Road to Rio

Bolt ready to strike at Rio after fitness scare
Kitty Chiller pours cold water on Russia 'cheats meet'

Kitty Chiller pours cold water on Russia 'cheats meet'

Preparations in India in full swing for 'Run For Rio'

Preparations in India in full swing for 'Run For Rio'

Rio organisers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Rio organisers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Dominant Japanese duo put women in the spotlight

Dominant Japanese duo put women in the spotlight

IOC warned on construction contracts 5 years ago

IOC warned on construction contracts 5 years ago

Rio de Janeiro readies for worst as terror looms
Australian swimmers focus on Rio, not poot London show

Australian swimmers focus on Rio, not poot London show

Family of shooters look to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal

Family of shooters look to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal

Parveen Rana, an Rio 2016 Olympian by chance

Parveen Rana, an Rio 2016 Olympian by chance

'IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban'

'IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban'

Wrestling body clears most Russian wrestlers

Wrestling body clears most Russian wrestlers

I am hopeful NADA will take right decision: Narsingh
Hope Deepika does not lose her focus: Limba Ram

Hope Deepika does not lose her focus: Limba Ram

Indian athletes start arriving in batches in Brazil

Indian athletes start arriving in batches in Brazil

Nadal's injury situation 'delicate': David Ferrer

Nadal's injury situation 'delicate': David Ferrer

Russia's depleted Rio team heads for Brazil

Russia's depleted Rio team heads for Brazil

Doping row: Vladimir Putin slams discrimination

Doping row: Vladimir Putin slams discrimination

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!.