Athletics

  • Sep 24, 2013 16:18 IST

    Steroid stanozolol was Ben Johnson's downfall

    This week is the 25th anniversary of Ben Johnson's victory in the Seoul Olympics 100 metres final and his subsequent disqualification for doping.

  • Sep 11, 2012 22:50 IST

    Paralympian Girisha accorded a warm reception

    Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport in New Delhi on his arrival from the London Paralympic Games, where he won a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event.

  • Aug 12, 2012 20:30 IST

    Ram Singh Yadav finishes 78th in marathon

    Ram Singh Yadav, India's lone entrant in men's marathon, failed to replicate the feat through which he qualified for the Olympic Games on the winding streets of London as he finished a distant 78th from 105 starters on Sunday.

  • Aug 12, 2012 12:33 IST

    Olympic athletics: US women power to 4x400m relay gold

    The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay on Saturday.

  • Aug 12, 2012 11:25 IST

    Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold

    Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.

  • Aug 12, 2012 11:17 IST

    Olympic athletics: Russia's Lashmanova wins walk in record time

    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.

  • Aug 11, 2012 12:50 IST

    Alptekin leads Turkey 1-2 in women's 1500m

    Asli Cakir Alptekin led a shock 1-2 for Turkey when she won the women's Olympic 1500m on Friday in 4min 10.23sec, handing her country a first-ever gold medal in track and field.

  • Aug 10, 2012 14:22 IST

    Bolt a legend with the X-Factor

    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.

  • Aug 08, 2012 14:21 IST

    Bolt, Brathwaite anxiously eyeing semis

    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.

  • Jul 15, 2012 21:16 IST

    Greene post sparks Team GB Twitter warning

    The British Olympic Association (BOA) have reminded their athletes to act "carefully and responsibly" when using social media after world champion Dai Greene broke their guidelines.

  • Jul 16, 2012 00:15 IST

    A few good men

    HT takes a look at the male athletes most likely to conjure up magical moments that will live on long after the summer ends... The real Olympic yardstick

  • Jul 16, 2012 19:56 IST

    Russian athletes mustn't 'fool around' in London: Medvedev

    Russian athletes must ignore the lavish parties and cultural exhibitions at the Olympics and focus on training rather than "fooling around", Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.

  • Jul 17, 2012 23:26 IST

    Indian athletes lose doping case in CAS

    The six Indian women athletes, who were caught for steroid doping last year, lost their case in the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland as it upheld the IAAF's appeal to impose two-year ban on them.

  • Jul 24, 2012 01:29 IST

    Anju writes off Indian challenge in track & field

    Former long jumper Anju Bobby George said that the country has no chance of winning a medal at the track and field events.

  • Jul 25, 2012 08:40 IST

    Help coming way of athlete Santhi Soundarajan

    Winner of 11 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state Tamil Nadu, Santhi Soundarajan saw herself pushed down and humiliated, then forgotten and forced to slog it out in a brick kiln for sustenance. But now help is on way.