Articles about Rio Games

#NewsBytesExclusive: National record-holder Muhammed Anas talks about his journey

10 May 2019

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#NewsBytesExclusive: National record-holder Muhammed Anas talks about his journey

India have been slowly and steadily rising in the field of athletics.

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Apurvi Chandela?

23 Feb 2019

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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Apurvi Chandela?

Apurvi Chandela clinched India's first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup 2019 being held at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

Hockey World Cup: India skipper Manpreet outlines the plan

15 Nov 2018

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Hockey World Cup: India skipper Manpreet outlines the plan

India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh has said that his team's focus is to top their pool in the upcoming World Cup this month.

51-member refugee team to be a part of Tokyo Olympics

10 Oct 2018

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51-member refugee team to be a part of Tokyo Olympics

In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we will be witnessing a team consisting of refugees.

Saving a life more important than a gold medal: Phelps

18 Aug 2018

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Saving a life more important than a gold medal: Phelps

Renowned Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has opened up again about his ongoing battle with depression, hoping he can help others who struggle with the disease.

Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

09 Aug 2018

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Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes never stop aiming for medals.

Who have been India's best track and field athletes?

13 Jul 2018

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Who have been India's best track and field athletes?

India's 18-year-old track athlete Hima Das became the latest sporting sensation after she bagged the gold medal yesterday.

CWG 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw

14 Apr 2018

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CWG 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw

Neeraj Chopra today became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the CWG, with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final.

Sindhu to be India's flag-bearer in CWG opening ceremony

24 Mar 2018

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Sindhu to be India's flag-bearer in CWG opening ceremony

India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu will be the country's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of 21st Commonwealth Games, to be held at Gold Coast.

Reports of Pele being hospitalised are fake, claims spokesperson

20 Jan 2018

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Reports of Pele being hospitalised are fake, claims spokesperson

Pele's spokesperson has denied reports that the football legend has been hospitalized.

Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt

05 Mar 2017

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Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt

Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik has expressed disappointment toward the government of Haryana, saying the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government have yet to be received.

Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

25 Oct 2016

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Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

While the Ministry of Sports gave away cash rewards to the medal winners of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the awards for the coaches have been put on hold.

Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt

26 Sep 2016

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Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt

Kuldeep Malik, coach of India's Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said he was handed a photocopied cheque by the Haryana government, and was yet to see any actual reward.

Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin

28 Aug 2016

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Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was also India's goodwill ambassador to the Olympics, presented PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with BMW cars for their performances.

Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador

24 Aug 2016

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Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik has been appointed the 'Beti Bachao' ambassador of Haryana in a rousing welcome after her return from Rio.

Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games

18 Aug 2016

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Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games

23-year old wrestler, Sakshi Malik in the early hours of 18th August, 2016, won India's first medal at the Rio Olympics, 2016.

A look into the other side of he Rio Olympics

17 Aug 2016

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A look into the other side of he Rio Olympics

While millions are in Rio for the Olympics, and billions watching the games on TV, the glamour of the Olympics hides the reality in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Russian athlete suspended from Rio Games

15 Aug 2016

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Last Russian athlete suspended from Rio Games

Russian long-jumper Darya Klishina was suspended from the Rio Olympics in light of new evidence discovered against her by an anti-doping probe, marking Russia's exit from athletics.

Olympics Officer shot in the head at Rio

12 Aug 2016

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Olympics Officer shot in the head at Rio

A Police officer and 2 others were sprayed bullets after making a wrong turn while attempting to navigate the network of slums in Rio.

Bus carrying journalists attacked in Rio

10 Aug 2016

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Bus carrying journalists attacked in Rio

According to witnesses, a bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games had its windows shattered after being hit by an unknown projectile in an apparent attack on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday.