LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

  • Jwala happy to be back in All England Championship March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: On a sabbatical for the past seven months, India's star doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta concedes she has chosen a difficult comeback stage in the All England Championships but insists she has nothing to prove during the Premier Super Series event starting March 5 in Birmingham. One half of the...
  • 2012 most memorable year for me: Maria Sharapova January 1, 2013

    Brisbane: Maria Sharapova said 2012 had been the most memorable year of her career after her victory at the French Open and carrying Russia's flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. "A lot of things came together," she said in Brisbane on Monday. "It was the grand slam that...
  • Sports Yearender 2012: From crescendo to a black hole December 28, 2012

    The crescendo Indian sport reached at the 2012 London Olympics plummeted to a new low in Indian sporting history with the International Olympic Committee suspending the Indian Olympic Association for defying the apex body's diktat on holding elections. A country that at the end of 2012 should have been chalking out...
  • Shooter Karmakar all set for National Championship December 18, 2012

    India's Joydeep Karmakar finished 4th in the 50m prone shooting event at the London Olympics. ...
  • Thousands cheer Olympians on streets of London September 10, 2012

    London: Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London on Monday to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood. In scenes reminiscent of the Royal Jubilee and the 2011 wedding of Prince...
  • Injured Nadal out for another two months September 3, 2012

    New York: Rafael Nadal has a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee and will be sidelined for at least the next two months, including Spain's upcoming Davis Cup semifinal against the United States. In a website posting linked on his Twitter feed, the 11time Grand Slam champion says he...
  • IHF lashes out at IOA for India's Olympics debacle August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Thursday came down heavily upon the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for country's poor show at the London Olympics and denounced the threemember committee setup by the Association to look into the running of the Indian hockey. The IOA had earlier in June...
  • Khel Ratna award for Vijay, Yogeshwar August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were on Wednesday jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, country's highest sporting honour, while an unprecedented 25 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. A loud applause greeted the two Olympic heroes...
  • Serena spars with reporters over dance August 26, 2012

    New York: Serena Williams was hailed as the greatest women's tennis player ever on Saturday before reacting angrily to criticism of her exuberant Olympic celebrations. Two days before the start of the US Open, Williams was testy with reporters, agitated by repeated references to her postmatch dance in London. She claimed to...
  • Never blamed Nobbs for London fiasco: Shivendra August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to media reports about blaming coach Michael Nobbs for Indian hockey's Olympics debacle, star centreforward Shivendra Singh denied having made any such statements, saying his comments have been "misconstrued." Local media reported earlier on Friday that Shivendra has blamed Nobbs for changing the team's strategy at the last...
  • Bolt keen on Rio, 400 and long jump eyed August 23, 2012

    Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years' time, opening up the possibility of more sprint records or an attempt at other events, the sixtime gold medallist said on Wednesday. Speculation has been rife since the London Games that the Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion...
  • Corporate world encouraged by London medals August 21, 2012

    Will six medals at London 2012 draw the corporate world into the Olympic sports? ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar gifts BMW car to Saina Nehwal August 19, 2012

    Hyderabad: Badminton player Saina Nehwal on Sunday received a brand new BMW car for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics from none other than batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who said that the world is yet to see the best of the star shuttler. The felicitation function was organised by...
  • Vijay, Yogeshwar to get Khel Ratna Award August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt were on Saturday jointly recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. The names of pistol shooter Vijay Kumar, who won a silver in the 25m rapid fire event at the London Olympics and...
  • Olympic medallists in conversation with CNNIBN August 18, 2012

    CNNIBN hosts six Indian London Olympics medallists on Saturday morning. ...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar delighted with success in Olympics August 16, 2012

    Wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt won silver and bronze medal respectively in London Olympics 2012. ...
  • We have to go with the momentum from here: Gagan Narang August 16, 2012

    Gagan Narang told CNNIBN that outlook of people towards sports needs a change after successful Olympics 2012. ...
  • I trained hard for the Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt August 16, 2012

    Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt who won a bronze medal in repechage was felicitated with cashaward of 31 lakhs. ...
  • 'I've had sleepless nights for last 4 years' August 15, 2012

    Sonepat: Having realised his dream of winning a medal at the Olympics, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt says, he would now be able to "sleep soundly" after having "sleepless nights" since Beijing Olympics where he lost in quarterfinals in the last 10 seconds. The 29yearold from village Bhainswal Kalan in district Sonepat...
  • Nobbs vows to carry on as India's hockey coach August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs on Tuesday vowed to carry on even as he prepares a stinging report on the eighttime Olympic champions worst ever finish in the Olympics at the 2012 London Games. "I come from a country where we don't take these things lightly. Success is...
  • I got third time lucky, says Yogeshwar Dutt August 14, 2012

    Competing in his third Olympics, Yogeshwar Dutt won a bronze medal for India in the 60kg category of men's wrestling. ...
  • We didn't click as a team in London: Chetri August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India captain Bharat Chetri doesn't want to point fingers at any individual for the hockey team's disastrous outing at the Olympic Games, instead he is forthcoming in accepting the blame and said the former champions could only play upto "3035 per cent" of their potential in London. Eighttime gold...
  • Olympics setback has motivated boxers: Sandhu August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Far from demoralising them, the failure to fetch a medal at the London Olympics has motivated Indian boxers to improve their performance, insisted national coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu after returning to the country on Tuesday. Seven Indian boxers L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg),...
  • Mary Kom as pleased as punch after London bronze August 14, 2012

    London bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom arrives in New Delhi on Tuesday morning following her feat. ...
  • I got confused in the semifinal bout: Mary Kom August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: She is over the moon after becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch an Olympic medal but bronze is not the colour for M C Mary Kom, who feels she could have finished higher on the podium had it not been for the "confusion" that gripped her...
  • Sushil, Dutt receive rousing welcome on return August 14, 2012

    London silver medallist Sushil Kumar and bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt arrive in Delhi Monday night after their wrestling heroics. ...
  • Gagan wants shooting improvement in Hyderabad August 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: The bronze medal at the London Games has taken off a big stone on his chest and now shooter Gagan Narang wants to focus on reviving 'dying sports' in his home city of Hyderabad. Narang said he would like to nurture young talent by starting sports academy in the state...
  • Sushil, Dutt receive rousing welcome on return August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were Monday night accorded a grand welcome as they returned after their historic exploits at the London Olympic Games. Hundreds of fans gathered at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to receive the star wrestlers along with the family members of the grapplers. The fans,...
  • The Last Word: Is India's performance in Olympics satisfactory? August 13, 2012

    With 1.2 billion people and one of the world's largest economies, India with just 6 medal ranked lower than Trinidad and Tobago. ...
  • Olympians, coaches hail Indian grapplers' show August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after India finished the Olympics on a rousing note, with Sushil Kumar clinching a historic double, the country's former wrestlers said that the feat would inspire many more to follow in the footsteps of those who tasted success at the British capital. With his silver in 66kg...