Olympic Gold

  • Back injury forces Abhinav Bindra to take a break June 27, 2013

    Old back injury will force Olympic Gold medallist and India's ace shooter, Abhinav Bindra out of the game for sometime. ...
  • Abhinav Bindra's autobiography to be adapted into movie April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra's autobiography 'A Shot at History' will be adapted into a film with a US-based production house acquiring its movie rights. Amit Bolakani, a New York-trained actor, found the book entertaining while being insightful and along with his business partners decided to acquire the rights. "It's...
  • Russia win 200m Kayak-2 sprint Olympic gold August 11, 2012

    London: Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko of Russia won gold in the inaugural men's 200-meter K-2 sprint Saturday at the Olympics. The Russians, who were the quickest qualifiers from the semifinals, won in 33.507 seconds. Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu of Belarus took silver and Liam Heath and Jon Schofield of...
  • Sanya Richards-Ross runs to 400m Olympic gold August 6, 2012

    London: Disappointment, tears and that oh-so-unsatisfying color — bronze — are all in the past for Sanya Richards-Ross. On this trip to the Olympics, she closed the deal. Four years after a late fade left her crying and wearing the Olympic bronze medal, Richards-Ross won the 400-meter gold she always thought she...
  • Murray stuns Federer for London Olympics gold August 5, 2012

    London: Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking Sunday, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon. The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row. The victory marked a breakthrough for...
  • London will be India's landmark Olympics July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Eighty-one athletes in London will form the largest Indian contingent ever to march at the Olympic Games. But if numbers could turn into Olympic success, a country of 1.2 billion should have grabbed at least 1000 qualifications and maybe 100 medals. If not that, then what’s the reason...
  • Graf, Agassi recall winning Olympic gold July 24, 2012

    "To me this was bigger than a grand slam," says Steffi Graf, while Andre Agassi feels "it puts everything into perspective." ...
  • India's Olympic moments: Bindra creates history July 21, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at Abhinav Bindra's gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics What Abhinav Bindra managed to do for India has not been achieved by any other Indian so far - winning...
  • India's Olympic moments: Hockey's golden run July 18, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at India's eight hockey gold medals. Every Indian, since 1928, shares a common optimism when it comes to what to expect from the Olympics: a medal in hockey. An unbeaten...
  • Govt. is not taking enough care of our athletes: Deepika November 29, 2010

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika becomes the face of her father, ace badminton player Prakash Padukone's organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ). "I am the face of Olympic Gold Quest. I have just come on board. Olympic Gold Quest is training our athletes for the Olympics in 2012," Deepika told in an interview. Prakash Padukone...
  • Phelps sad over family hurt after marijuana pipe photo March 13, 2009

    New York: Michael Phelps insists he's more worried about the pain he caused family, friends and fans than losing money in endorsements after he was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe called a bong. In an interview with NBC television, the swimming star didn't directly answer the question of whether he...
  • Abhinav Bindra set to fly high in Bangalore air show February 12, 2009

    Olympic gold winner Abhinav Bindra is all set to fly high. Bindra will be flying in an F-16 at the Bangalore air show on Thursday and is quite excited at the prospect. CNN-IBN: What are your preparations? Abhinav Binmdra: I had an extensive medical examination on Tuesday, but after that nothing else. CNN-IBN:...
  • Olympian Phelps suspended, swimmer is sorry February 7, 2009

    Washington D C Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has been suspended for three months by the American swimming association. The ban follows the release of his picture which showed Phelps smoking from a marijuana pipe. The swimming federation released a statement saying that while Phelps didn't break any anti-doping rules, the intention...