Winter Olympics: News

22 Nov 2021


Who is alpine skier Arif Mohammed Khan?

Alpine skier, Arif Mohammed Khan, has become the first Indian athlete to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics, slated to be held in Beijing.

23 Nov 2019

Russia News

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

15 Aug 2019


Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

The Olympics is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world.

01 Jun 2019

Russia News

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

In a highly controversial initiative, a Russian company is trying to return to the golden age of strict gender roles. Remember when women couldn't vote? So blissful, amirite? (This was sarcasm. Don't come for me.)

27 Feb 2019

Russia News

Putin takes down Olympic judo champions, then gets beaten

Russian President Vladimir Putin's is known for his impressive fitness profile and his love for judo.

28 Nov 2018


Explosion outside chemical plant in northern China kills 22

A huge explosion outside a chemical plant in China's northern Hebei province today killed at least 22 people and left as many others injured.

20 Jul 2018


Tap-and-go debit/credit cards for hassle-free metro, bus, train travel

In line with the government's target of 30-billion digital transactions in the current year, the Ministry of Finance has asked banks to issue near-field communication (NFC)-enabled tap-and-go debit and credit cards that can be used beyond merchant transactions for services like metro, train, and bus travel.

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.

13 May 2018

South Korea

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

North Korea will destroy Punggye-Ri nuclear test site later this month, ahead of the US summit, it has said, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

26 Apr 2018

South Korea

Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit on Friday, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

24 Apr 2018

Academy Awards

Date set for 91st Oscars already!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the entire schedule for the 91st Oscars. The ceremony will air on February 24, 2019.

06 Mar 2018

South Korea

N-Korea ready to negotiate with US on abandoning nuclear-weapons: Kim

North Korea is willing to begin negotiations with the US on abandoning its nuclear weapons, the country's leader Kim Jong-un reportedly told South Korean envoys.

28 Feb 2018

Russia News

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia after it was barred from this month's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games over state-sponsored doping.

25 Feb 2018

Russia News

IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics

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

20 Feb 2018

South Korea

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.

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.

14 Feb 2018

Sexual Harassment

Sexual assault allegations resurface against Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White

As Shaun White cemented his status as the snowboarding legend by winning a record third gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, his achievement is eclipsed by the emergence of sexual assault allegations made against him in the past.

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.

10 Feb 2018

South Korea

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.

09 Feb 2018

South Korea

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.

08 Feb 2018


Meet Shiva Keshavan, India's Winter Olympics Legend

Meet India's only five-time Winter Olympian, 36-year-old Shiva Keshavan.

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.

01 Feb 2018

Russia News

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.

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.

20 Jan 2018

South Korea

North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe for next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

10 Jan 2018


Aanchal Thakur creates history; gets India their 1st-medal in skiing

This girl from Manali, Aanchal Thakur, is making the country proud.

06 Dec 2017

South Korea

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.

07 Mar 2017


Avalanche buries several skiers in Tignes, France

According to local emergency services, several skiers were buried in the avalanche that hit the French resort of Tignes.

23 Dec 2016


Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championship

35-year old Shiva Keshavan won gold medal in the Asian Luge Championship in Nagano.