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13-Apr-2019 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Want to increase your longevity? If yes, then speed up your weight-lifting routine as a new study suggests muscle power might be key to long life.The study, presented at the EuroPrevent 2019 in Lisbon, indicates that power depends on the ability to generate...

10-Nov-2018 Rio De Janeiro

11 killed in police-robber shooting in Brazil

At least 11 people were killed in a shootout with police after a bank robbery in the northeast region of Brazil, authorities said on Friday.The shootout occurred on Thursday night after police located the house where the alleged bank robbers were hiding...

21-Aug-2018 Rio de Janeiro

2 Soldiers, 5 civilians killed in Rio army raid

Two soldiers and five civilians have been killed in a military raid here in Brazil.Around 4,200 soldiers, supported by 70 policemen with the aid of armoured vehicles and helicopters carried out the searches in the congested neighbourhoods called favelas.According...

30-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

I fell apart during the World Cup : Neymar

Brazil's star forward Neymar has declared himself a "new man", saying he has accepted criticism of his behaviour during the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 26-year-old was widely accused of play-acting and diving during the tournament, drawing sharp criticism from...

20-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Ronaldo joining Juventus will help all clubs in Italy : Miranda

Brazil's Inter Milan defender Miranda believes the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus will provide a boost not only to the Serie A champions, but also to their rival clubs in Italy.The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d'Or winner completed a 100 million-euro...

24-Mar-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Clashes in Brazil slum leave 7 dead

At least seven people died on Saturday in clashes between police and suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, where the military was put in charge of security more than a month ago.The incident occurred in the Rocinha favela, which is located near...

25-Nov-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Seven killed in shootout in Rio de Janeiro

Seven suspected drug traffickers were killed in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro city in two clashes with a rival criminal gang and the police, officials said.The shootout on Saturday took place in the favela (slum area) of Caju, close to the port of Rio de Janeiro,...

09-Jul-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache : Neymar

Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country's storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil's...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

20-Mar-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil has recovered winning DNA: Neymar

Neymar has praised the impact of Brazil coach Tite on the team's fortunes, saying the former Corinthians manager has helped the five-time World Cup winners recover their "DNA".Six months ago there were fears that Brazil could miss next year's World Cup in Russia...

02-Jan-2017 Rio de Janeiro

12 die at new year party in Brazil

At least 12 persons were killed and three injured during a shootout at a new year party in Brazil, police said.The attack took place in the city of Campinas near Sao Paulo on Sunday when a man climbed the wall of a house and shot his ex-wife, his eight-year-old...

02-Nov-2016 Rio de Janeiro

10 killed as grotto collapses in Brazil

Ten persons were killed and seven others injured after a grotto collapsed in the Brazilian town of Santa Maria do Tocantins, officials said.The traditional Mass for All Saints Day was celebrated in the open air, outside the grotto known as the Stone House,...

09-Oct-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil must be 'prepared to suffer': Gabriel Jesus

Teenage striker Gabriel Jesus said Brazil must be "prepared to suffer" as they bid for their fourth-in-a-row World Cup football qualifying victory against Venezuela on Tuesday.Brazil are second in the 10-team South American zone standings midway through the...

27-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rousseff warns of severe crisis in Brazil

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said the is facing a severe crisis and is heading towards a state of emergency due to the ongoing abuse of authority.Rousseff posted on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, reacting to the recent arrests...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Zhou breaks world record to win 400m T53 gold

China's Zhou Hongzhuan broke the world record to win the women's 400m T53 title at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.The 27-year-old clocked 54.43 seconds to eclipse the previous record of 54.69 set by Australia's Angela Ballard in June, reports Xinhua on Sunday.Speaking...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Liu breaks world record to win 200m freestyle S2 gold

China's Liu Benying set a new world record as he grabbed a gold in the 200 metre freestyle S2 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics here.The 20-year-old clocked three minutes 41.54 seconds to beat the previous record held by countryman Zou Liankang by almost eight seconds...

11-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Peng smashes record to win 50m backstroke S3 gold

China's Peng Qiuping smashed her own world record to win gold in the women's 50m backstroke S3 at the Rio Paralympics here.The 22-year-old clocked 48.49 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Sunday to beat her previous record of 49.91, Xinhua news agency...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics here.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal in the same event here on Friday night.While Thangavelu made a leap...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high jump

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Saturday morning by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Pele delighted after Brazil win maiden Olympic football gold

Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele described his country's historic first Olympic men's football triumph as the "perfect ending" to the Rio Games.Pele played an integral role in three of Brazil's five World Cup triumphs, but the nation had never tasted Olympic...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I've shut my critics up, says Neymar

Brazil football superstar Neymar labelled winning Rio Olympic gold as one of the "best things" of his life as he hit back at critics following Brazil's dramatic win over Germany here in the final.The forward scored from a free-kick as the match finished 1-1...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Neymar holds nerve as Brazil win Olympic football gold

Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday.The Brazil captain held his nerve after the...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Wrestling world champions Akgul, Sadulaev bag Olympic titles

Turkey's world wrestling champion Taha Akgul claimed the men's freestyle 125kg title at the Rio Olympic Games, while Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev added the 86kg gold to his medal collection.In the men's heavyweight final, Akgul on Saturday posted a 3-1 victory...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Chen Aisen wins China's 7th diving gold at Rio

China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-metre platform at the Rio Olympic Games here.It's China's first gold medal in the event since the 2004 Athens Games where Hu Jia clinched the title, Xinhua...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Hope to see more kids playing golf: Olympian golfer Aditi

India's Aditi Ashok, who finished 41st after the fourth round of women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, encouraged kids to take up the sport as a career option.Aditi took to Twitter to share her experience and encourage kids in India to take...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler Chen Long beats Chong Wei to clinch gold

Second seeded Chen Long of China defeated top seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles event of the badminton competition at the ongoing Rio Olympics here on Saturday.The Chinese dominated the court to take the match in...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Why India wins only a few Olympic medals

The joy felt by Indians over the successes of P.V. Sindhu in badminton, Sakshi Malik in wrestling and Dipa Karmakar in gymnastics is understandable.At the same time, the question needs to be asked, as has been done earlier, as to why India, a nation of 1.2...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I am the greatest: Bolt

Sprint legend Usain Bolt declared himself "the greatest" after signing off his Olympic career with a ninth gold medal.The 29-year-old ran an electrifying final leg to anchor Jamaica's second straight Olympic men's 4x100 metre relay victory here on Friday, reports...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Vivian Cheruiyot wins Olympic women's 5,000m gold for Kenya

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Olympic record, clinching gold in the women's 5,000 metres race at the Rio Olympics.The 32-year-old on Friday clocked 14 minutes 26.17 seconds to beat the previous mark held by Gabriela Szabo of Romania by more than 14 seconds,...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Coach Gopichand savours India's success in badminton

Indian badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday said that he was proud of the fact that under his tutelage the country has won two consecutive medals in Olympics.Saina Nehwal won a bronze in London Olympics in 2012 and P.V. Sindhu bettered the colour...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler Sindhu on cloud nine after silver-medal feat

After bagging a historic silver in women's singles badminton competition at the Rio Olympics, an elated P.V. Sindhu on Friday said she implemented all the strategies and gave her best to achieve the feat.Sindhu settled for the white medal after being beaten...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu adds silver lining to India's Rio campaign

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu's silver in the women's singles competition of the Rio Olympics lifted India's spirits as the nation erupted in joy at the 21-year-old's historic feat, while others continued to disappoint.World No.10 Sindhu on Friday settled for the white...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Japanese shuttler Nozomi takes bronze in Rio

Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara won bronze at the Rio Olympics after injured reigning champion Li Xuerui gave a walk-over in the women's singles bronze medal match of the badminton competition here on Friday.The former World No.1 Chinese surrendered the match...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Dalilah Muhammad wins 400m women's hurdles gold for US

Dalilah Muhammad, the 2013 World Championships silver medalist, won the 100th medal for the US Olympic team at the Rio Olympics after finishing first in the women's 400-metre hurdles final in 53.13 seconds.Denmark's Sara Petterson took silver with a new national...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

CAS ends Narsingh's Olympic dreams, bans him for four years

Narsingh Yadav's dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics has come to an end with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case.The ad hoc division...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Bolt wins 200m title, takes second gold at Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt won the men's 200 metres title at a third consecutive Olympics with a dominant performance and moved another step closer to his target of clinching three gold medals at the Rio Games here.The Jamaican legend registered a season's best time of 19.78...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Sindhu's on-court brilliance assures India second medal at Rio

India's fortunes took a sudden turn for the better in the last 24 hours with wrestler Sakshi Malik's bronze as shuttler P.V. Sindhu assured the country of at least a silver medal after thrashing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the women's singles badminton semi-final...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler Sindhu storms into Olympics final : to face Carolina

India's P.V. Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women's singles event of badminton competitions, assuring the country at least a silver medal at the Olympic Games here on Thursday.World No.10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Bolt expects tougher battle in Olympic men's 200m final

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt admitted he will need to improve himself in order to break the world record in Thursday's 200m final at the Rio Olympics.The seven-time Olympic champion qualified fastest in 19.78 seconds to edge out Canadian Andre de Grasse by two...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Tintu finishes 6th in 800m heats at Rio

Despite clocking her season's best timing, double lap runner Tintu Luka finished sixth in the 800 metre heats at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.Tintu started off well but her strategy backfired to finish with a timing of 2:00.58 minutes in Heat 3. Tintu...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

US' Rollins wins Olympic 100m hurdles gold

Brianna Rollins secured the women's 100m hurdles gold medal at the Rio Olympics as the United States claimed each of the top three places in final.Rollins, who turns 25 on Thursday, gave herself the perfect birthday gift by winning in 12.48 seconds at the Olympic...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Jamaica's Thompson claims Olympic 200m gold

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson has secured her second sprint gold medal of the Rio Olympics by winning the women's 200m final here.The 24-year-old crossed the line in a season's best 21.78 seconds, a tenth of a second ahead of world champion Dafne Schippers of the...

18-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

China win in taekwondo and table tennis as US dominate medals tally

China pocketed a gold medal each in table tennis and taekwondo while the United States still tops the medals table at the Rio Olympics after Day 12.China defeated Japan 3-1 in the men's team final on Wednesday for a clean sweep of Olympic titles in table tennis...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson claims Olympic 200m gold

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson has secured her second sprint gold medal of the Rio Olympics by winning the women's 200m final here.The 24-year-old crossed the line in a season's best 21.78 seconds, a tenth of a second ahead of world champion Dafne Schippers of the...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Hockey: Belgium stun Dutch to set up title clash with Argentina

Belgium stymied favourites the Netherlands 3-1 to set up the men's hockey final clash with Argentina at the Olympics between the two first-time finalists.World No.6 Belgium on Tuesday clearly did not feel the pressure of the occasion as they turned the rankings...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

China harvest two more golds at Rio Olympics

China claimed two more gold medals in diving and table tennis to be placed third on the medals table of the Rio Olympics.Chinese female paddlers defended the team gold after easily rounding up the final against Germany in straight three games on Tuesday, reports...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

P.V. Sindhu only bright spot as WADA keeps Narsingh hanging

Star shuttler P.V. Sindhu stunned World no.2 Wang Yihan of China to provide the bright spot in another dismal day for India at the Rio Olympics even as the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the clean...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Should coaches be held responsible for poor showing at Rio Olympics?

As India's chances of getting a medal recede at the Rio Olympics, with only the shuttlers holding out a promise, are the men and women behind the athletes equally responsible for the poor showing?How far are the coaches responsible for the lack of medals...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu enters Olympic semis

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu caused a huge upset, stunning World No.2 Wang Yihan of China in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles category at the ongoing Rio Olympics.Faced with a much higher rated opponent, the 21-year-old from Hyderabad...

16-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

WADA keeps Narsingh hanging as India's medal drought continues

If the failure to open its account in the Rio Olympics medals tally wasn't enough, India's hopes were further dampened on Tuesday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the clean chit to wrestler...

16-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Boxer Vikas laments administrative logjam after Olympic loss

Having missed out a medal at the Rio Olympics follwing his loss in the quarter-finals, Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the administrative logjam in Indian boxing has contributed to the poor show here.Vikas went down 0-3 to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan...

15-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Srikanth's dream run continues, athletes disappoint at Rio

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's entry into the quarter-finals kept India's medal hopes alive as the athletes continued to cut a sorry figure while wrestler Ravinder Khatri also flopped in his bout at the Rio Olympics here on Monday.World No.11 Srikanth continued...

15-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Cuba, Russia bag gold medals on opening day of wrestling

Reigning world champion Ismael Borrero Molina of Cuba overpowered Japan's Shinobu Ota to win the men's 59kg Greco-Roman wrestling final when Russian Roman Vlasov successfully defended the 75kg title at the Rio Olympic Games.Borrero Molina clinched an 8-0 win...

15-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Nishikori knocks off Rafael Nadal to take bronze

Kei Nishikori secured Japan's first Olympic medal in tennis since 1920 - a bronze in men's singles - at the Rio Olympics by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7 (1) and 6-3, although the Spaniard fought back from a 2-5 disadvantage in the second set to a tiebreak...

15-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I can become immortal, says Usain Bolt

Sprint king Usain Bolt has said he was a step closer to immortality after becoming the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 100-metre gold medals.The Jamaican finished in 9.81 seconds, beating rival Justin Gatlin of the United States by eight hundredths...

14-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Sania Mirza breaks down after loss, says may not play at next Olympics

Sania Mirza broke down in front of the media after losing the mixed doubles tennis bronze medal play-off here with her partner Rohan Bopanna, and raised doubts if she would be playing at the next Olympics in Tokyo.India's hopes of their first medal at the...

14-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Olympic: Indians continue medal less run

India's dismal performance at the Rio Olympics continued on Sunday with the tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna losing out on a medal while star shuttler Saina Nehwal, the men's hockey team, athletes O.P. Jaisha and Kavita Raut along with shooters Gagan...

14-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Mo Farrah defends Olympic 10,000m title

Britain's Mo Farah recovered from a mid-race fall to successfully defend his Olympic 10,000 metres title at the Rio Games.Farah tumbled to the ground after appearing to trip over American Galen Rupp on the 10th lap at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, reports Xinhua.But...

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