2012 Olympics

  • Google doodles London 2012 closing ceremony August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google is going to come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics, on Sunday. It is the seventeenth doodle by Google during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
  • London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle is not playable August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After posting four interactive Olympic doodles is a row, Google is again back to static. The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle posted by Google on Saturday is a noninteractive doodle, and does not let you play and score. The doodle has a gymnast with her ribbon that swirls to...
  • London 2012 football doodle: Defend penalty shots August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: If your wrists are aching from all the canoeing on Thursday, Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of...
  • Google's wristwrecking London 2012 slalom canoe August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After getting you to jump hurdles and netting basketballs, Google takes to the water course for a wristwrecking game of slalom canoe. The London 2012 slalom canoe is the 14th doodle (and the third playable doodle) posted by Google during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. This interactive doodle, which...
  • Tips: Score more in London 2012 basketball doodle August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The keyboard/mouse has been bearing the brunt of the efforts to get a threestar score playing Google's interactive basketball doodle. But getting those three stars and that celebratory image to share on Google+ is not a cakewalk. But then it also isn't that difficult. Here's what you need...
  • London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has added yet another discipline to its armchair Olympics basketball. After putting up the interactive London 2012 hurdle doodle on Tuesday, Google has come up with yet another interactive doodle London 2012 basketball that lets users score points playing basketball on their computers. This is...
  • London 2012 Javelin: 10 things to know August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the London 2012 Javelin doodle and Javelin Throw events: 1. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower...
  • Google doodles London 2012 Javelin August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower taking the throwing position in a stadium. The term "Google" is written in a slapdash manner, with...
  • London 2012 synchronised swimming: 10 things you should know August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: To mark the 9th day of the ongoing London 2012 Olympics, Google posted a doodle on its homepage, which is dedicated to Synchronised swimming. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the London 2012 synchronised swimming doodle and Synchronised swimming events: 1. Synchronised swimming is one of the...
  • London 2012 Table Tennis: 10 interesting facts August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: On the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has put up a new doodle, which is dedicated to table tennis. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the table tennis Google doodle and London 2012 table tennis events that you should know: 1. The London...
  • London 2012 table tennis Google doodle August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The theme for today's doodle is table tennis. On the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has put up a new doodle dedicated to table tennis. The London 2012 table tennis doodle features two players a right handed player and a left handed player playing...
  • London 2012 table tennis Google doodle August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The theme for today's doodle is table tennis. On the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has put up a new doodle dedicated to table tennis. The London 2012 table tennis doodle features two players a right handed player and a left handed player playing...
  • London 2012 Hockey: The sixth Olympics doodle August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: On the fifth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has posted a new doodle dedicated to hockey, that also happens to be India's National Game. The doodle features a female player, holding a hookshaped stick, playing on a hockey pitch. The doodle looks simple; neither the...
  • UK band Muse composes official Olympics song June 28, 2012

    London: Muse's Survival will be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British rockers announced on Wednesday. Lead singer Matt Bellamy wrote the track "with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win," the group said on its website. The tune will...
  • Happy to qualify for the Olympics: Mary Kom May 18, 2012

    Boxer Mary Kom is happy to have secured her berth to London despite losing in the World Championships quarterfinals, and is now aiming for a medal in the 2012 Olympics. ...
  • Mary Kom's Olympics fate rests on Adams defeat May 17, 2012

    Qinhuangdao, China: Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom's Olympic ticket will be decided by fate now after she lost in the quarterfinals of the World Championships to world number two Nicola Adams on Wednesday. The fivetime world champion will return emptyhanded on the medal front for the first time since the...
  • UK: Security tightened for London Olympics April 18, 2012

    With 100 days to go until the opening ceremony, security has been tightened in and around London. ...
  • Olympics hockey qualifiers: The numbers' game February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: In less than three days' time, India will begin their quest to return to the Olympics after facing the ignominy of missing the bus to Beijing four years ago. The qualification tournament for London 2012 begins here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, with both the men...
  • London 2012 Olympics Ethics Commissioner quits January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A top London Olympics official has quit over the Dow sponsorship row. Ethics Commissioner Meredith Alexander put in her papers in protest of the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals because of its connection to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Alexander was appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson to...
  • Indian shooters disappoint again in Doha January 19, 2012

    Doha: It was another day of despair for the Indian shooting contingent with the women's 25m pistol team failing to win a medal at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha on Thursday. With just two days remaining in the competition, India are in danger of repeating the result of the last...
  • Bopanna, Bhupathi aim to do well before Olympics January 19, 2012

    Melbourne: Indian doubles tennis player Rohan Bopanna said on Wednesday that the focus will be on all the Grand Slams ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. Bopanna, who teamed up with Mahesh Bhupathi last year keeping in mind the Olympics, said the Australian Open will be the pair's first step towards...
  • 2011 throws up new boxing stars as Olympics beckon December 29, 2011

    A record number of them booked Olympic berths in the very first qualifying event as Indian boxers rounded off yet another superb year, holding out promise for more than one medal at the world's biggest sporting extravaganza next year. The year did not feature many big events but wherever they competed,...
  • India won't boycott London Olympics over Dow December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will not the 2012 London Olympics, but will lodge a strong protest over the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy tainted Dow Chemicals sponsoring the sporting event. The decision to not boycott the Olympic Games was taken at the IOA Executive Board meeting on Thursday in...
  • Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: In what has come as another serious blow to the World Series Hockey (WSH), six additional Indian players have confirmed their unavailability for the inaugural edition of the eightcity event. A day after six other Indian hockey players pulled out of the event, dragflick specialists Rupinder Pal...
  • Olympians caution hockey team despite easy draw November 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Despite being handed a favourable draw for the Olympic men's hockey qualifiers, former players cautioned India against complacency and said it would be a disaster if the erstwhile champions failed to book their London ticket from the qualifying event in February. According to the draw released by the International...
  • Olympic berth a realistic dream: Jwala Gutta November 15, 2011

    New Delhi: India's women's doubles player Jwala Gutta reckons qualifying for next year's Olympics is a realistic dream, but she does not want to put pressure on her young partner Ashwini Ponnappa by thinking about the London event right now. One half of the World Championships bronzemedalist pair, Jwala said she...
  • '5050 chance of Beckham staying at LA Galaxy' October 25, 2011

    Los Angeles: LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena believes his side have a good chance of keeping David Beckham as he is happy at the club. The former England captain has been linked with moves to Tottenham, Paris St Germain, QPR and Leicester when his deal expires next month at the end...
  • 'Playing in Hockey 9s will benefit India' October 19, 2011

    Perth: India hockey captain Bharat Chetri feels that playing in the new format Hockey 9s Super Series will prove to be advantageous for India in the long run, including the Olympic qualifiers. India are one of the four countries taking part in the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s,...
  • Boxers return after successful World Championships October 11, 2011

    Vikas Krishan, who won a bronze, spoke of his joy after a successful World Championships where four Indian boxers qualified for the 2012 Olympics. ...