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London Olympics


Expected to be demure, Japan’s girls face steep hurdles to athletic dreams

July 01, 2021 9:51 am

The disparities have remained stark even as Japanese women have outperformed the country’s men in one Olympics after another, and a women’s tennis player born in Japan, Naomi Osaka, has emerged as one of the world’s biggest sports stars.

‘I wish he was still around for his only passion – hockey, and its fans’

May 25, 2021 10:21 am

Eldest daughter of triple Olympic gold medal winner and former Indian hockey captain, Padma Shri Balbir Singh Senior, remembers her father on his first death anniversary, May 25

Lithuanian athlete stripped of London 2012 canoe silver medal: IOC

June 12, 2019 11:21 pm

More than 110 adverse findings have been found in Olympics since 2004 through re-testing of samples, including dozens from the London Games.

Uzbekistan weightlifter Ruslan Nurudinov found guilty of doping, disqualified from London Olympics

May 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Nurudinov finished fourth in the 105-kg category in London and went on to win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics four years later.

London 2012 high jump champion Ivan Ukhov among 12 Russians banned by CAS

February 01, 2019 11:01 pm

Ivan Ukhov and Svetlana Shkolina, who won high jump bronze in 2012 and gold at the 2013 world championships, were given four-year bans and will be stripped of their medals.

Dr T Ao, the football legend Nagaland chose to ignore during his life

January 29, 2018 11:44 am

On Sunday, stamp released to honour the man who captained the national football team of independent India in the 1948 London Olympics.

Krishna Poonia to get her London Olympics sixth-place finish certificate

June 16, 2015 2:59 pm

Krishna Poonia had finished seventh in women's discus throw event in London but her position was upgraded to sixth.

In Japan, Dera Bassi race walker returns to happy hunting ground

March 15, 2015 4:02 am

Baljinder will be returning to the same setting where exactly three years ago he earned a berth for the 2012 London Olympics.

Leander back on India duty, named in Asian Games squad

August 03, 2014 1:23 am

The 41-year-old will partner Rohan Bopanna in the doubles for the first time.

Beyond binaries

July 19, 2014 12:20 am

Dutee Chand’s case frames a complex issue that sports establishment must handle with greater sensitivity