2012 LONDON OLYMPIC

  • London 2012 fencing: The 4th doodle this Olympics July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: To mark the third day of the London Olympics 2012, Google has replaced its usual logo with a new doodle London 2012 fencing. The new doodle shows two fencers fighting against each other using bladed weapons. The letter 'L' in "Google" is shown as one of the bladed...
  • How things unfolded at the Opening Ceremony July 28, 2012

    London: As the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics came to an end, we look back at how the events unfolded in a show that lasted close to four hours. British cyclist Wiggins begins Olympics opening ceremony British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the newlycrowned Tour de France champion, rang a huge...
  • London 2012 archery Google doodle July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Continuing with its tradition of putting up a new sportspecific doodle on its home page everyday during the Olympic Games, Google has started off with a London 2012 archery doodle. The London 2012 archery doodle is the second Google doodle this Olympics. On Friday Google put up its London...
  • Kalmadi at Olympics: 'It is India's internal matter' July 14, 2012

    Sebastian Coe, Chief of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics at London, has said that Suresh Kalmadi's visit was an issue that India needed to sort out. ...
  • Rock band Blur unveils 'Under the Westway' July 4, 2012

    English rock band 'Blur' unveiled the acoustic version of their track 'Under the Westway' on Monday. This rooftop performance of the band was streamed live in the honour of 2012 London Olympics. ...
  • Tennis players must quit fighting: Krishna June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: With just over a day to go to file entries for the Olympics, India is making a final bid to send a tennis team. After Sports Minister Ajay Maken backed out from the ongoing tennis impasse, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has stepped in to resolve the issue. Krishna,...
  • Paes ready to partner reluctant Bhupathi June 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Leander Paes is prepared to team up with friendturnedfoe Mahesh Bhupathi for the London Olympics despite his personal preference to partner someone else, the doubles specialist said. The All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) is grappling with a crisis of its own making after pairing Paes and Bhupathi together for...
  • Will send only PaesBhupathi to Olympics: AITA June 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Sticking to its stand, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Saturday said it will not change the players' combination for the London Olympics despite Mahesh Bhupathi categorically rejecting his pairing with Leander Paes. Speaking to reporters after being elected unopposed as AITA President, Anil Khanna made a strong defence...
  • Can the tennis row rob India of Olympic glory? June 16, 2012

    The ongoing feud in Indian tennis has not only cut a sorry figure but may also have robbed the country of a possible medal in the upcoming London Olympics. Despite being told categorically by Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to not pair them with Leander Paes, and having an option...
  • Bhupathi wants Bopanna as partner, not Paes June 15, 2012

    Bhupathi confirmed to CNNIBN that if he is not teamedup with Bopanna then he will not participate in the upcoming London Games. ...
  • Bhupathi refuses to partner Paes at Olympics June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Refusing to partner Leander Paes for the London Olympics, Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday said that he wants Rohan Bopanna as his doubles partner at the upcoming games. Bhupathi, 38, was also shocked at hearing the news that the selection committee of the All India Tennis Association (AITA),...
  • Irfan qualifies for Olympics in 20km walk May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Young Khushbir Kaur finished a disappointing 71st in women's 20km race walk after Irfan Kolothum Thodi qualified for London Olympics in men's 20km competition on the second and final day of the IAAF World Race Walking Cup at Saransk, Russia on Sunday. Khushbir, who had bettered the Olympics qualification...
  • 2012 Olympic torch lit in Ancient Olympia May 10, 2012

    Ancient Olympia, Greece: The London 2012 Olympics torch was kindled by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia on Thursday, sparking a relay that will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic stadium's cauldron at the Games opening ceremony on July 27. On a warm and sunny day at the site of...
  • Newspaper smuggles fake bomb into London Games park May 8, 2012

    London: A newspaper embarrassed the organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday by disclosing it had smuggled a fake bomb past two security checkpoints into the London complex housing the sporting festival's main stadiums. The bestselling Sun newspaper conducted the stunt on Friday, at the end of a weeklong preOlympics...
  • India lose to Great Britain in hockey test event May 4, 2012

    London: The Indian men's hockey team suffered a second straight defeat in the tournament, losing 24 to hosts Great Britain in the test event for the London Olympic Qualifiers on Thursday. India conceded two goals in the first 11 minutes, with British striker Rob Moore and Simon Mantell doing the early...
  • Indian hockey set for Olympic dress rehearsal May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Two months after an emotional return to the Olympics, the Indian men's hockey team will assess its preparation for the Games against the World Champions Australia, world No. 2 Germany and hosts Great Britain in a fournation Olympic test event in London from May 2 to 6. While the...
  • 'Chinese officials favour their local players' April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese officials use unfair tactics to grab Olympic berths for their players and favour them in tournaments held in their home country, top international badminton players, including India's Saina Nehwal, have claimed. Nehwal, Denmark's Peter Gade and Malaysia's Taufik Hidayat said officials favour local players while playing in...
  • Brazil, Spain, Britain kept apart in Olympic draw April 24, 2012

    London: Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico have been chosen as seeded teams for the men's Olympic soccer tournament and will be kept apart at Tuesday's groupstages draw. The draw will separate European and Latin American teams. In the 12team women's draw, Olympic champions United States, world champions Japan and Britain are...
  • TT: Sharath Kamal misses Olympic berth April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das booked their London Olympics berths on Sunday in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, but it was heartbreak for top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal. For both Ghosh and Ankita, the berths came via the continental quotas, after they topped from...
  • Sharath still with chance to get London berth April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian ace Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to seal the fifth Olympic qualifying spot at the Asian qualification table tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday, but he still has a chance to get a London Games berth. Sharath Kamal lost 24 (1210, 911, 911, 116, 811, 811) to Kim...
  • Sharath misses out on TT Olympic berth April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to seal the fifth Olympic qualifying spot at the Asian Qualification Table Tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday but he still has a chance for a London Games berth. Sharath Kamal lost 24 (1210, 911, 911, 116, 811, 811)...
  • 2012 London Olympics: Indian boxing contigent raring to go April 18, 2012

    There are only hundred more days to go for the 2012 London Olympics and the Indian boxing contingent is upbeat about their chances of winning medals for the country. ...
  • Clijsters to miss French Open with hip injury April 18, 2012

    Monte Carlo: Former world number one Kim Clijsters will miss out on a final chance to claim an elusive French Open title after opting to skip the entire claycourt season due to a hip injury. The popular Belgian has been laid low by numerous injuries throughout her 13year career, her feet,...
  • Man behind young Indian boxers' success ignored April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Olympicbound trio of young Indian boxers spent their formative years under his guidance, but national youth coach G Manoharan remains an unsung hero and has been consistently ignored for the Dronacharya award despite being recommended five times by the boxing federation. Olympicbound L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa...
  • Poor start by Olympic hopefuls in archery April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: It was a nonetooimpressive beginning to the Olympic calendar year for Indian archers as they finished with a solitary silver medal in the World Cup Stage I, which concluded in Shanghai on Sunday. The women's compound team lost to Italy in the bronze playoff to end their campaign with only...
  • Saina aims to put pressure on Chinese stars April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Already assured of a berth in the Olympics, Saina Nehwal said she would look to beat the Chinese shuttlers in the runup to the London Games to gain a psychological advantage ahead of the big event. With the Olympics about three months away, the world number five Indian...
  • Vijender ready to mentor Olympic medal hopefuls April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The "burden" of qualification off his back, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is now gearing up to shoulder a fresh burden the one of heightened expectations when he appears in his third successive Olympic Games come July. The 26yearold Olympic and World Championship bronzemedalist, who returned...
  • Indian boxers gear up for Asian Qualifiers semis April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A pat on the back by none other than International Boxing Association president Ching Kuo Wu came as a shot in the arm as five Indian boxers geared up for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers semifinals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Of the five in fray, only Vijender Singh (75kg)...
  • Suranjoy, Sumit win Asian qualifying openers April 6, 2012

    Astana, Kazakhstan: Commonwealth Games gold medalist Suranjoy Singh (52 kg) and promising teenager Sumit Sangwan (81 kg) won their openinground bouts in the Asian Olympic Qualifying boxing event on Thursday. Both the Indian boxers registered contrasting victories over their opponents to advance to the next stage of the second Olympic qualifying...