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2014, 17 Jan
    Dada is now 'Dr' Sourav Ganguly
    It is an honorary Doctor of Letters for former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly ...
    Anju Bobby George creates history
    Anju Bobby George's silver in the finals of the long jump in the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final ...
2013, 20 Dec
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    The dwarves along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug ...
2013, 13 Dec
    Art Of The Matter
    We often gossip, discuss, tweet and write about the dismal conditions around us. The range of subjects in India begins with the lack of quality water ...
2012, 13 Aug
    The best Olympics for India
    India will return with its best-ever Olympics medal tally from the London Games. If there is anything missing, it is a gold and that has been somewhat made up by ...
    Lithuania's Asadauskaite wins last gold
    Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon on Sunday. ...
    Late gold rush saves Russia's blushes ahead of Sochi
    Seven days after the opening ceremony, the Russians were faced with a nightmare scenario. Three gold medals in the first week left one of the great sporting powers languishing behind ...
    Olympics closing ceremony, a crazy mix of spicy music
    The sometimes spectacular, and often quirky and surprising opening ceremony of the Olympic Games had been matched for craziness and bizarre sights in the closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, ...
    Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious
    Olympic Games are over for the thousands of athletes who had shed tears and sweat to get to London. It's time for them to party. ...
    US claim basketball gold
    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 30 points as the US edged Spain 107-100 to retain the Olympic men's basketball title while marathon runner Stephen Kiprotich claimed Uganda's first Olympic gold ...
    IOA hails Indian sportspersons
    Indian Olympic association (IOA) on Monday hailed the 'path breaking' performance of its contingent in the Olympic Games and said it will give tremendous boost to the sports in the ...
    Sad that Pak didn't win a single medal: Dawn
    That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of affairs in Pakistani sport, ...
    London gives Olympic Games a grand farewell
    With 30th Olympics concluding here in London, some of Britain's greatest singers and celebrities provided a touch of glamour and vibrance as London bid a grand farewell to bring down ...
    Sushil Kumar targets gold in Rio Olympics
    The dejection was writ large on his face. He barely smiled on the podium. During the customary group photo after the medal ceremony, he looked aloof till Kazakh wrestler Akzhurek ...
    Sushil's golden dream leaks away
    After a lot of sweat and a few drops of blood, Sushil Kumar's London dreams ended at a silver medal. A stomach bug just 90 minutes before his final match ...
    Nobbs should explain London failure: Shivendra
    Michael Nobbs will be under pressure to justify India's worst finish in the London Olympics, according to team sources. German skipper Maximilian Mueller has also criticised Nobbs' strategies of playing ...
2012, 12 Aug
    I deserved the bronze: Yogeshwar Dutt
    Yogeshwar Dutt showed great stamina, skill and endurance to win bronze in the 60kg freestyle division at the ExCel Arena on Saturday night. Dutt defeated Puerto Rican, an Iranian and ...
    Brilliant Dutt dedicates bronze to 'my India'
    In wrestling, it sometime helps when you get a tough draw. Ask Yogeshwar Dutt. The 29-year-old 60 kg freestyle Asian champion lost his pre-quarterfinal bout against Russian Besik Kudukhov but ...
    Mary Kom to be flag bearer in closing ceremony
    Mary Kom will be India's flag bearer at the closing ceremony at the Olympic Park on Sunday night. The Indian Olympic Association announced this to the boxer late on Saturday ...
    Sushil creates history, storms into finals
    Sushil Kumar assured himself of a second straight Olympic medal by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the London Games here Sunday. ...
    Wrestler Yogeshwar gets India bronze
    Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt gave India lot to cheer about by winning the bronze medal on a day when the hockey team, eight-time Olympic champions, ended their worst-ever Games with a ...
2012, 11 Aug
    France's Bresset scrambles to mountain bike gold
    France's Julie Bresset scrambled to Olympic gold in the women's mountain bike race on Saturday. ...
    India's Yogeshwar loses in pre-quarters
    Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the men's 60kg event at the 2012 London Games on Saturday. ...
    Tricolour flutters, but it's not India's party!
    The ExCel Arena, the venue of the boxing, wrestling and weightlifting events of the London Olympics, was drenched in saffron, white and green this week, but it wasn't the Indians ...
    Russia storms to canoe sprint double gold
    Russian pair Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko blitzed the field for gold in the Olympic canoe sprint men's kayak double event on Saturday. ...
    Don't hang us, we are not murderers: Raghunath
    South Africa completed India’s last rites in the London Olympics hockey competition with a 3-2 win at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic in an early morning match on Saturday. ...
    India lose to SA, finish 12th in hockey
    South Africa gave the finishing touches to India's disastrous campaign in the Olympic men's hockey competition with a 3-2 win in the classification match for 11-12 positions on Saturday. ...
    Kerala offers international training for athletes
    The Kerala government on Saturday offered to bear the expenses for providing international training to the state's three star athletes, after their promising performances in the London Olympics. ...
    'Athletes can hold heads high'
    Although they did not win any medals, Bermuda's eight athletes can return home proud of their performance at London 2012, according to the island's chef de mission Stan Douglas. ...
    Poverty led Colombian medallist to wrestling
    Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free instead of judo classes ...
    Spain, US set up rematch of Beijing final
    Spain and the US are going to perform a rematch of the 2008 Beijing Games final at the men's basketball event of the London Olympics after both teams won the ...
    Yogeshwar Dutt leads Indian challenge
    Yogeshwar Dutt will lead India's challenge in the Olympic wrestling competition on Saturday after Amit Kumar and Narsingh Pancham Yadav crashed out of the competition. ...
    Netherlands defends women's hockey title
    The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final on Friday. ...
    Russia's Otarsultanov lands controversial gold
    Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament on Friday. ...
    Russia's Otarsultanov lands controversial gold
    Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament on Friday. ...
    Spain storms into men's basketball final
    Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal on Friday. ...
    Amit Kumar floored in controversial bout
    India's wrestling campaign in the London Games is going the boxing way, bordering on scoring controversies. Coach Yashvir Singh has complained of cheating after Amit Kumar lost his 55 kg ...
    Nobbs: Coaching is not a bandaid job
    As India headed for their worst finish in the history of the Olympics, beleaguered coach Michael Nobbs said he was ready to quit his job, if asked to. ...
2012, 10 Aug
    'Indian hockey's worst performance ever'
    "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games. ...
    IPL lover Bolt says T20 is a joy
    As Indian journalists covering the 30th Olympiad we often get an 'inferiority' complex. Surrounded by thousands of media persons from across the globe, especially those from China, Korea and Japan, ...
    Amit in quarters; Narsingh loses first round
    Indian wrestler Amit Kumar on Friday moved into the quarterfinals of the men's 55kg event while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav lost his 74 kg first round bout to Canadian ...
    Bolt slams Lewis, says compare me to Jesse Owens
    Usain Bolt has slammed former Olympic great Carl Lewis because the American legend has questioned the Jamaican doping control system. Bolt cemented his status as one of the greatest sprinters ...
    Rohullah Nikpai gives Afghanistan first medal in London
    Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at the London Olympic Games ...
    Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory
    Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal. ...
    Jamaica celebrates historic 200m one-two-three
    Chaos erupted in Jamaica's capital city on Thursday afternoon as thousands gathered in the busy thoroughfare of Half Way Tree to witness the men's 200 metres finals at the London ...
    India looking for consolation win in hockey
    In what would be a repeat of the 2006 World Cup scenario, India will take on South Africa in a classification match for positions 11 and 12 at the London ...
    Tintu Luka finishes sixth in 800m semis
    Indian runner Tintu Luka ran her heart out only to finish sixth in the Olympic women's 800 metre semifinals while high jumper Sahana Kumari and wrestler Geeta Phogat fell flat ...
    Bolt creates history winning 100m, 200m
    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has created Olympic history by becoming the first man to win the 100 and 200 metres in successive games. ...
    Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold
    Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball on Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego ...
    Spotakova wins gold, retains title
    Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title on Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival. ...
    Hungarian Risztov wins gold in marathon
    Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov showed her stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-km open water swimming on Thursday after a close finish in Hyde Park, one of the ...
    Never thought Mary will be a boxer: Akham Kom
    She could barely hold her tears back, but then she is Mary Kom's mother. Mangte Akham Kom was caught in a vortex of sentiments and was so immersed in emotions ...
    Disappointing finish for Geeta Phogat
    Geeta Phogat's chance to grab a piece of Olympic glory fell flat as the Haryana girl lost her pre-quarterfinal round match against Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek in a 55kg freestyle ...
2012, 09 Aug
    Late strike gives Canada bronze in women's football
    A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday's bronze medal match here. ...
    Hungary's Risztov powers to gold in marathon
    Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov had the stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-kilometre open water swimming on Thursday after a close finish in Hyde Park here at the ...
    Pistorius denied run as South Africa crash out of relay
    South African 400 metres runner Oscar Pistorius was denied a second chance of running at the London Olympic Games as his team-mate Oftense Mogawane crashed to the ground in the ...
    Deepika Kumari still wondering what hit her in London
    Teenage archer Deepika Kumari, still struggling to come to terms with her first round loss at the London Olympics, says she cracked under pressure of competing at such a big ...
    Kenya's lost glory in hockey
    Twenty-four years ago, the Kenyan hockey team lined up with the rest of the world to vie for Olympic honours in the 1988 Seoul edition. ...
    Want to fix my back injury first: Vijender
    India's pin-up boxing boy Vijender Singh is flying home on Thursday to nurse an injured back. The Bhiwani boxer, who was a medal hopeful in the London Olympics, lost 17-13 ...
    Sahana fails to qualify for finals
    Indian high jumper Sahana Kumari failed to make it past the qualification round at the London Olympics on Thursday. ...
    Brazil captain Silva predicts attacking gold medal match
    Brazil captain Thiago Silva has predicted an attacking gold medal duel against Mexico in Saturday's Olympic final at Wembley Stadium in London. ...
    Bolt breezes into 200m final
    Usain Bolt is poised to defend his Olympic 200 metres title on Thursday in a bid to cement his status as a sprint legend. ...
    Pakistani dailies upset over hockey defeat
    Pakistan's crushing 0-7 defeat at the hands of Australia in hockey at the London Olympics has shattered the dreams of millions, dailies said on Thursday, hoping that this would lead ...
    Replica of Bolivar's sword presented to fencing champ
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the sword of South American ...
    Merritt a deserving 110m hurdles champion
    Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 to win the gold medal as the US took 1-2 in the final of the 110 metres hurdle on Wednesday. ...
    Gold for Chinese men's table tennis team
    China's men's table tennis team put in a dominating performance to take gold on Wednesday, thrashing South Korea in the final. ...
    No regrets, I will take the bronze: Mary Kom
    Mary Kom took her London Olympic semifinal in her stride at the Excel Arena in London on Wednesday afternoon. There was no outbreak of emotions, just a tad disappointed as ...
2012, 08 Aug
    Russia beat Lithuania to reach basketball semi-final
    Russia's men reached the semi-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament on Wednesday, beating Lithuania 83-74 in a dramatic match. ...
    Swiss Guerdat bags gold in show jumping
    Switzerland's Steve Guerdat rode the only faultless competition to take gold in the men's individual show jumping on Thursday, as the silver medal was decided by a tense jump-off here ...
    Gold for Australia in men's 49er
    The Australian crew of Nathan Outterridge and Iain Jensen won the gold in the Olympic men's 49er sailing class by a convincing margin on Wednesday. ...
    Mary is a very special woman: Onler
    Onler Kom has proven that behind every successful woman, there is a man. Mary Kom's 38-year-old husband was at the Excel Arena ringside along with his mother-in-law to watch the ...
    Mary says sorry after losing Olympic semis
    Mary Kom will have to settle for the bronze medal after all. In a rather one-sided semifinal match at the Excel Arena on Wednesday afternoon, Great Britain's Nicola Adams scored ...
    Mary Kom goes down fighting, takes bronze
    India's M.C. Mary Kom had to settle for the bronze as she went down fighting in her 51 kg semifinal bout to Britain's Nicola Adams at the Olympics on Wednesday. ...
    Chinese women reinforce their dominance
    Chinese clean sweep of the Olympic women's table tennis competition highlights that the younger players have successfully replaced their legendary predecessors. ...
    Women's four gives Hungary second Kayak gold
    Hungary enjoyed a strong morning of competition on the water on Wednesday as the women's four won the country's second gold of the day with victory in the K4 kayak ...
    I am ready for some tough questions: Nobbs
    In their worst ever performance in the Olympic Games, India lost to Belgium 3-0 in their last group league match at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on Tuesday. ...
    Manipuris pray for success of Mary Kom, Devendroo
    With boxer M C Mary Kom poised to fight for silver medal in the London Olympics this evening, a large number of people in Manipur prayed for her success in ...
    Hoy gives Britain another gold in Velodrome
    British track cyclist Chris Hoy became his country's greatest ever Olympian when he won the sixth gold medal of his career at the Velodrome at the London Olympics. ...
    Hopes pinned on boxers Mary Kom, Devendro
    After a forgettable day at the London Olympics, India hopes for a double delight Wednesday with the semifinal and quarterfinal bouts of Manipuri boxers M.C. Mary Kom and Laishram Devendro ...
    Foster-Hylton ends sterling career after hurdle mishap
    Jamaican hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton says the 2012 season will be the last of her long, sterling career, a day after she crashed out of the London Olympics in the first ...
    US takes on the Caribbean in women's 200m final
    Two-time defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown leads three Caribbean women against three Americans in Wednesday's 200m final here at the London 2012 Olympic Games. ...
    Chinese juggernaut rolls on at Olympics
    Chinese hurdles star Liu Xiang suffered a first-round exit from the Olympics for the second straight time, but his fellow countrymen made history by beating their previous medal tally at ...
    Pearson powers to 100m hurdle gold
    World champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women's 100m hurdles final on Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process. ...
    China wins gold in women's table tennis
    China's women smashed Japan to win team gold in Olympic table tennis on Tuesday. ...
    Indian discus thrower Vikas finishes eighth
    Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the men's event at the ...
2012, 07 Aug
    'It's going to be life and death vs Nicola'
    Mary Kom will take on Great Britain's Nicola Adams in a semifinal match of the women's 51kg competition at the Excel Arena on Wednesday. Excerpts from an exclusive interview: ...
    Bring on Nicola, thunders Mary Kom
    After Vijender Singh exited on Monday night from the boxing competition losing his 75 kg quarterfinal against Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev, India's hopes of winning gold or silver from the Excel ...
    Heartbreak for Liu and Idowu in Tuesday's qualification
    There were two major surprises on Tuesday on the athletics track as China's 110 metres hurdler Liu Xiang and British triple-jump hope Phillips Idowu both failed to progress in their ...
    When Saina wanted to quit badminton
    Disheartened by a streak of losses last year, Saina Nehwal wanted to stop playing badminton, revealed Pullela Gopichand, the London Olympics bronze medallist's coach. ...
    Zhe wins parallel bars gold for China
    China's Feng Zhe won the Olympic gold in the men's parallel bars on Tuesday. ...
    Most people watched Games opening
    The Olympic Games opening ceremony was watched by more people than the royal wedding last year, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) marketing official said on Tuesday. ...
    Singapore wins tennis team bronze medal
    Singapore won the bronze medal in table tennis women's team event of the London Olympic Games on Tuesday, beating South Korea 3-0. ...
    Britain's Brownlee slogs to triathlon gold
    Britain's Alistair Brownlee slogged to Olympic gold in the men's triathlon on Tuesday, with his brother Jonny taking the bronze. ...
    Triple jumper Renjith crashes out
    India's triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary crashed out of the London Olympics, failing to qualify for the finals with a 'No Mark' at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday. ...
    Brazilian Gomes battles 'anxiety' before marathon
    Brazilian medal hopeful Marilson Gomes admits he is "fighting to control his anxiety" ahead on Sunday's Olympic marathon. ...
    Chinese swimming team get hero's welcome
    The Chinese swimming team, which won five gold medals at the London Olympics, received a hero's welcome when it arrived at the Beijing airport. ...
    Suhr soars over Isinbayeva, China still on top
    Double Olympic champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbaeva relinquished her Olympic pole vault crown to American Jennifer Suhr and China held on to its top position in the medals ...
    James storms to men's 400m gold
    The outstanding Kirani James added an Olympics gold to his fast-growing resume by racing to a personal best time to win the men's 400 metres in dominating fashion at the ...
    Ukraine's Torokhtiy wins 105kg event
    Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy outmuscled the competition to take the gold in a close men's 105 kg weightlifting final at the London Olympics. ...
    Most popular and unpopular men of London Olympics
    While Usain Bolt is probably the most popular man in the world this week, Ashley Gill was a fraction away from making himself the most unpopular man on the planet. ...
    Saina aims for gold in Rio
    Badminton star Saina Nehwal, back home with an Olympic medal, said the bronze she won in London will motivate her to be the best in the world and get a ...
    Olympics: Vijender knocked out in quarters
    India's ace boxer Vijender Singh was knocked out of the 2012 London Games after he went down 13-17 to Uzbek Abbos Atoev in the quarterfinal of the men's 75kg at ...
2012, 06 Aug
    'I want to be the best son in the world'
    London Olympic 25 metre rapid fire silver medallist Vijay Kumar is hurt that his home state has denied him the awards he deserved over the years. The affable marksman, who ...
    My target is gold, nothing less: Mary Kom
    Mary Kom entered the semifinals of the women's flyweight boxing competition after a facile 15-6 win against Tunisia's Maroua Rahali on Monday afternoon. Unlike Sunday, where she was overtaken by ...
    Indian Tennis team coach expresses disappointment
    Davis Cup captain and leader of Indian tennis team for the Olympics Shiv Prakash Misra on Monday expressed his disappointment at going home empty handed. ...
    China sweeps men's doubles titles
    China completed an unprecedented clean sweep of the badminton gold medals on Sunday, winning the Olympic men's doubles final against Denmark in straight games. ...
    CAS rejects India's appeal on Vikas Krishan
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Monday rejected India's appeal, filed after boxer Vikas Krishan was controversially eliminated from the London Olympics. ...
    Trap shooter Sandhu finishes 16th
    India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to enter the final of men's trap event as he finished 16th in the qualification round of the 2012 London Games here at Royal Artillery ...
    Mary Kom in semis, ensures medal No-4
    Mary Kom punched her way into the semifinals of the London Olympics flyweight (48-51 kgs) boxing competition with a resounding 15-6 win against Tunisia's Maroua Rahali at the Excel Arena ...
    India heading for lowest finish in hockey
    India will have to reconcile to playing for positions ninth to 12th and their result against Belgium on Tuesday would be of no consequence in the Olympic men's hockey competition. ...
    Phelps reveals future
    Swimming legend Michael Phelps has revealed a little of what he plans to do after recently announcing retirement from international competition. ...
    Narang, Rajput fail to qualify
    Indian rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the London Olympics finals of the men's 50-metre rifle three positions here at the Royal Artillery Barracks on ...
    Murray or Bolt? Editors split over Page 1
    Great Britain's leading newspapers were caught in a ‘photo-finish' on Sunday night! On a day when Andy Murray avenged his Wimbledon loss against Swiss legend Roger Federer with a straight ...
    Blake gave me a wake-up call: Bolt
    The world's fastest man Usain Bolt has criticised the London Games organisers for "imposing too many rules.” The Jamaican, who won the men's 100m final at the Olympic Park on ...
    Arguably the greatest 100m race in history
    Usain Bolt of Jamaica lived up to all the hype and expectation to win the men's 100m final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, blasting home to take gold and ...
    James on verge of 400m title
    Grenadian Kirani James came one step closer to adding an Olympic gold medal to his World title when he clocked a season-best time to win his semi-final and surge into ...
    Menezes refuses Brazil Football gold medal pressure
    Brazil coach Mano Menezes has said his team is not feeling the pressure of aiming for the country's first Olympic football gold medal. ...
    Olympic medals attest to China's progress
    A state-run Chinese daily Monday said "sporting achievements attest to the country's progress" as the country led the medals tally in the London Olympics. ...
    Murray takes gold for Britain at Wimbledon
    Andy Murray ended his unsuccessful history at Wimbledon by thrashing Switzerland's Roger Federer to win the men's singles Olympic tennis gold for Britain. ...
    Record setter Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold
    Screaming to the line in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds, Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres on Sunday. ...
2012, 05 Aug
    Biggest win of my life, says Murray
    Andy Murray won the London Olympics men's singles gold medal at Wimbledon on Sunday evening. ...
    I don't feel like a loser, says Federer
    Andy Murray avenged his Wimbledon defeat against Roger Federer as Great Britain celebrated a gold medal in the London 2012 tennis competition at Wimbledon on Sunday evening. ...
    I could have even lost the match: Mary Kom
    India's Mary Kom won her first-round 51-kg bout against Poland's Karolina Michalczuk at the Excel Arena on Sunday afternoon. ...
    Mary Kom enters boxing quarterfinals
    The 19-14 scoreline may suggest an easy victory for Mary Kom, but the five-time world champion admitted she fought one the toughest bouts in her life in her first fight ...
    I ended my career how I wanted to: Phelps
    Michael Phelps made one last climb to the top of the Olympic podium Saturday, made one last bow to have a gold medal ribbon wrapped around his neck and made ...
    We have no excuse to offer: Limba Ram
    Archery coaches Limba Ram and Ravi Shankar on Sunday said that they have no excuse to offer for their team not performing to the expectations in the Olympics. ...
2012, 04 Aug
    BFI announces Rs 25 lakh award for Saina
    The Badminton Association of India announced a Rs 25 lakh award for Saina Nehwal soon after the Hyderabad girl won the London Olympics bronze medal at the Wembley Arena on ...
    William, Harry didn't know Queen was 'Bond girl'
    British princes William and Harry said they were "completely in the dark" over their grandmother Queen Elizabeth's role as a "Bond girl" in the Olympic opening ceremony. ...
    IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday announced that it had excluded Russian athlete Victoria Baranova (cycling-track, women's sprint) and provisionally suspended Colombian athlete Diego Palomeque Echavarria (athletics, men's 400m) ...
    'I was not enjoying seeing Wang in pain'
    At the Wembley Arena on Saturday afternoon, Saina Nehwal won the women's singles bronze medal after Wang Xin pulled out with a knee injury leading 21-18, 1-0. Filled with emotions ...
    Saina would have won anyway: Gopichand
    Minutes after Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was awarded the women's singles bronze medal play-off against Xin Wang of China on Saturday, mentor and coach Pullela Gopichand said she would have ...
    India to play only for pride against Korea
    The Indian hockey team will be hoping for a win against Asian rivals South Korea in the London Olympics on Sunday, following three straight defeats which have pushed it out ...
    Russian lifter mysteriously pulls out
    Russian weightlifter Dmitry Klokov has withdrawn from the Olympics for unspecified medical reasons, the country's sports minister said on Saturday. ...
    Saina creates history, wins badminton bronze
    India's Saina Nehwal won women's singles bronze in badminton on Saturday when her opponent Wang Xin of China broke down with a knee injury after taking the opening game. ...
    Krishna Poonia qualifies; Mayookha, Om Prakash out
    India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia qualified for the final round while triple jumper Mayookha Johny and men's shot putter Om Prakash Singh were knocked out on the first day ...
    Swimming sensation Franklin brings hope to Aurora
    While the media is calling her the next Michael Phelps, American swimmer Missy Franklin's friends back in Aurora say she's the light shining through the darkness that has shrouded their ...
    'Super Dan' plays Lee again in the final
    After four years, world's top badminton players Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei are to meet again in the Olympic Games for the gold in men's singles. ...
    Phelps medal tally reaches 21; US overtake China
    American swimmer Michael Phelps won the men's 100-metre butterfly to take his Olympic golds to 17 and overall medals tally to 21, and thanks to a gold rush in the ...
    Being here is important: Afghan female athlete
    Tahmina Kohistani, the only Afghan female athlete at the London Olympics, might have finished last in the 100 metres race but she said competing in front of 80,000 spectators made ...
    Brazilian star Juninho 'scared' of retirement
    Former Lyon and Brazilian international midfielder Juninho admitted that he fears having to call an end to his professional career. ...
    Russian cyclist Baranova expelled for doping
    Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has been caught doping and sent home from the London Olympics. ...
    Federer plays Murray in repeat of Wimbledon final
    Swiss World No-1 Roger Federer has survived a marathon semifinal in his quest to win a singles gold medal at the London Olympics tennis tournament and set up a dream ...
    'Some players don't deserve to be Olympians'
    India's journey in the field hockey competition of the London Olympic Games has been extremely poor so far. On Friday, India crashed to their third straight defeat in pool B ...
    India counteracts AIBA's decision against Vikas
    Stunned by Vikas Krishan's controversial ouster from the Olympics, the Indian boxing team on Saturday filed a protest of its own against the International Boxing Association's decision to overturn his ...
2012, 03 Aug
    No mental strength, says Nobbs after Germany defeat
    India crashed to their third consecutive defeat in the London Olympics field hockey competition, losing 5-2 against Germany in a pool B match at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic ...
    I kept control over my nerves: Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar made it a bitter-sweet day for India at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Friday. After Joydeep Karmakar finished fourth in the 50m rifle prone, Kumar clinched silver in ...
    'Never knew the Olympics could be so dirty'
    Badminton in the London Games has made news for good and the bad reasons. Women's doubles was in the news because four international teams were thrown out of the competition ...
    Jittery India suffer third defeat in men's hockey
    A jittery India crashed to a 2-5 defeat against Germany for their third straight reverse in Group B of the Olympic men's hockey competition on Friday. ...
    Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar wins silver
    Army marksman Vijay Kumar gave India the second medal from the Royal Artillery Barracks winning the silver in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 2012 London ...
    India is watching me: Vijender
    India's pin-up boxing boy is in flamboyant mood at the London Games. Soon after clinching a close 75 kg fight against Terrell Gausha of the United States at the Excel ...
    Phelps confirms retirement after London Olympics
    Swimming legend Michael Phelps, the most prolific Olympic medallist, has confirmed he would retire after the London Olympics. ...
    Karmakar finishes fourth, Gagan failed
    Indian shooter Joydeep Karmakar finished a credible fourth in the men's 50 meters rifle prone event on Friday while Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the final. ...
    'I was never playing for a bronze medal'
    In a little over 12 hours, Saina Nehwal was back at Wembley Arena for her London Olympics semifinal match against top seed Chinese Wang Yihan on Friday morning. The Indian ...
    Bolt, Blake headline weekend track action
    The much anticipated track and field segment of the London Olympics runs off Friday with the first round of the women's 100 metre expected to be the highlight, but most ...
    Saina's dream for Olympics gold shattered
    India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was beaten in straight games by world number one Yihan Wang in the women's singles semifinals at the London Olympics on Friday but remained in ...
    Paes-Saina in quarters, to face Azarenka-Mirnyi
    Putting aside their off-the-court differences, India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza played an excellent game to book a quarterfinal berth in the Olympics tennis mixed doubles event, beating the Serbian ...
    Lee is a class act: Parupalli Kashyap
    Parupalli Kashyap's dream run in the badminton men's singles competition of the London Olympics came to an end at the Wembley Arena on Thursday evening. The first Indian ever to ...
    I was mentally prepared: Saina Nehwal
    Saina Nehwal had said her draw was not as easy as it seems on paper. The tournament fourth seed faced a tough challenge from Tine Baun from Denmark on Thursday ...
    Olympics: Vijender moves into quarterfinals
    Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh inched closer to an unprecedented second successive Olympic medal by entering the middleweight (75kg) quarterfinals with a thrilling one-point triumph over American Terrell Gausha at ...
2012, 02 Aug
    It's a dream come true: Saina Nehwal
    Saina Nehwal saved three game points in the second game on her way to a London Olympics semifinal berth against world No-1 Wang Yihan at the Wembley Arena on Thursday. ...
    Saina first Indian shuttler to reach semis
    Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal scripted history on Thursday as she became the first Indian to reach the semifinals of the Olympics badminton event. ...
    India times tea promotion with London Olympics
    A special campaign to promote Indian tea in London, coinciding with the Olympics, has commenced with a bang at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, an official release said on ...
    Le Clos sends out warning to Phelps
    South African Chad le Clos sounded out a warning to Michael Phelps that he will again be the man to beat if the American wants to retain his Olympic title ...
    India sack chief TT coach
    India's chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski will no longer be part of the team. ...
    Narang to take stance amid high expectations
    Having clinched India's only medal at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday, shooter Gagan Narang will be back in action Friday in the 50-metre rifle prone event at the Royal ...
    Indian pugilist Jai Bhagwan boxed out
    India's Jai Bhagwan was outboxed by Kazakh fighter Gani Zhailauov at the London Olympics and lost by a big margin in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's 60 kg category on ...
    Curtains for India's double trap shooter Sodhi
    India's ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, a strong medal prospect, was knocked out of the shooting competition of the 2012 London Olympics after he finished 11th in the qualification ...
    China's Yang quits badminton after being expelled
    China's Olympic badminton doubles champion Yu Yang has decided to quit the sport, hours after being disqualified from the Games for "throwing a match". ...
    Leander is a true champion: Vishnu Vardhan
    Vishnu Vardhan's journey in his maiden Olympics has truly been an exhilarating one. Teaming up with one of the legends of the game in the men's doubles competition of the ...
    Blake downplays experience factor in 100m contest
    World 100 metres sprint champion Yohan Blake has dismissed experience as a key factor in the contest at the London Olympics this weekend. ...
    We've found a great talent in Vishnu: Paes
    The Olympics is all about building relationships, good communication and finding new talents. If the world is talking about extraordinary Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen, Indian tennis seems to have found ...
    Phelps, Lochte showdown in 200m medley
    The most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps has set up an enticing duel on Thursday night with compatriot Ryan Lochte in the men's 200 metres individual medley. ...
    Brazil stunned, US unscarred
    Defending champions Brazil were stunned by South Korea in straight sets, while another title favourite United States stayed unbeaten in the women's volleyball tournament of the London Olympics. ...
    BWF rejects India's appeal, Jwala-Ashwini out
    It was finally the end of the road for India's top women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the 2012 London Olympics after their appeal was shot ...
    India's Saina marches into quarters
    On a day when the badminton world was shrouded with controversy, it was business as usual for India's Saina Nehwal as she cruised into the quarterfinals of the women's badminton ...
    A test of character for Indian hockey
    India find themselves in an all-too-familiar situation wherein they not only need to win all their matches, but also pray for favourable results in other games as they take on ...
    Paes-Vardhan pair crash out
    India's Leander Paes and his unheralded partner Vishnu Vardhan fought valiantly before bowing out of the Olympics men's doubles tennis event, succumbing to the wild card French pair in a ...
2012, 01 Aug
    Business as usual, Narang holds on to wedding date
    Has Gagan Narang's life changed after winning an Olympic bronze medal in the 10m air-rifle at the London Olympics on Monday? Not quite. It has been business as usual for ...
    Wiggins became Britain's top Olympian
    Bradley Wiggins became Britain's most-decorated Olympian on Wednesday, winning the cycling time trial gold for his seventh medal overall. ...
    Indian pistol shooters Rahi, Annu Raj out of 25m
    India's pistol shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Annu Raj Singh were knocked out of the women's 25 metre event of the shooting competition at the London Olympics on Wednesday. ...
    It's a tough pill to swallow: Bhupathi
    It wasn't at all surprising when Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna walked away from the waiting press after Tuesday's 6-3, 6-4 second round doubles loss to French duo Julien Benneteau ...
    We played like schoolboys: Nobbs
    India blew a 1-0 lead and lost their second group B match against New Zealand in the London Olympics hockey competition at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on ...
    India suffer another reverse, lose 1-3 to Kiwis
    New Zealand chalked up a 3-1 win over India who thus slid to their second defeat in as many matches in the Olympic men's hockey competition on Wednesday. ...
    Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable". ...
    German eight hold off Britain for rowing gold
    German rowers held off a spirited challenge from Britain to take the Olympic gold in a thrilling men's eight final on Wednesday. ...
    Deepika Kumari gone with the wind at Lord's
    India's hopes of an archery medal from London Olympics 2012 ended with a whimper as the dreaded London wind blew away Deepika Kumari at Lord's on Wednesday morning. ...
    Olympic badminton: Eight players disqualified
    Eight women badminton players were disqualified from the London Olympics doubles event for throwing matches to get a favourable opponent. ...
    Carl Lewis expects 'surprise' in men's 100m event
    American track and field legend Carl Lewis expects close competition in the men's 100 metres event in the London Olympics. ...
    Mixed day for India at the Games
    It was a mixed day for India at the Olympic Games on Wednesday as shuttler Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian man to reach the quarterfinals in badminton while archery ...
    Frenchman Tony Estanguet slaloms to canoe gold
    France's 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medallist Tony Estanguet grabbed the top prize at the London Games Tuesday in the canoe slalom single category. ...
    China's Lin Qinfeng lifts 69-kg, win gold
    Lin Qingfeng dominated the men's 69-kg competition to win China's third weightlifting gold at the London Olympics. ...
    "Will be happy if athletes improve their records"
    National coach Bahadur Singh says he will be happy if his 14 athletes, who have qualified for the Olympics, better their own career best performances in the Games. According to ...
    Kashyap in quarters, awaits top seed Lee Chong Wei
    Parupalli Kashyap continued his dream run in the London Olympics men's singles championship as he got past Sri Lankan giant-killer Niluka Karunaratne in a pre-quarterfinal match at the Wembley Arena ...
    Failure is a part of life: Abhinav Bindra
    Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra on Tuesday said he was disappointed for not qualifying for the final of his event but said he has no regret. ...
    Only Deepika remains in fray as archers go down
    India's challenge in the London Olympics archery competition all but ended on Tuesday with four archers losing on Day 2 of the individual competition at the Lord's cricket ground at ...
    Elated Kashyap missing his dad at Wembley
    Parupalli Kashyap is virtually over the moon after entering the pre-quarterfinals of the London Olympics men's singles badminton competition, but only just. ...
    Indian boxers set for last-16 battle
    The hype is increasing and so is the pressure as Indian boxers begin their pre- quarterfinal campaign in the Olympic Games with Vijender Singh (75kg) and Jai Bhagwan (60kg) taking ...
    Time for Sodhi to deliver in double trap
    Gagan Narang's bronze has given him the "extra lift" he needed and Ronjan Sodhi, one of India's biggest medal hopes in the Olympic Games, will now look to not just ...
    Boxers shine as tennis duo knocked out
    Boxers Laishram Devendro Singh and Manoj Kumar packed a lethal punch, while shuttler Parupalli Kashyap humbled a higher-ranked opponent to enter the pre-quarterfinals at the London Olympics here onTuesday. ...
2012, 31 Jul
    Banerjee shoots a rare win for India
    Rahul Banerjee secured a rare win for India in the Olympic archery individual event after his teammates Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro were eliminated from the competition here on Tuesday. ...
    China grabs third diving gold at London Olympics
    Chinese duo Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao captured gold in women's 10m platform synchro at London Olympics on Tuesday, adding the third gold to the diving powerhouse. ...
    Boxer Devendro punches his way to pre-quarters
    Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh made his way into the pre-quartefinals of the 49kg class in emphatic style with the referee stopping contest in the first round at the London ...
    British Olympic chief defends Chinese swimmer Ye
    Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has spoken out in defence of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against doping suspicions. ...
    Hidayat to revive rivalry against Lin Dan
    Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn't wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the ...
    Brazil's football coach may bring changes to team
    Brazil's Olympic football coach Mano Menezes has revealed he is likely to make changes to the team that will face New Zealand in Newcastle on Wednesday. ...
    Germany retain team eventing gold
    Germany retained the gold in the Olympic equestrian's team eventing on Tuesday, with Britain beating New Zealand to silver in an exciting finale. ...
    Andhra announces Rs.50 lakh cash award for Gagan
    The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh for ace shooter Gagan Narang, who bagged a bronze medal at the London Olympics. ...
    Ravi Kumar finishes sixth in 69kg weightlifting
    India's participation in the Olympic weightlifting event ended on Tuesday when Katulu Ravi Kumar finished sixth in Group B of the 69kg category. ...
    British police arrest man over tweet to diver
    Dorset police on Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old man for sending a malicious Tweet to British diver Tom Daley. ...
    Indian rowers out of medal contention
    Indian rower Sawarn Singh and the pair of Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar Tuesday were out of medal contention and now will be looking to make a respectable finish in ...
    India's sole judoka out of Olympics
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    Shaky India eye win over NZ
    Their Olympic campaign went off to a losing start, erstwhile champions India would be desperate to return to winning ways against an unpredictable New Zealand in their second Group B ...
    Zou powers China to gold, Japan win silver
    A dazzling all-round performance led by Zou Kai powered defending champions China to the team gold in the artistic gymnastics here at the Olympics on Monday. ...
    Paes-Vardhan enters second round
    India's doubles entries Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan and the seventh seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crossed the first hurdle in the men's tennis event of the ...
    French Agnel destroys field for 200-m free gold
    French swimmer Yannick Agnel crushed the field for the 200 metres freestyle gold on Monday at the Olympics. ...
    Talukdar is another Indian casualty
    Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar got a 0-6 hammering from America's Jacob Wukie in the opening men's individual elimination round at the London Olympics on Tuesday. ...
    Missy Franklin backstrokes to 100-m gold
    American swimmer Missy Franklin Franklin won gold in a tight 100 metres backstroke final at the Olympics Monday. Franklin, 17, edged out Emily Seebohm to win in 58.37 seconds, with ...
    Kashyap beats World No-11 to enter pre-quarters
    India's Olympic medal chances in badminton got a boost as Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals in style, outplaying tenth seeded Vietnamese Tien Minh Nguyen in straight games on ...
    CWG echo in Olympics empty seats fiasco
    In scenes reminiscent of the controversy over empty seats during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, organisers of the ongoing Olympics have been hard pressed to explain rows upon rows ...
    Saina to pre-quarters,hope from Jwala-Ashwini
    India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal romped into the knockout stage of women's singles competition, while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also kept their hopes alive in the women's doubles event ...
    North Korean weight-lifter breaks world record
    North Korea's Kim Un Guk broke the world record in men's 62 kg category weight-lifting on the way to win gold at the London Olympics Monday. ...
    India's appeal for boxer Sumit's loss rejected
    India's opposition against the controversial opening-round loss of boxer Sumit Sangwan (81kg) in the Olympic Games on Monday has been rejected by the jury that reviewed his bout against Brazilian ...
    Swiss footballer expelled after racist tweets
    The Swiss Olympic Committee has expelled Swiss footballer Michel Morganella from the London 2012 Olympic Games after he posted a racially offensive Twitter message following Switzerland's 2-1 defeat by South ...
    Missed chances hurt us: Nobbs
    India recovered from a 2-0 deficit but could not stop Netherlands from clinching a 3-2 win in their opening group league match of the London Olympics hockey competition at the ...
2012, 30 Jul
    Bhupathi-Bopanna start Olympics campaign with win
    India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna started their Olympics campaign with a hard fought win against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury in the first round of men's doubles at the ...
    India go down 2-3 to the Netherlands
    Eight time winners India gave tough fight to much higher ranked Netherlands before going down 2-3 in their opening London Olympic Games pool B men's hockey competition on Monday. ...
    Federer moves into third round
    Swiss Roger Federer on Monday kept on course for adding the Olympic title to his Wimbledon crown, beating Julien Benneteau of France in straight sets in the second round of ...
    PM congratulates Gagan Narang
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday congratulated Gagan Narang on winning the bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air rifle event of the 2012 London Olympics. ...
    Second seed Li crashes out of Olympic fencing
    Second seed and world champion Li Na of China was bundled out of the Olympic women's fencing competition after she lost to defending champion Britta Heidemann of Germany 14-13 on ...
    Olympic cauldron extinguished for move
    The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said on Monday. ...
    Sangwan loses, India lodges complaint
    India lodged an official complaint with the organisers of the London Olympics after boxer Sumit Sangwan's controversial loss to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round of 32 in the ...
    'I don't mind being the team's guinea-pig'
    The London Games archery competition is being held right in front of the famous Lord's Pavilion and its famous Long Room. Within metres of the famous balcony from where Kapil's ...
    Roddick to take on Djokovic at Olympics
    World No.2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will meet former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick in the second round of the Olympic tennis tournament after the American beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan ...
    India's Somdev crashes out of tennis singles
    India's wildcard entrant Somdev Devvarman crashed out of Olympic tennis after he lost his first round match of the men's singles to Finland's Jarko Nieminen in a rain affected encounter ...
    Haryana announces Rs.1 crore for Gagan Narang
    The Haryana government on Monday announced a reward of Rs.one crore for shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal for the country in the 10-metre Air Rifle event at ...
    LOCOG apologise for "mystery" woman incident
    The London Games organisers apologised on Monday to the Indian contingent over the issue of an unidentified woman gatecrashing into the team's march past at the Opening Ceremony here on ...
    Russia pound Britain 95-75 in Olympic basketball
    Russian men flew out of the blocks at the Olympic basketball tournament on Sunday, pounding hosts Great Britain 95-75 ...
    End of road for seven-time Olympian Jorgen Persson
    Swedish table tennis veteran Jorgen Persson has said he will not compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his seventh attempt to win an Olympic medal was thwarted ...
    'Narang's medal will inspire other Indian athletes'
    Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Sunday congratulated shooter Gagan Narang for winning India's first medal at the London Olympics and said his bronze will inspire other athletes to do ...
    Bombayla Devi blown away at windy lord's
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    Narang wins bronze in 10 m Air Rifle
    India's rifle shooter Gagan Narang clinched the bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air rifle event of the 2012 London Olympics while his illustrious compatriot and defending champion Abhinav Bindra ...
    Pakistan will return empty-handed from Olympics
    Pakistan's Olympic delegation will most likely return without winning a single medal at the London Games as there is no potential team or individual that can achieve the feat, sports ...
    Narang advances as Bindra crashes out
    Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Monday crashed out of the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics with a dismal display in the qualifying rounds, but compatriot ...
    France's Muffat grabs 400m freestyle gold
    Camille Muffat of France held off a strong challenge from Allison Schmitt to win the Olympic 400 metres women's freestyle gold Sunday. ...
    North Korea's Om wins gold with record lift
    North Korea's Om Yun Chol took men's 56 kg weightlifting gold at the London Olympics Sunday after joining a small group of athletes who have lifted three times their own ...
    World record holder Paula Radcliffe quits
    World record holder Britain's Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the women's marathon competition at the London Olympics due to medical reasons, the British Olympic Association and UK Athletics has confirmed. ...
    Spain knocked out after loss to Honduras
    Spain crashed out of the London Olympics after they suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras. ...
    'Mystery woman was a cast member'
    According to Sebastian Coe, Chairman London Olympics organising committee, the mystery woman who gatecrashed the opening ceremony of the London Games on Friday night with the Indian contingent was a ...
2012, 29 Jul
    Wimbledon makes Olympic history, thanks to rain
    History was made at the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament at Wimbledon on Sunday when play started on Centre Court under the roof, due to rain. This will be ...
    Jwala-Diju lose again, Saina sails in opener
    India had contrasting luck on Day 2 of the London Olympics badminton competition at the Wembley Arena on Sunday afternoon. While fourth seed Saina Nehwal coasted in her opening group ...
    We have tried to fix the problems, says Nobbs
    In a stunning start, New Zealand women upset Australia for the first time five Olympic attempts to set the ball rolling in the London Olympics field hockey competition on Sunday ...
    Bindra, Narang can't take things for granted
    The expectations are surging once again with each passing day and there is hope that two of India's living legends-Beijing Olympic Games gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang-will do the ...
    Double whammy for Vishnu Vardhan
    Rookie Vishnu Vardhan of India has replaced the injured Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the tennis men's singles draw at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon. ...
    Of Saina, badminton and good-luck charms!
    Not only a good performance, Saina Nehwal is banking on huge slice of God's blessings to win her first Olympic medal at the London Games. Attired in a smart violet ...
    Australia wins 4x100m medley gold
    Melanie Schlanger anchored the Australians to Olympic gold in the women's 4x100 metre medley Saturday. ...
    Vijender Singh enters 2nd round
    India's top boxer Vijender Singh kept his reputation as a strong medal contender intact by sailing into the middleweight (75kg) pre-quarterfinals in the Olympics with a comfortable win over Kazakhstan's ...
2012, 28 Jul
    Michelle Obama visits Wimbledon
    US First Lady Michelle Obama was at the All England Club on Saturday to watch Serena Williams of USA beat Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 in the first round ...
    I was nervous: Parupalli Kashyap
    In the hi-profile Indian badminton squad, Parupalli Kashyap is a long shot to win any medal at the London Olympics. But on a day when two fancied doubles teams, anchored ...
    Jwala slams scheduling blunder after poor starts
    Jwala Gutta criticised Saturday's badminton schedule after easily losing her opening group match in the women's mixed doubles section of the London Olympics badminton championship. ...
    Thapa boxed out of London Games
    India made a poor start to their Olympic boxing campaign on Saturday. Shiva Thapa, the youngest Indian to qualify for the Games, was no match to Oscar Valdez. In their ...
    Thapa India's first casualty in Olympic boxing
    India's young medal hope Shiva Thapa made a first round exit in the men's 56kg category of the 2012 London Olympics at the Excel Arena on Saturday after he was ...
    Russia survive Canadian scare in Olympic Basketball
    Russia's women's basketball team narrowly avoided a shock defeat to underdogs Canada in their opening match on Saturday, storming back in the fourth quarter for a 58-53 win at the ...
    Ankita exits after losing the table tennis opener
    Indian paddler Ankita Das stretched higher-ranked Sara Ramirez before going down in the women's singles first round of table tennis competitions at the London Olympics on Saturday. ...
    Saina Nehwal faces swiss Sabrina Jaquet on Sunday
    Saina Nehwal begins her pursuit of India's elusive badminton Olympic medal at the London Games from Sunday against Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in the first round of the women's singles at ...
    Boxer Jai Bhagwan starts campaign against Allisop
    Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan will begin his Olympic journey when he faces Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in the first round of the lightweight category (60 kg) at the Excel Arena ...
    Phelps scrapes into 400m individual medley final
    Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps scraped into the final of the men's 400 metres individual medley of the London Games on Saturday, qualifying last in eighth. ...
    Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian
    Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar. ...
    South Korean swimmer disqualified from 400m freestyle
    South Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan will miss the chance to defend his men's 400metre freestyle title at the London Olympics on Saturday after he was disqualified for a false ...
    Olympics: China wins first gold medal
    Yi Siling of China won the first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympic Games bagging a total of 502.9 points in the women's 10m air rifle event on Saturday. ...
    Kashyap brings cheer, mixed day for India
    Olympic debutant Parupalli Kashyap brought some smiles back on the faces of India's supporters winning his first round badminton singles on a day when other shuttlers, archers and shooters disappointed ...
    Second seed Xue/Zhang lose beach volleyball opener
    Beijing Olympic bronze medallists Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China were defeated on Saturday by Russian duo Anastasia Vasina and Anna Vozakova in the opener of the women's beach ...
    Indian men's archery team knocked out
    Indian archers bowed out of the men's team event at the London Olympics after losing to Japan in the tie-breaker on Saturday. ...
    Greece leads players parade in opening ceremony
    Greece, the traditional hosts of the Olympics, led the 204 nations and their athletes into the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony on Friday. ...
    Olympic result: Jwala, Diju lose opening match
    India's V. Diju and Jwala Gutta went down in straight games to Indonesia's Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad in the mixed doubles badminton event at the London Olympics here Saturday. ...
    Specatcular opening to 2012 London Olympics
    With a spectacular and an innovative ceremony which lasted for nearly four hours covering covered many aspects of the life, history and culture of the British Isles, the 2012 London ...
    Mary Kom not worried about tough opener
    Five-time world champion Mary Kom is will be up against a former Polish world champion in her opening bout of the women's 51kg class. Mary will clash against Karolina Michalczuk, ...
2012, 27 Jul
    Olympic set to be unveiled with classy display
    The long anticipated London 2012 Olympic Games open with fanfare and fireworks that are expected to be top class. As usual, any opening ceremony of an Olympiad is always a ...
    Turkish boxing referee found dead at London hotel
    A Turkish boxing referee has been found dead in his London hotel room before the Olympic Games officially kick off on Friday. ...
    We are here for gold: LeBron James
    Miami Heat superstar LeBron James says the US Olympic basketball team can find the necessary cohesion to take the gold in London. ...
    Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics
    Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition. ...
    Archery: Indian men a big let down on opening day
    In an anti-climax to the pre-competition hype, Indian archery hit a new low on Day One of the 30th Olympic Games at Lord's with the men coming up with a ...
    Olympic Countdown has begun. It is Day 0.
    The blue ticket counters surrounding Olympic Park opened at 8 a.m. local time. There were long serpentine queues with many having came before the break of the dawn. An Indian ...
    Last chance for Paes and Bhupathi
    The only time India won a medal in tennis at the Olympic Games was when Leander Paes beat Fernando Meligini of Brazil for a bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games. ...
    UK ready for Olympics: Cameron
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain is ready for the "greatest show on Earth" as the final countdown to the start of the 2012 London Olympics has begun. ...
    'Blind' archer smashes London Olympics' first world record
    World records started to tumble even before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday, with a legally blind South Korean archer the star. ...
    India hope to get lion's share from the ranges
    Indian shooters will be looking to improve their Beijing Games performance when they start their London Olympics campaign at the Royal Artillery Barracks here on Saturday. ...
    India's schedule at London Olympics
    Eighty-one Indian athletes will take part in 13 sports at the London Olympics beginning on Friday. The following is the schedule of their events: ...
    Federer says Olympics tougher than a Grand Slam
    World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer says winning the Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title. ...
    Bolt's doctor declares him fit and ready
    Team doctor of Jamaica's track and field outfit Winston Dawes says Usain Bolt is fit and ready for the Olympics despite lingering public concerns over his fitness. ...
    Phelps wants to have fun at Olympic swansong
    American swimming star Michael Phelps admits ahead of the London Olympics that the last competitive moments of his career will be emotional, but after a lifetime of over-achieving all he ...
    Security is top priority, says Cameron
    Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. ...
    Spain slump to shock defeat
    Spain suffered a surprise defeat in their Olympic football opener on Thursday, going down 1-0 to Japan and having a man sent off. ...
    Chinese paddler Zhang says first match crucial
    Olympic table tennis top seed Zhang Jike is fully focusing on preparations for his first match, which he said is "very crucial" to his quest for a gold. ...
    Belarus denies boycott rumours
    Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said. ...
2012, 26 Jul
    China plays down expectations for dominance
    China has put its name down in a repeat of dominating performance on home ground as the clock ticks down to London Olympics. ...
    London Games opening ceremony kicks-off at 9 p.m.
    The much-awaited opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will start from 9 p.m. London time and will run for no more than three hours. ...
    Haryana announces cash awards for Olympic medallist
    The Haryana government on Thursday announced huge cash awards for its sportspersons if they win a medal in the 2012 London Games. ...
    London apologises to North Korea after flag blunder
    The organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean team before an Olympics ...
    Djokovic happy about playing Olympics on grass
    Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia has said he is looking forward to playing on grass at the All England Club where he won the Wimbledon men's singles title ...
    New Barbie dolls for Olympics 2012
    Mattel Toys India has launched new editions of the "Barbie I Can Be" range of dolls to commemorate the entire female contingent for Olympics 2012, a company official said. ...
    Yi Jianlian to carry flag for China in London
    Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian has been chosen to carry the flag of China at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games on Friday. ...
    Over 100 athletes got London doping bans: WADA
    The most stringent drug checks in Olympic history have led to the ban of 107 athletes from the London Games, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said. ...
    List of Indian athletes at London
    The list of Indian athletes participating at the London Olympic Games - 81 athletes, the highest ever Indian contingent to Olympics, will take part in 13 disciplines in the Games ...
    Big B carries Olympic torch
    Amid loud cheers from hundreds of his fans, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday carried the Olympic torch at Southwark here, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting ...
    Roddick up for Olympic glory on his favourite surface
    Andy Roddick of the United States is eagerly awaiting the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament which will be played at Wimbledon on grass, one of his favourite surfaces. ...
    Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded seventh, Federer top seed
    India's men's doubles pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna has been seeded seventh while Swiss Roger Federer, who reclaimed the top spot after winning the Wimbledon, has been given ...
    Gymnast Teng pulls out of Olympics
    China's 2004 Athens Games champion Teng Haibin has pulled out of the London Olympics gymnastics competition with an arm injury. ...
    Lukashenko denied accreditation to Olympics: Britain
    Accreditation to the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been granted to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the British Embassy in Belarus has confirmed. ...
    Archers begin the campaign tomorrow with medal hopes
    Touted as serious medal contenders, a bunch of shy and unassuming archers will seek to give India's Olympic campaign the perfect start when the event gets underway here tomorrow at ...
2012, 25 Jul
    'Partnership with Qureshi shattered many a myth'
    Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna says it was his doubles partnership with Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi on the international circuit that shattered many myths. ...
    Beckham to be part of opening ceremony
    Former England captain David Beckham has been given a role in Friday's London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. ...
    UN chief to carry Olympic torch
    United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its relay, a UN spokesman announced. ...
    Kalmadi stopped from attending Games opening
    Sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi was om Wednesday restrained by the Delhi High Court from going to London to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, ...
    Big Ben to ring in the Olympics
    Big Ben, one of the most famous landmarks of London, will celebrate the opening day of the Olympic Games with a historic peel of bells. ...
    Record-equalling number of tennis siblings in Olympics
    A record-equalling number of sibling pairings are to compete in the tennis competition of the London Olympics. ...
    Chinese work 16 hours a day to make Olympic toys
    Workers in sweatshops across China who are making toys of London Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville are toiling for up to 16 hours a day in hazardous conditions, a British ...
    Olympics bosses say soldiers' uniforms 'intimidating'
    Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have suggested that the thousands of security personnel on duty for the games should dress in tracksuits because their regular uniforms were "too intimidating". ...
2012, 21 Jul