Road to Rio

A heartbreak for India in Sydney
Russian weightlifters banned from Rio for doping

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio for doping

Usain Bolt ready to strike at Rio Olympics after fitness scare

Usain Bolt ready to strike at Rio Olympics after fitness scare

IOC looking at new gene doping test, won't be used in Rio

IOC looking at new gene doping test, won't be used in Rio

I am the best out there: Chad Le Clos to Phelps

I am the best out there: Chad Le Clos to Phelps

Russia confident majority of its athletes to compete

Russia confident majority of its athletes to compete

Preparations in India in full swing for 'Run For Rio'
Kitty Chiller pours cold water on Russia 'cheats meet'

Kitty Chiller pours cold water on Russia 'cheats meet'

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

Rio de Janeiro readies for worst as terror looms

Parveen Rana, an Rio 2016 Olympian by chance
Shooting family looks to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal

Shooting family looks to Heena Sidhu to bring Olympic medal

Australian swimmers focus on Rio, not poot London show

Australian swimmers focus on Rio, not poot London show

'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

I am hopeful NADA will take right decision: Narsingh

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!.