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Rio sworn in as CM, becomes 1st Nagaland leader to take oath outside Raj Bhavan

Rio sworn: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio took over as Chief Minister of Nagaland.Governor P B Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rio and his 11 Council of Ministers.In a first, the chief minister and council of ministers of a newly-elected government in Nagaland took oath in full public

Rio Olympics my best one: Bindra

New Delhi:  Despite finishing fourth at the Rio Olympics, former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra rated the 2016 Games as the best of his career. The 33-year-old shooter made history by winning a gold in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was India’s first individual Olympic yellow medal and the

Huang nets fourth swimming gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro: Huang Wenpan celebrated his fourth victory in Rio’s pool as China added another nine golds to its Paralympic Games medal tally here. Huang shattered the world record to win the 200m freestyle S3 final in three minutes and 9.04 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Thursday, reports Xinhua. The 21-year-old’s time

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro: India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event. While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to

How can India improve dismal Rio performance at Tokyo 2020?

New Delhi: With India, a country of over 1.2 billion people, managing to win only two medals — one silver and a bronze — in the just concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics, critics and experts say revamping sports bodies and removing corruption are the key to moving forward. In an effort to ensure that India

Another Rio Olympian tests positive for H1N1, hospitalised

Bengaluru:  Olympian O P Jaisha, who returnedfrom Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been hospitalised after she tested positive for H1N1, two days after another athlete Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from the same disease. “Jaisha, who arrived in Bengaluru with fever and body ache, has been hospitalised at

Rio Paralympics can ‘open doors’ for inclusion, says Romario

Rio de Janeiro:  The Paralympic Games in Rio will help transform perceptions in Latin America about people with impairment, football great Romario said. The former Barcelona and Selecao striker said the September 7 to 18 Games could “open doors” for greater inclusion, not just in Brazil but across the region. “The Paralympic movement can help


NRAI proposes setting up of panel to review Rio debacle

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has come up with a proposal to set up a special committee, to be headed by Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, to carry out a comprehensive review of the shooters’ below-par performance at the Rio Games. Indian shooters proved to be an epic failure in a disastrous

Rio saw 1.17 mn tourists during Games, Zero cases of Zika

Rio de Janeiro:  This city received 1.17 million tourists during the Olympic Games, including 410,000 foreigners, and zero cases of Zika were reported, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes announced. Giving out figures at a press conference, Paes said that for the two weeks of the Games, Rio saw a hotel occupancy rate of 94 percent and

Rio medalist Sakshi Malik returns

New Delhi: Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik arrived here on Wednesday. Hectic preparations were underway to give Malik a rousing reception at her village in Rohtak district of Haryana. Ministers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana received Malik at Indira Gandhi International Airport here. Haryana’s sports and youth affairs minister

Final medal table at Rio Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro:  Following is the final medal table at Rio Olympic Games (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals), according to Xinhua news agency.    

Rio bids farewell to athletes in colourful closing

Rio de Janeiro:  Rains failed to dampen thefamous Rio carnival spirit as this Brazilian city bid an emotional farewell to the thousands of athletes of the world in a colourful closing ceremony to bring down curtains on the 31st Olympic Games here. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared the Games closed to mark the

India Hopes for a medal on Finishing Day of Olympics

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt , bronze medallist from London 2012, will be hoping he breaks that trend and delivers another medal to give Indians something to cheer about on Sunday, the last day of the Games. On the final day of Rio Olympics, Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has a shot at fetching India one last medal

Indian businessman announces cash prize for India’s Rio heroes

Dubai:  An Indian businessman here hasannounced a cash prize of Rs 5 million for India’s silver- medalist ace shuttler P V Sindhu and Rs 2.5 million for wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. Mukkattu Sebastian, who is based in UAE for four decades, announced Rs 5 million for

South Africa’s Semenya grabs 800m gold in Rio

Rio de Janeiro:  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 Wambui pocketed bronze in a personal

Chen Aisen wins China’s 7th diving gold at Rio

Rio de Janeiro:  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 reported. Chen on Saturday

Over 41,000 tickets sold for Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Rio de Janeiro:  More than 41,000 tickets have been sold for the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games, spokesman for the RIO-2016 organising committee Mario Andrada has said. “To date, 41,233 tickets to the closing ceremony have been sold,” he said on Friday, reports Tass. “I am sure this figure will grow, since some

Lochte apologises over Rio ‘robbery’ scandal

Rio de Janeiro: Star American swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio with three teammates, apologised for his role in an incident that cast an embarrassing shadow over South America’s first Olympics. The four US gold medal-winning swimmers hoped to draw a line under the scandal that erupted when Lochte

“Chahe mujhe phaasi ho jaye, mein iski chhanbin karwaoonga” :Narsingh Yadav

Rio de Janeiro:  Disgraced after being oustedfrom the Olympics Village for flunking a dope test, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav “became unconscious” when he was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said Narsingh lost his consciousness after being debarred for

Aditi Ashok flops in round three, medal hopes all but over

Rio de Janeiro: After two promising rounds,Indian teenage woman golfer Aditi Ashok performed poorly in the third and penultimate round by carding eight over 79 to lie tied 31st with a three round aggregate of two-over 215 in the Rio Olympics here. The Bengaluru golfer, who was tied eighth and looking good for a medal