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'Playing for Brazil harder than any football club'

'Playing for Brazil harder than any football club'

 French club Lyon's Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has opined that playing for Brazil is harder than any other club team because mistakes cannot be made at that level.

Sebastian Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency

Sebastian Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency

Sebastian Coe confirmed on Thursday he plans to run for the position of president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

2012 Olympics: Fans hail Sushil Kumar despite loss in final

Despite his loss in the final match, the Indian fans are very proud of Sushil Kumar`s historic feat as they hail him for his superb effort.

London Olympics 2012: Tributes for M C Mary Kom via twitter

Tributes poured in for M C Mary Kom, who made India proud by winning a bronze medal for the country at the London Olympics 2012.

London Olympics 2012 Athletics: Usain Bolt moves closer to Olympic sprint double

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at the London Olympics 2012.

2012 London Olympics: Heaps of praise pour in for Mary Kom!

The 29-year-old Mary Kom has revitalised the Indian fans as she stormed into the semi-final of London Olympics in the 51kg category.

London Olympics: Super Saina starts off on Sunday

One of India`s brightest medal prospects at the Olympics, in-form badminton star Saina Nehwal will start her campaign on Sunday by taking on unheralded Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in her opening group match at the Wembley Arena here.

London 2012, Day 1: Vijender Singh, Shiva Thapa, Sania Mirza in action

On the second day, the men’s archery quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played and may prove to be India’s first chance to claim a medal depending upon the performance of men’s archers on the first day.

London protesters march against `capitalist` Games

About 500 people critical of the economic impact and corporate flavour of the London Olympics marched near the Olympic Park.

Five reasons why London Olympics 2012 will be historic

Over 10,000 athletes will participate in the 30th edition of the sporting extravaganza when the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get started with the opening ceremony on July 27. Following are the five moments which would make London 2012 historic Games.

Usain Bolt says bad back has caused problems

The Olympic champion said Thursday a bad back has been causing him hamstring problems, leading to a pair of losses to training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials.

London Olympics: Indian archers begin campaign at Lord’s today

India could open their account in the London Olympics as early as Saturday as their archers are primed for their first ever Olympic medal where they begin their challenge on the morning of the opening ceremony here Friday.

India seek to script a new chapter in Olympic history

Armed with a new-found self-belief, India`s top athletes will seek to script a fresh chapter in the country`s Olympic history as they go into the 30th edition of the sporting extravaganza from Friday with a realistic chance of winning medals.

Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torch

Amitabh Bachchan will carry the London Olympic torch today, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games.

IAAF suspends 9 athletes in sophisticated doping cases ahead of the London Olympics

Nine track athletes were suspended ahead of the London Olympics for doping, including three who were caught in retests of samples from last year`s world championships, the IAAF said Wednesday.

Crook like Suresh Kalmadi should be barred from Olympics: Milkha Singh

Sprint legend Milkha Singh welcomed the Delhi High Court`s decision to bar Suresh Kalmadi from attending the Olympic Games opening ceremony, saying that his presence in London on July 27 would have been a "shame" for the country.

Sardara, Ignace put injury worries behind

With India`s key midfielders Sardara Singh and Ignace Tirkey back in peak fitness and taking the full workload at training session, coach Michael Nobbs exuded confidence ahead of the team`s opening match against The Netherlands in the London Olympics.

Malik in UK to `apologise` for Olympics `visa scam`

Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik paid a last-minute surprise visit to the UK to ``apologise`` to the British authorities for an alleged visa scandal that was reported in the British media recently.

Indian hockey team can surprise biggies: Somaya

Former captain M M Somaya said the Indian hockey team can spring a few surprises in the London Olympics which kick starts on Friday.

Olympic medal is a dream but don`t want to take pressure: Saina Nehwal

It`s her "dream" to win a medal at the Olympics, but India`s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal doesn`t want to get bogged down by pressure, and said she is banking on her experience to advance through a "tough" draw at the badminton event of the London Games.