Games

  • Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games. The World Cup gold winner says an early quota place and a good outing at Asiad will "boost his...
  • Armed with CWG gold, shuttler Kashyap ready for bigger things 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold medal is a big motivating factor for top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap to prepare for the tougher World Championships and the Asian Games. The 27-year-old Hyderabadi says not much has changed after he emulated legends Prakash Pradukone (1978) and Syed Modi (1982) by winning the...
  • Tough draw for Indian football teams in Asian Games 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian men's U-23 national team will be playing Jordan and UAE in Group G while the women's senior national team have been placed in Group A with hosts South Korea, Thailand and Maldives in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games. The draw that was released on Thursday has 29...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games 21 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • Indian boxing's fall from grace 21 hours 33 minutes ago

    Indian boxers returned without any gold medal from CWG 2014 and the coach says he has his fingers crossed for the Asian Games. ...
  • Seven CWG medallists in Weightlifting squad for Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: Seven medallists from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have made it to the 10-member Indian squad for the upcoming Asiad in Incheon, where they would look to build on their new-found clean image having purged the sins related to past doping controversies. India brought home as many as 12 medals...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 Yesterday

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Violent video games may put kids at higher risk for depression 2 days ago

    New York: Scientists have found significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games. Researchers recorded significantly more depressive symptoms over the course of a year among fifth-graders from three US cities who reported playing high-violence video games for two or more hours a day,...
  • Race Walker Irfan aims medal at Asian Games 2 days ago

    Patiala: India's K T Irfan has rued the lack of international competitions for race walkers but still feels he can have a shot at a medal in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Irfan, who comfortably won the men's 20km race walk competition in the Federation Cup Senior National...
  • India look to continue momentum against Pakistan in football friendly 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Buoyed by their 1-0 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the arch-rivals in the second and final football friendly match on Wednesday, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games. India will start...
  • Asian Games: Japan name women flag bearer and captain for first time 2 days ago

    Japan named weightlifter Hiromi Miyake as team captain and archer Kaori Kawanaka as flag bearer for next month's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time the country has selected women for both roles. The duo will lead Japan's team of 716 athletes for the Sept 19-Oct 4 Games in Incheon,...
  • Amkette to launch a sub-Rs 10,000 gaming device; likely to be introduced by the end of this year 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown technology firm Amkette is planning to launch a gaming product, priced below Rs 10,000, by the end of the year to tap the burgeoning multi- crore gaming industry in the country. Amkette expects to sell over 20,000 units of the Android-based device, which will compete with the likes...
  • Indian archers targetting four medals in Asian Games 5 days ago

    Kolkata: With compound section set to make its debut at the Incheon Asian Games next month, India would be targetting at least four medals to better their Guangzhou haul. According to India coach Dharmendra Tiwary, country's archers including three-time World Cup Final siver medalist Deepika Kumari are peaking at the right...
  • India to part ways with foreign TT coach after Asian Games 5 days ago

    New Delhi: German coach Peter Engel's year-old stint with the struggling Indian table tennis team will end with the Asian Games 2014, TTFI secretary general Dhanraj Choudhary said on Saturday. Choudhary said Engel's removal is part of the way-forward strategy post India's worst performance at the Commonwealth Games, where it managed...
  • New health apps, games reward patients who take their medicines 5 days ago

    San Francisco: A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars. Jason Oberfest began thinking about applying game design tricks to complex medical problems in...
  • 'World of Warcraft' to memorialise Robin Williams as a game character 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth. After thousands of fans petitioned the developers of the online role-playing video game World of Warcraft to memorialise Williams, the game's lead designer said Thursday that Blizzard Entertainment planned to create a character inspired by the actor,...
  • Subhash Khot wins the Nevanlinna prize for Mathematics, makes India proud 1 week ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nevanlinna prize winner Subhash Khot talks about how it is a proud moment for India. Khot is an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist at the New York university. He plans to develop research around the unique games conjecture proposed by him. ...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games 1 week ago

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • Wrestler Amit Kumar upset over Arjuna Award snub 1 week ago

    Amit Kumar, who won gold at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow and also has a silver won at the 2013 World Championships, said such decisions are bad for morale. ...
  • After CWG low, shooter Vijay Kumar eyes Asiad high 1 week ago

    New Delhi: London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games. "I am rushing off to see...
  • 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...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report August 12, 2014

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Time to switch gear for World Championships and Asian Games: Narang August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month. The World Championships will be...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games trial August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Ad-hoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for 35th National Games August 9, 2014

    Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) announced list of teams and athletes of Jharkhand for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January 31 to February 14 in Kerala. The list comprised of teams such as archery, athletics, boxing, football (women), Hockey, Weightlifting, Handball, swimming, rowing, wushu and Karate, among other events,...
  • Proud feeling to win a medal in Glasgow, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt August 8, 2014

    Yogeshwar won gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Jwala Gutta questions Saina Nehwal for pulling out of CWG 2014 August 8, 2014

    Jwala, who won silver medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, slammed ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for pulling out of the Glasgow Games. ...
  • Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh hopes to win gold in Asian Games August 8, 2014

    Patiala: The triple jump bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is "history" and athlete Arpinder Singh is now looking forward to prove himself at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, which will provide him with a stage bigger than the one at Hampden Park. "I am not thinking about Commonwealth Games...
  • I will cherish my CWG gold forever: Parupalli Kashyap August 7, 2014

    Kashyap, who won India a men's singles badminton gold in Glasgow after 32 years, said he is proud of his achievement. ...