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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 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

USA win a riveting contest

It was a star-studded night at the Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday as stars from the NBA descended on either

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

A family affair

The Olympic Games is not just about winning and losing, or showmanship and human endeavour; it is also a stage to show

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Shyamoly rues the elements

Shyamoly Roy blamed the elements and her lack of experience at international stage after being eliminated from the Round of 32

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

Liberated Rafa shows off footy skills

Rafael Nadal has always been a man who likes to show his emotions. At tense moments, his jaws tighten; upon relief, such as

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

Bangladesh flagbearers make their bow today

Siddikur Rahman and Mahfizur Rahman -- two of the flag bearers for Bangladesh in the Olympic Games -- will carry the nation's hopes at two different venues of Rio de Janeiro today.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Silva's golden respite for Brazil

Brazil has been going through a difficult time of late. A bitter political crisis and continued recession has left deep scars on the psyche of its people.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

Phelps at it again

The tension was palpable, yet the resolution supreme. Here was a man bent on righting the wrongs of his post-2012 past;

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

A party inside beach volleyball arena

If you thought the picture with this story was taken from inside a football stadium, you couldn't have been further from the

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

Baki fumbles after strong start

Up till 40 shots of the qualification round of the 10m air rifle event -- that is two-thirds as it is a sequence of six series of

August 8, 2016
August 8, 2016

Hosszu's redemption

Kosuke Hagino was just 17 when he beat both Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, two of the world's all-time best swimmers, to