London Olympics

  • Mahesh Bhupathi made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Leander Paes April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him. The buildup to the...
  • Saina Nehwal wins Syed Modi International tournament January 26, 2014

    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 straightgame victory over compatriot PV Sindhu in the women's singles competition, here today. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Sindhu 2114 2117...
  • Saina Nehwal reaches final of Syed Modi tournament January 25, 2014

    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 threegame womens singles match of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament in LucknowSaturday. The top seeded Indian let out a huge scream after eking...
  • London Olympic controversy left a sour taste: Leander Paes September 19, 2013

    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 in...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class1 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, the...
  • Bolt accepts Farah challenge to race for charity July 29, 2013

    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 star...
  • Russian judoka commits suicide after failure in Olympics June 17, 2013

    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 fourtime European champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012), jumped from the 15th floor in the Siberian city of Tyumen, reports Xinhua. "Her depression started after her...
  • Olympic medallist Vijay fails to qualify for World Cup medal round April 8, 2013

    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 25metre rapid fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea today. The other two Indians participating in the event, Pemba Tamang and Harpreet...
  • Trance: Danny Boyle is back with a thriller March 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: After Danny Boyle's prominent role at last year's London Summer Olympics, the British filmmaker is back in the spotlight with his first film since 2010's '127 Hours.' 'Trance,' which had its world premiere in London on Tuesday, stars James McAvoy as Simon, a man who teams with a criminal...
  • 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...
  • Park Jongwoo to get London Games soccer medal: Sources February 12, 2013

    Lausanne: South Korean footballer Park Jongwoo will receive his bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics despite triggering a diplomatic row in a match against Japan, an Olympic source told Reuters on Tuesday. The midfielder had held up a sign referring to a territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan while...
  • Mary Kom delighted with Padma Bhushan award January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronzemedallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting country's third highest civilian honour. "Obviously, it is a great honour to be considered worthy for this award but at...
  • 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 29, 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. ...
  • Only a medal gives you recognition: Olympian Sudha Singh December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Sudha Singh, one of India's finest longdistance athletes and current national record holder for the 3000m steeple chase, finished 13th in the event at the 2012 London Olympics. Her timing of 9:55:67 was set while winning gold at the 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou in 2010, and in...
  • South Korea's Park banned for two games for Olympic protest December 3, 2012

    London: South Korea's Park Jongwoo has been banned for two games by FIFA and fined 3,500 Swiss francs after he inflamed a diplomatic row with Japan at the London Olympic soccer tournament, the governing body said on Monday. The 23yearold midfielder held up a sign referring to a territorial dispute...
  • Focus now to win gold in Rio Olympics: Vijay Kumar November 12, 2012

    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 November 11, 2012

    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 November 3, 2012

    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. "I...
  • I was dragged into controversy, says Sania Mirza October 15, 2012

    Indian tennis star has broken silence about the London Olympics controversy. ...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar aiming for gold in Rio October 13, 2012

    Nagpur: After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio. Interacting with the 65th batch of trainee officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes...
  • Indian swimmers upset with the authorities October 10, 2012

    Indian swimmers are upset that they didn't got an opportunity at London Olympics and blamed the authorities for this. ...
  • 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...
  • India's Olympic stars receive awards August 29, 2012

    London Olympics heroes receive awards from the Indian government on the National Sports Day. ...
  • Khel Ratna award for Vijay, Yogeshwar August 30, 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...