Rio 2016: Sports Minister Vijay Goel quashes reports of misusing accreditation and rude entourage

August 12, 2016

Indian Chef-de-Mission Rakesh Gupta also backed Goel’s claim After being pulled up by the Rio Olympic organisers, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has rubbished being part of any controversy in the ongoing prestigious quadrennial event saying that he has been following all the rules and regulations and is fully committed to the spirit of the Games. Earlier, the Rio Olympic Organising Committee, in a scathing letter to India’s chef-de-mission Rakesh…


Rio Olympics 2016: India’s full list of athletes to compete in Brazil

June 29, 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games will kick-start in Rio de Janeiro¬†on 5 August. The 28th edition of the Games will see 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including nations like Kosovo and South Sudan, who will make their debut. The contingents from these nations will compete for 306 sets of medals, in 28 Olympic sports. But the number that matter most to India is 98, as India¬†will send its largest…