LONDON, Nov 2: The mayor of London has ordered an investigation into the rising costs of converting the Olympic Stadium into the home venue for Premier League club West Ham.

MOSCOW, Aug 27: Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse — being an Olympic medalist in Russia can come with great material rewards but also controversy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21: With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil's biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the games.

A look at how Bolt has performed in the Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18: With just seconds to spare, Kaori Icho reminded everyone why she’s the best women’s wrestler in history.

Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita will be ruing the size of his phallus after it caused him to foul during the qualifying rounds in the men’s event in Rio.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 17: In a world in turmoil, one thing never changes: the Olympic sport of losing gracefully.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 15: Usain Bolt sauntered onto the track, stretched out his arms and waved his hands, signaling for more applause.

Olympic Dreams

August 12, 2016 02:00 am

We really do not expect much from our athletes in such international events because we know that we lack the resources, infrastructure and everything else needed to compete in the international level. So to expect our athletes to win an Olympic Gold is like expecting KP Oli to send a Nepali to Mars on a rickshaw.

2016 Summer Olympic Medals Table

August 11, 2016 11:17 am

2016 Summer Olympic Medals Table

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10: Rio Olympic officials say military police are stepping up security after a bus carrying journalists had two windows broken after being struck by what it calls "unknown projectiles."

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10: Michael Phelps sat alone, thoroughly exhausted. He put his head in his hands and then motioned at his neck as though he had nothing left to give.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games have started in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium. The organizers have put a huge amount of work and invested an impressive amount of cash to get to this point. Hosting the Olympics is expensive with the people of Hamburg voting to withdraw their city’s bid for the 2024 games in late 2015, primarily on funding grounds. Costs ran 51 percent over budget in Rio, ending up at $4.58 billion. Even though that may seem like a huge amount of money, it pales in comparison to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. Costs there quickly snowballed with many venues coming in catastophically over budget. The final bill for the games came to a whopping $21.89 billion. This chart shows the cost of hosting the Olympic Games since 1992.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 6: From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepali players for the Olympic games have flown to Brazil on Etihad Airways.

PUEBLA, July 30: Argentina's Olympic football team complained on Friday that cash and electronics were stolen from their players' hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico.

MOSCOW, July 26: The International Canoe Federation has barred five Russian canoeists from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics including Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko after they were named in a report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up.

All eyes on Neymar at men's Olympic

July 18, 2016 12:28 pm

SAO PAULO, July 18: The last time Brazil played a major soccer tournament at home, Neymar was stretchered off the field and then missed an embarrassing loss against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals.

NOC marks Olympic Day

June 24, 2016 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, June 24:Nepal Olympic Committee marked the Olympic Day in the capital on Thursday with the message that 'sport is for everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability'.

NOC marks beginning of Olympic Day

June 18, 2016 07:32 am

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of Olympic day in the capital on Friday.