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  • IOC says London ready to welcome the world Mar 30, 2012 07:16 PM IST

    IOC says London ready to welcome the world

    London is fully prepared to welcome the world at this year's summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday following the 10th and final visit of its inspection commission.

  • Syrians on sanctions list not welcome at Games - UK Mar 28, 2012 07:16 PM IST

    Syrians on sanctions list not welcome at Games - UK

    Syrian athletes will be able to take part in the London Olympics this summer but any of the country's officials covered by a European Union travel ban will not be welcome at the Games, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

  • Indian hockey is rich in talent, says coach Nobbs Mar 14, 2012 05:22 PM IST

    Indian hockey is rich in talent, says coach Nobbs

    We are celebrating the Indian men’s hockey team entry into the London Olympics. Some have already started dreaming of a medal, while the doomsdayers have cautioned of the long road ahead

  • Dow Chemicals to remain London Olympics sponsor Jan 27, 2012 02:32 PM IST

    Dow Chemicals to remain London Olympics sponsor

    Despite the resignation of the Ethics panel chief, the London Olympic Committee stands firm, says Dow will remain a sponsor for the Olympic Games. The London Olympics Organisisng Committee said on Friday that Dow Chemicals will remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics.

  • 5 Sporting Events You Should Not Miss Jan 13, 2012 07:46 PM IST

    5 Sporting Events You Should Not Miss

    5 Sporting Events You Should Not Miss

  • Emirates to sponsor UK's first cable car Oct 07, 2011 11:55 PM IST

    Emirates to sponsor UK's first cable car

    Dubai's flagship Emirates airline will sponsor Britain's first urban cable car spanning London's river Thames, saying it hoped the new addition to the city's skyline would be ready for next year's Olympics.

  • London 2012 assigns first volunteer roles Sep 21, 2011 10:55 PM IST

    London 2012 assigns first volunteer roles

    The first of 70,000 volunteers needed to make sure next year's London Olympics run smoothly were assigned their roles on Wednesday.

  • Mahindra Satyam eyes slice of Gulf sports industry IT biz Sep 14, 2011 07:56 PM IST

    Mahindra Satyam eyes slice of Gulf sports industry IT biz

    Mahindra Satyam, which provides infrastructure management services to international football body FIFA, today unveiled plans to leverage this association to position itself as a one-stop shop in the Middle East for addressing the sports industry's technological needs.

  • Chunky and bold, London reveals medals for 2012 Games Jul 28, 2011 09:58 AM IST

    Chunky and bold, London reveals medals for 2012 Games

    The thousands of athletes striving to compete at London 2012 now know what treasure awaits at the end of their long and tortuous journeys after the medals for next year's Olympics were revealed in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, one year before the start of the Games.

  • Olympics: London enters final countdown with a splash Jul 27, 2011 04:11 PM IST

    Olympics: London enters final countdown with a splash

    The London Olympics entered its final year countdown on Wednesday with diver Tom Daley poised to make a splash in the newly-opened Aquatics Centre before the call goes out to the world to come and join the party.

  • Istanbul to bid for 2020 summer Olympics: IOC Jul 08, 2011 07:00 PM IST

    Istanbul to bid for 2020 summer Olympics: IOC

    Istanbul will be trying for a fifth time host a summer Olympics since their first attempt for the 2000 Games when the Turkish city bids to host the 2020 Games, a senior International Olympic Committee member said on Friday.

  • IOA lambasts sports min for losing sight of London Olympics Jun 02, 2011 09:25 AM IST

    IOA lambasts sports min for losing sight of London Olympics

    New Delhi, June 1 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association today criticised the Sports Ministry for loosing sight of 2012 London Olympics and concentrating more on bringing in the "draconian" National Sports Development Legislation to mar the autonomy of NSFs.

  • UK weighs special unit to combat Olympics bad news Feb 06, 2011 02:39 PM IST

    UK weighs special unit to combat Olympics bad news

    Britain's Foreign Office should set up a "rapid response unit" ahead of the 2012 Olympics to rebuff or correct negative stories which could damage the country's reputation, lawmakers said on Sunday.

  • Six weeks to apply for London 2012 tickets from March Jan 16, 2011 10:51 AM IST

    Six weeks to apply for London 2012 tickets from March

    Sports fans will have six weeks to apply for tickets for the Olympics, starting from March 15, organisers said on Saturday.

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