Page-2 of 2016 Rio Olympics Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Narendra Modi flags off Run for Rio

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for Rio’, an event to encourage the Indian contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics beginning on August 5, 2016. The 5km run was flagged off from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. In this event thousands of school children and ..

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Amul to officially sponsor Indian contingent at Rio Olympics 2016

India’s largest food products marketing organization Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In this regard, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its product under the brand Amul has inked an agreement with Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Key Facts By sponsoring Indian contingent, Amul seeks to ..

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Sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 100metre event scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dutee qualified for the Rio Olympics after meeting the qualification mark at 26th International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  In this event, she clocked 11.30 seconds beating ..

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Boxers Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian boxers Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Manoj Kumar booked Olympic berth after advancing in the quarterfinal bout against Tajikistan’s Rakhimov Shakvakatdzhon in the AIBA World Olympic qualification event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Later, Asian Games champion ..

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Rio 2016 unveils official slogan A New World for Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Rio 2016 organising committee has unveiled the official slogan (motto), A New World for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The slogan was unveiled by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at a special ceremony held at Olympic Park ..

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