Olympics

  • Tottenham Hotspur and Special Olympics Bharat join hands for a cause 1 week ago

    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....
  • IOA adhoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's adhoc committee, incharge 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 August 25, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronzemedal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign emptyhanded in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 03 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the thirdplace playoff 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 semifinal bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 03 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, twotime 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 lastminute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Adhoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for 35th National Games August 9, 2014

    JharkhandOlympic 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 officebearers 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...