06 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Having all but booked a berth in next year's Rio Olympics, Indian women's hockey team today arrived here early morning to a grand welcome amidst beating of drums and loud cheers.
01 Jul 2015
Hyderabad: Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta on Wednesday urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.
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.
23 Jun 2015
Vancouver: Germany and France both booked their tickets to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday as two of the best European teams in the Women's World Cup in Canada.
29 Jun 2015
London: Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh, the country's most celebrated boxer, today bid adieu to his amateur career by turning professional, ruling himself out of next year's Olympics as he no longer remains eligible to represent India.
15 May 2015
New Delhi: Gagan Narang on Friday won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the ISSF World Cup at Fort Benning in USA, earning himself a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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.
22 Jun 2015
Antwerp: His side might have already booked their place in next year’s Rio Olympics, but India captain Sardar Singh asserted that they are not mere tourists and have a lot to play for in the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals.
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.
21 May 2015
New Delhi: Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc have surrendered two more oil and gas blocks, reducing their tally to four exploration acreages from 21 they held four years back.