In 2017, some 63 percent of Rio will be able to use public transport, against only 17 percent in 2009, thanks to the Olympic projects to extend the metro, build a light railway and set up a cross-city dedicated bus lane network
In the euphoria surrounding Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu, have we forgotten about another athlete who defied the odds to become an Olympian, just because he didn't win a medal or finish in the top 5?
South Africa's Caster Semenya should be celebrating her 800m gold at the Rio Olympic games. Instead, she faces the humiliation of her hyperandrogenism case being referred back to the Court of Arbitration of Sport because of IAAF's skepticism.
PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar represent an assured Indian woman, capable of making choices, which may seem unorthodox to some, and yet remain nonchalant about it
The performance of PV Sindhu, who clinched a historic silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, has given hope for Indian sports fans heading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The London 2012 Olympics were a landmark moment for women's boxing as the sport made its Games debut, with three champions etching their names into the history books
Dipa Karmakar surprised everyone with her fourth-place finish in the women's vault finals at the Rio Olympics
Speaking at the Assam Rifles Maidan on the occasion of Independence Day, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar hailed Dipa Karmakar's perfeormance at Rio Olympics 2016, and called her a 'lambi race ka ghoda'
Australian 18-year-old swimmer Kyle Chalmers became one of the youngest athletes to win a gold in the 100m freestyle event while Dmitry Balandin winning Kazakhstan's first medal in the sport.
Kolkata-born Margaret Ives Abbott had not only taken part at the 1900 Paris Olympics, but inconspicuously went on to win the gold medal as well. Her incredible story had quite a few interesting twists
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, enhanced his legendary status by winning his 20th and 21st individual gold medal in swimming.
The Rio 2016 Olympic games are acquiring a reputation of being the most gay-friendly games ever in history.
Michael Phelps has deep-purple circles on his body, a result of cupping technique
The purple spots on Michael Phelps' back are the result of cupping, a therapy technique that athletes use to help their muscles recover and perform at their best
The United States have not won men's boxing Olympic gold since Andre Ward in 2004 and in London four years ago did not get one medal in the men's competition
India might be sending its biggest ever Olympic contingent to Rio but a few big names will be conspicuous by their absence
Only seven participants are set to represent Pakistan in Rio next month, with all of them having made it to the Games on wildcard entries
The Rio Olympics also face a major threat from Zika virus, cited as a reason by several sporting icons for pulling out of this quadrennial sporting event. Massive delays in completing projects have done no good to the South American nation