2016 Rio Olympics Current Affairs - 2020

2016 Rio Olympics comes to an end

The 31st Summer Olympics (or 2016 Rio Olympics) hosted by Brazilian City, Rio de Janeiro ended after 16 days of sporting spectacle. The games had seen participations of nearly 11,000 participants from 205 countries, including a first-ever refugee team featuring in 306 events of 42 sporting disciplines. Key Facts Medals Tally: United States ended the Read More…

IOA President N Ramachandran bestowed with Olympic Order award

President Indian Olympic Association (IOA) N. Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement. The award was formally bestowed upon him by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach. About Narayana Ramachandran He is an Indian squash administrator. Currently he serves as current President of WSF Read More…

Usain Bolt becomes first athlete to win 9 gold medals in sprinting events of Olympics

Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt created an unprecedented record of a triple treble (first athlete to win 9 gold medals in sprinting events of Olympics) by winning third Gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016. He achieved this feat after Jamaica won gold medal in 4x100m relay final at the Rio Olympics. The team comprised of Usain Read More…

India’s P V Sindhu wins silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

India’s ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at 2016 Rio Olympics. In the final match of women’s singles badminton event, Sindhu lost to Spain’s Carolina Marín (World No.1) by 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 score. Earlier in her quarterfinal match, she had defated Japan’s Wang Yihan (World No.2) by Read More…

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins Gold medal in 100 meters event at 2016 Rio Olympics

Jamaica’s speedster Usain Bolt has won the Gold medal in 100 meters final event at 2016 Rio Olympics by sprinting at recorded time of 9.81 seconds. With this he has retained his coveted title “Fastest man alive on the planet”. Besides, American Sprinter Justin Gatlin won silver medal (9.89 seconds) and Andre De Grasse of Canada won bronze Read More…