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Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley final for his 13th Olympic individual gold medal.

Aug 13, 2016, 16:07 PM IST
Olympian predicts record medal haul from Indian shooters at 2016 Rio Games

Olympian predicts record medal haul from Indian shooters at 2016 Rio Games

A strong 12-member shooting squad will be representing India at Rio de Janeiro.

Jul 24, 2016, 20:44 PM IST
Thousands bid emotional farewell as hockey legend Mohammed Shahid laid to rest

Thousands bid emotional farewell as hockey legend Mohammed Shahid laid to rest

It was World Cup winner Ashok Kumar and best friend Iqbal, who wrapped Shahid's body with Indian tri-colour.

Jul 21, 2016, 21:08 PM IST

Olympian Punjab Police officer commits suicide

Singh, an Arjuna awardee in 1998, had represented India in judo at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
 

Feb 06, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

'Treat sports professionally to make India number 1 globally'

India has to run all sports professionally like cricket if the nation wants to be a global leader in various games, Olympian and former tennis star Nirupama Vaidyanathan said here on Friday.

Aug 14, 2015, 18:29 PM IST
Ex-Pakistan Hockey president Qasim Zia arrested for alleged fraud

Ex-Pakistan Hockey president Qasim Zia arrested for alleged fraud

Qasim Zia, former Olympian and ex-president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, has been arrested in a fraud case.

Aug 08, 2015, 21:50 PM IST
Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh Sr

Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh Sr

Legendary hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Sr is extremely disappointed in the manner Hockey India has handled the Paul Van Ass issue making it clear that this frequent hire and fire policy would affect national team's performance with only one year left for Rio Olympics.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Film loosely based on sprinter Pinki Pramanik hits screens

After ‘Mary Kom’, based on the famous Olympian's life, captured the imagination of cine-goers, a movie partly based on the life of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik, recently hit theatres.

Jun 11, 2015, 10:09 AM IST

Choosing name was 'hardest thing' for Caitlyn Jenner

Transgender former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was known as Bruce Jenner before her gender transition, says she found choosing her female name "one of the hardest things in life".

Jun 04, 2015, 02:14 AM IST
 Olympics swimming star Michael Phelps gets engaged

Olympics swimming star Michael Phelps gets engaged

U.S. swimming star Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, on Sunday announced his engagement to Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California USA.

Feb 23, 2015, 09:17 AM IST
AAP govt ropes in Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi

AAP govt ropes in Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has roped in two-time Olympic medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi.

Feb 21, 2015, 14:55 PM IST
US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving.

Dec 20, 2014, 00:05 AM IST
Football legend PK Banerjee hospitalised

Football legend PK Banerjee hospitalised

Legendary Indian footballer P K Banerjee was on Monday hospitalised after he complained of dizziness and excessive sweating.

Oct 27, 2014, 20:34 PM IST
Preeja Sreedharan to bid adieu to athletics

Preeja Sreedharan to bid adieu to athletics

Long distance runner Preeja Sreedharan is all set to bid adieu to athletics after the National Games to be held in Kerala next year.

Oct 05, 2014, 20:43 PM IST
Asian Games: Sylvanus Dungdung lauds gold medal winning hockey team

Asian Games: Sylvanus Dungdung lauds gold medal winning hockey team

Olympian Sylvanus Dungdung on Friday praised the Indian hockey team for reclaiming the Asian Games gold medal after 16 years before saying that players must improve further to have any chance of success in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Oct 03, 2014, 16:48 PM IST
Ian Thorpe denies dating Ricky Martin

Ian Thorpe denies dating Ricky Martin

Ian Thorpe has denied that he is dating Ricky Martin after he was rumored to take part in a "tell-all magazine" interview.

Sep 13, 2014, 12:04 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius trial: ''Dolus eventualis'', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

Oscar Pistorius trial: ''Dolus eventualis'', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

It is a little-known legal concept with a Latin name, and in the last 24 hours South Africans and millions more around the world glued to the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: `Dolus eventualis`.

Sep 13, 2014, 08:51 AM IST
Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ''possible improbabilities''

Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ''possible improbabilities''

Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star`s account of the shooting.

Sep 11, 2014, 08:58 AM IST
Graham Reid named new Australia hockey coach

Graham Reid named new Australia hockey coach

Graham Reid has replaced Ric Charlesworth as coach of the world champion Australian men`s field hockey team, Hockey Australia (HA) said Thursday.

Sep 04, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Amir Khan calls for return of headguards in amateur boxing

British boxer and Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan on Friday demanded headguards be reinstated into amateur boxing to protect exhausted fighters from possible injury.

Aug 02, 2014, 10:42 AM IST