OLYMPICS

  • Looking to improve wrestling's medal tally in Rio: Satpal Singh 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ecstatic to be named for the Padma Bhushan award, India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh says the honour has motivated him to work harder and his aim now is to improve the country's medal tally in wrestling in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Satpal, who was on Sunday named...
  • Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified. "I wouldn't worry about the coaches -- they come and go....
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures 1 week ago

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • Obsession over an Olympic medal not helping India: Advani January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines. "Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "I will be going to Rio one year before...
  • Boxer Mary Kom mulls retirement after 2016 Olympics January 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision. "I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Marykom said. "Training is very important...
  • I will use the ban period to rectify my technique: Sarita Devi January 3, 2015

    Guwahati: Banned from competition fora year, Asian Games bronze medallist L Sarita Devi on Saturday said she would utilise the period by taking corrective measures in her technique so that she can be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I will positively use the year by practising and working on my...
  • Abhinav Bindra retains 10m air rifle national title December 22, 2014

    Pune: India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra showed that despite being only a hobby shooter now, he has it in him to continue winning as he successfully defended his 10 metre air rifle title at the 58th National Shooting Championships here Monday. The 32-year-old Punjab marksman shot a total...
  • IOA doesn't budge: Refuses to recognise Boxing India December 20, 2014

    Indian Olympic Association on Saturday rejected Boxing India's application for recognition as the national federation, with its president N Ramachandran saying that BI was "imposed" by the world body AIBA against the wishes of the IOA. Ramachandran told a press conference after the Annual General Body Meeting of the IOA, that...
  • We had a good chance in Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh December 18, 2014

    Captain of the Indian hockey team, Sardar Singh feels that India had a good chance of winning the Champions Trophy but their aim was to acquire Olympic qualification and win an Asiad gold. ...
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh December 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • Rome will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: Matteo Renzi December 15, 2014

    Rome: Rome will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. "All too often Italy seems resigned," Renzi said at an event in the Italian capital to launch the bid. "You can lose but what isn't acceptable is not to try to win,"...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • The last of the golden generation of hockey felicitated November 29, 2014

    The Indian hockey medal winners were felicitated by the Sports ministry that won against Pakistan in 1964 to clinch gold at the Tokyo Olympics. ...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake November 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic November 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Main aim is to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, says Mary Kom November 20, 2014

    After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer MC Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Yes, that (qualifying for Rio Games) is my main...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI November 19, 2014

    With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days. In a major...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • PM Modi's address at Sydney Olympic Park will be as good as US Madison Square's: RSS worker November 13, 2014

    The second stop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour is Australia. He will also be addressing 15,000 members of the Indian community at Sydney Olympic Park. A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker said the event will be as good as that happened in Madison Square in US. He said, "Modi's...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu targets Olympic quota October 31, 2014

    Manavjit shot a top class 123/125 in qualifying, shot 15/15 in the semis, yet missed out on a podium finish after finishing 4th....
  • Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio Olympics October 31, 2014

    Singapore: Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. The South African pulled one of the biggest...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme". ...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Jwala Gutta focussed on fitness, 2016 Olympics October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta said on Sunday that she is focussing on improving her fitness to achieve consistency in performance, to realise her ultimate dream of winning an Olympic medal in 2016 Rio de Janeiro. "I am happy with my on-court performance. I just need to keep fit....
  • PT Usha accepts PM's invitation to train athletes from Gujarat for Olympics October 20, 2014

    India's most successful sprinter, PT Usha on Monday accepted to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Usha, nicknamed the Payyoli Express after the Kerala village where she was born, said the invite from Modi came last year when he...