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Lords of the rings: 12 greatest Olympics athletes

About 157 nations, 10,500 athletes and 17 days of breath-taking action for the ultimate glory. With less than 100 days left for Olympics 2012 to commence in London, here's a look at twelve greatest Olympians of our times.

Bhopal tragedy victim asks India to boycott London Olympics

A victim of the Bhopal gas tragedy has asked India to boycott the London Olympics to protest against Dow Chemicals sponsoring the sports event.

Garima makes cut for London

Garima Chaudhary on Wednesday became the only judoka from the country to book a London Olympic Games berth via a continental quota place. Sharad Deep reports.

Aiming for gold and glory: 10 athletes to watch at London Olympics

We will see about 157 nations and 10,500 athletes participating through 17 days of breath-taking action. Aiming for gold and the ultimate glory the world's greatest athletes will descend on London. Here are 10 to watch for when the Games get underway... In pics

Olympic flame lit for London Games

The Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece today, in a solemn ceremony filled with mystery and tradition that signals the final countdown to the start of this year's summer Games in London.

Shooter Mark squirms under ‘mankini’ bet

Australian Olympic shooting gold medallist Russell Mark is set to parade in a lime-green “mankini” made famous by the movie character “Borat” at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics as the penalty for losing a bet.

Olympics: Top Oz boxing hope banned for doping

Australian national women's boxing champion Bianca Elmir, a top Olympic medal prospect, has been banned from competition after failing a doping test, reports said on Wednesday.

Magnificent Mary makes the cut

Women's boxing legend MC Mary Kom spoke of her immense relief after she was handed an Olympic lifeline on Friday — without even throwing a punch. Booking an Olympic berth

London 2012 torch relay starts in Britain

Sailor Ben Ainslie was the first torchbearer as the Olympic flame began its 70-day journey around Britain and Ireland on Saturday ahead of the 2012 London Games.

Liu turns it on ahead of Olympics

China's Liu Xiang put himself in pole position for the Olympic 110m hurdles Saturday as he beat the world outdoor and indoor champions with a season-leading 12.97sec at the Shanghai Diamond League meet.

Gebrselassie 10k dream on course

Ethiopian running star Haile Gebrselassie won the Great Manchester Run on Sunday in the fastest 10 kilometres time of the year.

Blowout: Olympic flame goes out for first time in 2012 relay

The Olympic flame went out on Monday for the first time since the torch relay for the 2012 London Games began before being relit from a "mother flame" kept on standby for mishaps, organisers said.

Alcohol banned for Russians at London Games

Members of the Russian team and delegation attending the 2012 London Olympics are to be banned from drinking alcohol during the competition, according to reports here on Monday.

Want a torch? Visit eBay

Some of Britain's Olympic torchbearers have been making the most of their country's special moment -- by selling their torches on eBay, attracting bids of over £150,000.

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