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Bode Miller says Russian anti-gay law `ignorant`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 09:24

While some athletes danced around Russia`s anti-gay legislation on Monday American skiing great Bode Miller met the issue head on by calling next year`s Sochi Winter Olympic hosts "ignorant."

2012 Olympic athletes had bad teeth: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 09:23

Many elite athletes who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games had levels of oral health similar to those of poverty-stricken communities, a study has revealed.

IOC chief Thomas Bach keen on radically changing bid city mentality

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 08:25

Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will move into his new office in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday with little fanfare but with much to do.

Out on a limb: Japan upset by French Fukushima cartoon

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:08

Japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Haryana Assembly condemns Abhay Singh Chautala for "selfish" conduct as IOA chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:36

The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday condemned the "obstinate and selfish conduct" of IOA President Abhay Singh Chautala "for causing incalculable damage to the career of sportspersons.

Sports Ministry to form committee for monitoring sports events

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:52

The Sport Ministry has decided to form a steering committee to monitor and coordinate the work related to major international sports events till the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

IOC vice-president fears Rio way behind schedule

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:51

Concerns about Rio de Janeiro`s tardy progress in preparing to host the 2016 Games may have played a decisive role in Tokyo being awarded the 2020 Olympics ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.

Expect more medals from wrestlers after IOC decision: Sushil

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:39

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar feels the massive reprieve to wrestling will motivate the Indian grapplers in the upcoming World Championships and they will return from Budapest with more medals.

Put house in order and end India`s Oly exile: Yogeshwar to IOA

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:03

Ecstatic at wrestling`s re-inclusion in the Olympic Games, Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday appealed to the suspended IOA to set its house in order to end India`s exile.

Istanbul`s Olympic bid rejection unfair: Turkish PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 14:30

Choosing Tokyo instead of Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic Games was unfair. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Security not improving fast enough in region near Olympics: Vladimir Putin

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 08:41

Russia`s president ordered intelligence agencies on Monday to step up efforts to secure a volatile region near next year`s Winter Olympics, saying the situation was not improving fast enough.

Italy could bid for 2024 Olympics: PM

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 21:11

Italy could bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Enrico Letta has said, after Tokyo clinched victory in the competition for the 2020 Games.