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Rio 2016: Kidambi Srikanth canters ahead

Kidambi Srikanth returns to Mexico’s Lino Munoz in their men’s singles opener in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Srikanth won 21-11, 21-17. (Photo: AP)

13 Aug 2016 12:32 AM

Rio 2016: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna enter quarters

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bhopanna play against S. Stosur and J. Peers of Australia during the mixed doubles 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. (Photo: PTI)

13 Aug 2016 12:30 AM

Rio 2016: Atanu Das bows out, golfers sputter

Atanu Das let slip chances in his men’s individual recurve pre-quarterfinal to bow out of contention and draw curtains on India’s fruitless campaign in archery on yet another dismal day for India in t

12 Aug 2016 11:30 PM

Rio 2016: Rafael Nadal on course for double gold

Rafael Nadal gave up his ambitious dream of an Olympic golden treble after spending an exhausting four hours on court to reach the singles quarter-finals and men’s doubles final.

12 Aug 2016 11:27 PM

Rio 2016: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu fly high but doubles in trouble

P.V. Sindhu returns to Hungary’s Laura Sarosi in a Group M match on Thursday. Sindhu won 21-8, 21-9. (Photo: AP)

12 Aug 2016 2:10 AM


Rio 2016: Dashing Dutch ditch India

Holland players celebrate a goal against India on Thursday. The Dutch won 2-1. (Photo: AP)

12 Aug 2016 2:08 AM

Rio 2016: Manoj Kumar mauls medallist

Manoj Kumar (left) lands a punch on former Olympic bronze medallist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in their light welterweight 64kg preliminary round bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Manoj dominated the encounter to be awarded a 2-1 decision in his favour. (Photo: AP)

12 Aug 2016 2:05 AM

Rio 2016: Wayward goel gets a warning

Miffed with Indian sports minister Vijay Goel's entourage, Rio Olympic organisers have threatened to cancel his accreditation if unaccredited people accompanying him do not end their “aggressive and r

12 Aug 2016 2:02 AM

Rio 2016: Athletes look to lift India spirits

For a discipline that has given Indian athletes only the Olympian’s tag, the country’s track and field participants will begin their campaignhere on Friday with little hope to break the 116-year-old m

12 Aug 2016 2:01 AM

Rio 2016: Women archers out of Rio

The Indian challenge in women’s archery event came to an abrupt end on Thursday after Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari lost their respective pre-quarter-final matches by choking at crucial ju

12 Aug 2016 1:59 AM


Rio 2016: Women players shine as men turn coy on the Cabana

On a hot Rio morning under a perfect sky, the sand flies as a bare body dives for a dig.

11 Aug 2016 11:57 PM

Rio 2016: Mireia Belmonte rises like the phoenix

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia in action in the 200m butterfly event. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 11:55 PM

Rio 2016: For the Motherland

Japan's Kohei Uchimura competes on the horizontal bar en route to the gold medal. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 11:51 PM

Rio 2016: Justin Rose hits hole-in-one, Brazil find scoring boots

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus (left) celebrates with team mate Neymar after scoring against Denmark in their men’s first round Group A match in Salvador, Brazil, on Wednesday. The hosts won 4-0. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 11:14 PM

Rio 2016: Kyle Chalmers ends Australia drought with win

Winner of the the men’s 100-metre freestyle event Australia’s Kyle Chalmers (center), second-placed Belgium’s Pieter Timmers (left) and third placed American Nathan Adrian with their medals on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

11 Aug 2016 11:11 PM


Rio 2016: Usain Bolt the saviour as athletics eyes revival

The history-chasing exploits of Usain Bolt will take centre-stage as the Olympic track and field competition begins on Friday with the drug-tarnished sport seeking rebirth after a year of shame.

11 Aug 2016 11:08 PM

Rio 2016: It’s tee time for Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia

S.S.P. Chawrasia is chased by a large insect at a practice round ahead of the men’s first round golf tournament on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

11 Aug 2016 6:54 AM

Rio 2016: India brace for tough Dutch test

Australian players celebrate a goal in their women’s hockey match against India on Wednesday. Australia won 6-1. (Photo: AP)

11 Aug 2016 2:31 AM

Rio 2016: Enter the shuttlers

Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent J

11 Aug 2016 2:30 AM

Rio 2016: Boxing bout puts focus on headguards

Russia’s Adlan Abdurashidov (right) in action against Reda Benbaziz of Algeria. (Photo: AFP)

11 Aug 2016 2:29 AM