Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Olympic champion Nicola Adams out of World Boxing Championships

Olympic champion Nicola Adams has withdrawn from the Women`s World Boxing Championships in South Korea in November due to injury, it was announced Friday.

Bolt on board for worlds hit by withdrawals

A year after athletics was at the heart of London 2012 the sport`s biennial world championships is in danger of losing its lustre after a series of doping and injury withdrawals have robbed the Moscow event of much of its stardust.

Mo Farah wants Queen to do `the Mobot`

Mo Farah is aiming to get the Queen to do the Mobot when he picks up his CBE, according to his brother.

London Olympic beach volleyball champion Reckermann to retire

Germany`s Olympic champion Jonas Reckermann has said he will retire from beach volleyball due to back problems.

Kashyap reaches career-best ranking of 11

London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap achieved a new high as he was ranked World No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

World`s fastest man Usain Bolt is now single

Megan Edwards, the British office girl, who captured Usain Bolt’s heart during the London Games, has ended their romance because he lives too far away.

‘Lightning’ Bolt: Is he human?

Can a human being be faster than a cheetah? The answer would probably be a dilemmatic ‘yes’.

How women athletes made history at London Olympics

Women athletes managed to capture everybody’s attention due to their fortitude coupled with true sporting spirits at the London Games.

How women athletes made history at London Olympics

Women athletes managed to capture everybody’s attention due to their fortitude coupled with true sporting spirits at the London Games.

London Olympics 2012 wrestling: Will it be third time lucky for Yogeshwar Dutt?

At 30, this could be the last chance saloon to grab an Olympic medal for Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who missed out on a bronze by a whisker at Beijing four years ago. Dutt will be in action on Saturday in men’s 60kg freestyle competition against Anatolie Ilarionovitch Guidea of Bulgaria at the London Olympics 2012.

Olympic athletics: Merritt hurdles to 110m gold for US

Aries Merritt of the US took the Olympic gold medal in the men`s 110 metres hurdles Wednesday.

Olympic freestyle wrestling: Japan`s Icho wins 3rd gold

Kaori Icho of Japan won her third Olympic gold medal in succession against China`s Jing Ruixue Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the final of the women`s 63 kg freestyle wrestling class.

London Olympics 2012: Tributes for M C Mary Kom via twitter

Tributes poured in for M C Mary Kom, who made India proud by winning a bronze medal for the country at the London Olympics 2012.

Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran

Iran`s Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei grappled to Olympic wrestling gold in the men`s 96kg division Tuesday, defeating Russia`s Rustam Totrov on points in the final.

London Olympics Boxing: Vijender Singh goes out in quarters

Indian pugilist Vijender Singh lost his quarterfinal bout against Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 13-17 to crash out of London Olympics 2012.

Olympic 2012 pole vault: America`s Jenn Suhr wins gold

Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for bronze.

Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps bids farewell

Phelp`s first Olympic medal came on a humid August night beneath the Athenian stars eight years ago.

Olympic sailing: Brit Ainslie takes fourth successive gold

British sailor Ben Ainslie continued his remarkable run of winning gold at every Olympics since 2000 with victory in the Finn class here Sunday.

Olympic gymnastics: China`s Zou Kai retains gold

Zou Kai of China defended his Olympic gold medal in the men`s gymnastics floor exercise here Sunday.