Despite political uncertainty and recession, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro managed to deliver a memorable, uniquely South American Games.
Story of the medals tally: Familiar leader, surprise second in Britain, China’s slump and the Rising Sun.
The Maracanã erupted after the deciding penalty, their love for Neymar cemented, a gold in the kitty.
Yogeshwar Dutt goes down tamely to his Mongolian rival to complete India’s self-inflicted humiliation in men’s wrestling.
PV Sindhu began her intense preparations one year ago even as she was recovering from a fractured foot.
PV Sindhu became India’s first woman to win a silver, scripting history and evacuate India of its Games anguish with a display of talent, power and grace.
In the badminton women's singles final at Rio 2016 Olympics, brave PV Sindhu comes up agonisingly short against World No.1 Carolina Marin.
PV Sindhu had taken Indian badminton, the country’s high-performing sport for a while now, a notch higher.
Pullela Gopichand is now feeding his athletes what he had been starved off: ready inputs, strategy, knowledge and an incredible mind off court.
Standing between PV Sindhu and the gold is the World No.1 Carolina Marin, who has Nadal’s tenacity and Sharapova’s shrieks.
Sakshi Malik, the diminutive Haryana wrestler, overturns a 0-5 deficit against Kyrgyz Aisuluu Tynybekova to give the country its first medal at Rio — a bronze.
Sakshi Malik was a good steady wrestler, who won qualification at first opportunity. Yet, she wasn’t a Phogat — India’s first family of women wrestlers.
PV Sindhu trashed all pre-game predictions to emerge on the final peak of the draw in a post-Chinese-domination world of badminton.
Some athletes and coaches say chief medical officer Pawandeep Singh's standard response to most complaints of injuries has been a dose of Combiflam.
After overcoming the Chinese wall, the tall PV Sindhu has summit in her sight as she faces 5’1” Okuhara.
Kidambi Srikanth gave the most visceral exhibitions of world-class talent that matched China’s best, and hushed China’s loudest.
Four years ago, the Chinese girl Yihan Wang had decimated Saina Nehwal in the London 2012 Olympics semis.
Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in vault, took time to reflect on what happened on the day, and in the build-up.
Wonder women from Tanchon, Tripura and Texas, a 41-year veteran, a cute Chinese child push the envelop in pursuit of gold.
India smarting from the injury and exit of Saina Nehwal are hoping their first time Olympians script a fresh tale.
Usain Bolt is on track to achieve his triple treble over 100m, 200m and 4x100m and, in his words, become immortal.
With a record 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, finally decides to retire.
For Saina Nehwal, this will be an exit reminiscent of the second pool game at Asian Games 2010 – where her challenge failed to take off entirely.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna fail to play the best and lose 1-6 5-7 to Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek.
Dipa Karmakar finishes fourth in the Vaults final marking India’s most stupendous international achievement.
Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar face tough Uzbekistan boxers in their respective bouts, but will not dilute their aggressive style.
Lalita Babar qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase with a new national record of 9 minutes 19.76 seconds.
India had a nervy finish to their group stage match as they drew 2-2 with lower ranked Canada.
Gagan Narang finishes 13th in 50m rifle prone to join medal-less list, India remain medal-less at the end of first week.
Fiji Sevens have ruled the Olympic code of rugby, a fast-paced compact format that allows for a lot of speed and creativity
On Wednesday, the organisers threatened to cancel India Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s accreditation.
Boxer Shiva Thapa and archer Deepika Kumari commit the same mistakes in Rio as they did in London; the outcome is no different.
When the stakes rise and another exit, Deepika Kumari remains a mystery prodigy whose growing up pangs have been there for all to see.
Simone Biles, 19, is eyeing a record of five medals at the gymnastics event and she has already won one of them.
In another near-miss for Indian shooting, biggest medal hope Jitu Rai done in by a strong gust in his pet 50m event; fails to make finals.
Jairam Ramesh reveals all about the formation of Telengana but avoids a crucial question.