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Norway has 1st gold, China, US in close medal race

A 36-year-old canoeist gave Norway its first gold medal of the London Olympics today as China and the United States continued their intense games-long competition for top spot on the medal table.

Wrestlers keen to provide late sparks to India's Olympic campaign

Indian grapplers will join the Olympic action from tomorrow hoping to provide the late sparks to the contingent's campaign which has so far not really lived upto expectation with the flop show of many of the serious medal contenders.

Olympics 2012: Vikas Gowda finishes eighth with below par effort

India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics with a below-par effort in London on Tuesday.

Spotlight on boxers Mary Kom and Devendro Singh

The spotlight will be on the diminutive MC Mary Kom as she attempts to create history by becoming the first Indian to reach the final of the boxing event of Olympic Games when she takes on Nicola Adams of Great Britain in what promises to be a high-voltage contest, tomorrow.

I will now shift to light heavy category, says Vijender

India's star boxer Vijender Singh, whose dream of bagging back-to-back Olympic medals has come crashing down, is planning to change his weight category to light heavy (81 kg) in a bid to win more medals for the country in the mega event.

Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake

Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres later this week.

Bolt enjoys light workout in 200 heat

Usain Bolt began his bid to complete an unprecedented Olympic sprint double-double when the Jamaican breezed through his opening 200 metres heat with the minimum of fuss today. The 200m finals are on Thursday, where Bolt is confident of a win. The five fastest 100m sprints | Perfect  10... almost | High five | Sprint records

Former hockey players lambast 'bunch of mediocre' Olympians

There is a dearth of quality hockey players in India and the present national team possesses a "bunch of mediocre" individuals who are just satisfied to be Olympians, feel yesteryear stars of the game.

Favourite Brazil plays South Korea in Olympic semifinals

One by one, they were all knocked out. Uruguay, Spain, Britain. Brazil is the only favorite left in the men's Olympic football tournament, so it has no excuse for leaving the London Games with anything less than the gold.

London Games make Wimbledon more lively, colourful

The Olympics changed Wimbledon, which became a more lively, colorful place, from the purple backstops to tennis outfits of every hue. And Wimbledon changed Olympic tennis, too, raising the profile of an event that has long operated in the shadows of the Games' more traditional sports.

Vijay Kumar wants to quit Indian Army

London Olympic silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar on Monday said that he wants to leave Indian Army as he has not been given a single promotion in last six years despite good performances at the national and international levels.

CAS rejects India's appeal on Vikas Krishan

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Monday rejected India's appeal, filed after boxer Vikas Krishan was controversially eliminated from the London Olympics.

Del Potro beats Djokovic to take bronze

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro won the Olympic bronze medal in the men's singles on Sunday after a 7-5, 6-4 win over world number two Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.

India not to protest Manoj's ouster

Fuming they might be after medal hope Manoj Kumar's controversial ouster from the Olympic Games, but the Indian boxing team decided against filing a protest against the pre-quarterfinal loss here.

India appeals to CAS against AIBA's decision on Vikas

India on Saturday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports after the country's protest against the controversial ouster of 69kg boxing medal hope Vikas Krishan from the Olympics was rejected by the world governing body of the game here.
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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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