The rapid expansion of social media platforms on mobile devices, as well as faster internet connectivity and more sophisticated technology, has triggered a huge shift in the way many people get their news.
Giving out figures at a press conference, Paes said that for the two weeks of the Games, Rio saw a hotel occupancy rate of 94 percent and each tourist spent an average of 424.6 reais (USD 131.7) a day.
The Tripura-girl, who is the country's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.
Football legend Pele is tipped to ignite the Olympic flame at Rio's iconic Maracana Stadium in Friday's opening ceremony, as the four-yearly celebration of sporting endeavour arrives in South America for the first time.
Dope scandals marred what was turning out to be a euphoric build-up but India's biggest ever contingent would nonetheless be eyeing a historic medal haul when the 31st Olympic Games -- the first ever in South America -- get underway with the opening ceremony here tomorrow.
PM Modi today flagged off 'Run for Rio' event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to cheer for the largest ever Indian contingent who will be participating at the multi-sport event in Rio.
The UN health body outlined its stance in a statement late yesterday after a group of 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers sent an open letter outlining fears that the arrival of half a million tourists for the Games could cause the virus to spread more rapidly around the world.
The deal, which saw Airbnb pay an undisclosed amount to local Olympic organizers, means official Olympic sites will feature a link to Airbnb's site and encourage spectators traveling to Rio for the games to use the service to rent space in private homes and apartments.
Protesters have pressed Coca-Cola to step down as a patron of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, after Russia approved an "anti-gay propaganda" law. And McDonald's has come under fire for encouraging unhealthy eating habits by linking its brand to major sporting events.
The changes - the Olympic Games of economic numbers, taking place once every five years on average - is aimed at more accurately reflecting the modern economy and will make the US the first country to adopt a new international standard.
Britain's armed forces will take two years to recover from their involvement in the Olympic Games because the high number of personnel deployed at short notice were taken away from normal duties, the army's chief planner for the Games told the Guardian newspaper.
Future host cities of the world's biggest sporting events will look to emulate the London Olympics' use of temporary venues and stadia as the global financial crisis heightens the danger of building expensive white elephants.
India's Sahana Kumari got knocked out of the women's high jump at the Olympic Games after clearing 1.80m and finishing at joint 15th in the Group B of the qualifying competition here today.
Memories of the bottom-place finish at the 1986 World Cup here returned to haunt the Indian hockey team, who will now have to lift their game to avert the wooden spoon at the London Olympics.
India suffered a major jolt in the tennis arena with Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashing out of the men's doubles event in the Olympic Games.
90 minutes past midnight tonight in India, the 30th Olympic Games will get underway here to provide the stage for some 10,500 sportsmen and women from 204 competing nations to fulfil their dreams, among them Indian medal hopefuls in boxing, shooting, archery, tennis and wrestling.
China's Olympic athletes march into London with little swagger as they renew their battle for supremacy with the United States.
The Delhi High Court today barred Suresh Kalmadi from attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games but the sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman claimed that he had sought permission only to attend the IAAF Council meeting in London.
Sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi was today restrained by the Delhi High Court from going to London to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, saying that his participation can cause "embarassment" to the nation.
A Czech artist has re-modelled a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing push-ups to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in the British capital on Friday.
Organisers of the Olympics hit back on Sunday at cynics after weeks of negative headlines, saying criticisms over planning mistakes and cost were being outweighed by public excitement as the opening ceremony nears.
Britain may have to call up yet more soldiers to police the Olympic Games, the government said on Wednesday, after a failed private sector recruitment drive left an embarrassing hole in security and dashed London's dreams of a spotless showcase.
Last December, a purported Islamic fighter called Amir Ghrozni posted a cryptic message on a password-protected website connected to al Qaeda.
Incessant rain in Britain this summer has washed out festivals, drenched royal pageants and now even threatens to cast a pall over the Olympic Games - but help may be at hand from a higher power.
Electronics major Samsung India announced cash award of Rs 20 lakh to any of the country's sportspersons winning a gold medal in the forthcoming Olympic Games to be held in London.