Historical

From Sugarloaf Mountain to Cristo Redentor

With the Olympic Games having ended, we were left with time to take a look around the tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro. A day and a half's excursion was enough to leave us with an eye...

A sneak peek into favela life

Rio de Janeiro has many faces. It is fraught with such extremes that it's quite hard to fathom the true nature of this beautiful

Rio bids a colourful goodbye

The 31st Olympic Games had started with a great exhibition of music, dance and colours of life. It ended with another one.

RIO Snippets

On Monday night at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, a Bahamian sports journalist was bragging about the tradition and

The chants that rocked the stands

Brazilians have earned quite a name for themselves with their expressions of support and disapproval during these Olympic

Neymar versus Marta? Not yet

It's needless to say that women's football cannot compete with the men's game, both in terms of public support and

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

First step towards immortality

There was not the usual swagger; hardly the animated gestures and witty remarks which defined Usain Bolt till London 2012. It

August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016

Tennis has a new star

At 5ft 7in, Monica Puig does not look like the strongest female tennis player on the court.

August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016

Siddikur caps BD's sorry campaign

Bangladesh's participation at the Rio Olympic Games came to a sorry end on Sunday after golfer Siddikur Rahman finished 59th out of 60 participants in the individual strokeplay event.

August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016

Thompson, Farah light up the track

Elaine Thompson continued Jamaica's dominance in sprint by winning the women's 100m gold medal with a time of 10.71 seconds on Saturday, beating two-time defending champion and compatriot...

August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016

Rio Snippets

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak is having a ball at the Rio Aquatic Centre. The 16-year-old has already won four medals,

August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016

Schooling spoils Phelps's party

Nineteen-year-old American swimmer Katie Ledecky turns her last race at the Rio Olympics into a pool party by winning the 800m freestyle.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Rio Snippets

Tamas Kenderski is a very good swimmer. He just won a bronze medal the other day in the 200m butterfly, behind only

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

A home away from home

There is Michael Phelps. There is Usain Bolt. Kohei Uchimura. Katinka Hosszu. Katie Ledecky... And then there is Yusra Mardani and Rami Anis.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Mixed bag for Bangladesh

While sprinter Shirin Akter failed to even qualify for the first round of heats, swimmer Sonia Akter did an admirable job and bettered her previous best. Elsewhere golfer Siddikur Rahman was trying...

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Siddikur off to a poor start

Bangladesh had pinned all its hopes on two of its flagbearers -- golfer Siddikur Rahman and swimmer Mahfizur Rahman. While