Gulf Times - Rio-2016
Rousing welcome for Singapore Olympic star Schooling

Rousing welcome for Singapore Olympic star Schooling

Swimmer Joseph Schooling got a rapturous welcome, a selfie with the prime minister and a four-year exemption from military service when he came home in triumph early Monday with Singapore's first Olympic gold medal.

Olympic medal ceremony gets a musical makeover

Olympic medal ceremony gets a musical makeover

Olympic organisers will bring typical Brazilian informality to the medal ceremonies at Rio2016 with three different kinds of podium music depending on whether the sports are considered classical, pop or cool, officials said.

Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers ...

India's Mary Kom sees hopes of Rio dashed

India's Mary Kom sees hopes of Rio dashed

Indian sporting star and five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom Saturday saw her dream of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics end after losing a crucial bout ...