Olympic Games

  • Russia tops medals table as Sochi Games end, Canada wins hockey 23-02-2014 10:09 PM

    Sochi: The Winter Olympics drew to a close on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men's ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes have tested positive for a banned substance dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most...
  • Sports Ministry sanctions grant for Winter Games participants 27-01-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000 for purchase of sports equipments and other essential items for the participants of Winter Olympics Games at Sochi, Russia. "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000.00 (Rupees Ten Lacs fifty two...
  • Wrestling rewarded after a six-month battle 09-09-2013 08:44 PM

    The IOC voted wrestling back into the Olympics impressed with the strong revamp operation by the sport's governing body. ...
  • Wrestling back in 2020 Olympic Games 09-09-2013 09:17 AM

    Wrestling managed to survive the axe winning 49 out of 95 votes, helping the sport beat squash and baseball-softball. ...
  • Tokyo wins the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games 08-09-2013 08:29 AM

    Tokyo: Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water. A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee's...
  • World wrestling body makes final presentation for Olympics survival 07-09-2013 09:46 AM

    Buenos Aires: World Wrestling body FILA made its final presentation here Friday before the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session to save the sport's position in the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) president, Nenad Lalovic, along with Canadian Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh, French...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics 04-09-2013 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games. In a letter written to all...
  • Spain hopes new anti-doping law will help Olympic bid 13-06-2013 10:43 PM

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new anti-doping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? 14-02-2013 01:40 PM

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  • Luge star happy with home backing 21-12-2011 08:33 PM

    Shiva Keshavan is the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympic Games. ...
  • Drop Dow as London Olympics sponsors: IOA 20-12-2011 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has written to the 2012 London Olympics organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), complaining about sponsor Dow Chemicals lying that there are no pending cases over the Bhopal gas tragedy. In a letter sent to the IOC the IOA demanded that Dow...
  • Dramatic anti-police riot casts pall over London 07-08-2011 08:47 PM

    London: The riot that tore through parts of north London's deprived Tottenham neighborhood has cast a pall over Britain's capital, echoing an earlier era of racial unrest, while spreading malaise through a city preparing to host the Olympic Games. Eight officers were hospitalized after a peaceful protest against the shooting...
  • Shakespeare in 38 languages for London Olympics 22-01-2011 05:04 PM

    London: Productions of Shakespeare in Maori and Mandarin will form part of a theatre extravaganza in London to celebrate the Olympic Games in 2012. Starting on April 23 next year, Shakespeare's Globe theatre will stage all the Bard's 38 plays, each performed by a different theatre company, in a different...
  • London 2012 Olympic chief praises Delhi Games 17-10-2010 10:59 AM

    Sebastien Coe also praised the facilities given to the athletes during the event, adding the task to organise such events is massive. ...
  • Yuki in finals in Youth Olympic Games 19-08-2010 05:39 PM

    Singapore: Yuki Bhambri pulled off an upset victory to storm into the final of the tennis event but the hoopsters and swimmers came up with disappointing performances on a mixed day for the Indians in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games here on Thursday. Yuki stunned second seeded Damir Dzumhur of...
  • Young shuttlers target gold in Youth Olympics 11-08-2010 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Sai Praneeth and H. S. Prannoy will represent India in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and the young shuttlers said they would settle for nothing less than a gold in the inaugural edition of mega-event starting August 13. Praneet and Prannoy put up brilliant performances at the...
  • Iran's girls out of Youth Olympics 06-04-2010 09:58 AM

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  • Olympics in India? Sports pundits wonder possibility 17-12-2009 12:13 AM

    Seminar in New Delhi discusses the infrastructure for sports. ...
  • Golf in 2016 Games gives Indian players hope 04-12-2009 02:57 PM

    Youngsters will be motivated and encouraged to take up the sport. ...
  • Big Olympic Honor for Akshay Kumar 12-11-2009 04:16 PM

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