July 28, 2016 - 03:27 GMT
Since the Olympics are scheduled to begin in the first week of August, there is to be an excitement in the air. This excitement seems to be adopted by the most used messaging app platform WhatsApp too...
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika
July 28, 2016 - 03:19 GMT
President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday transmitted encouragement to the Algerian sports delegation before flying to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympic Games -2016 (OG-2016).
Security forces stands guard in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 24, 2016 enhancing security ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Brazil from August 5-21 and September 7-18 respectively.
July 27, 2016 - 16:28 GMT
Brazil's Counter-terrorism Director Luiz Alberto Sallaberry has revealed that the threat by the ISIS to the Olympic Games is genuine.
This study provides data, which together with initial findings from Brazilian scientists, show that these concerns may be largely exaggerated
July 26, 2016 - 18:07 GMT
People traveling to Brazil for the Olympic Games next month can breathe a little sigh of relief as a team of researchers has claimed that the risk of international spread due to the event is low.
When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
July 26, 2016 - 16:11 GMT
When Yusra Mardini was fleeing war-torn Syria an appearance at the Olympic Games seemed impossible but the face of the Refugee Team is now heading for Rio.
Osama Al Shaffar, president, UAE cycling and Ahmad Al Kamali at the press conference to announce the UAE squad (Photo: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News)
July 25, 2016 - 16:53 GMT
The UAE will be sending a full squad of 32, including 13 athletes in six different individual sports for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games starting on August 5.
Ihab Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Sport360)
July 25, 2016 - 15:42 GMT
Egypt's most promising athlete Ihab Abdel-Rahman may miss next month's Olympic Games after failing a doping test
Security jump man who tried to steal Olympic torch mid-run
July 24, 2016 - 17:36 GMT
A Brazilian man jumped the security barriers around the Olympic run, and attempted to steal the Olympic torch.
Ahmad Al Kamali (Photo:
July 24, 2016 - 16:59 GMT
UAE AF chief tips Alia or Desalegn to be among the contenders in Rio de Janeiro
The village is located around 1.5 kilometres from the Olympic Park, where the majority of venues are located
July 24, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
The athletes' village for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was to officially open on Sunday, less than a fortnight ahead of the August 5 opening ceremony.
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.