efforts for motivating athletes gearing for Rio  May 22, 2:00 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded the efforts by Assam chief minister designate Sarbanand Sonowal aimed at motivating and inspiring the Indian athletes gearing up for the Rio Olympics 2016 and called on the nation to do the same instead of focusing solely on India's medal tally at the global sports event.
Mary Kom's Rio hopes handed crushing blow  May 21, 6:18 pm
Astana, May.21 (ANI): Indian star pugilist Mary Kom's hopes of securing qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics were shattered after she crashed out of the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here in Kazakhstan on Saturday.
`Sprint King` Bolt wins Olympic warm-up race in Ostrava  May 21, 1:02 pm
Johannesburg, May 21 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter usain Bolt ramped up his preparation for this year's Rio Olympics by winning the 100 meters race at the Czech Golden Spike meet in Ostrava last evening.
Indian javelin throwers seek Olympic qualification in Halle, Warsaw  May 20, 10:52 am
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): India's leading javelin throwers, who are currently training at the Olympics Training Centre in Spala, will be eyeing to secure their Olympics berth in two different qualification competitions to be held in Halle (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) on Saturday.
WFI chief rules out giving trial assurance to Sushil Kumar  May 18, 8:39 pm
New Delhi, May.18 (ANI): Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Wednesday denied giving any assurances of conducting a trial to ace wrestler Sushil Kumar for the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Over 30 athletes face Rio ban after Beijing doping retests  May 17, 10:13 pm
London, May.17 (ANI): Stepping up its fight against widespread allegations of doping in the sport, the International Olympic Committee has revealed that up to 31 athletes from six different sports have been tested positive in reanalysis of their anti-doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Olympics Quota row: Delhi HC issues notice to WFI on Sushil Kumar's plea  May 17, 2:37 pm
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and the Sports Ministry to conduct selection trials in response to the plea made by ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar over the selection for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
National record will boost preparations for Rio Games, says steeplechaser Sudha Singh  May 16, 6:25 pm
New Delhi, May.16 (ANI): Asian Games 2010 Gold Medal winner, Sudha Singh, who created a new national record in the women's 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai race last week, said her performance has come at the right time and it'll boost her preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Murray throws support behind embattled Kyrgios for Rio Olympics  May 16, 5:48 pm
Melbourne, May.16 (ANI): World number two Andy Murray has thrown his support behind Nick Kyrgios amid uncertainty surrounding the under-fire Australian tennis star's participation at the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Aggrieved Sushil moves Delhi HC seeking trails for Rio Olympics  May 16, 4:05 pm
New Delhi, May.16 (ANI): As the impasse around India's representation in the 74kg men's wrestling category at the Rio Games shows no signs of abating, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a trial with compatriot Narsingh Yadav.
Marathon girl Sudha Singh sets national record at IAAF Diamond League  May 15, 10:40 am
Shanghai, May 15 (ANI): Sudha Singh, the 2010 Asian Games gold medallist in 3000m steeplechase, created a new national record as she finished 8th in her pet event at the prestigious IAAF Diamond League race here on Saturday.
WFI seeks Sports Ministry's intervention in Narsingh-Sushil row  May 14, 2:49 pm
New Delhi, May.14 (ANI): As the impasse around India's representation in the 74-kg men's wrestling at the Rio Olympics is showing no signs of abating, the Wrestling Federation of India on Saturday sought intervention of the Sports Ministry in sorting out the contentious dilemma.
Kyrgios ups the ante in Rio Olympics row  May 14, 1:48 pm
Sydney, May.14 (ANI): Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has launched a fresh social media attack on Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller before launching a Facebook poll to determine whether he should go to the Rio Games.
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav justifies Rio Olympics selection  May 13, 3:37 pm
Mumbai, May.13 (ANI): Expressing delight over his name being sent to Indian Olympic Association for the forthcoming Rio Olympics, wrestler Narsingh Yadav on Friday insisted that going to the Brazilian capital is his right as he bagged the quota in the 74kg category with a bronze medal finish in last year's World Championships.
WHO urges pregnant women to skip Rio Olympics amid Zika scare   May 13, 11:49 am
Johannesburg, May.13 (ANI): Amidst growing concerns over the spread of Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has advised pregnant women to avoid travelling to Rio for the upcoming Olympics.
Tomic snubs Rio Olympics citing `busy playing schedule`   May 13, 11:06 am
London, May.13 (ANI): Australian controversial tennis star Bernard Tomic has said he will skip the upcoming Rio Olympics due to his 'extremely busy playing schedule' and 'personal circumstances'.
AR Rahman named India's fourth Rio Olympics brand ambassador  May 12, 4:29 pm
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman on Thursday accepted Indian Olympic Association's invitation to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent in the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Sushil wants trials against Narsingh after first list omission for Rio Games  May 12, 2:03 pm
Sonipat (Haryana), May.12 (ANI): Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Thursday insisted he is not disheartened despite not featuring in the first list of wrestlers sent to the Indian Olympic Association for the forthcoming Rio Games.
Tennis Australia chief flays `disrespectful` Tomic over latest antics   May 11, 5:48 pm
Johannesburg, May 11 (ANI): Tennis Australia chief Steve Healy has described Bernard Tomic as 'disrespectful' and said Nick Kyrgios is indulging in unnecessary fights with Olympics officials amid calls for the controversial pair to be banned from the upcoming Rio Games.
`Honoured` Bindra eager to motivate India's Rio contingent  May 10, 1:54 pm
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has said that he felt honoured to be named one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Indian contingent at this year's Summer Olympics, adding he is looking forward to support and motivate all sportspersons representing the country in Rio de Janeiro.
Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik seal Rio Olympics berths  May 7, 7:25 pm
Istanbul, May.7 (ANI): Ace Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik secured their Rio Games berth after qualifying in their respective weight divisions at the last Olympic qualifier event here in Turkey on Saturday.