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Brazilian coffee
24.08.16 - F.S. AIJAZUDDIN

HOW do you take your Olympic coffee — white, or black? In Rio, coffee is prepared from beans imported from countries across the world — Bolivia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Kenya, Australia, even Thailand. Its percolating machines filter them, a metaphor for the transient internationalism of the ...
  


Saina seeded fifth at Olympics
21.07.16 -

Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth while her compatriot P V Sindhu is seeded ninth in the women's singles at the upcoming Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. 

Kidambi Srikanth, meanwhile, has received a ninth seeding in the men's draw.

Saina is world no. ...
  


Dope no problem as Russia names Maria Sharapova in Rio 2016 Olympic squad
26.05.16 - team pt

The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) has named dope offender and suspended star Maria Sharapova among four tennis players, who will compete in women's singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
 
Apart from Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova, and Darya Kasatkina were named, reports Tass.
 
The regulations for the ...
  


Mary Kom fails to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics
21.05.16 - pt team

MC Mary Kom's, five-time world champion, hopes of a second successive Olympic appearance are all but over after she went down in the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships at Astana, Kazakhstan.
 
Mary Kom (51kg), who was a bronze-medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, ...
  


Sushil Kumar is angry; takes the bout to High Court
17.05.16 -

Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar has knocked the doors of High Court seeking a selection trial to decide who will represent India in the men’s 74 kg freestyle category at Rio Olympics to Delhi High Court.
 
Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Wrestling Federation of India ...
  


Rio Olympics: Salman Khan To Be India's Goodwill Ambassador
23.04.16 - pt team

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been named Indian Contingent's goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is the first time that a Bollywood superstar will be a goodwill ambassador for the national squad for as big an event like the Summer Olympics.
 
The announcement was ...
  


On The Road To Rio:  Olympian Khushbir Kaur
25.02.16 - SUDESHNA BANERJEE


Khushbir Kaur was always destined to be a race walker.
At the tender age of nine and a half months, the girl from Rasulpur Kalan village near Amritsar in Punjab gave her parents a glimpse of her precocious talent as she walked her very first steps.

AT ...
  


Kavita Raut wins SAG marathon gold, books Rio Olympic berth
25.02.16 -

Indian long-distance runner Kavita Raut booked her spot for the Rio Olympics in women’s marathon after winning the event in the 12th South Asian Games, a perfect end to the country’s memorable athletics campaign in the event this month.
 
The 30-year-old Raut easily clinched the marathon ...
  



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