Acclaimed photographer Raghu Rai, who took pictures of Mary Kom at her home in Manipur, says she made quite an impression. PICS INSIDE
In the new world order, China took up the gauntlet, challenging the US over the last four editions. The brigade in red topped the gold tally in Beijing (51) ahead of the US (36). The US led in total medal count (110) with China (100) in touching distance.
Russian Yelena Lashmanova overhauled compatriot Olga Kaniskina in a thrilling final few metres to win the Olympic women's 20-km walk in a world record time of one hour 25 minutes two seconds on Saturday.
Germany won their second successive men's hockey gold on Saturday by beating the Netherlands 2-1 with Jan Philipp Rabente scoring twice in a fast-paced encounter.
France's Julie Bresset stormed to victory in the women's mountain bike cross country race to claim her maiden Olympic title on Saturday.
US Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst didn't go in for any false modesty Saturday as he contemplated America's place atop the medals table on the penultimate day of the London Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee on Saturday steered clear of disputes that have erupted between the boxing federation and major broadcasters NBC and BBC, saying it was up to the two sides in each case to settle their differences.
With the men's Olympic boxing medals to be decided this weekend, the sports' governing body announced Saturday it is sueing the BBC over repeated allegations of cash for medals.
Indian tea has struck "gold" at the London Olympics village if response to the brew, is an indication, a top official claimed today. Tea from India has received tremendous response from the Olympics village in London, R Ambalavanan, Executive Director of Tea Board of India said.
The Netherlands retained its women's Olympic field hockey title by controlling the second half and beating world champion Argentina 2-0 at Riverbank Arena.
Oscar Pistorius set precedents all the way along his journey to and through the London Games. In the end, it was all about this: Running in an Olympic final.
South Korea erupted with joy early Saturday after its men beat Asian rivals Japan 2-0 in the play-off for bronze to claim the country's first ever Olympic football medal.
Get ready for a star-studded spectacular show. Olympic Stadium is being transformed into a giant jukebox of British pop and pizazz for the closing ceremonies of the London Games.
Valentino Gallo scored three times to lift Italy to a 9-7 upset over gold medal-favorite Serbia, and Sandro Sukno netted two goals to power Croatia past Montenegro 7-5 and into the men's water polo final at the London Olympics.
Usain Bolt's dream of replicating his Beijing golden treble was kept alive today as his team-mates coasted through to the final of the 4x100m relay with ease.