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Remembering Munich 1972: Horrific personal accounts of Olympics’ gravest hourSign In to read

September 2, 2022 18:37 IST

India’s four 1972 Olympians relive their horrific personal accounts of the Olympics’ gravest hour, the Munich massacre.

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sexual assault

February 23, 2017 14:05 IST

Dr. Larry Nasser is also charged in nearby Eaton County, where three females say he molested them with his hands at a gymnastics club during treatments for various injuries

Olympic white elephants? Rio de Janiero’s got a herd of themPremium Story

February 18, 2017 10:55 IST

"Rio's legacy plan is good," said Christophe Dubi, the International Olympic Committee's executive director. "But it has to be carried out."

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The making of Carolina Marin’s goldPremium Story

January 5, 2017 08:10 IST

The Indian Express speaks to Fernando Rivas, the man who doesn't just sharpen Carolina's racquet skills but also engages her family and boyfriend.

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Hits that you missed in 2016: When Deepika Kumari got five 10s in nine shots at Rio OlympicsPremium Story

December 31, 2016 17:34 IST

The stage was set for Deepika Kumari to make a tame exit from what was turning out to be a morose Olympics for India.

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Rohit Sharma ruled out of entire England Test series, may need surgery

November 2, 2016 18:48 IST

Rohit Shamra sustained an injury to his right thigh during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand on October 29 at Visakhapatnam.

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US swimmer Ryan Lochte gets 10 month suspension, claims reportPremium Story

September 8, 2016 11:22 IST

Ryan Lochte had told the media in Rio that he and three teammates had been mugged after an all-night party by robbers pretending to be police.

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Katie Ledecky enjoying quite a victory tour since starring in Rio 2016 Olympics

September 4, 2016 08:24 IST

In Rio, Katie Ledecky became the first woman since 1968 to win the 200, 400 and 800 free.

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Salman Khan to pay Rio 2016 Olympians through Indian Olympic Association

August 31, 2016 17:47 IST

Salman Khan lived up to his promise of paying Rs 1.01 lakh to all the participants of Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Sportswoman ki baat: PM Narendra Modi praises Indian female athletes’ performance at Rio OlympicsPremium Story

August 29, 2016 12:18 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also noted that India could not perform as per expectations in the Rio Olympics.

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PM Narendra Modi hails ‘teacher’ Pullela Gopichand in his Mann ki Baat address

August 28, 2016 15:55 IST

The tech savvy Prime Minister also encouraged students to share pictures and experiences with their teachers on the NarendraModi app.

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Mann ki baat: PM Narendra Modi hails women power at Rio 2016 Olympics

August 29, 2016 12:38 IST

PM Narendra Modi also said that the Indian participants in other events like hockey, shooting and boxing performed well.

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Sachin Tendulkar presents BMWs to India’s Olympic medallists, stars

August 29, 2016 12:38 IST

Sachin Tendulkar handed over the keys of the BMW cars at a function at the Gopichand Badminton Academy.

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Sachin Tendulkar in the ‘Company of champs’; Presents PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, and coach Pullela Gopichand BMW cars

August 29, 2016 12:44 IST

Sachin Tendulkar handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy.

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Indian Olympic stars ‘thank nation’ for support in Rio

August 29, 2016 12:40 IST

The ceremony also saw batting legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulating the achievers in Olympics.

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At Puerto Rico parade, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig saw island’s hope

August 28, 2016 10:56 IST

Monica Puig faces 60th-ranked Zheng Saisai, who upset Agnieszka Radwanska at the Olympics, in the first round of US Open on Monday.

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Olympic champion Ruth Jebet breaks steeplechase world record

August 28, 2016 10:23 IST

Ruth Jebet narrowly missed out on the world record when she won Bahrain's first-ever Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro this month.

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Bend It Like A WomanPremium Story

August 28, 2016 10:03 IST

The Rio Olympics has handed us a new story of Indian women, giving our daughters (and sons) the power to reimagine themselves.

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OP Jaisha tests positive for H1N1 virus

August 26, 2016 07:53 IST

OP Jaisha is the second Indian athlete to test positive for the virus after Sudha Singh was confirmed to be carrying the type A influenza strain on Wednesday.

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For me, Gopi (Pullela Gopichand) sir is the best, don’t want to say anything else, says PV Sindhu on Telangana Deputy CM’s remarks

August 25, 2016 09:33 IST

PV Sindhu responded to Telangana Deputy CM Mahmood Ali's remark that the state will get her better coaching so she can get gold next time.

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Kavita Raut says water was available during marathon at RioPremium Story

August 25, 2016 10:10 IST

Kavita Raut's said she was asked if she would like a customised drink during the race, which she declined, considering that there were water stations present.

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Virender Sehwag takes on Piers Morgan, shuts him down

August 25, 2016 10:48 IST

UK journalist Piers Morgan received a lot of flak for his comments on the Indian athletes at Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Ban on Russian athletes’ participation in Paralympics a crime, says Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria ZakharovaPremium Story

August 24, 2016 19:56 IST

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the Russian Paralympic Committee's appeal against its ban from the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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No issues as far as I’m concerned, says Rio 2016 Olympic marathoner Kavita Raut

August 26, 2016 15:46 IST

Kavita Raut made it clear that she was asked by AFI officials if she would need personalised drinks during the race.

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Rio saw 1.17 million tourists during Olympics, Zero cases of ZikaPremium Story

August 24, 2016 16:41 IST

The United States provided most of the foreign tourists (17 per cent), followed by Argentina (12 per cent) and Germany (7 per cent).

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