2012 London Olympics

Yearning for Olympic gold, 'Magnificent Mary' keeps punching

`Magnificent Mary,' as she is known in India, was a bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics in London and won a record sixth gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships last year.

Mar 14, 2019, 17:16 PM IST

Boxing great Mary Kom named brand ambassador of PUMA

 A bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, Kom is a role model to millions of women in India. 

Feb 18, 2019, 16:38 PM IST

From cannabis to steroid: American weightlifter Norik Vardanian fails Olympic doping retest

Vardanian was previously banned for six months in 2009 after testing positive for cannabis.

Oct 06, 2016, 19:38 PM IST

From Bronze to Silver: Yogeshwar Dutt needs to pass THIS crucial test before medal upgrade

"Yogeshwar's tests are also being conducted and once his dope test comes out clean, then only he will be handed the silver medal"

Aug 31, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch: Reports

The 29-year-old double-amputee, who is being held at the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria.

Aug 14, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

No realistic hope of Olympic medal in hockey: Viren Rasquinha

While praising the Indian men hockey team's progress under the guidance of coach Roelant Oltmans, former international Viren Rasquinha did not hold out a realistic chance for the country to climb the medals podium at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Jun 16, 2016, 19:09 PM IST

Russian hammer thrower suspended for life over doping abuse

Hammer-thrower Ikonnikov finished fifth at the 2012 Olympics in London. However, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) later requested to collect a doping sample from the Russian athlete

Jun 08, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Habiba Ghribi receives Olympic, world gold medals

The presentation to Ghribi took place in Rades, near Tunis, during the under-23 Mediterranean Games.

Jun 05, 2016, 05:29 AM IST

23 new doping failures from 2012 London Olympic Games: IOC

The IOC has informed the athletes whose sample have failed on reanalysis, but will not name them until a final confirmation test is carried out.

May 27, 2016, 18:31 PM IST

Russian race walkers Kaniskina, Kirdyapkin stripped of 2012 Olympic medals

The IAAF appealed on six cases where they said RUSADA had been "selective" in annulling previous results.

Mar 24, 2016, 17:05 PM IST

I was a good friend of complainant in the past, her allegations are false: Sardar Singh

Sardar said that even though he was good friends with Ashpal, he hadn't met her in the last two to three years.

Feb 04, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

Determined to win gold at Rio Olympics: Mary Kom

Five-time World boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom claims she is physically and mentally determined to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, fulfilling the expectations of her country.

Aug 22, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

Olympic champion Steve Guerdat has ban lifted

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual show jumping gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, is free to compete again after the international equestrian federation (FEI) announced on Monday t

Jul 28, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Jul 26, 2015, 22:49 PM IST

Gurbaj Singh faces disciplinary action for misbehaviour

Senior India player Gurbaj Singh is in serious trouble as the Special Committee of Hockey India (HI) has recommended disciplinary action against him for "misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team".

Jul 24, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

France finally reap Olympic reward for Tyson Gay doping

France were on Saturday belatedly awarded bronze medals for the men`s 4x100m relay at the 2012 Olympics after the United States were disqualified due to Tyson Gay`s doping ban.

Jul 04, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Costly slip rules Kosuke Hagino out of world championships

Japan`s Olympic bronze medallist Kosuke Hagino has been ruled out of the world swimming championships in Russia after slipping on his way to training and fracturing his elbow, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

Jul 03, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Alberto Salazar writes open letter, says he believes in 'clean sport and hard work'

After Mo Farah defended himself in a public statement last Friday, athletics coach Alberto Salazar on Thursday released a lengthy letter saying he believes in "clean sport and hard work and so do my athletes."

Jun 25, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Sprinter Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Grenadian sprinter Kirani James, gold medal winner in the 400 metres at the 2012 London Olympics, is on target to regain his world title in the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing, his coach has said.

Jun 21, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Grenadian sprinter Kirani James, winner of the gold medal in the 400 metres at the 2012 Olympics, is working hard to regain his world title in the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing.

Jun 20, 2015, 17:24 PM IST