OLYMPICS

  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    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". ...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Jwala Gutta focussed on fitness, 2016 Olympics October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta said on Sunday that she is focussing on improving her fitness to achieve consistency in performance, to realise her ultimate dream of winning an Olympic medal in 2016 Rio de Janeiro. "I am happy with my on-court performance. I just need to keep fit....
  • PT Usha accepts PM's invitation to train athletes from Gujarat for Olympics October 20, 2014

    India's most successful sprinter, PT Usha on Monday accepted to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Usha, nicknamed the Payyoli Express after the Kerala village where she was born, said the invite from Modi came last year when he...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes gold in 2016 Rio Olympics October 14, 2014

    Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who brought home an Asian Games gold after a gap of 28 years, said that his main target is to win a yellow metal at Rio Olympics. ...
  • Indian athletes are the true heroes and we must all do our bit to support them: Saif Ali Khan October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has been appointed the brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) to raise funds for the training of the athletes supported by the not-for-profit organisation. He has committed a contribution of Rs.20 lakh annually to the NGO until the Rio Olympics 2016. OGQ is co-founded...
  • Seema Punia eyes medals in Worlds and Rio Olympics October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Her career revived after winning a gold at the just-concluded Asian Games, star discus thrower Seema Punia on Monday said that she is not content with her feat in Incheon and is eyeing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Seema, the only individual gold medallist among track and...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar eyeing World Championships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics. "Next year my main target will...
  • Asiad hockey gold extra special, Olympics next target: Sports Minister October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the government will provide every possible help to hockey for 2016 Rio Olympics. India beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nervy shootout to regain the...
  • Tottenham Hotspur and Special Olympics Bharat join hands for a cause September 24, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) mentors Gareth Jones and Daniel Slaughter were recently in India to help improve the quality of coaching in the country for people with intellectual disabilities. Jones and Slaughter trained coaches from the Special Olympic Bharat association, also focusing on the process of social inclusion of people with...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Hockey India not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that Hockey India will not send any of their officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue. "We have been asked...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the runup to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25yearold Rai last week won an...
  • Asain Games: Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23. While clearing a 679strong Indian contingent in 28 disciplines for the September 19 to October...
  • Bopanna open to playing with Paes at Rio Olympics September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the buildup to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • India's Asian Games contingent pruned to 516 athletes, 163 coaches September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for September 19October 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The total number of participants shall be 679, including...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • MC Mary Kom, a fighter both in the ring and off it September 2, 2014

    Imphal: Appearances can be deceptive. She may be shy and diminutive but she packs a mean punch. An Olympic bronze medallist and 5time world champion MC Mary Kom has singlehandedly taken women's boxing into the national consciousness. "I was fighting for 11 years but only a few people recognised me....