London Olympics

  • Saina Nehwal wins Syed Modi International tournament 26-01-2014 05:39 PM

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today snapped her 15 months title drought, clinching the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton crown with a straight-game victory over compatriot PV Sindhu in the women's singles competition, here today. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Sindhu 21-14...
  • Saina Nehwal reaches final of Syed Modi tournament 25-01-2014 06:36 PM

    London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal reached her first finals in 15 months after the Indian ace packed off sixth seed Chinese Xuan Deng in a thrilling three-game women`s singles match of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament in LucknowSaturday. The top seeded Indian let out a huge scream after...
  • London Olympic controversy left a sour taste: Leander Paes 19-09-2013 10:41 PM

    Mumbai: Leander Paes on Thursday said he is yet to get over the ugly episode that marred Indian tennis in the lead-up to the London Olympics and this is exactly the reason why he is keen to play the 2016 Rio Games. "The last Olympics left a real sour taste...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised 31-07-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year. "Before the Olympics,...
  • Bolt accepts Farah challenge to race for charity 29-07-2013 03:55 PM

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres. Farah, who won gold at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London Olympics last year was the...
  • Russian judoka commits suicide after failure in Olympics 17-06-2013 06:23 PM

    Moscow: Russian judo champion Elena Ivashchenko committed suicide last Saturday because of her failure during the London Olympics, a judo official said on Monday. Ivashchenko, 28, a four-time European champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012), jumped from the 15th floor in the Siberian city of Tyumen, reports Xinhua. "Her depression started...
  • Olympic medallist Vijay fails to qualify for World Cup medal round 08-04-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar could not live up to the billing as he failed to qualify for the finals of the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea today. The other two Indians participating in the event, Pemba Tamang and...
  • Focus now to win gold in Rio Olympics: Vijay Kumar 12-11-2012 09:52 PM

    Kolkata: Silver medal winner in shooting in London Olympics, Vijay Kumar on Monday said his main aim is now to win a gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Speaking to reporters after being felicitated by the West Bengal government and Calcutta Sports Journalists Club for winning the silver medal...
  • Dhanraj Pillay is against foreign coaches in India 11-11-2012 12:28 PM

    Kolkata: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India's forgettable London Olympics performance and also questioned the rationale behind appointing foreign coaches. "Please don't ask me anything about Indian hockey. 12 teams mein se 12th finish karna ... Ab isse bhi bura kuchh...
  • Ask HI about India's Olympic flopshow, not me: Nobbs 03-11-2012 01:50 PM

    Jalandhar: India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs on Saturday refused to dwell on the team's London Olympics flopshow, saying that all queries on the matter should be directed to Hockey India, not him. Nobbs, who was here to witness an exhibition match, sidestepped queries on India's s worst ever Olympic performance....
  • David Gilmour dismisses Pink Floyd reunion reports 04-01-2012 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: David Gilmour has dismissed reports suggesting the living members of Pink Floyd will reunite for a London Olympics. A representative for the rocker says, "David Gilmour can confirm that there is no truth in recent media speculation about Pink Floyd reuniting to perform for the 2012 London Olympics,"...
  • Pink Floyd to reunite for London Olympics 04-01-2012 02:12 PM

    London: English rock band Pink Floyd are reportedly set to reunite and perform at the London 2012 Olympics later this summer. The rockers last put their differences aside to play at a charity gig in 2005 - their first public appearance as a band in 20 years - and are...
  • Bhupathi getting used to new partnership with Bopanna 03-01-2012 07:50 PM

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi asserted that playing from the deuce court would not pose much of a problem for him while partnering Rohan Bopanna, and with more practice the pair would be ready for the challenges ahead. Bhupathi, like Bopanna, has always played from the ad court (left-hand...
  • Deepika shines in good year for archery 30-12-2011 06:20 PM

    A 17-year-old Deepika Kumari shone with some outstanding performances as the women's recurve team emerged as strong contenders for an elusive Olympic medal in archery, during a year that was witness to the dramatic fall of the fancied men's team. Stunning world champions Korea in the semi-finals of the biennial...
  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 29-12-2011 10:00 PM

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution...
  • Impressive shooters raise hopes of Olympic success 29-12-2011 04:56 PM

    The success story that started at the turn of the millennium continued for Indian shooting in the year 2011 as well, with nine marksmen making the cut for the London Olympics. While Gagan Narang and Hari Om Singh had booked their tickets to London last year itself, seven others emerged...
  • Dope scandal haunts Indian athletics in 2011 29-12-2011 04:41 PM

    After a rewarding 2010, athletics slumped to a low this year, turning out to be the country's dirtiest sport with seven top athletes, including three Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalists, getting involved in one of India's biggest doping scandals. Asian Games double gold-medalist Ashwini Akkunji and her 4x400m relay...
  • Weightlifters fail to shine as dope menace recedes 29-12-2011 04:24 PM

    For once, doping did not take centre-stage in Indian weightlifting, but the country failed to impress at the world stage in 2011, with London Olympics qualification still uncertain, even though there was unprecedented success to savour in the Commonwealth Championships. None of the lifters tested positive for banned drugs in...
  • Saina confident of good show in Olympic year 28-12-2011 05:57 PM

    Hyderabad: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has recovered from her ankle injury and is looking forward to having a great run in 2012. "This year there have been some ups and downs because of the ankle injury. But still, I managed to play four finals and won one title in...
  • Banned athletes cannot feign ignorance: Report 23-12-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, which on Friday handed one-year bans to India's six top women athletes, in its findings concluded that the bottles of 'Ginseng Kinapi Pil' given by sacked coach Yuri Ogorodnik were contaminated and contained banned substances. The three-member panel, headed by retired district judge Dinesh...