Missy Franklin hit by back spasms ahead of Pan Pacs

Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin`s preparations for this week`s Pan Pacific Championships on Australia`s Gold Coast have been hit by back trouble, US team officials said Wednesday.

Amos wins, Rudisha seventh at Prefontaine

London Olympic runner-up Nijel Amos of Botswana won the 800 meters Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in a 2014 world-best time while long-injured reigning Olympic champion David Rudisha finished seventh.

Lavillenie set for Eugene Diamond League

French star Renaud Lavillenie will head a strong pole vault field at the May 31 Diamond League meeting at Eugene, organizers confirmed on Monday.

Gamera-Shmyrko wins Osaka marathon

Ukraine`s Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko, running her first full marathon for a year, won the Osaka women`s marathon for the second straight year Sunday.

Vishnu most expensive buy at Maharashtra tennis league auction

Hyderabad`s Vishnu Vardhan, who partnered Leander Paes in the London Olympic Games last year, and Sowjanya Bavisetti became the most expensive male and female players respectively at the auction conducted for the second edition of the Premier Tennis League Sunday.

2012 Olympic athletes had bad teeth: Study

Many elite athletes who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games had levels of oral health similar to those of poverty-stricken communities, a study has revealed.

Tour de France champion Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Tour de France winner and the London Olympic time trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins added another feather to his crown when he bagged the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award amidst some really tough competition.

Oz swimmer James Magnussen admits making mistakes during Olympics

Australian swimmer James Magnussen has admitted that he made mistakes, saying that he could have carried himself better during a controversial London Olympic campaign.

Kenya`s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London

Kenya`s Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women`s 800 metres crown holder in London.

Kenya`s fall, rise and then fall again in London

Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win only two gold medals out of a projected eight by Ezekiel Kemboi in the 3,000m steeplechase and by David Rudisha in the 800m.

London Olympics: After wrestlers, Mary Kom gets frenzied reception

M.C. Mary Kom, the first Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal, was Tuesday morning accorded a rousing reception on arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, close on the heels of a warm welcome for wrestling stars Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt.

Sushil, Yogeshwar return home to hero`s welcome

India`s Olympic medal winning wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt returned home late Monday night to a hero`s welcome as hordes of supporters, including young grapplers from nearby akhadas, turned up at the international airport making it a carnival like atmosphere.

Olympians, coaches hail Indian grapplers`show

A day after India finished the Olympics on a rousing note, with Sushil Kumar clinching a historic double, the country`s former wrestlers said that the feat would inspire many more to follow in the footsteps of those who tasted success at the British capital.

Tendulkar, Sehwag laud fighter Sushil

Sachin Tendulkar lauded his dedication while Virender Sehwag was in awe of his "mental strength" as India`s star cricketers gave a collective round of applause to wrestler Sushil Kumar for clinching a silver medal at the just-concluded London Olympics.

London Olympics football: Late strike gives Canada bronze

A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women`s football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday`s bronze medal match here.

Olympics 2012 swimming: Hungary`s Risztov powers to gold in marathon

Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov had the stamina to beat the field in the women`s 10-kilometre open water swimming Thursday after a close finish in Hyde Park here at the Olympics.

London Olympics 2012: Vikas Gowda qualifies for men`s discus throw final

India`s Vikas Gowda has qualified for the men`s discus throw final at the London Olympics.

London Olympics: Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs

India`s chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and was apprehensive about the future of the team.

London Olympics 2012: Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler wins gold at London Olympics

London: Iran`s four-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country`s first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, defeating Azerbaijan`s Greco-Roman wrestler Roshan Bayramov in the 55kg category here Monday.

London Olympics 2012: Vijay says, am surprised that people didn`t expect a medal from me

London: Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar says he was taken aback when people, including the media, expressed surprise on his podium finish here at the London Games.