Following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month's Rio Games.
NEW DELHI:India's "Magnificent" Mary Kom said Thursday she was heartbroken after failing to gain a wildcard for the Rio Olympics, but the five-time world champion stressed she wasn't about to quit boxing.
JAKARTA: Indonesia promised large cash payments and generous lifetime pensions to their Olympic athletes if they make the podium, in a bid to boost their medal count in Rio.
BERLIN: The preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will not be affected by the Brazilian senate's vote to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai stood up for her ex-boyfriend Salman Khan on the issue of the latter's appointment as India's Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio games.
NEW DELHI: India's important sporting personalities were upset over the appointment of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador for India's Olympic team in the Rio Games.