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Rio Olympics 2016 India Schedule Time Table

The much awaited Rio Olympics, 2016, is all set to begin on the 5th of August, 2016. Yes!! The upcoming quadrennial international sporting event is beginning in just 2 days time. And India has reason to rejoice, for in this event 120 competitors are representing India in 15 different events, which include 66 men and 54 women. This is the strongest ever contingent sent by India since India’s participation in 1900. It goes without saying [...]

PR Sreejesh Captain of Indian Hockey Team in Rio Olympics

Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh – reputed to be one of the coolest heads in the national men’s hockey team – has been chosen to lead the squad heading to Rio Olympics. This is being regarded as one of the most important decisions taken by Hockey India, the governing body for hockey in India, in recent times. Sreejesh replaces Sardar Singh, who had been skipper for a long time. Sreejesh is currently thought to be as one [...]

India at the Rio Olympics

Summer Olympic Games 2016 The greatest event in the sports world in 2016 is undoubtedly the Summer Olympics scheduled to be held between 5 and 21 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And Rio certainly promises to be bigger than ever. Some 206 National Olympics Committees across the world will be sending in athletes to compete. It is likely that over 10,500 of the best sportspersons in the world will compete to win in the [...]

Salman Khan, India's Goodwill Ambassador to Rio Olympics 2016

Earlier this week, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) made news by deciding to appoint Bollywood superstar and popular actor Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador for the contingent of athletes representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. While the IOA is likely to appoint other such goodwill ambassadors in the run up to the Rio Olympics, the announcement of Salman’s appointment was one of the earliest and was made at an event at the IOA [...]

India in 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The games will kick off on 5 August 2016 and continue till 21August 2016. 146 countries have already qualified for the same and it is expected that 206 countries will take part in the same. At least 10,500 athletes are supposed to take part in the event and 306 events are supposed to be held in 28 different sports categories. This [...]

The 2016 Summer Olympics are to be held from August 5 to 21 at Rio de Janeiro. The hopes of Indians would be to see their sportsmen excel in the XXXI Olympiad with their stars bagging 25-30 medals. After the success at 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in India which fielded more than 400 athletes, we do really hope to bag medals at the next Olympics provided the sportsmen get all necessary support – be it financial, [...]

It seems that the furor surrounding the choice of Sachin Tendulkar over Dhyan Chand for the prestigious Bharat Ratna has forced the Indian government to look into the criteria that come into play when a sportsperson is selected for an honor in his or her domain on a national scale. As per the new rules, which have been created with the purpose of making the entire procedure a clearer one, a system based on points [...]