24 Feb 2014
Moscow: Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.
21 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Saving India from what could have been possibly the most disastrous Olympics performance since 1992, three women athletes rose to the occasion and gave their countrymen reasons to feel proud and memories to cherish.
11 Aug 2012
China dropped further behind the United States on the London Olympics medals table after their first day without a win, as South Korea beat fierce rivals Japan to claim men's football bronze.
13 Aug 2012
Medals apart, one of the more stirring Indian moments of this Olympics came on Friday evening when Amit Kumar, still 18, who stumbled into wrestling because his father delivered milk to Guru Satpal’s akhara, was beating World Championship bronze medallist Hassan Sabzali Rahimi of Iran in his pre-quarter final bout in the 55-kg category. Just a little later, the quarter final was cruelly stolen from him for a Georgian MBA student by some of the most horrific refereeing you have seen. Most of us missed both of these — a wrestling bout at this level just lasts four-six minutes.
03 Aug 2012
Saina Nehwal achieved a first by marching into Olympic badminton semifinals, while star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance of the Beijing Games following a narrow win in the pre-quarterfinals here on Thursday.
03 Sep 2016
New Delhi: Just days after Yogeshwar Dutt's London Olympics bronze was upgraded to silver, the star Indian wrestler's medal may now get converted into gold with champion Toghrul Asgarov also returning positive for banned substance, a media report said on Friday.
30 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt confirms his 2012 London Olympics Bronze medal is upgraded to silver amid reports that the silver medallist from the 2012 Games, Besik Kudukhov of Russia has been stripped off his medal for using banned substance.
14 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: A lacklustre India squandered a one goal advantage to go down 1-3 to Belgium in the quarterfinals and crashed out of the men's hockey competition of the Rio Olympics, here today.
08 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra's quest for a second Olympics medal ended in heartbreak as he missed a medal by a whisker in a tense shoot-off in the men's 10m air rifle event on the third day of competitions at the Rio Games here today.
20 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: After two promising rounds, Indian teenage woman golfer Aditi Ashok performed poorly in the third and penultimate round by carding eight over 79 to lie tied 31st with a three round aggregate of two-over 215 in the Rio Olympics here.