Medvedev lauds 'courageous' Russian paralympians (09:32)
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.
PM honours Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt (12:33)
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday presented special awards to Olympic medallists Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt.
Make India a sports power, says Advani (17:46)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India's performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" national debate on how to make India a sports power.
Indian boxers need to punch with more meat (16:05)
By Santosh Rao
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years ago, when Vijender Singh won India’s first Olympic boxing medal, the sport received a shot in the fist. No less than eight boxers, including a woman, qualified for the London Games and naturally the expectations soared.
Antony awards Rs.30 lakh to silver medallist Vijay Kumar (17:52)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday presented a cash reward of Rs.30 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who won a silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the London Olympics.
Haryana Olympics players to get over Rs.6.5 crore (19:11)
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) While four out of the six Indian medal winners at the recent London Olympics, with a Haryana connection, will get Rs.4.5 crore for their achievements, others who could not get any medal also need not lose hope, officials here said Thursday.
Russian gymnasts had phones confiscated at Olympics (18:47)
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia’s victorious rhythmic gymnasts had their telephones and computers confiscated before the Olympics to stop them being distracted, a member of the winning team said Thursday.
Russia unhappy at not winning weightlifting gold (18:39)
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's failure to win a gold in the weightlifting competition at the London Olympics was "uncomfortable" but not the fault of the coaching staff, the head of the Russian Weightlifting Federation said Thursday.
No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games (18:27)
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just 11 medals.
Life to continue as normal, says teenage hero Walcott (17:07)
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 16 (IANS/CMC) Newly-crowned Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott says he does not plan to change anything about his training regimen despite his new-found fame.
Huge welcome in Colombia for Olympic medallists (11:59)
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombia gave a huge welcome to its eight athletes who won medals at the London Olympic Games.
Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland (10:21)
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.
Russian Olympic medallists given luxury cars (00:00)
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of Russia's medal-winning Olympic athletes were presented with luxury cars Wednesday and the others were also promised cars soon.
Briton held for peeping into Chinese women swimmers changing room (19:01)
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A Briton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after he was caught spying on the Chinese women's swimming team during the London Olympics in their changing room.
Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom (13:52)
Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday.
Himachal gives Rs.one crore, plot to shooter Vijay (13:50)
Kullu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar was Wednesday honoured by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for winning an Olympic silver medal.
Afghan girls inspired by Kohistani going to Olympics (12:32)
Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS)
Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team (11:48)
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said.
Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ (11:06)
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.
Mary Kom slams level of refereeing at London Olympics (20:15)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday slammed the level of refereeing in the boxing competitions of the London Games.
Nobbs vows to carry on as India's hockey coach (19:21)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday vowed to carry on even as he prepares a stinging report on the eight-time Olympic champions worst ever finish in the Olympics at the 2012 London Games.
President hails India's Olympics achievement (19:13)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Although India won only six medals at the London Olympics, Indian sportspersons had done the country proud, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday.
South Africa tops continent's medal standings (19:01)
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.
I had a tough time in 51kg: Mary Kom (18:05)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom admitted she was not comfortable fighting in the 51kg section in London and she will not hesitate to shift back to 48kg if the weight category is included in Rio de Janeiro.
Javelin champion feted with millions of dollars gifts (11:28)
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), basking in the glory of its first Olympic gold medal for 36 years, has showered teenage javelin champion Keshorn Walcott with a number of gifts, including a million dollars in cash and TT$2.5 million (US$390 000) home in a high end residential area.
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