ATHELETICS

  • Madrid derby on the menu in La Liga, Barcelona host Bilbao September 12, 2014

    Madrid: The Madrid derby are coming, and Atletico coach Diego Simeone is going to miss it. Simeone is still serving an eightmatch touchline ban after being sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on the head. Atletico beat...
  • Usain Bolt targets sub 19second 200m August 4, 2014

    London: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games. The 27yearold Bolt, double Olympic champion in 100m and 200m and a fivetimes world individual champion, wants to take his 200m world record...
  • 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....
  • ExArmyman trains kids to become athletes August 14, 2010

    Davinder Singh, former army jawan and excop 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 highaltitude 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...