Olympic Games

  • Boxer Gaurav Solanki misses bronze, athletes disappoint in Youth Olympic Games August 25, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronze-medal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign empty-handed in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the third-place play-off to end his campaign without a medal. The Indian got more...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze August 24, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semi-final bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • Weightlifter Rahul wins silver medal in Youth Olympic Games August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul on Thursday bagged India's first medal in the second Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver in the men's 77kg category in Nanjing, China. According to information received, Rahul lifted 141 kg in snatch, followed by 175 kg in clean and jerk to finish with...
  • Rugby returns to Olympic programme at Nanjing August 13, 2014

    Rugby will make its return to the Olympic programme after 92 years at the second Youth Olympic Games scheduled to open in Nanjing on Saturday in the form of rugby sevens ahead of its reappearance at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016. In 2009, the International Olympic Committee...
  • I thought of giving up the sport many times: Abhinav Bindra April 25, 2014

    Shooting has given him an identity but Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday revealed that he thought of "quitting" the sport many times in the past. "There were times when my life was full of frustrations and nervousness and I even thought of giving up the sport...
  • Russia tops medals table as Sochi Games end, Canada wins hockey February 23, 2014

    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 coveted...
  • Sports Ministry sanctions grant for Winter Games participants January 27, 2014

    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 thousand...
  • Wrestling rewarded after a six-month battle September 9, 2013

    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 September 9, 2013

    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 September 8, 2013

    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 vote...
  • World wrestling body makes final presentation for Olympics survival September 7, 2013

    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 Wrestling...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics September 4, 2013

    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 the...
  • Spain hopes new anti-doping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    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...
  • Wrestling joins European Games despite Olympic snub March 12, 2013

    Munich: Wrestling officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games on Tuesday despite being axed from the 2020 Olympic Games last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sport has launched a frantic effort to reclaim its Olympic spot after being part of every modern Olympics since 1896,...
  • Vienna residents reject city's 2028 Olympic Games bid March 12, 2013

    Vienna: Vienna's plans to bid for the 2028 Olympic Games have been firmly rejected by the city's inhabitants in a referendum, local authorities said on Tuesday. A resounding 71.94 per cent of voters said no to the proposal with 28.06 per cent in favour, the government said on its website...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey just about managing to escape the 2020 Olympics exit has set off the SOS alarm in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) corridors. Until Tuesday, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave hockey a lifeline while putting 8 other sports on the ventilator, the apex body felt it...
  • Hockey just about managed to escape Olympics exit February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Officials and former players associated with the game of hockey expressed shock on learning that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) mulled to remove hockey from the Olympic programme in 2020 but eventually put wrestling in the group of 8 sports fighting for one spot. TV ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping...
  • Mary Kom aims gold at Glasgow Commonwealth Games October 11, 2012

    Chennai: London Olympics bronze-medallist woman boxer M C Mary Kom is now aiming for a gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Sharing the dias with wrestlers Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt while interacting with students of Vellamal School here on Thursday, the five-time world champion talked about her future...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Top 10 interesting facts August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: To bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google on Sunday has come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the ceremony that wraps up the so-far...
  • Google doodles London 2012 closing ceremony August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google is going to come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics, on Sunday. It is the seventeenth doodle by Google during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
  • London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle is not playable August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After posting four interactive Olympic doodles is a row, Google is again back to static. The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle posted by Google on Saturday is a non-interactive doodle, and does not let you play and score. The doodle has a gymnast with her ribbon that swirls to...
  • London 2012 football doodle: Defend penalty shots August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: If your wrists are aching from all the canoeing on Thursday, Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of...
  • London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has added yet another discipline to its armchair Olympics - basketball. After putting up the interactive London 2012 hurdle doodle on Tuesday, Google has come up with yet another interactive doodle - London 2012 basketball - that lets users score points playing basketball on their computers. This is...
  • The greatest sports show is about to begin July 27, 2012

    Every four years comes a day when the world celebrates sports. Today is that day as the 2010 Olympic Games begin. ...
  • Indian boxing squad arrives in Olympics Village July 20, 2012

    London: A 13-member Indian boxing squad on Friday arrived in the Olympic Games Village here from their pre-games training centre at Bradford. The team travelled by train from Bradford to Kingscross, from where they were received by the officials of the LOCOG. At the village the squad was welcomed by Deputy chef...
  • Win international sports medal, get promoted July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships. The union cabinet on Thursday approved a policy to give up to three out of turn promotions in the service for...
  • UK band Muse composes official Olympics song June 28, 2012

    London: Muse's Survival will be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British rockers announced on Wednesday. Lead singer Matt Bellamy wrote the track "with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win," the group said on its website. The tune will...
  • Ilayaraja's song to be played at the 2012 Olympics June 21, 2012

    Industry insiders have it that music maestro Ilayaraja's song 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' (1981) will be played at the opening ceremony of Olympics Games this year in London. 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' stars Kamal Haasan and Sripriya and is crooned by SP Balasubramaniam. This will be one among...
  • Saina aims to put pressure on Chinese stars April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Already assured of a berth in the Olympics, Saina Nehwal said she would look to beat the Chinese shuttlers in the run-up to the London Games to gain a psychological advantage ahead of the big event. With the Olympics about three months away, the world number five Indian...