25 Jul 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.
25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The Telangana government on Wednesday chosed tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of new-born state and gave her Rs one crore, after which Indian ace badminton player Saina Nehwal tweeted that government still owed her Rs 50 lakh promised to her after she won the Olympics bronze medal in 2012.
25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated country's weight lifters and judokas who won medals on the opening day of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
23 Jul 2014
Glasgow: India's first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come on Thgursday from weightlifting when the competitions begin with the women's 48kg and men's 56kg weight categories, respectively, here.
24 Jul 2014
Glasgow: Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
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.
15 Jul 2014
Kannur: Rear Admiral M D Suresh has assumed charge as Deputy Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in the district.
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.
13 Jul 2014
Sydney: Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.