Olympic

  • IOA divided over 2019 Asian Games bid June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There are clear indications of the senior office-bearers of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) pulling in different directions even on a crucial issue like bidding for the 2019 Asian Games. On Monday, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said he would ascertain the views of the IOA members through mail...
  • Is Brazil ready to host Olympic Games in 2016? June 6, 2014

    The 2016 Olympic Games are still two years away, but the list of problems are growing for the officials. ...
  • Boxer turned actor Vijender Singh visits Indore to promote his debut film 'Fugly' May 28, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut in upcoming film 'Fugly', feels acting is tough as boxing. Vijender, 28, was in Indore to promote the Kabir Sadanand directed comedy drama. "Both boxing and acting are tough. In both the fields you need to work...
  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition May 20, 2014

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India. According...
  • South Africa court sends Pistorius for 30 days of mental tests May 20, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered on Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he must report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital,...
  • IOA expresses surprise at AIBA giving approval to boxing group May 17, 2014

    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday expressed surprise that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has granted provisional approval to an Indian boxing body without consulting it. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told PTI that under the International Olympic Council rules, the AIBA should have consulted the National Olympic Committee before...
  • Ajay Maken welcomes Delhi High Court's decision upholding sports code May 9, 2014

    Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to uphold the legal validity of the Sports Code which was passed by the government during his tenure, saying that his stand on the initiative has been vindicated. The National Sports Development Code of India was passed by...
  • Indian Olympic Association serious about hosting 2019 Asian Games May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday expressed a strong desire to stage the 2019 Asian Games here following the withdrawal of Vietnam capital Hanoi and is banking on the next central government to approve the plan, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said. Mehta said in case India hosts the...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Leander Paes April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him. The build-up to the...
  • 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...
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps to come out of retirement April 14, 2014

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. USA Swimming said on Monday that Phelps is expected...
  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold April 8, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres gold at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said. The pint-sized Jamaican captured the gold in Beijing in 2008 - her breakout year - and followed up by defending...
  • Can't blame us for hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu's case, says IOA March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association on Monday said it would write to 2014 Commonwealth Games organisers and the British High Commission here to furnish the reasons for refusal of accreditation to hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu but insisted it cannot be blamed for the incident. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta told...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in the...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early last...
  • We had to deal with challenges at Sochi Olympics: Shiva Keshavan March 4, 2014

    The five-time winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, spoke to CNN-IBN about his experience in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. ...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony February 24, 2014

    Russia proved to the world it had a sense of humour by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In the closing ceremony, dancers mimicked the expanding rings of the Olympic logo. However, similar to what the...
  • Closing ceremony paints hosts Russia in softer colours February 23, 2014

    Sochi: Sunday's closing ceremony at Russia's first Winter Olympics will aim to paint the host nation in softer colours than the muscular spectacle that kicked off the Games, organisers said. The show at the gleaming Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea coast will take viewers on a poetic journey through...
  • 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...
  • Is a big bad wolf stalking the corridors of Sochi hotels where Olympians are staying? Or is that a Jimmy Kimmel prank? February 21, 2014

    Jimmy Kimmel does it again. Apparently the wolf in the 'wolf in my hall' video isn't a wolf at all. It is a dog. A frightened US luger Kate Hansen posted the video with the title 'Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' two days ago. In the 17-second video, you...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics: Husband and wife win medals within moments of each other February 20, 2014

    This couple truly defines the phrase 'made for each other'. See the husband and wife celebrate after they win medals within moments of each other at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The picture has gone viral with more than six million views so far. ...
  • Indian skier ready for flag to fly at closing ceremony February 19, 2014

    Rosa Khutor, Russia: India's only Olympic Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur finished last in the men's giant slalom on Wednesday and cannot wait for the Sochi Games to end. Not because he is homesick or fed-up with his performance - he just wants to walk with his country's flag at the closing...
  • India's Himanshu 72nd in giant slalom event in Winter Olympics February 19, 2014

    Sochi: India's campaign in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games came to a disappointing end with Himanshu Thakur finishing 72nd in the men's giant slalom event, on Wednesday. 20-year-old Himanshu, in his first Winter Olympics, clocked a combined timing of 3 minutes 37.55 seconds over two races to finish last among those...
  • Sochi tension: Pussy Riot members briefly detained February 19, 2014

    Sochi: Russian punk group Pussy Riot burst onto the Olympic scene Tuesday when two of its members were picked up by police in host city Sochi - and then ran away defiant down a rain-soaked street a few hours later, shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas. The police questioning of...
  • 2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi February 18, 2014

    A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates on Tuesday were detained while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. She said a third...
  • Anglian Medal Hunt boost for Indian athletes February 17, 2014

    Anglian Medal Hunt is a private initiative which will fund and back Indian sportersons as they chase glory. ...
  • India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising February 16, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. India had been banned since December 2012 after elections at its Olympic association (IOA) saw...
  • The ultimate Vladimir Putin selfie clicked at Sochi Olympics with Canadian fans February 15, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for an impromptu selfie with Canadian fans at the Sochi Olympics. He also dropped in on the US Olympic Committee's headquarters at the Olympic Park. The image soon went viral. ...
  • Exceptional technology powers Olympic wins more than exceptional physical ability February 14, 2014

    Krasnaya Polyana: Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season. It's not...
  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics February 12, 2014

    A terrorist Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels". The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in...