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Preparatory events for Olympic-bound athletes approved

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 19:00

The Multi Disciplinary Steering Committee of the sports ministry has approved the preparatory tournaments for Hockey Olympic qualifiers ahead of the upcoming London Games.

Sandhu thanks `face of Indian boxing` Vijender

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 18:53

A sportsperson thanking his coach is an oft-repeated sight but Indian boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu turned the tradition on its head by thanking his Olympic-bound star ward Vijender Singh.

Teen sensations Shiva, Sumit make Olympic cut

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 20:57

India will have an unprecedented seven boxers in the Olympic Games after teen sensations Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) earned their London tickets.

Indian boxers gear up for semis, Olympic berths

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 13:56

A pat on the back by none other than International Boxing Association President Ching Kuo Wu came as a shot in the arm as five Indian boxers geared up for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers semifinals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Shiva enters semis of Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:54

Teen Indian boxer Shiva Thapa on Monday stunned former Olympic silver-medallist Worapoj Petchkoom 16-10 to enter the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana (Kazakhstan) and is now just one win away from booking a berth for the London Games.

Target is to score more goals in Olympics: Sandeep Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 20:54

After excelling in the Olympic qualifiers in New Delhi, ace Indian dragflicker Sandeep Singh has now set a target of scoring more goals in the upcoming London Olympics in July.

Sahara Group gives away 1.16 crore to Indian hockey team

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 21:35

Leading business conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar felicitated the Indian hockey team and its support staff by bestowing them with cash award worth Rs one crore and 16 lakhs for their brilliant performance in FIH Olympic qualifiers.

Top-4 finish in London tall ask but not impossible: Former players

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:49

Former players on Monday lavished praise on the Indian hockey team and its Australian coach Michael Nobbs.

India in Olympics is good for Hockey: Pak stars

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:38

The Indian hockey team`s Olympic qualification was not just celebrated in the country but was also lauded by their counterparts across the border in Pakistan.

Indian men’s hockey team book 2012 London Olympics berth

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 22:41

Indian men’s hockey team demolished France 8-1 in the FIH Olympic qualifiers final to book a place in the 2012 London Olympics.

Olympic qualifiers: This time for Africa

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:52

Indian women’s hockey team failed to clear the final hurdle as they were outplayed 3-1 by South Africa in the final of the FIH Olympic qualifiers.

Olympic qualifier: India close to realising London dream

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:23

When a spirited Indian team take the field in the final on Sunday, they would be looking nothing less than a win and seal a spot in the 2012 London Olympics.