Four Azerbaijani athletes to be in action today at Rio Olympics

07.08.2016 [13:43]
Four Azerbaijani athletes will today launch their bid to win medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the action enters Day 2. Judo fighter Nijat Shikhalizade will take on Sugoi Uriarte from Spain in the round of 32 in the men`s 66kg ...

Hoang secures Vietnam's first Olympic gold medal

07.08.2016 [12:25]
Vietnam claimed their first ever Olympic gold as Vinh Xuan Hoang won the men's 10m air pistol title, according to BBC. Hoang scored 202.5 points to edge out home favourite Felipe Wu who recorded 202.1 points to clinch silver and Brazil's first medal of the Games ...

Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko reaches final of Rio 2016

07.08.2016 [11:00]
Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has qualified for the final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Stepko scored 86.208 points in the men's artistic individual all-around competition ...

Azerbaijani judo fighter ranks 5th in Rio Olympics

07.08.2016 [10:57]
Azerbaijani judo fighter Orkhan Safarov (60kg) has finished 5th in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He lost to Japanese Naohisa Takato in the bronze-medal bout ...

Virginia Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics for USA in 10m air rifle

07.08.2016 [10:35]
The American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, holding her nerve to clinch the women’s 10 metre air-rifle event, according to The Guardian. Thrasher edged out China’s Du Li with an Olympic record score of 208 ...

Azerbaijani rowers into semifinal in Rio

06.08.2016 [21:21]
Azerbaijan’s Aleksandar Aleksandrov and Boris Yotov rowing duo have reached the semifinal in the men's double sculls event in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Azerbaijani pair finished the second with 6:40.52 result behind ...

12 medal sets to be contested on day 1 of Rio 2016

06.08.2016 [16:19]
Twelve medal sets will be contested on the opening day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Athletes will be in action in cycling road, archery, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting events ...

Azerbaijani pair learn rivals for rowing men's double sculls

06.08.2016 [16:15]
Azerbaijani Aleksandar Aleksandrov and Boris Yotov have learned their rivals for rowing men's double sculls in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The competition starts 18:30 in Baku time. The rivals of the Azerbaijani pair are Eduardo Rubio Rodriguez and Adrian Oquendo ...

Azerbaijani archer finishes 37th in women's individual ranking round

06.08.2016 [15:39]
Azerbaijani Olga Senyuk has ranked 37th in the women's individual archery competition as the Rio 2016 Olympics started. On the first day of the Olympics, the Azerbaijani archer scored 623 points ...

Spectacular Opening Ceremony kickstarts Rio Olympic Games

06.08.2016 [04:54]
The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has got under way at 3.00 Baku time, with 300 dancers and 5,000 volunteers flocking to the legendary Maracana stadium for a glittering event that will raise the curtain on the first Olympic Games ...

Gilberto Gil to take part in Rio 2016 opening ceremony

05.08.2016 [20:43]
Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil will take part in Rio 2016 opening ceremony. According to officially website of Rio 2016, the song composed by Gilberto Gil will be sounded in a video of Rio 2016 opening ...

Rio Olympic Games set for opening ceremony

05.08.2016 [17:53]
The 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on 56 athletes who will contest medals in 18 sports, of which four - triathlon, archery, cycling ...

IOC approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

04.08.2016 [12:58]
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro was the most comprehensive evolution ...

Azerbaijani flag raised in Rio Olympic village VIDEO

03.08.2016 [21:16]
A ceremony has been held in the Rio Olympic village to raise the Azerbaijani tricolor. The event was attended by members of the Azerbaijani delegation, athletes, and Olympic Games officials ...

Three Azerbaijani wrestlers top UWW ranking

03.08.2016 [13:06]
Three Azerbaijani wrestlers have topped the updated rankings of the United World Wrestling announced ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics ...

Call for peace from home of Olympic athletes

02.08.2016 [21:30]
IOC President Thomas Bach along with members of the IOC Executive Board and the IOC athletes commission, issued a call for peace from the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro today at the inauguration of the Olympic truce mural, according to the official site of the Olympic games ...

Azerbaijani athletes leave for Rio VIDEO

02.08.2016 [10:37]
Azerbaijani athletes and the delegation members who will take part in the Summer Olympic Games have left for Rio de Janeiro. A solemn farewell ceremony was held at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport for the athletes ...

'Azerbaijani flag to be raised in Rio Olympic village on August 3’

25.07.2016 [14:40]
"Azerbaijani Olympic team will leave for Rio de Janeiro on August 1," Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov has told a press conference. "Azerbaijani team will arrive in Brazil in the morning of August 2 at 09:30 after A 14-hour flight. A day after, a welcoming ...

Azerbaijani gymnast wins bronze in FIG World Cup [UPDATED ]

24.07.2016 [14:55]
Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda won bronze medal at the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku in the exercises with ribbon. The gymnast scored 18.500 points. Russian gymnasts Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun shared ...