Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sport

Beijing Olympics ends; focus turns to London 2012

AT the end of 16 wonderful days in Sydney in the spring of 2000, no one thought the Olympic Games could possibly get better. They just have. Notwithstanding the political backdrop, the Beijing Olympics have been a breathtaking success. In almost...

What to look forward to at London 2012

SO we thought Beijing was going to be bad - from athletes to media to fans, we worried about the smog, the police, the repression, the food. Every concern under the sun was aired and most, it turned...

China dazzles in 29th Olympics

The Beijing Olympics ended with a blaze of deafening fireworks on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a Games that dazzled the world with sporting brilliance and showcased the might of modern day China. The sporting extravaganza failed to quell...

Ukrainian weightlifter expelled

Ukrainian weightlifter Igor Razoronov has become the sixth athlete kicked out of the Beijing Olympics for doping. The International Olympic Committee says Razoronov tested positive for the steroid nandrolone after finishing sixth in the 105-kilogram (231.5 pounds) division. The IOC...

Spitz easily wins Olympic mountain bike gold

Sabine Spitz of Germany took the gold medal in the Olympic women’s mountain bike race at the Olympics on Saturday, adding it to the bronze she won at the Athens Games four years ago. Spitz finished six laps around the...

Argentina win Olympic football title

Playing through sweltering heat, Angel di Maria provided the finish to another piece of magic from Lionel Messi, helping Argentina defeat Nigeria and win its second straight Olympic soccer title. Di Maria collected Messi’s expertly timed through ball in...

Dutch clinch women’s hockey gold

The Netherlands defeated hosts China 2-0 to win the final of the women’s hockey tournament on Friday and go one better than in Athens four years ago. Second-half goals from Naomi van As (50th) and Maartje Goderi (62nd) gave...

Bhiwani coach to get Rs.2.5 mn reward

The Haryana government on Friday announced that Jagdish Singh, who coached Akhil Kumar, Vijender Kumar and Jitender Kumar for the Beijing Olympics, will be given a reward of Rs.2.5 million for producing world-class boxers. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh...

No proof of underage gymnasts: IOC

The International Olympic Committee on Friday claimed that there was still no proof that anyone cheated about the ages of several members of China’s women gymnastic team. The Chinese gymnastics federation has presented information to the IOC to support its...

Olympics: Seven great moments

After two weeks of competition the Beijing Olympics 2008 has left an untold memories. The eight great moments are: Nick Willis This man is here as much for the event he’s in as for who he is. Nick Willis...