Atheletics

  • IOA continues defiance of IOC, meeting on Jan 19 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Blatantly defying the IOC's diktat not to conduct any official activity after its suspension last month, the Indian Olympic Association has called a meeting of its Executive Council on January 19 here, the first assembly of the office bearers after being barred from the Olympic family. The IOA's Executive...
  • CWG: Will the athletes finally arrive? September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: With the Games preparations in shameful conditions, and world champions pulling out of the Commonwealth Games citing security reasons, will enough athletes turn up for the various sporting events in October? The latest to join the ‘pull out’ list are two Canadian archers Dietmar Trillus and Kevin Tataryn....
  • Ex-Armyman trains kids to become athletes August 14, 2010

    Davinder Singh, former army jawan and ex-cop set up a sports academy in a Punjab village to train children free of cost to become athletes. ...
  • Olympic athelets: Not all are gay about being 'gay'? August 18, 2008

    BEIJING: Only 10 of the 10,500 athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics are openly gay, according to a study by a gay website. Some gay athletes fear that coming out would bring disapproval from fans and team mates, others worry about the damage to endorsements, Outsports.com said. Unwarranted media attention...
  • Docs to go experimenting on Mt Everest August 16, 2006

    London: What's the similarity between high-altitude climbing and intensive care? Plenty, say a team of highly qualified physicians and scientists who also happen to be extreme athletes. The team plans to conduct experiments such as blood oxygen readings and brain function tests on themselves and volunteers - at the peak of...