HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014


Green tea could cloud Olympic doping tests

Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test.

Cities seeking 2020 Olympics fight it out

The five cities seeking to host the 2020 summer Olympics made back-to-back presentations to heads of national Olympic committees today, the first chance to see the proposals in polite but heartfelt competition.

‘Don’t expect more than two Olympic medals’

While young pugilists Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan basked in the glory of their newfound fame, their senior Vijender Singh seemed more attuned with the ground reality.

Protest groups set to ramp up campaigns

Green groups have formed a coalition against three high-profile London 2012 sponsors, the latest in a wave of protests that have heightened fears that demonstrators are ramping up their campaigns in the run-up to the Games in nearly 100 days' time.

Olympics 2012: Athletes to watch out for

With Wednesday marking the 100-day countdown to the London Olympics, it's time to take a look at some of the athletes who will stand out on the global stage this summer.

Not just a dream, it's about glittering metal

With the clock ticking for the start of the mega event, trends point at India improving their Beijing Olympic Games' showing in London. Saurabh Duggal reports. London-bound Indians

Demand in January, still awaiting delivery

India archers wanted new equipment early to get used to it ahead of the final qualifying event; association delays it till May to get discount. Navneet Singh reports. Eye on target

Chinese shun meat due to doping fear

Chinese athletes are swearing off meat ahead of the London Olympics out of fear that domestic pork, beef and lamb could contain substances banned under anti-doping rules.

'Inspire a generation': That's what Olympics want

With 100 days to go for the opening ceremony of the 2012  London Olympics, chairman of the Games organising committee Lord Sebastian Coe unveiled the motto “Inspire a generation” at Kew Gardens in London on Wednesday.

Vengsarkar and Shiny Abraham to get lifetime awards

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and Olympian Shiny Abraham Wilson will be honoured with the lifetime achievement awards during the Bluechip Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club annual function to be held in Town Hall on April 26.

Olympic football should only be for amateurs: Seaman

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman has poured cold water on the Olympic soccer tournament, saying only amateur players should be eligible to compete for gold.

Counter ambush

Small-time proprietors face heat amid strict ad policy.

'Decision to overrule life ban correct'

A ruling that would allow British drug offenders Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete in the London Olympics is the right one, and sends a “strong and powerful statement” regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency’s authority, the chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said.

NRAI writing protest letter to ISSF, IOC on London hotel drama

The NRAI on Monday decided to write a protest letter to various sports bodies after the Indian shooters, competing in the ISSF Shooting World Cup in London, were forced to spend a night at the hotel lobby due to the organising committee's irresponsible behaviour.

Junk that sponsor, say UK doctors

McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.
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