Road to Rio

Family of shooters look to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal
Narsingh can replace Rana after green signal by NADA: IOA

Narsingh can replace Rana after green signal by NADA: IOA

Russia's depleted team heads for Rio 2016 Olympics

Russia's depleted team heads for Rio 2016 Olympics

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Bolt's mom says key to keeping him calm is laughter

Bolt's mom says key to keeping him calm is laughter

Rafael Nadal's injury situation 'delicate': Ferrer

Rafael Nadal's injury situation 'delicate': Ferrer

I want to rest after Rio 2016 Olympics: Sandhu
IOC Olympic channel to launch at Rio 2016 Games end

IOC Olympic channel to launch at Rio 2016 Games end

Usain Bolt arrives in Brazil for shot at immortality

Usain Bolt arrives in Brazil for shot at immortality

Doping tsunami leaves number one sport on brink

Doping tsunami leaves number one sport on brink

Village controversy lingers, Brazilians pessimistic

Village controversy lingers, Brazilians pessimistic

Note perfect Andy Murray ready for more Olympic glory

Note perfect Andy Murray ready for more Olympic glory

With family's help Kavita Raut makes dream come true
USA basketball team will look to sweep golds in Rio

USA basketball team will look to sweep golds in Rio

Bach confident will solve problems before Rio Games

Bach confident will solve problems before Rio Games

IAAF confirms ban on Russia's track and field athletes

IAAF confirms ban on Russia's track and field athletes

Vijay expects four medals from Rio squad

Vijay expects four medals from Rio squad

Thapa banks on improved strength at Rio

Thapa banks on improved strength at Rio

Venues

Rio 2016 Olympics

Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be the first time a South American city will play hosts to the Summer Games. The event will have a record number of countries and athletes in participation. Rugby Sevens and Golf are two of the 42 sports that will be played across the Samba-loving nation. From the bid onwards, Rio has been enthralled in controversy from construction delays, corruption, security concerns and recently zika virus outbreak which has forced many to pull out.

Zika apart, Russia's doping mess has severely affected Rio 2016 Olympics' pre-tournament build-up. Withdrawal of top golfers and tennis star Roger Federer has further taken away the stardom from the most-awaited competition of 2016. The stay arrangements at the Rio 2016 Olympic village have also come under scrutiny after the Australian contingent highlighted some major lapses.

Even after all the mess, Brazil government and various organising committees have ensured top arrangements, both in security and health concerns for various athletes. A huge contingent of participants, support staff and media is expected to hit Rio in the first week of August and stay there till the end of their respective competition, and in some cases, the end of the Summer Games. It does promise to be an exciting event with top athletes from around the world targetting a podium finish to add glory to their respective individual careers, and improve standing of their respective countries. Stay tuned for all the updates, news and views from Rio 2016 Olympics here. Stay updated, stay connected!.