Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

It was billed as a chance to transform Greece`s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world`s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defeats CP Joshi in Jaipur Rural

Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defeats CP Joshi in Jaipur Rural

Jamaican sprinter Simpson handed 18-month doping ban

Athens Olympics relay champion Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine during last June`s Jamaican trials.

Italian police open investigation for doping against Powell, Simpson, physio

Italian police have opened an investigation for doping against Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, ANSA news agency reported on Tuesday, as the athletes blamed their physiotherapist after they failed drugs tests.

Rathore to run Rajasthan`s interim shooting body

Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been entrusted with the responsibility of running the Rajasthan Rifle Association (RRA), with the state government dissolving the previous body on the charges of manipulations in forming the association.

Want to be known as one who got medals for India: Vijender

Beijing Games bronze medallist Vijender Singh says he doesn`t want to be known just as a three-time Olympian but as someone who won medals for the country.

Athens champion Hamm retires

Paul Hamm, the only American man to win the Olympic all-round gold medal, announced his retirement from gymnastics on Tuesday.

NRAI justifies Heena`s selection over Rathore

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) today sought to justify its decision to select Heena Sidhu ahead of Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the 11-member squad for the London Olympics.

Britta Steffen will try to keep the German flag flying high

In 2004 German freestyle specialist Britta Steffen arrived at the Athens Olympics full of hope and expectations, but after slipping in the stands, Steffen never came close to reaching her goals.

Britta Steffen will try to keep the German flag flying high

In 2004 German freestyle specialist Britta Steffen arrived at the Athens Olympics full of hope and expectations, but after slipping in the stands, Steffen never came close to reaching her goals.