2012 London Olympic

  • Deepika shines in good year for archery 30-12-2011 06:20 PM

    A 17-year-old Deepika Kumari shone with some outstanding performances as the women's recurve team emerged as strong contenders for an elusive Olympic medal in archery, during a year that was witness to the dramatic fall of the fancied men's team. Stunning world champions Korea in the semi-finals of the biennial...
  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 29-12-2011 10:00 PM

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution...
  • Dope scandal haunts Indian athletics in 2011 29-12-2011 04:41 PM

    After a rewarding 2010, athletics slumped to a low this year, turning out to be the country's dirtiest sport with seven top athletes, including three Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalists, getting involved in one of India's biggest doping scandals. Asian Games double gold-medalist Ashwini Akkunji and her 4x400m relay...
  • Banned athletes cannot feign ignorance: Report 23-12-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, which on Friday handed one-year bans to India's six top women athletes, in its findings concluded that the bottles of 'Ginseng Kinapi Pil' given by sacked coach Yuri Ogorodnik were contaminated and contained banned substances. The three-member panel, headed by retired district judge Dinesh...
  • Shooting: Bindra recommended for Bharat Ratna 19-12-2011 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was on Monday recommended for Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by the National Rifle Association of India. Three days after the government modified rules to pave way for eligibility of sportspersons for the prestigious award, the NRAI sent...
  • London Olympics panel backs Dow deal 12-12-2011 08:55 PM

    The organsiers have spoken out in favour of the sponsor, despite criticism over its involvement in the Bhopal gas tragedy. ...
  • 'Saina half a step slower than last year' 12-12-2011 08:36 PM

    Mumbai: Saina Nehwal, who has been struggling to replicate her superb run of 2010 when she won three Super Series women's singles crowns as well as the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, seems fractionally slower on her feet this year, feels former badminton ace Prakash Padukone. "It appears she...
  • London Olympics panel backs Dow as sponsor 12-12-2011 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of London's 2012 Olympic Organising Committee Sebastian Coe has spoken out in favour of sponsor Dow Chemicals, despite criticism over the company's involvement in the Bhopal gas tragedy. Coe said he empathised with the victims of the disaster but said the two were entirely different issues....
  • IOA calls meeting to discuss Dow row 07-12-2011 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: With growing resentment in India over Dow Chemicals association with the London Olympics, the IOA has convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the issue following IOC chief Jacques Rogge's suggestion that they should enter into a dialogue with the athletes. Although the IOA has made it clear...
  • India not considering Olympics boycott: IOA 28-11-2011 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: An Olympic boycott will not be on the agenda when the Indian Olympic Association meets next week, despite continuing outrage over Dow Chemical's high-profile sponsorship of the London 2012 Games, the IOA's acting president told Reuters on Monday. Many victims and activists now hold Dow responsible for compensating...
  • India may pull of London Olympics 27-11-2011 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: India may pull out of the next year's London Olympics as its athletes have raised eyebrows over the Games' Organising Committees' controversial deal with the Dow Chemical. According to a report in the British daily the Independent, the Olympic Committee has one week to talk to the Indian...
  • Sikhs allowed to carry daggers into Olympic venues 24-11-2011 11:46 AM

    London: Sikh athletes and spectators will be allowed to wear ceremonial daggers into London Olympic venues next year, despite the intense security arrangements, as part of a multi-faith approach to the Games. "We want to make sure the Games are accessible to everyone," a spokesperson for organisers LOCOG said on...
  • Exclusive: Sharp shooters on CNN-IBN 05-11-2011 08:11 PM

    Shooters Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Ronjan Sodhi look back at their journeys so far and talk about their plans for the 2012 London Olympics. ...
  • Narang, Bindra turn focus on London Olympics 04-11-2011 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: India's ace rifle shooter Gagan Narang hopes that 2012 London Olympics will be lucky for him after missing out on a podium finish in Beijing and Athens. Narang, a multiple Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will be participating in 50m Rifle Prone and 50m Rifle 3 Position, besides his...
  • Bindra hopeful of medal at London Olympics 02-11-2011 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: India's first individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra is hopeful of clinching another medal at the 2012 London Olympics. "I don't know what can be expected from me but I can only try and work very hard. I can only try and do my best, ensure that I...
  • We don't have a sporting culture: Abhinav Bindra 24-10-2011 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medalist-turned-writer Abhinav Bindra, whose shots have rarely missed the bull's eye, says India does not have a long-range sports policy and culture that encourages children to take up sports as a vocation. Bindra, who launched his biography, "A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic...
  • My target is Olympics: Ronjan Sodhi 14-10-2011 09:18 PM

    Sodhi retained the World Cup title for the second time in the double trap shooting event recently. ...
  • Boxing federation happy with players' Olympic berth 05-10-2011 12:23 PM

    Brigadier PK Raja, the secretary general of the federation, said a few more boxers can make the cut for the mega event in London. ...
  • World Boxing: Manoj, Dinesh win, Suranjoy out 02-10-2011 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar's sensational upset win over a European champion left him just one step away from Olympic qualification, but it was curtains for Suranjoy Singh as he was ousted following a second-round loss in the World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan on Sunday. Manoj advanced...
  • Ronson to compose London Olympics anthem 02-10-2011 05:03 PM

    London: Scottish rocker Mark Ronson has been selected to create the theme music for the Olympic Games in London next year. The track will have singer Katy B on vocals and include sounds of athletes from around the world - including grunts and the sound of tennis balls hitting racquets....
  • FIH threatens India's participation in Olympics 29-09-2011 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: The FIH has issued a veiled threat to block India's participation in the 2012 London Olympics in case the government does not grant Hockey India the status of a National Sports Federation and if all lawsuits, including the one filed by the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) against it,...
  • Trap shooter Shagun upbeat after nailing Olympic spot 26-09-2011 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: India's trap shooters have conquered the World in the last decade but surprisingly none of the men have a ticket to the Olympics yet. That honour has gone to Shagun Chowdhary who is the first Indian shotgun shooter to qualify for the London Olympics 2012. It's been a...
  • Shooter Annu Raj bags Olympic berth 29-07-2011 08:50 PM

    The 27-year-old shooter is the first female pistol shooter from the country to qualify for the Olympics. ...
  • Countdown begins: a year to go for 2012 Games 27-07-2011 09:56 PM

    London looks set to host 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries for the 17-day extravaganza. ...
  • Indians aim for Olympic glory 27-07-2011 09:46 PM

    Indian players will try to replicate their CWG and Asian Games success at next years Olympics. ...