San Francisco - Normally, runners in San Francisco are afraid of the famous city's tortuous hills and bone-chilling fog.
But as footage of violent protests from the global Olympic torch relay was beamed around the world in recent days, the relay runners in San Francisco had other fears on their mind. Read more »
New Delhi, Apr. 7: The head of the organization representing the 205 national and regional Olympic committees has dismissed calls for a boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games, saying politicians who are pushing for it are making an error.
"We definitely say 'no' to any boycott and 'yes' to the Olympic Games," said Mario Vazquez Rana, the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees Read more »
New Delhi, Apr 01 : Minister of Information and Broadcasting and President of All India Football Federation (AIFF), Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, has said that Baichung Bhutia’s decision to not participate in Beijing Olympic Torch relay is on personal grounds and not related to AIFF and football fraternity. Read more »
Astana (Kazakhstan), Apr. 1 : The Olympic flame will start its relay around the world from Kazakhstan from today.
Almaty – which is Kazakhstan’s capital of culture, science and finance – was chosen as the starting point for the torch’s itinerary across the globe. Read more »
New Delhi, Mar 31 : The Olympic Torch has arrived in Chinese capital Beijing from Greece, 130 days before the Games, and on the eve of a global torch relay, which is likely to spark off protests against China's policies and human rights practices. Read more »
New Delhi, Mar 13: At least 23 sportspersons are likely to be participating in shooting, athletics, boxing, swimming, wrestling and table tennis in the Beijing Olympics
This was stated in a written note to Parliament by Minister for sports, Mani Shankar Aiyar.
He said some more players are likely to qualify after clearing tests. Read more »
New Delhi/ Ludhiana, Mar 10 : Union Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar today said that he was hurt and disappointed over the Indian hockey team's defeat to Britain, which resulted in its disqualification from the Beijing Olympics in August. Read more »