Rio 2016 Olympics

Sindhu gets warm welcome, AP govt felicitates her

Sindhu gets warm welcome, AP govt felicitates her

Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs

Brazil didn't mess up, nor did it make most of them

Brazil didn't mess up, nor did it make most of th...

Can't fight against the govt or AFI: Jaisha

Can't fight against the govt or AFI: Jaisha

Obrigado, Rio

Obrigado, Rio

Jaisha runs marathon without water

Jaisha runs marathon without water

Sudha being tested for Zika virus

Sudha being tested for Zika virus

Jaisha alleges official apathy, AFI refutes charge

Jaisha alleges official apathy, AFI refutes...

For Telangana govt, Gopichand not good enough

For Telangana govt, Gopichand not good enough

Telangana Governor felicitates Sindhu, Gopichand

Telangana Governor felicitates Sindhu, Gopichand

Ethiopia will welcome Lilesa despite protest gesture

Ethiopia will welcome Lilesa despite protest gest...

I could have died there, says OP Jaisha

I could have died there, says OP Jaisha

Sindhu, Sakshi , Dipa to get Khel Ratna

Sindhu, Sakshi , Dipa to get Khel Ratna

 ‘US vs Them’

‘US vs Them’

China should learn from Rio

China should learn from Rio

China's badminton stranglehold loosens

China's badminton stranglehold loosens

India lose, on the mat and off it

India lose, on the mat and off it

Bolt reigns supreme but too many empty seats

Bolt reigns supreme but too many empty seats

For Brazil, it was always about football

For Brazil, it was always about football

Germany unseat slalom favourites

Germany unseat slalom favourites

Korean archers enjoy medal sweep

Korean archers enjoy medal sweep

New champions in shooting

New champions in shooting

China contained as Europe enjoys renaissance

China contained as Europe enjoys renaissance

Rowing veterans provide the thrills on Rio's lagoon

Rowing veterans provide the thrills on Rio's lagoon

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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!.