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India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

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India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games After India’s poor performance at the recent Rio Olympics, the country has decided to take steps to help athletes do better at the future games. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s today that a Task [...]

Divyang Yodhas Participate in Cycling Expedition

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Divyang Yodhas Participate in Cycling Expedition

India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, flagged in the para-cycling team of amputees of Border Security Force (BSF) which had started off from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The objective of the para-cycling rally had been to bolster the morale of the force personnel who had been victims of various attacks or accidents [...]

India’s Poor Performance at Rio Olympics

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India’s Poor Performance at Rio Olympics

India’s Poor Performance at Rio Olympics With their pathetic performance, the Indian athletes are giving a bad name to the country in the global sports arena. It will be better to call them back instead of allowing them to participate in the rest of the events. Disturbing Facts: – In Olympics (from 1896 – 2012) [...]

Olympic Refugee Team Urged to Inspire the World

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Olympic Refugee Team Urged to Inspire the World

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid a visit Thursday to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he encouraged refugee athletes to show the world their strengths. “I know you have had very sad, terrible stories and experiences, but you are a source of inspiration for all of us,” Mr. Ban told [...]

PM Narendra Modi Flags Off “Run For Rio”

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PM Narendra Modi Flags Off “Run For Rio”

The Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, today flagged off the “Run For Rio” at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi. The Prime Minister said every athlete of the Indian contingent has worked hard to earn his or her place, and the players will surely give their best for the country at [...]

Refugee Olympic Team Gets Ready for Rio 2016

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Refugee Olympic Team Gets Ready for Rio 2016

On Friday 5 August, the Refugee Olympic Team will walk into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and embark on a journey as the first refugee team in the history of the modern Olympic Games. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has created a resources page containing background info and fact sheets, details [...]

Indian Athletes Get Ready for the Olympics Picnic

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Indian Athletes Get Ready for the Olympics Picnic

Believe it or not, the Olympics performance is directly proportional to the economic performance of a country. By Rakesh Raman Disturbing Facts: – In Olympics (from 1896 – 2012) India could win only 9 gold medals – 8 in Field Hockey and 1 in Shooting. – In the past three Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012), India [...]

Nita Ambani Nominated to Olympics Committee

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Nita Ambani Nominated to Olympics Committee

Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, is said to be the first Indian woman nominated as a candidate to be a new member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) the supreme authority of the Olympic Games. Ms. Ambani is one of the eight candidates nominated; the final decision is expected to be [...]

Seattle to Host 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

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Seattle to Host 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics announced Thursday that Seattle, Washington has been selected to host the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the national games for Special Olympics in the United States. The announcement was made at a press conference at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, [...]

Six Athletes Join Budweiser Team for Rio Olympic Games

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Six Athletes Join Budweiser Team for Rio Olympic Games

The official beer sponsor of Team USA has recruited six athletes to join Team Budweiser for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From a decathlete to a Paralympic triathlete to a Gold Medalist in Women’s Soccer, each member’s story, personality and commitment to not taking short cuts reflects Budweiser’s all-American values, Budweiser said. Team [...]

Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

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Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

The city of Budapest officially launched on Thursday its bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The timing is appropriate, as this week Hungary also celebrates its part in the founding of the modern Olympics and the first gold medal ever won for the country in the 1896 Olympic Games. A programme [...]

Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

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Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

The way looks open for football superstar Neymar to pursue Olympic glory in his home country at the Rio 2016 Games after his club, Barcelona, sent a letter to the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) saying he would be released for the tournament. The CBF confirmed Friday that Barcelona would allow the player to take part [...]

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