Shahidul Islam was only 10 when his mother died and his father remarried. He left his village in Shariatpur soon afterwards and came to Dhaka with his elder sister in 1992.
Members of the reigning Women's World Cup champion United States national team vow to push their case for equal pay to the US men's team as far as it takes.
Having grabbed gold medals in their first events of Beximco National Shooting Championships, four female shooters – Armin
Michael Phelps, the most medalled Olympian of all time, questions on Wednesday whether he had ever swum in a 'clean' sport.
"Rio de Janeiro is a city full of curves in the sea and hills, just like the body of the Brazilian woman," says sculptor Nelson Carneiro, 60, who created the 5,130 bronze, silver and gold medals at the national mint, called Casa da Moeda.
Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.