Organizers have only sold 72 per cent of tickets available for the athletic event
July 22, 2016 - 18:31 GMT
Two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games there are still plenty of tickets available, a spokesperson for the Games told dpa Thursday.
Iran's flagbearer Ali Mazaheri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
July 21, 2016 - 17:55 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani said that Iranian athletes’ message in Olympics, Paralympics is “peace, friendship, coexistence”.
Al-Qurashi said that there is an Islamic committee monitoring the decisions of the Saudi Olympic Committee to ensure that it follows Islamic teachings
July 21, 2016 - 16:16 GMT
Women’s sports will be allowed in the Kingdom according to Shariah law, Saudi Olympic Committee Executive Director Hussam Al-Qurashi has announced.
Will everything be ready for the opening ceremony on August 5?
July 21, 2016 - 15:31 GMT
A festival of fairness? An embodiment of the Olympic spirit? The Games in Rio have been dogged by problems: doping, Zika, lack of money, building chaos. But perhaps a bit of Brazilian magic can turn things around.
Fatma al Nabhani
July 20, 2016 - 15:27 GMT
Oman's top seeded player Fatma al Nabhani began her campaign in the ITF US$10,000 tennis tournament in style when she breezed past Italian qualifier Marianna Natali 7-6, 6-0 in the French city of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc on Tuesday.
The Iranian men’s national volleyball team (Photo:
July 19, 2016 - 20:16 GMT
The Iranian men’s national volleyball team has maintained its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of the FIVB rankings, nestling in the 10th spot in the world table.
Photo: @mosa_gov_om
July 19, 2016 - 16:48 GMT
Oman’s 19 year old Mazoon al Alawi will make her debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics after the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) announced on Monday that the sprinter has been handed a wild card by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Bahri Tanrıkulu
July 19, 2016 - 15:40 GMT
Turkish taekwondo athlete Bahri Tanrikulu hopes a "wild card" for Palestine would enable him to compete for the country in the upcoming Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
Sara Al-Attar
July 18, 2016 - 15:51 GMT
The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the conservative Gulf kingdom's team at the Rio Olympics, a spokesman said on Sunday.
The fifth Asian Beach Games logo
July 18, 2016 - 15:40 GMT
The Planning and Follow-up Committee of the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) approved the participation of Oman teams in six disciplines at the fifth Asian Beach Games, scheduled to be held in Danang, Vietnam from September 24 to October 3.
Oman beach handball team
July 18, 2016 - 08:49 GMT
A win for Oman over Egypt will end an encouraging campaign for the sultanate side at the worlds.
Aspetar awards winners at ECSS conference in Vienna (Photo: Gulf Times)
July 18, 2016 - 08:42 GMT
Aspetar, the orthopaedic sports medicine hospital in Qatar, has participated in the 21st edition of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Congress, held from July 6 to 9 in Vienna, Austria.
The International Tennis Federation logo
July 17, 2016 - 19:23 GMT
With the increasing fear of Zika virus forcing many of the athletes to pull out of next month's Rio Olympics, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has reassured the players of providing adequate protection in the upcoming games.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games logo
July 17, 2016 - 15:35 GMT
Iran announced the athletes that will make up their 95-strong delegation that will compete in 11 sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Olympic and Paralympic Village
July 16, 2016 - 18:57 GMT
Brazil will consider increased security measures for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a terror attack in France, officials told Brazilian media Friday, dpa reported.
Tunisian Handball Federation logo
July 14, 2016 - 19:47 GMT
Tunisia’s handball team Wednesday conceded defeat in Stuttgart to European Champions Germany 32-38 (14-17 at half-time) in a friendly ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics.