Olympics

The Olympic Games are international sporting events that are held every four years. Thousands of athletes across the world participate in the varieties of competitions of Olympics. Almost 200 nations participate in this famous sports competition. The Summer and Winter Games occur alternatively by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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Usain Bolt admits he is struggling with tempo of football

28 Aug 2018

Usain Bolt admits he is struggling with tempo of football

Usain Bolt is one of the best athletes the world has ever seen.

Himachal hikes award-money for medal winners in international sporting events

24 Aug 2018

Himachal hikes award-money for medal winners in international sporting events

The Himachal Pradesh government has increased the award money for medal winners from the state in the Olympics, Commonwealth, and the Asian Games, the state's Sports Minister Govind Singh said in the Assembly today.

Saving a life more important than a gold medal: Phelps

18 Aug 2018

Saving a life more important than a gold medal: Phelps

Renowned Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has opened up again about his ongoing battle with depression, hoping he can help others who struggle with the disease.

#1984LosAngelesOlympics: PT Usha reveals why she missed out on bronze

16 Aug 2018

#1984LosAngelesOlympics: PT Usha reveals why she missed out on bronze

India's track superstar PT Usha recalls that during the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, where she missed a medal by one-hundredth of a second, she was forced to eat just rice porridge with the pickle.

Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medalist, suspended by USADA

24 Jul 2018

Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medalist, suspended by USADA

Ryan Lochte, the 6-time Olympic gold medalist has been suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for 14 months.

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

20 Jul 2018

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a number of crucial decisions with respect to the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games.

Now a male gymnast accuses Larry Nassar of sexual abuse

03 Mar 2018

Now a male gymnast accuses Larry Nassar of sexual abuse

A former US men's junior team member filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against disgraced national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar for sexually abusing him when he was 16.

Anju Bobby George fights for 2004 Athens Olympics medal

03 Mar 2018

Anju Bobby George fights for 2004 Athens Olympics medal

Indian long-jump ace, Anju Bobby George is hoping to become the first Indian track and field athlete to bag an Olympic medal, a medal which she should have won in 2004.

Japan unveils the mascots for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

28 Feb 2018

Japan unveils the mascots for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The mascots for 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been unveiled.

IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics

25 Feb 2018

IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) upheld its ban on Russia over doping allegations.

Wardrobe malfunction at Olympics: French ice skater suffers costume disaster

20 Feb 2018

Wardrobe malfunction at Olympics: French ice skater suffers costume disaster

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis suffered what she calls her "worst nightmare", a wardrobe malfunction, on Monday while performing at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Skier Gus Kenworthy's kiss at Winter Olympics wins hearts

19 Feb 2018

Skier Gus Kenworthy's kiss at Winter Olympics wins hearts

Skier Gus Kenworthy didn't win a medal at the Winter Olympics but he isn't leaving Pyeongchang without a triumph.

Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyberattack

11 Feb 2018

Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyberattack

Organisers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have confirmed that the Games suffered a cyberattack during the opening ceremony, which took place on 9th February.

1,218 drones set world record at Winter Olympic Games 2018

10 Feb 2018

1,218 drones set world record at Winter Olympic Games 2018

The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones, flying in sync to create huge formations of various Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings.

Reliance JioTV to exclusively stream Winter Olympic Games in India

09 Feb 2018

Reliance JioTV to exclusively stream Winter Olympic Games in India

Reliance Jio has bagged the digital content streaming rights to broadcast the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in India.

IOC threatens to oust boxing from 2020 games

05 Feb 2018

IOC threatens to oust boxing from 2020 games

The International Olympic Committee has threatened to axe boxing from the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Games.

Record-number of condoms to be provided at 2018 Winter Olympics

02 Feb 2018

Record-number of condoms to be provided at 2018 Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, has set a record even before the games have begun, for the largest number of condoms to be made available for participating athletes.

CAS overturns life-ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes

01 Feb 2018

CAS overturns life-ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes

In a major relief to Russia, the lifetime doping ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes was overturned on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

29 Jan 2018

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

In what may become another doping-scandal, there are fears of a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which lets the sample bottles to be opened manually.

Michael Phelps says he contemplated suicide

20 Jan 2018

Michael Phelps says he contemplated suicide

The greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps made some shocking revelations while speaking at the mental health conference in Chicago.

Sprint legend, Usain Bolt secures a trial with Borussia Dortmund

08 Jan 2018

Sprint legend, Usain Bolt secures a trial with Borussia Dortmund

Olympic legend, Usain Bolt moves a step closer to his dream of becoming a professional football player as he takes up on the offer by Borussia Dortmund for a trial.

FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar for brawl at CWG trials

30 Dec 2017

FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar for brawl at CWG trials

Olympic medallist, Sushil Kumar, was booked by the Delhi police after a complaint which stated that his supporters beat up fellow wrestler Parveen Rana and his brother.

TOPS program targeted at Olympics flawed, says high-profile committee

27 Dec 2017

TOPS program targeted at Olympics flawed, says high-profile committee

Unhappy with the implementation of TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) program, the high-profile committee had written to the Sports Ministry asking for a status report.

Special Olympics gold medallist turns laborer

26 Dec 2017

Special Olympics gold medallist turns laborer

Government's apathy against sportspersons is something that is not new in our country.

Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test

14 Dec 2017

Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test

Renowned British cycling professional Chris Froome has claimed innocence after having failed drug test on his way to winning this year's Tour de Spain (Vuelta a Espana).

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

06 Dec 2017

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

India not ready to host Olympics yet says Abhinav Bindra

27 Nov 2017

India not ready to host Olympics yet says Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra, known for his sharp insights on sports development and management, said that India is not yet ready to host the Olympics as we do not have the right set up for it.

Former US Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

23 Nov 2017

Former US Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Larry Nassar, an ex-doctor with the US Olympic gymnastics team has pleaded guilty for sexually assaulting women and girls under his care.

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas accuses team doctor of sexual abuse

22 Nov 2017

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas accuses team doctor of sexual abuse

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas has accused the former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

Paris awarded 2024 Olympics; Los Angeles to host 2028 Games

14 Sep 2017

Paris awarded 2024 Olympics; Los Angeles to host 2028 Games

On Wednesday, Paris and Los Angeles were named as the host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively.

Brazil police probe Rio Olympics "vote-buying" scheme

06 Sep 2017

Brazil police probe Rio Olympics "vote-buying" scheme

On Tuesday, Brazilian officials alleged that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee to award last year's Games to Rio de Janeiro.

Mo Farah ends track career with a win at Zurich

26 Aug 2017

Mo Farah ends track career with a win at Zurich

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah brought the curtains down on his illustrious track career with a final win at the Zurich Diamond League 5000m event.

India's Olympic Task Force makes strong recommendations

19 Aug 2017

India's Olympic Task Force makes strong recommendations

The Olympic Task Force, a body formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016, submitted its final report which includes some strong recommendations to uplift India's performance in the upcoming Olympic events.

BCCI's stance on Olympics participation unlikely to change

10 Aug 2017

BCCI's stance on Olympics participation unlikely to change

In the recently concluded meeting between Committee of Administrators (CoA) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials, several important issues were discussed including India's stand on including cricket as an Olympic sport.

BCCI a hurdle in the inclusion of cricket in Olympics?

31 Jul 2017

BCCI a hurdle in the inclusion of cricket in Olympics?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not keen on backing the International Cricket Council's bid of including cricket in the Olympics.

Why is KD Jadhav's Olympic bronze medal up for auction?

26 Jul 2017

Why is KD Jadhav's Olympic bronze medal up for auction?

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav's Olympic bronze medal, independent India's first ever individual Olympic medal, has been put up for auction by the late wrestler's family.

Is India 2032 Olympics ready?

20 Jul 2017

Is India 2032 Olympics ready?

If one might have it, then India is contemplating of hosting the 2032 Olympics.

After McDonald's, Intel is IOC's new partner

22 Jun 2017

After McDonald's, Intel is IOC's new partner

Intel has replaced McDonald's as the International Olympic Committee partner, a week after the former deal ended.

Olympics deal cut short: No more of 'I'm Lovin' it'?

17 Jun 2017

Olympics deal cut short: No more of 'I'm Lovin' it'?

Yes, it's true! McDonald's is calling it quits with the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

Goldman Sachs' medal tally misses mark

22 Aug 2016

Goldman Sachs' medal tally misses mark

Goldman Sachs' medal tallies for the Olympics were off for several countries including India, Britain and Greece.