2012 LONDON OLYMPICS QUALIFIERS

  • 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)...
  • Wrong decisions anger India women's hockey coach February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Disappointed with the 11 draw against a lowly Ukraine, India women's hockey coach CR Kumar rued the two decisions that went against his team, but said they have not yet decided whether to lodge a complaint with the FIH. India were denied a goal in the 55th minute and...
  • Ukraine women hold shoddy India to 11 draw February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian women began their quest for an Olympic hockey berth on a disappointing note as they were held to a 11 draw in their opening match of the qualifiers that began here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. The visitors from Ukraine surprised India in the...
  • Listless India lose third hockey Test to SA January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India hockey coach Michael Nobbs' search for a perfect combination for the Olympic qualifiers backfired on Thursday as India lost the third Test 31 to South Africa, who kept the fiveTest series alive after losing the first two matches here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Manipur's...
  • HIIHF tussle take centrestage in hockey in 2011 December 29, 2011

    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 centrestage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a neverending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution to...