Olympics

  • Olympic great Michael Phelps to come out of retirement 14-04-2014 10:09 PM

    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 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    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...
  • Can't blame us for hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu's case, says IOA 24-03-2014 07:44 PM

    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...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    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...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony 24-02-2014 12:05 PM

    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 23-02-2014 10:41 PM

    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 23-02-2014 10:09 PM

    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...
  • Is a big bad wolf stalking the corridors of Sochi hotels where Olympians are staying? Or is that a Jimmy Kimmel prank? 21-02-2014 11:42 AM

    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 20-02-2014 12:55 PM

    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 19-02-2014 10:32 PM

    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...
  • India's Himanshu 72nd in giant slalom event in Winter Olympics 19-02-2014 08:22 PM

    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...
  • Sochi tension: Pussy Riot members briefly detained 19-02-2014 11:01 AM

    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...
  • 2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi 18-02-2014 05:54 PM

    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...
  • India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising 16-02-2014 03:22 PM

    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)...
  • The ultimate Vladimir Putin selfie clicked at Sochi Olympics with Canadian fans 15-02-2014 02:41 PM

    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 14-02-2014 03:22 PM

    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...
  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics 12-02-2014 11:31 AM

    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...
  • Athletes back to India from indy in Sochi Games 11-02-2014 10:55 PM

    Sochi: Shiva Keshavan and two other athletes are going from indy to India at the Sochi Games. They entered the Winter Olympics without acknowledgement of their home nation, but will leave with its flag flying in the athletes' village and hopes for better sports governance at home. "You have a...
  • India back in Olympic fold 11-02-2014 09:17 PM

    The IOA was banned in December 2012 for governmental interference and as a result India's athletes marched under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. ...
  • IOA should learn a lesson from suspension: Olympians 11-02-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian sports fraternity on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief on the country's return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so that the embarrassing episode is never repeated. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted...
  • India back in Olympic fold as IOC revokes IOA's ban 11-02-2014 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: India have returned to the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday lifted the ban imposed on Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The decision comes after IOA conducted its elections on Sunday as per IOC guidelines with N Ramachandran elected as its president. The lifting of...
  • American figure skater Ashley Wagner mouths 'bulls**t' after seeing judges' score during Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 10-02-2014 01:30 PM

    With almost a million hits so far, Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner's reaction to the judges' score is totally worth your while. Forget the other "bulls**t" viral videos today, and enjoy this very human reaction from the American Olympic athlete. It has the potential for being used as new reaction...
  • IOC's tolerance message cut from NBC opening ceremony US broadcast 10-02-2014 10:32 AM

    An anti-discrimination message by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in his Sochi Olympics opening ceremony speech was cut from the NBC prime time broadcast in the United States on Friday, but seen by viewers in other countries. The omission follows international criticism of a law signed by Russia's President...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 09-02-2014 09:56 PM

    Sochi: Out of contention for a medal, India's Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men's singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday. The 32-year-old Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran becomes new IOA president 09-02-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The decks were cleared on Sunday for India's return to the Olympic fold after a 14-month suspension with Indian Olympic Association conducting its polls with N Ramachandran being elected as the president. The election of 65-year-old Ramachandran, chief of World Squash Federation and younger brother of BCCI boss...
  • AIFF barred from taking part in IOA elections 09-02-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation was on Sunday barred from attending the special GBM as well as elections of Indian Olympic Association here on the ground that it did not follow the "proper procedure" while sending names of their delegates, a charge which the AIFF has denied. The...
  • Sochi Olympics: US athlete Quinn breaks down door after getting locked in toilet 09-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Russia: Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete's village, US Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn knew only one way to get out. Through the door. Literally. Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the "door got locked/jammed." A former NFL player with Green Bay and...
  • Luger Shiva Keshavan virtually out of contention at Sochi 2014 09-02-2014 01:13 AM

    Sochi: India's Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men's singles luge competitions, standing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games, here on Saturday. The 32-year-old Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, is virtually out of medal contention as he clocked 1:49.108...
  • Keshavan clocks 53.905 in heat 1 at Sochi Winter Olympics 08-02-2014 11:00 PM

    Sochi (Russia): India's luger Shiva Keshavan clocked 53.905 in the first heat of the men's singles luge event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday. The 32-year-old Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, had a maximum speed of 130.1 km/hr during the first heat and ranked 35th after...