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Rio Olympics 2016: Closing ceremony at Maracana stadium, Japan to host next Olympic games in 2020

The Rio 2016 Olympics has finally reached its concluding stages as the closing ceremony is set to get underway on Monday in Rio.The closing ceremony will be held at the famous Maracana stadium in Rio...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 22, 2016 07:54 AM

Rio bids emotional farewell to athletes in spectacular closing ceremony

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared the Games closed to mark the official end of the 16-day sporting spectacle competed among more than 11,000 athletes from 205 countries in...

PTI | Aug 22, 2016 07:50 AM

Rio Olympics 2016: After guiding his side to historic triumph Neymar steps down as Brazil captain

Neymar struck a winning penalty for Brazil after claiming the first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany on penalties at Rio’s Maracana. The 5-4 shoot-out win exacted revenge...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 21, 2016 01:00 PM

Rio Olympics 2016: China blame 'fierce' competition after Rio flop, promise to examine their shortcomings

China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their “shortcomings” after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years.

PTI | Aug 21, 2016 12:28 PM

Rio Olympics 2016: Untouchable and Flawless Bolt bows out

The fastest man on earth, made his final Olympic bow here in Rio on Friday with the pleasure of remembering all that has come before tinged with regret that there will be no more.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 21, 2016 08:43 AM

Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil ends quest for gold in football, beat Germany on penalties

Neymar struck the winning penalty as Brazil claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany on penalties at Rio’s Maracana.

PTI | Aug 21, 2016 05:49 AM

Rio Olympics 2016: Nicola Adams becomes first woman to retain boxing title

Britain’s Nicola Adams wrote herself into the history books once more as she became the first woman to retain an Olympic boxing title in Rio today.

PTI | Aug 21, 2016 02:50 AM

Rio Olympics 2016: China's Chen inflicts heartache on Malaysian Lee

China’s Chen Long inflicted more Olympic heartache on Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei with a straight games win for gold in the men’s badminton singles final on Saturday.

PTI | Aug 20, 2016 10:14 PM

Rio Olympics: Will appeal to the Prime Minister, says Narsingh Yadav

Banned for four years and disgraced after being eliminated from the Olympics Village, dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav on Friday vowed to take his battle to the Prime Minister’s Office.

PTI | Aug 20, 2016 02:28 AM

Bindra, Tendulkar, Anand hail P V Sindhu's performance at Rio Olympics

India’s biggest sporting legends Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand hailed PV Sindhu for her valiant performance in the Olympic final against world number one Carolina Marin.

PTI | Aug 19, 2016 10:47 PM

'Bolti Band Kar Di': Amitabh Bachchan takes a dig at Shobhaa De after Sindhu's win at Rio Olympics

Earlier this month, Shobhaa De had said that the Indian athletes had gone to Rio Olympics to take selfies and not to win medals. Her comments had invited angry response from top sportspersons,...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 19, 2016 05:40 PM

Sachin thanks countrymen for supporting Indian athletes in Rio

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar today thanked the countrymen for backing the Indian athletes participating in the Rio Olympics, saying all sportspersons need support when chips are down.

PTI | Aug 19, 2016 03:41 PM

Usain Bolt declares after winning gold at Rio: 'Trying to be one of the greatest - among Muhammad Ali, Pele, Michael Phelps'

History-maker Usain Bolt said he deserves to be among sport's all-time greats after romping to a third straight Olympic 200m gold.

PTI | Aug 19, 2016 11:29 AM

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt makes history by winning three successive 200m races, may not run again

The fastest man on earth Usain Bolt has once again created history by winning 200 metres race at Rio Olympics 2016 in 19.78 seconds. Andre de Grasse, the young pretender from Canada, was a distant...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 19, 2016 09:38 AM

Carolina Marin: The shuttler between Sindhu and gold medal

Better known as fast-like-a-flash, the woman has incredible figures in her career graph. 239 wins, 74 losses with a Winning percentage of 76.36%.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 19, 2016 05:05 AM