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2016 Rio Olympics: PV Sindhu Creates History; Wins Olympic Silver

2016 Rio Olympics: PV Sindhu Creates History; Wins Olympic Silver

India found a champion with a lion’s heart even as P.V. Sindhu lost to world no. 1, Spain’s Carolina Marin in a nail-biting badminton finals at the Rio Olympic Games. The 21-year-old Hyderabadi won India’s second medal at the 2016 Olympics and the first silver for an Indian woman athlete ever. In a closely contested match, which left the nation …

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2016 Rio Olympics: Wrestler Sakshi Malik Wins India’s First Medal

2016 Rio Olympics: Wrestler Sakshi Malik Wins India's First Medal

On Thursday, India will wake up to the news that wrestler Sakshi Malik has defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in Women’s freesyle 58Kg wrestling, claiming India’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Malik defeated Tynybekova to win the Bronze, media reported. While Twitter exploded with messages from those who were following the match in the early hours of morning, …

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2016 Rio Olympics: Bindra Misses Medal, Hockey Men Lose In Final Seconds

2016 Rio Olympics: Bindra Misses Medal, Hockey Men Lose In Final Seconds

Rio de Janeiro— It was a tale of missed opportunities for India at the Olympic Games as star marksman Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed a medal and the men’s hockey team slumped to a 1-2 defeat to Germany by conceding a goal with three seconds left in the match on the third day of competitions today. There were setbacks in other …

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2016 Rio Olympics: No Room For Leander Paes at the Rio Olympics Game Village

2016 Rio Olympics: No Room For Leander Paes at the Rio Olympics Game Village

When tennis star Leander Paes took a flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro, just two hours after wrapping up a tournament there, he probably didn’t anticipate that he won’t be able to get a room at the Rio Olympics Game Village. According to a report in media, Paes, who arrived at Rio de Janeiro on 4 August, currently …

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2016 Rio Olympics: Indian contingent welcomed at Olympic Village

2016 Rio Olympics: Indian contingent welcomed at Olympic Village

Rio de Janeiro: A traditional Olympic ceremony greeted the Indian contingent at the formal welcome ceremony in the Games Village for the 31st edition starting on Friday. The ceremony lasted about 45 minutes. It saw more than half the Indian contingent gather on Tuesday. The Indian contingent was elegantly dressed in white India tracksuits and looked upbeat. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) …

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2016 Rio Olympics: India Gold Medal contenders ये लाएंगे रियो से पदक

2016 Rio Olympics: Indian contingent welcomed at Olympic Village

ओलिम्पिक्स विश्व में खेलों का महाकुम्भ है। 5 से 21 अगस्त तक ब्राजील के शहर रियो में आयोजित होने जा रहे 31 ओलिम्पिक खेलों में भारत की ओर से कई खिलाड़ी अपने देश का नाम ऊंचा करने के लिए जान लगा देंगे। हालांकि, ओलिम्पिक्स के साथ भारत का रिश्ता बहुत खुशनुमा नहीं रहा है। दुनिया में दूसरे सबसे ज्यादा जनसंख्या …

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2016 Rio Olympics: Gaurika Singh, This Year’s Youngest Competitor Keeps Pressure In Perspective

2016 Rio Olympics: Gaurika Singh, This Year's Youngest Competitor Keeps Pressure In Perspective

Representing your country at the biggest sporting event in the world is a daunting prospect for any athlete, but for 13-year-old Olympian Gaurika Singh, it pales in comparison with surviving an earthquake in her native Nepal. At 13 years and 255 days, the swimmer will be the youngest to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics when she takes to the …

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2016 Rio Olympics: 129th IOC session opens in Rio De Janeiro

129th IOC session opens in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 2; The 129th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) started officially got with a ceremony at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. In his opening speech, IOC President Thomas Bach paid tribute to the extraordinary work and efforts deployed by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the city authorities to build a fantastic stage …

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2016 Rio Olympics: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav Cleared Of Doping Charges

2016 Rio Olympics: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav Cleared Of Doping Charges

In a dramatic turnaround, wrestler Narsingh Yadav was cleared by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) of doping charges, allowing him to participate in the Rio Olympics, which are scheduled to begin from 5 August. Earlier this month, Yadav had tested positive for a banned steroid in a routine test, which had put a halt to his dream of going to …

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Mohammad Shahid: India’s hockey legend

Mohammad Shahid: India's hockey legend

India’s hockey legend Mohammad Shahid was known not just for his excellent dribbling skills, but also considered as one of the greatest players of all time. The 56-year-old, who was battling kidney and liver problems, breathed his last on Wednesday at a Gurgaon hospital. He was part of the Vasudevan Baskaran-led Indian team that clinched the gold medal at the …

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