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Rio Olympics 2016, day 10 highlights: PV Sindhu and K Srikanth keep India's hopes alive firstpost.com

Rio Olympics 2016 day 10 highlights PV Sindhu and K Srikanth keep Indias hopes alive

Day 10 of the Rio Olympics 2016 was similar to the week gone by, with several ousters and few silver linings. While India's boxing campaign ended and wrestling began on a disappointing note, the bright spot was shuttlers PV Sindhu and Srikanth...

2016-08-16 09:50:15 by Harini
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Olympics 2016 : Australian rowing coaches robbed at knifepoint at Rio Beach newsreporter.in

Olympics 2016  Australian rowing coaches robbed at knifepoint at Rio Beach

Two Australian rowing coaches being robbed at knifepoint near Rio's iconic Ipanema beach., sparking an order to athletes to stay indoors at night.

The coaches were "violently assaulted" by two teenager boys. One of them brandishing a long knife, grabbed the coaches by their throats and pushed them against the wall.

2016-08-09 17:23:06 by Karthick
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Rio Games open with 'Samba' dance, global warming takes centrestage thehindu.com

Rio Games open with Samba dance global warming takes centrestage

Brazil showcased its rich history and cultural heritage, combined with Rio's famous 'Samba' dance, as the 31st Olympic Games was officially launched with a subtle yet powerful message of global warming plaguing the world in a glittering opening ceremony ...

2016-08-06 10:54:07 by Irene Fatima
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Rio Olympics: The Mega Gala Starts Today newsreporter.in

Rio Olympics The Mega Gala Starts Today

Aug 3: The 31st Olympic Games will officially begin today at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The opening ceremony begins at the Maracana Stadium. Around 205 countries were participating in 42 olympic sport discipline, in 306 events and in 37 venues. The venues will be grouped into four zones: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracana.

The game is officially announced to take place between 5th and 21st on this month. The opening ceremony has started at midnight on friday, but the game has started two days before with women's football tournament due to packed schedule.

2016-08-05 10:28:32 by Agnes Natalia

Zika Virus Scares Rio Olympics : Journalists, Athelets Are Backing Out newsreporter.in

Zika Virus Scares Rio Olympics  Journalists Athelets Are Backing Out

Athletes and journalists have expressed concern about traveling to the Zika affected Brazil to compete in Rio Olympics. Now journalists are opting out entirely. Several NBC employees are not willing to travel to Brazil to cover the games. Brazil is the country hardly-hit by the mosquito-borne virus ZIKA, which can cause severe birth defects, including babies born with abnormally small heads.

NBC is sending more than 2,000 employees to Brazil to cover the Olympics, which take place Aug. 5-21. The company said no one will be required to travel if they believe their health would be at risk. Several employees have already told NBC that they will not go to Rio.

2016-06-08 10:58:04 by Agnes Natalia
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Salman Khan Questions Tendulkar and Rahman's Appoinment as Rio Olympics Goodwill Ambassadors newsreporter.in

Salman Khan Questions Tendulkar and Rahmans Appoinment as Rio Olympics Goodwill Ambassadors

When Salman Khan was appointed as the Goodwill ambassador of Rio Olympics this year, there were several criticism all over the media, citing the choice as irrelavant. There were so many debates on the social medias on the choice as well.

Salman khan now seems to have taken issue with the appoinment of fellow ambassadors Sachin Tendulkar and AR Rahman as the Goodwill Ambassadors at Rio Olympics 2016.

2016-06-07 18:21:45 by William James
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