OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Indian swimmers train in SA with eye on 2020 Olympic Games 5 days ago

    Mumbai: With an eye on the 2020 Olympic Games, seven young Indian swimmers have reached South Africa to train under renowned coach Graham Hill as part of the JSW Sports Excellence Programme. SP Likith Karan, K Raju, Manav Dileep, Siva Sridhar (all from Karnataka), Aryan Makhija, Vedant Khandeparkar (both Mumbai) and...
  • Jwala Gutta vents ire for being left out of funding scheme April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's premier women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday lashed out at the Indian government after finding herself left out of the scheme to fund the country's top prospective medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Jwala's doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa -- 2011 World Championships bronze medallists --...
  • India to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: reports April 2, 2015

    India seems to be going in the right track in order to revive sports in the country and if India manages to win the bid, the venue might well be Ahmedabad. Sources close to The Tribune have confirmed the recent developments of a formal plan being worked upon to host the...
  • Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016 January 28, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to their first title on home soil in 2016. "I think we can learn from everything and if Brazil have still not won this football gold medal that we're all dreaming of, it's...
  • 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...
  • Boxer Gaurav Solanki misses bronze, athletes disappoint in Youth Olympic Games August 25, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronzemedal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign emptyhanded in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 03 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the thirdplace playoff to end his campaign without a medal. The Indian got more...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze August 24, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semifinal bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 03 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • Weightlifter Rahul wins silver medal in Youth Olympic Games August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul on Thursday bagged India's first medal in the second Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver in the men's 77kg category in Nanjing, China. According to information received, Rahul lifted 141 kg in snatch, followed by 175 kg in clean and jerk to finish with...
  • 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...
  • I thought of giving up the sport many times: Abhinav Bindra April 25, 2014

    Shooting has given him an identity but Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday revealed that he thought of "quitting" the sport many times in the past. "There were times when my life was full of frustrations and nervousness and I even thought of giving up the sport...
  • Russia tops medals table as Sochi Games end, Canada wins hockey February 23, 2014

    Sochi: The Winter Olympics drew to a close on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men's ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes have tested positive for a banned substance dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted...
  • Sports Ministry sanctions grant for Winter Games participants January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000 for purchase of sports equipments and other essential items for the participants of Winter Olympics Games at Sochi, Russia. "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000.00 (Rupees Ten Lacs fifty two thousand...
  • Wrestling rewarded after a six-month battle September 9, 2013

    The IOC voted wrestling back into the Olympics impressed with the strong revamp operation by the sport's governing body. ...
  • Wrestling back in 2020 Olympic Games September 9, 2013

    Wrestling managed to survive the axe winning 49 out of 95 votes, helping the sport beat squash and baseball-softball. ...
  • Tokyo wins the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games September 8, 2013

    Tokyo: Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water. A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee's vote...
  • World wrestling body makes final presentation for Olympics survival September 7, 2013

    Buenos Aires: World Wrestling body FILA made its final presentation here Friday before the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session to save the sport's position in the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) president, Nenad Lalovic, along with Canadian Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh, French Wrestling...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games. In a letter written to all the...
  • Spain hopes new antidoping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new antidoping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Wrestling joins European Games despite Olympic snub March 12, 2013

    Munich: Wrestling officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games on Tuesday despite being axed from the 2020 Olympic Games last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sport has launched a frantic effort to reclaim its Olympic spot after being part of every modern Olympics since 1896,...
  • Vienna residents reject city's 2028 Olympic Games bid March 12, 2013

    Vienna: Vienna's plans to bid for the 2028 Olympic Games have been firmly rejected by the city's inhabitants in a referendum, local authorities said on Tuesday. A resounding 71.94 per cent of voters said no to the proposal with 28.06 per cent in favour, the government said on its website...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey just about managing to escape the 2020 Olympics exit has set off the SOS alarm in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) corridors. Until Tuesday, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave hockey a lifeline while putting 8 other sports on the ventilator, the apex body felt it...
  • Hockey just about managed to escape Olympics exit February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Officials and former players associated with the game of hockey expressed shock on learning that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) mulled to remove hockey from the Olympic programme in 2020 but eventually put wrestling in the group of 8 sports fighting for one spot. TV ratings, ticket sales, antidoping...
  • Mary Kom aims gold at Glasgow Commonwealth Games October 11, 2012

    Chennai: London Olympics bronzemedallist woman boxer M C Mary Kom is now aiming for a gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Sharing the dias with wrestlers Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt while interacting with students of Vellamal School here on Thursday, the fivetime world champion talked about her future...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Top 10 interesting facts August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: To bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google on Sunday has come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the ceremony that wraps up the sofar...
  • Google doodles London 2012 closing ceremony August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google is going to come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics, on Sunday. It is the seventeenth doodle by Google during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
  • London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle is not playable August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After posting four interactive Olympic doodles is a row, Google is again back to static. The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle posted by Google on Saturday is a noninteractive doodle, and does not let you play and score. The doodle has a gymnast with her ribbon that swirls to...
  • London 2012 football doodle: Defend penalty shots August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: If your wrists are aching from all the canoeing on Thursday, Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of...
  • London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has added yet another discipline to its armchair Olympics basketball. After putting up the interactive London 2012 hurdle doodle on Tuesday, Google has come up with yet another interactive doodle London 2012 basketball that lets users score points playing basketball on their computers. This is...