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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wear track pants instead of "intimidating" military fatigues. This is the message from London Olympic organisers to the over 18,000 troops who have been roped in by the government to secure the sporting extravaganza.