2012 Olympics

  • 2011 throws up new boxing stars as Olympics beckon 29-12-2011 10:07 PM

    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...
  • India won't boycott London Olympics over Dow 15-12-2011 02:21 PM

    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...
  • Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH 01-12-2011 04:30 PM

    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 eight-city event. A day after six other Indian hockey players pulled out of the event, drag-flick specialists Rupinder Pal Singh...
  • Olympians caution hockey team despite easy draw 16-11-2011 02:40 AM

    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...
  • Olympic berth a realistic dream: Jwala Gutta 15-11-2011 11:46 PM

    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 bronze-medalist pair, Jwala said...
  • '50-50 chance of Beckham staying at LA Galaxy' 25-10-2011 03:41 AM

    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...
  • 'Playing in Hockey 9s will benefit India' 19-10-2011 10:08 PM

    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...
  • Boxers return after successful World Championships 11-10-2011 11:15 PM

    Vikas Krishan, who won a bronze, spoke of his joy after a successful World Championships where four Indian boxers qualified for the 2012 Olympics. ...
  • Main target was Olympic qualification: Boxer Vikas 11-10-2011 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: The youngest World Championships medallist in Indian boxing, teen sensation Vikas Krishan says the bronze he notched up in the recently-concluded mega-event in Azerbaijan was a bonus after he achieved his main target of qualifying for next year's London Olympics. Four Indian boxers - Vikas (69kg), Manoj Kumar...
  • 'London 2012 boxing matches not fixed' 23-09-2011 03:40 PM

    London: Amateur boxing's world governing body has dismissed as 'preposterous and utterly untrue' allegations that Azerbaijan was promised two gold medals at next year's London Olympics in exchange for a loan of millions of dollars. The president of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), however, told the BBC the governing...
  • Not hosting CT hurts Olympics hopes: Rajpal, Nobbs 13-09-2011 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: India hockey team coach Michael Nobbs and captain Rajpal Singh said that moving the Champions Trophy out of India may prove to be a hindrance to the team's preparations for the London Olympic qualifiers. "It would hinder our preparations for the Olympics," said Nobbs on Tuesday. Rajpal also...
  • Qualification for Olympics hockey tough: Nobbs 13-09-2011 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: India's newly-appointed hockey coach Michael Nobbs said on Tuesday that the eight-time Olympic champions will have a tough time qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. The Australian, who coached India to a win in the Asian Champions Trophy in his first assignment with the national team, said he...
  • London 2012 Olympics mascots unveiled 20-05-2010 09:32 AM

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