Sindhu Receives Rs 5 Crore Cheque from Telangana CM
Hyderabad: Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu on Monday received a Rs 5 crore cheque from Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The Chief Minister also presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore to her coach Pullela Gopichand. The star shuttler and her coach called on the Chief Minister on the..
Modi Congratulates Indian Olympic Contingent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian Olympic contingent, saying every athlete gave his or her best at the just concluded Rio Olympics. "Want to specially wish the Indian contingent at #Rio2016. Every athlete gave his or her best," Modi wrote on Twitter. ..
Olympics Ends with Splendid Ceremony, Handover to Tokyo
It was pouring at the Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday but the rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Rio as the city bid goodbye to the Games with a resplendent show. The International Olympic committee Chief Thomas Bach officially closed..
BEST Welcome Ride for ‘Silvern’ Shuttler Sindhu
Mumbai: Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medalist P.V. Sindhu will be received at home in Hyderabad later on Monday morning by a decked up, open deck double-decker bus of Mumbai's BEST, an official said here. The BEST, which runs the public bus services for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad, has dispatched post-ha..
Rio Games Close with a Three-Hour Party, Feeling of Nostalgia
Rio de Janeiro: Rain drenched Rio partied and brought out the myriad and diverse culture of Brazil, saluting the nation's music maestros, traditional arts and dance forms, as the 31st Olympic Games -- the first in South America -- drew to a colourful close here on Sunday. Tradition and modernity ..
US Clobber Spain To Win Sixth Straight Women’s Basketball Gold
The powerhouse US women's basketball team was nearly as dominant in the final as it was in every other contest at the Rio Games, winning its sixth straight Olympic gold with a 101-72 victory on Saturday. Spain, which secured its first every medal in this competition with a convincing 68-54 win ov..
Neymar holds nerve as Brazil win Olympic football gold
Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday. The Brazil captain held his nerve after the scores were tied 1-1 at the end of extr..
Chen Aisen Wins China’s 7th Diving Gold At Rio
China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-metre platform at the Rio Olympic Games here. It's China's first gold medal in the event since the 2004 Athens Games where Hu Jia clinched the title, Xinhua news agency reporte..
Rio Olympics: South Africa’s Caster Semenya Grabs 800m Gold
South Africa's Caster Semenya set a national record to win the gold in the women's 800 metres at the Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old on Saturday clocked one minute and 55.28 seconds to beat Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba by 1.21 seconds, Xinhua news agency reported. Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambu..
Wrestling World Champions Akgul, Sadulaev Bag Olympic Titles
Turkey's wrestling world champions Taha Akgul claimed the men's freestyle 125kg title at the Rio Olympic Games, while Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev added the 86kg gold to his medal collection. In the men's heavyweight final, Akgul on Saturday posted a 3-1 victory over Komeil Ghasemi of Iran. Akgul..