olympic medals

Scheidt vows to re-adapt for Rio Olympics


August 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) Veteran Brazilian sailor Robert Scheidt says he intends to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games despite the exclusion of the Star class from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Huge welcome in Colombia for Olympic medallists


August 16th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombia gave a huge welcome to its eight athletes who won medals at the London Olympic Games.The main streets of this capital were decorated with Colombian ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) 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.International ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Team Sushil celebrates Olympic silver


August 12th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's team celebrated the Olympic silver Sunday and hailed the wrestler for making endless sacrifices that made him the only Indian individual athlete to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian wrestling has a bright future: Sports minister


August 12th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Sunday Sushil Kumar's back-to-back Olympic medals show that there is a bright future for wrestling in the country. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Carnival at Baprola village as Sushil scripts history


August 12th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It was carnival atmosphere at Baprola village on the outskirts of Delhi as celebrations broke out after local wrestler Sushil Kumar Sunday got ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India hails Olympic silver medallist Sushil Kumar


August 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Moments after Sushil Kumar bagged a silver medal at the London Olympics Sunday, the grappler's name became the buzzword in the nation.The 29-year-old was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile) (Lead, correcting dateline)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Defar wins 5,000m gold again, eight years on


August 12th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000-metre to claim her second Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Defar delighted to win 5000m gold eight years later


August 11th, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000 metre to claim her second Olympic gold ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Hoy gives Britain another gold in Velodrome


August 8th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maken requests defence ministry for out-of-turn promotion for Vijay


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has requested Defence Minister A.K. Antony to change out of turn promotion rules for Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, who ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics boxing: India’s Vijender knocked out (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Body painted PETA activist to protest


August 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Three volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, painting themselves in gold, silver and bronze symbolising Olympic medals, will take out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Olympic medals attest to China’s progress, says daily


August 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) 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.An article in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Michael Phelps bids farewell


August 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The first Olympic medal came on a humid August night beneath the Athenian stars eight years ago, and the 22th - the last one for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Phelps retiring at right time: Soviet gymnast Latynina


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) "American swimmer Michael Phelps is right to quit the sport after breaking my record of 18 Olympic medals," says former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.Phelps ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Phelps adds another feather


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Michael Phelps' Olympic legend grew even greater as he defeated Ryan Lochte to win the gold medal in the men's 200 meter medley Thursday.Phelps has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Phelps, Lochte showdown in 200m medley


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps has set up an enticing duel Thursday night with compatriot Ryan Lochte in the men's 200 metres individual medley.Both ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Medals don’t determine honour or dishonour: China Daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) A Chinese daily Thursday said that winning is not everything and Olympic medals do not determine honour or dishonour after a weightlifter came in for criticism ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic fencing: South Korea’s Kim earns sabre gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea's Kim Ji Yeon won gold in fencing's individual sabre, beating Russia's Sofya Velikaya at the London Olympics.Kim fought to a 15-9 victory to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Medals symbolise sporting glory of athletes (Olympic diary)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London July 31 (IANS) With a figure of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, carved on one side, the Olympic medals symbolise the sporting glory which every athlete aspires to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Olympics of superstitions (Olympic diary)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London July 30 (IANS) Many Olympians may strongly believe in scientific methods of training, yet they are superstitious. They seem to think that some of their routine rituals are ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Exhibition at Royal Opera House telling stories behind the Olympics


July 28th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Behind the great spectacle of the Olympic Games lie many a human tale of personal triumph and inspirational achievements -- and the Royal Opera House and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hockey India to pursue Leslie’s quest for lost gold medals


July 24th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Legendary Olympian Leslie Claudius can heave a sigh of relief as Hockey India (HI) will be pursuing his request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New Zealand to send 185 athletes to London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 9 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has finalised a team of 185 athletes to compete at the London Olympics.The team selection ended as decathlete Brent Newdick, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russia backs all 24 shooters to win Olympic medals


June 26th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Shooting Union's sporting director hopes that all the 24 shooters who have qualified for the Olympics are capable of winning a medal.Igor Zolotarev told ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Deepika happy to be World No.1, but focus is on London


June 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian top archer Deepika Kumari has taken her elevation to the World No.1 ranking as a routine happening, saying her focus now is on a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Striving hard for a podium finish in London: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia (Interview)


May 13th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia has set herself a target of 65 metres in the discus throw to make a podium finish at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Phelps guns for Thorpe, wants to reverse result of 2004 Athens Games


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing his hopes of a rematch with Australian legend Ian Thorpe at the London Olympics, Swimming ace Michael Phelps has welcomed the chance to reverse the result ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

American Swimmer, Amanda Beard, Is Inscribing A Memoir Detailing Her Tormenting Past


December 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The 29-year-old Amanda Beard, who has acquired gold medals in the Olympics in swimming in 1996 and 2004, is, as per Touchstone, inscribing a memoir ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Olympic gold medallist held for beating wife


August 27th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Aug 27 (IANS/AKI) A member of the Italian national water polo team that captured the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona has been arrested in the southern ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nice to find Commonwealth Games organisers so relaxed: Coe


July 28th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Legendary British athlete Sebastian Coe, chief of the 2012 London Olympic Games Organising Committee, remarked tongue in cheek that it was nice to find the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Former Skater Tonya Harding Marries Once Again


July 4th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vancouver, July 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American figure skating champion Tonya Harding has again the tied the knot, according to officials of the Clark County. The former Olympic ice skater who ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe