London Olympics

  • Saina Nehwal wins Syed Modi International tournament 26-01-2014 05:39 PM

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today snapped her 15 months title drought, clinching the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton crown with a straight-game victory over compatriot PV Sindhu in the women's singles competition, here today. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Sindhu 21-14...
  • Saina Nehwal reaches final of Syed Modi tournament 25-01-2014 06:36 PM

    London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal reached her first finals in 15 months after the Indian ace packed off sixth seed Chinese Xuan Deng in a thrilling three-game women`s singles match of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament in LucknowSaturday. The top seeded Indian let out a huge scream after...
  • London Olympic controversy left a sour taste: Leander Paes 19-09-2013 10:41 PM

    Mumbai: Leander Paes on Thursday said he is yet to get over the ugly episode that marred Indian tennis in the lead-up to the London Olympics and this is exactly the reason why he is keen to play the 2016 Rio Games. "The last Olympics left a real sour taste...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised 31-07-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year. "Before the Olympics,...
  • Bolt accepts Farah challenge to race for charity 29-07-2013 03:55 PM

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres. Farah, who won gold at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London Olympics last year was the...
  • Russian judoka commits suicide after failure in Olympics 17-06-2013 06:23 PM

    Moscow: Russian judo champion Elena Ivashchenko committed suicide last Saturday because of her failure during the London Olympics, a judo official said on Monday. Ivashchenko, 28, a four-time European champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012), jumped from the 15th floor in the Siberian city of Tyumen, reports Xinhua. "Her depression started...
  • Olympic medallist Vijay fails to qualify for World Cup medal round 08-04-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar could not live up to the billing as he failed to qualify for the finals of the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea today. The other two Indians participating in the event, Pemba Tamang and...
  • Shooter Karmakar all set for National Championship 18-12-2012 09:43 PM

    India's Joydeep Karmakar finished 4th in the 50m prone shooting event at the London Olympics. ...
  • Focus now to win gold in Rio Olympics: Vijay Kumar 12-11-2012 09:52 PM

    Kolkata: Silver medal winner in shooting in London Olympics, Vijay Kumar on Monday said his main aim is now to win a gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Speaking to reporters after being felicitated by the West Bengal government and Calcutta Sports Journalists Club for winning the silver medal...
  • Dhanraj Pillay is against foreign coaches in India 11-11-2012 12:28 PM

    Kolkata: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India's forgettable London Olympics performance and also questioned the rationale behind appointing foreign coaches. "Please don't ask me anything about Indian hockey. 12 teams mein se 12th finish karna ... Ab isse bhi bura kuchh...
  • Ask HI about India's Olympic flopshow, not me: Nobbs 03-11-2012 01:50 PM

    Jalandhar: India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs on Saturday refused to dwell on the team's London Olympics flopshow, saying that all queries on the matter should be directed to Hockey India, not him. Nobbs, who was here to witness an exhibition match, sidestepped queries on India's s worst ever Olympic performance....
  • Do you have something to ask India's Olympic medal winners? Post your questions here.

    India's Olympic winners will be on CNN-IBN. If you have a question, post it here. ...
  • In pics: London Olympics, Day 13 10-08-2012 02:43 AM

    Usain Bolt is flanked by Jamaican countrymen Yohan Blake and Warren Weir. Bolt won the 200m gold ahead of Blake and Weir. (AP)Kenya's David Rudisha claims the 800m in a world record time. (AP)After eight Olympics and five medals, Italian kayaker Josefa Idem has decided to hang up the paddle. (AP)
  • Olympics: Girls don't bring dowries, they bring medals

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The Olympics is the most watched multi sporting event in the world. Being the center stage for so many sports, it is the summit that...