OLYMPICS

  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha February 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen PT Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons. Though the Games has helped improve the sports infrastructure at the grassroot level, Usha felt the event would...
  • Russian athlete Zaripova banned for doping, could lose Olympic gold January 30, 2015

    Russian steeplechaser Yulia Zaripova has been banned for two and a half years for doping offences, the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said (www.rusada.ru) on Friday. Zaripova, 28, was suspended after her biological passport showed abnormalities and her results from June 20 to Aug. 20 2011 and July 3-Sept. 3 2012 have...
  • 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...
  • Looking to improve wrestling's medal tally in Rio: Satpal Singh January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Ecstatic to be named for the Padma Bhushan award, India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh says the honour has motivated him to work harder and his aim now is to improve the country's medal tally in wrestling in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Satpal, who was on Sunday named...
  • Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified. "I wouldn't worry about the coaches -- they come and go....
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • Obsession over an Olympic medal not helping India: Advani January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines. "Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "I will be going to Rio one year before...
  • Boxer Mary Kom mulls retirement after 2016 Olympics January 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision. "I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Marykom said. "Training is very important...
  • I will use the ban period to rectify my technique: Sarita Devi January 3, 2015

    Guwahati: Banned from competition fora year, Asian Games bronze medallist L Sarita Devi on Saturday said she would utilise the period by taking corrective measures in her technique so that she can be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I will positively use the year by practising and working on my...
  • Abhinav Bindra retains 10m air rifle national title December 22, 2014

    Pune: India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra showed that despite being only a hobby shooter now, he has it in him to continue winning as he successfully defended his 10 metre air rifle title at the 58th National Shooting Championships here Monday. The 32-year-old Punjab marksman shot a total...
  • IOA doesn't budge: Refuses to recognise Boxing India December 20, 2014

    Indian Olympic Association on Saturday rejected Boxing India's application for recognition as the national federation, with its president N Ramachandran saying that BI was "imposed" by the world body AIBA against the wishes of the IOA. Ramachandran told a press conference after the Annual General Body Meeting of the IOA, that...
  • We had a good chance in Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh December 18, 2014

    Captain of the Indian hockey team, Sardar Singh feels that India had a good chance of winning the Champions Trophy but their aim was to acquire Olympic qualification and win an Asiad gold. ...
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh December 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • 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...
  • The last of the golden generation of hockey felicitated November 29, 2014

    The Indian hockey medal winners were felicitated by the Sports ministry that won against Pakistan in 1964 to clinch gold at the Tokyo Olympics. ...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake November 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic November 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Main aim is to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, says Mary Kom November 20, 2014

    After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer MC Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Yes, that (qualifying for Rio Games) is my main...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI November 19, 2014

    With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days. In a major...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • PM Modi's address at Sydney Olympic Park will be as good as US Madison Square's: RSS worker November 13, 2014

    The second stop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour is Australia. He will also be addressing 15,000 members of the Indian community at Sydney Olympic Park. A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker said the event will be as good as that happened in Madison Square in US. He said, "Modi's...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu targets Olympic quota October 31, 2014

    Manavjit shot a top class 123/125 in qualifying, shot 15/15 in the semis, yet missed out on a podium finish after finishing 4th....
  • Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio Olympics October 31, 2014

    Singapore: Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. The South African pulled one of the biggest...