Olympic Village

  • Krishna, Sudha land at Olympic Games Village July 26, 2012

    London: Star discus thrower Krishna Poonia and Asian Games champion steeplechase runner Sudha Singh were among the first batch of Indian track and field athletes to check into the Olympic Games Village here. Krishna, along with her husband and coach Virender Poonia, and Sudha arrived at the Athletes Village in Stratford...
  • Federer, Sharapova stay away from Olympic Village July 25, 2012

    London: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are among a host of top tennis stars who have snubbed the Athletes’ Village in a bid to avoid the travel headaches that have plagued the build-up to the Olympics. While the majority of their compatriots competing at the Games will be staying at the...
  • More Indian athletes arrive in London July 19, 2012

    London: Indian athletes continued to trickle into the Olympic Games Village with shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Shagun Choudhary becoming the latest to arrive at the Village. Apart from Rajput and Choudhary, a clutch of officials also checked in at the Village. Press Attache Harpal Singh Bedi, Dr Sarala Rao, Dr Sanjogita Soodan...
  • Bindra, archers, lifters enter Olympic Village July 17, 2012

    London: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was the first Indian shooter to enter the London Olympic Games Village along with the 10-member archery squad and a four-member weightlifting squad. The archers and the lifters enterered the Games Village first while Bindra joined them a little later on Monday evening. "They...
  • Olympic Village is a hotbed of booze, sex and drugs July 10, 2012

    London: With the 2012 London Games less than three weeks away, a book has exposed that during the event the Olympic Village becomes a party-zone where athletes indulge in wild sex, drinking and drugs. According to the anonymously authored expose, ‘The Secret Olympics’, written by a former British competitor, it’s always...
  • Millionaire athletes snub Beijing Olympic Village life August 6, 2008

    Beijing: Even the prospect of staying in million-dollar apartments isn't enough to tempt the likes of Roger Federer and the superstars of the NBA to bed down at the Olympic Village. The purpose-built, tightly-guarded complex will be home to 16,000 athletes for the duration of the Games with some reports suggesting...
  • Olympic village opens on Sunday morning July 28, 2008

    Beijing: Olympic games are just a fortnight away and China is all geared up to host the mega event. On Sunday morning the Olympic village, which will be housing 16,000 athletes from across the world, was opened. The Beijing Olympic Chief Liu Qi handed the Mayor of the Olympic...