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Hoax threats before Games play on Sochi security fears

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 19:02

At least five European countries` Olympic committees received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a "terrorist threat" before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger.

Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 17:03

Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, USOC officials said on Thursday.

Olympics: 2020 Games bidders locked in tight race ahead of vote

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:45

The race for three cities hoping to land the 2020 summer Olympics will go down to the wire after two years of campaigning as Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo grapple with their own problems ahead of the September 7 vote.

Once-reluctant Japanese get behind Tokyo`s Olympic bid

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:33

Tokyo knows better than most how an Olympic Games can rebrand a city. It did it once already at the 1964 Games, shaking off a war-ravaged reputation and showing a modern face to the world.

Sutirtha, Abhishek eye 2014 Youth Olympics slots

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 19:01

Bolstered by their recent good form, promising young paddlers Sutirtha Mukherjee and Abhishek Yadav will be eyeing a berth in the Youth Olympics Games next year when they spearhead the Indian challenge in the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China starting August 16.

Rikke Pedersen sets 200 breaststroke world record

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 00:08

Rikke Pedersen of Denmark set a world record in the women`s 200 metres breaststroke in her semi-final at the world championships in Barcelona on Thursday.

Paes dreams of featuring in his seventh Olympic Games in 2016

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 20:02

At the age of 40, Leander Paes has won everything that a tennis player dreams of but the Indian tennis legend wants to keep going and play in his seventh Olympics Games.

Grapplers elated at Wrestling`s shortlisting for final vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:48

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the IOC Executive Board to keep Wrestling in hunt for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Sprint legend Usain Bolt may play cricket after Rio Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:17

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, who has already conquered the racing track with six Olympic gold medals, may switch to cricket or football after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janerio.

London Olympics 2012: Archery spectators turned away from Lord`s

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 22:50

Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord`s cricket ground on the opening day.

London Olympics: ‘Sex In The Village’ for athletes?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 09:12

: "Sex And The City" move over. Here comes "Sex In The Village." Make that athletes village. As in Olympics.

Qatar would host 2020 Summer Games in October

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 08:41

Qatar is proposing to hold the 2020 Olympics in October to avoid the Gulf Arab state`s searing summer heat, maintaining that the proposed October dates would "ensure ideal conditions for athletes and spectators."