Fed up with the government's lack of support, Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda almost quit athletics. He wanted to take up a job and settle down. Had it not been for his coach's support, he would have been working in some nondescript town of Karnataka. Priya Mahindroo reports.
Disappointed at not winning gold for India in the recent London Olympics, wrestler Sushil Kumar today said if he had attacked the Japanese opponent first then he could have easily defeated him in the final.
The world's fastest man Jamaica's Usain Bolt, who claimed three gold medals at the London Olympics, has said he is considering switching sprinting for long jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Delhi government has decided to enhance award announced for London Olympics silver medal winner wrestler Sushil Kumar from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore. The proposal was cleared by the Cabinet on Thursday.
The cricketing world may soon get a player impossible to run out - Usain Bolt. The world's fastest man may play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League, with spin king Shane Warne leading the campaign to bring him to Australia.
Straight from a triumphant Olympic campaign, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt dazzled dancing fans with a turn as a DJ at a London nightclub early today.
The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay on Saturday.
Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk on Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the process.
Usain Bolt may believe he is now worthy of the legend tag and be on a par with Michael Johnson - but he arguably surpasses the American because he can win and entertain at the same time.
"Legend." A small word, but with such weight of meaning. Usain Bolt bandied it around a lot before the London Olympics, saying these would be the games where he wanted to become one. He did.
Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at the London Games.
Sally Pearson of Australia set a new Olympics record to win the gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles while reinstated Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi produced a stunning burst in the last 300 meters to be proclaimed the men's 1,500 metres champion.
Three years after suffering the indignation of having her gender questioned, South Africa's Caster Semenya will walk into London's Olympic stadium for the opening ceremony sporting a broad smile and carrying her country's flag.
They are the shining ambassadors of young India. Seven athletes in the 81-member contingent are teenagers and they're loving the attention being showered on them.