Humanity First, Says Yogeshwar Dutt, Wants Russian's Family To Keep Olympic Silver
Abhishek Paul

Humanity First, Says Yogeshwar Dutt, Wants Russian's Family To Keep Olympic Silver

Yogeshwar Dutt's London Olympics bronze in wrestling was upgraded to silver after second-place finisher the late Besik Kudukhov's sample tested positive for a banned substance

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's 2012 Olympics Bronze Upgraded To Silver
NDTVSports

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's 2012 Olympics Bronze Upgraded To Silver

Yogeshwar Dutt who won a bronze at London 2012 Olympics has been upgraded to silver after second-place finisher Besik Kudukhov's sample from the Games tested positive for a banned substance

Russian Shot Putter Stripped of Silver Medal For Doping at 2012 Olympics
Agence France-Presse

Russian Shot Putter Stripped of Silver Medal For Doping at 2012 Olympics

Russian Yevgeniya Kolodko's doping sample had found two banned substances -- the turinabol and the growth hormone ipamorelin

'Delusional' to Think London Olympics Dirtiest Ever: Sebastian Coe
Agence France-Presse

'Delusional' to Think London Olympics Dirtiest Ever: Sebastian Coe

London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe said that despite 23 positive results from 265 retested samples, he was not ready to accept that the 2012 London Olympics was a 'dirtiest ever'

Athletes Divided Over Salman Khan's Appointment as India's Olympic Ambassador, IOA Firm
Press Trust of India

Athletes Divided Over Salman Khan's Appointment as India's Olympic Ambassador, IOA Firm

Salman Khan's appointment as India goodwill ambassador for 2016 Rio Olympics has generated mixed response from the sports fraternity

Salman Khan Feels Olympics Does Not Get Viewership it Deserves in India
Press Trust of India

Salman Khan Feels Olympics Does Not Get Viewership it Deserves in India

Salman Khan is intending to travel to Rio de Janeiro to support Indian athletes. The Olympics will be held from August 5 to 21.

2016 Rio Olympic Games in August, Google Doodle Celebrates 120th Anniversary of Modern Olympics
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2016 Rio Olympic Games in August, Google Doodle Celebrates 120th Anniversary of Modern Olympics

Brazil will host the Summer Olympic Games in Rio this year. Google Doodle is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Modern Games with a classy google doodle.

International Olympic Committee Asks For Transcripts Suggesting 2020 Olympic Bid Bribery
Associated Press

International Olympic Committee Asks For Transcripts Suggesting 2020 Olympic Bid Bribery

International Olympic Committee has asked World Anti-Doping Agency for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field that raises the possibility that $5 million in sponsorship money was paid to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Olympics

China on Right Track to Top Medals Tally at 2016 Rio Olympics: Study
Reuters

China on Right Track to Top Medals Tally at 2016 Rio Olympics: Study

China is poised to win 39 gold medals, followed by the United States (35), Russia (25) and Japan (18) at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to a study by Australian Olympic Committee

Rio Olympics Organisers Slash Budget Amid Economic Crisis
Indo-Asian News Service

Rio Olympics Organisers Slash Budget Amid Economic Crisis

Olympics organisers have outlined plans to slash spending by about 10 percent to prevent next year's mega-event from running over budget.

Japan Sports Minister Resigns Over Olympic Stadium Construction Cost Blowout
Reuters

Japan Sports Minister Resigns Over Olympic Stadium Construction Cost Blowout

Hakubun Shimomura, Japan's sports minister, submitted his resignation after it was revealed that the cost of constructing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium escaleted by 100 per cent from $1 million. The minister will return half his pay for six months as atonement.

Paris, Rome Among Five Candidates to host 2024 Olympics
Indo-Asian News Service

Paris, Rome Among Five Candidates to host 2024 Olympics

Five cities Paris, Rome, Budapest, Hamburg and Los Angeles are in race to host 2024 Summer Olympics

British Olympic Sailors Robbed in Rio
Indo-Asian News Service

British Olympic Sailors Robbed in Rio

Two 2012 London Olympic silver medalists were chased by two men while walking back to their hotel in Rio de Janeiro on Flamengo beach, police said Thursday.

IOC Green Light for Joint Olympic Bids
Agence France-Presse

IOC Green Light for Joint Olympic Bids

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach warned ahead of the opening of the special IOC session that the body had to transform itself in order to bolster its credibility.

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra, Pullela Gopichand to Select Indian Olympic Medal Hopes for Future
Press Trust of India

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra, Pullela Gopichand to Select Indian Olympic Medal Hopes for Future

A new scheme will be promoted by the National Sports Development fund that will support India's best medal prospects for Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics and other major sporting events up to 2020 games.

Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold, Dies Aged 90
Agence France-Presse

Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold, Dies Aged 90

Alice Coachman Davis won 10 consecutive US outdoor high jump titles from 1939-1948, the first coming at only age 16 and captured 25 national crowns overall.

Must aim to make Rio even better than London Olympics: Narang
Press Trust of India

Must aim to make Rio even better than London Olympics: Narang

Olympic Games Bronze medallist shooter Gagan Narang feels India should build on their best-ever performance at London and target to double the medal tally at Rio de Janerio four years later.

Olympics: Japanese medalists return to rousing celebration
Associated Press

Olympics: Japanese medalists return to rousing celebration

Thousands of fans screamed, cheered and snapped photos as Japan's Olympic medalists paraded through downtown Tokyo on Monday.

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