Olympics

  • MC Mary Kom, a fighter both in the ring and off it 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Imphal: Appearances can be deceptive. She may be shy and diminutive but she packs a mean punch. An Olympic bronze medallist and 5-time world champion MC Mary Kom has single-handedly taken women's boxing into the national consciousness. "I was fighting for 11 years but only a few people recognised me....
  • IOA ad-hoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's ad-hoc committee, in-charge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship. But the meeting, set for...
  • Boxer Gaurav Solanki misses bronze, athletes disappoint in Youth Olympic Games 1 week ago

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronze-medal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign empty-handed in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the third-place play-off 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 semi-final bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • 30 minutes: The Glasgow generation August 24, 2014

    India performed reasonably well at the Commonwealth games 2014 in Glasgow and grabbed 64 medals. 64 should be taken as a reasonably happy figure, considering the turmoil the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has gone through over the last four years. ...
  • 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...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand rowers to represent India in Youth Olympics in Nanjing August 12, 2014

    Amit Kumar and Atul Kumar of Uttarakhand Rowing Association, accompanied by coach Jenil Krishnan (Andhra Pradesh) will be representing India in the 2nd Youth Olympics Games being held in Nanjing, from August 17 to 20. According to a press release by M V Sriram, secretary, Rowing Federation of India, the...
  • 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,...
  • CWG 2014: I wasn't in a drunken state, says Rajeev Mehta August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Relieved after the courts dropped alleged charges of drunken driving and assault, Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the entire case has been "represented in a wrong manner as he wasn't driving in a drunken state". "The facts have been misrepresented and I have been projected...
  • CWG 2014: Charges against Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik dropped August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Charges against Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik were dropped on Monday after two hours of negotiations. The charges against both the Indian officials were dropped and the matter did not come up for hearing at the Sheriff's Court, according...
  • CWG 2014: Sports Minister awaiting report on arrestetd Indian officials August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said a decision on any action against IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik will be taken only after going through a report on the charges against them. Mehta and Malik were arrested in Glasgow on different charges causing much...
  • CWG 2014: India to punish arrested officials if misbehaviour proved August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Action will be taken against two Indian officials if reports of their misbehavior on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are proved, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday. Local media reported top official of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik...
  • CWG 2014: Arrested Indian officials to be produced in court on Monday August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested in Glasgow on separate charges on late Saturday night, will be produced before a Glasgow magistrate on Monday. Mehta was arrested on charges of alleged drunken driving and Malik for alleged...
  • CWG 2014: 2 Indian officials arrested in Glasgow on charges of drunken driving, sexual assault August 3, 2014

    In a major embarrassment for India, two senior officials of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games have been arrested in Glasgow. According to reports, Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik have been arrested on different charges. The reports further said that while Mehta was...
  • Dravid, Bindra, Gopichand to select Olympics medal hopes July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others. The scheme will be promoted...
  • 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...