OLYMPIC

  • IOA members revolt against president N Ramachandran, want him to step down 7 hours 7 minutes ago

    Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran found himself in murky waters as he faces revolt from members of the IOA. According to the reports, IOA members are reportedly unhappy with the way Ramachandran is running the organistation. According to CNN-IBN sources, IOA members want a Special General Meeting to resolve...
  • India not to bid for 2024 Olympic Games, says IOC Chief Thomas Bach 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    The President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach on Monday said that India have not bid for 2024 Olympic Games as Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it. Mr. Bach and Prime Minister Modi noted with concern, the rising trend of conflict, civil war and terrorism around the...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • IOC chief to meet PM Modi to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward 2 days ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his...
  • Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio Olympics 3 days ago

    Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country's goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil's best ever Olympics haul. Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental...
  • Indian swimmers train in SA with eye on 2020 Olympic Games 6 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...
  • Indian sports ministry identifies 45 athletes for Target Olympic Podium Scheme 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Forty five athletes from six disciplines have been identified as potential medal winners for the 2016 Rio Olympics and they will be integrated into the "Target Olympic Podium Scheme" (TOP), a sports ministry release said on Monday. The 45 athletes were chosen from sporting disciplines athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting,...
  • Martina Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away April 16, 2015

    The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet. Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group playoff tie in Poland having re-launched her...
  • SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. "Though qualification process has barely started, our own assessment is that if women's hockey team qualifies we should comfortably cross the 100 mark. As far as number...
  • Michael Phelps targets Rio 2016 Olympics April 16, 2015

    Michael Phelps will not compete at the world championships but the 18-time gold medallist will attempt to add to his Olympic legacy by competing at next year's Rio Games. Since coming out of retirement two years ago there had been widespread speculation Phelps, considered the greatest swimmer of all-time, was targeting...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing April 14, 2015

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • Hockey: Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for India April 13, 2015

    Ipoh: India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics. A day after proving...
  • Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela qualifies for Rio Olympics April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday qualified for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after clinching a 10m air rifle bronze in the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) in Changwon, Korea. After qualifying fifth for the final round, Chandela shot a score of 185.6 to finish third in...
  • 1.2 million tickets for 2016 Rio Olympics sold April 8, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilians have snapped up about 1.2 million tickets for next year's Rio Olympics a week after tickets went on sale, organisers have said. According to tickets sales, the most popular sports are volleyball, football and basketball, reports Xinhua. A total of 7.2 million tickets will be sold with some...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • Jamie Dwyer wants to win gold in Rio before signing off April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: Jamie Dwyer has got all the trophies in his cupboard which a hockey player dreams of while picking up the stick and the legendary Australian now aspires a "fairytale" finish to his illustrious career with a gold medal in 2016 Rio Olympics. Dwyer, the greatest-ever hockey player from Australia, has...
  • Abhinav Bindra, Gangan Narang in action as India seeks Olympics quotas April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Jitu Rai, Abhinav Bindra and Gangan Narang will spearhead the Indian shooting contingent as it seeks to earn a few Rio Olympic quotas at the ISSF rifle/pistol World Cup beginning in Changwon, Korea on Wednesday. It will be the year's first Olympic quota event after the World Championships in...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • IOC wants to see India as major sporting power, says Randhir Singh April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh today. "I spoke to IOC president earlier in the day and...
  • IOC to pay president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros a year April 3, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee has said it will give president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros ($243,600) a year to cover his costs. The IOC said in a statement on Thursday that it was making public details of proposed payments to executive board members "with a view to ensuring total transparency", reports...
  • 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...
  • Martial arts star Jackie Chan to record song for Beijing's 2022 bid March 15, 2015

    Beijing: Martial arts actor Jackie Chan is planning to unleash one final kung fu death kick on Kazakhstan's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by recording a song backing Beijing's campaign. "Wake up Winter" will be played for the first time when the International Olympic Committee's evaluation committee visits the...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • French Olympic champions killed in air crash March 10, 2015

    Buenos Aires: London Olympics swimming champion Camille Muffat was among the 10 people killed on Monday when their helicopters collided in mid-air in Argentina. Muffat, 25, brought home three medals from the 2012 Games, including the 400 metres freestyle gold, reports Xinhua. Champion sailor Florence Arthaud and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were...
  • Enough of dialogues, let's box out the problems: Mary Kom's special message on Women's Day March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: When we talk of empowered women, the first name that strikes us is definitely Mary Kom. She might be World Boxing Champion or Olympic Bronze Medalist but the mother of three kids, Mary, today aims gold at Rio Olympic in 2016. Talking to students at IIT Delhi, the boxing...
  • Nokia, NTT Docomo prepare for 5G ahead of Tokyo Olympics launch March 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Japan's NTT Docomo and Finland's Nokia said on Monday they are working together to develop networks running at high frequencies for use in the 5G wireless era - technology expected to be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, and Nokia, the world's third biggest telecom...
  • Mary Kom decides to quit boxing after Rio Olympics March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist pugilist MC Mary Kom on Monday said she has decided to quit boxing after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further. The 32-year-old has been giving hints for some time that she...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago March 2, 2015

    Chicago: Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga made the plunge with more than 4,500 other participants. Hogan says the singer's appearance was "a very nice...