India will not have a gold medal to show from the London Olympic Games as wrestler Sushil Kumar settled for a silver in the 66kg free style category after being outclassed by Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 3-1 in the gold medal bout, in London on Sunday. Nevertheless, the Indian wrestler recorded...
Russia's Evgenia Kanaeva has become the first woman to win two Olympic rhythmic gymnastics all-around titles. The 22-year-old outshone another Russian, Daria Dmitrieva, on Saturday as the duo finished well ahead of other opponents. Kanaeva leapfrogged Dmitrieva, who occupied the top spot after the first day of the competition, courtesy...
LONDON : The crowd booed and international announcers openly criticised yet another unjust boxing decision that prevented Kaew Pongprayoon from winning a gold medal Sunday morning. The crowd, foreign commentators and millions around the world saw Kaew defeat Zou Shiming of China for the gold medal in the light flyweight...
LONDON — One of the most appealing aspects of Olympic volleyball is the fast, furious pace of the matches. Japan vs. South Korea demonstrated these traits in the Olympic women's volleyball bronze-medal match Saturday at Earls Court. Coach Masayoshi Manabe's team was stronger, more consistent in all aspects of the match...
German hammer thrower Betty Heidler nearly lost out on a bronze medal on Friday evening due to a computer failure. Judges re-measured her throw by hand after some confusion and heated protest from both the German and Chinese teams. A computer failure during the transmission of the measurements meant that...
Usain Bolt secured his second hat-trick of sprint gold medals as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay in a new world record time of 36.84 seconds. Having already become the first man in Olympic history to do a sprint double double - winning both the 100m and 200m at consecutive Games...
Great Britain's Mo Farah won his second gold medal of London 2012 when he powered to victory in the 5000m final to add to his 10000m triumph. He began the race at the back of the Kenyan and Ethiopian-dominated field, before moving up to the middle as the athletes remained...
Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the Olympic final and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico stun Brazil 2-1 Saturday and win its first gold in football. Peralta took advantage of a mistake by the Brazilian defense in the game's opening minute and slotted a...
Hong Myung Bo hailed his Republic of Korea 'dream team' after watching them win the bronze medal with a 2-0 victory over Japan at the Millennium Stadium.Goals from Arsenal's Park Chuyoung and captain Koo Jacheol sealed their first Olympic Football medal, and further enhanced Hong's reputation having captained the...
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page won gold after a re-arranged medal race in the men's 470 class Sailing. Great Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell took silver after just falling short of gold on the south coast today. The British pair came into the medal race with second-place assured and aiming...
A U.S. athlete is under fire by some in the Mexican-American community for carrying a Mexican flag after winning a silver medal in the 1,500 meters. Leo Manzano, a Mexican immigrant who became the first American man to win a medal in the metric mile since 1968, draped himself in...
Sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie go by the name Team Jolly and they were just that early this morning (NZT) after they won gold in the women's 470 at Weymouth. The pair went into the medal race locked on equal points with Great Britain's Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark...
The Spice Girls are set to reunite for a performance at the Olympic Games closing ceremony after pictures emerged of them rehearsing for the concert. Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton were pictured going through their routine during a practice session for the event on...
Two German pairs paddled to Olympic glory within an hour of each other on the Dorney Lake on Thursday, which meant that Germany leapfrogged France in the medals table to take 6th place.Germany's Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela won the 1,000-metre canoe sprint title, while Franziska Weber and Tina...
The US women’s football team captured a third successive Olympics gold by beating Japan 2-1 in the final at Wembley on Thursday. Carli Lloyd headed the opener in the eighth minute and scored with a shot from the edge of the area in the 54th to double the lead, before...
Rudisha, 23, stormed through the first lap in 49.28 seconds and powered to a stunning victory in one minute 40.91secs, taking 0.10s off his previous record as all eight finalists set record times. Eighteen-year-old Nijel Amos of Botswana claimed silver in a world junior record of 1:41.73, ahead of 17-year-old...
Jade Jones kicked down the door to the taekwondo final, but it was heartbreak for her Team GB colleague Martin Stamper, who must fight for bronze after losing his semi-final to Servet Tazegul. Unseeded Jones scored a 10-6 win over Taiwan's Li-Cheng Tseng to guarantee herself at least a silver...
Entertainer Usain Bolt made sure the crowd went home happy as he won the 200m – but could have smashed his record if he hadn’t posed for the cameras. The fastest man in the world seemed to be more concerned with celebrating and silencing his critics as he slowed up...
In a stunning incident, South Korean fencer Shin Alam saw one second last far too long in her individual epee semifinal against Germany’s Britta Heidemann. She and her coach appealed, and she stayed alone on the piste for nearly 70 minutes sobbing. The appeal was rejected and thrown mentally, Shin lost...
LONDON — After one week of unsettling silence, Japan finally has gold again. Make that two!Kaori Icho became the first Japanese female athlete to win three consecutive Olympic titles when she claimed the women's wrestling 63-kilogram gold at the London Games on Wednesday. And Olympic debutante Hitomi Obara took home...
Robert Harting won the men's Olympic discus title on Tuesday with a throw of 68.27 metres to give Germany their first athletics gold medal of the London Games. The 27-year-old - who has not been beaten in two years - edged out Ehsan Hadadi, who won Iran's first ever...
Norway's Eirik Veras Larsen won gold today in the men's Kayak Single (K1) 1000m at Eton Dorney, while in the Canoe Single (C1) 1000m, Sebastian Brendel of Germany took the title. World champion Adam van Koeverden finished second in the K1 to claim silver, while Max Hoff from Germany...
Usain Bolt edged ever nearer to the legendary status he craves after cruising into the 200 metres final with contemptuous ease at London 2012. While many would already consider the Jamaican superstar a legend for winning triple gold in Beijing and defending his 100m title here on Sunday, Bolt himself...
Taoufik Makhloufi, the Algerian middle-distance runner who was expelled from the Games on Monday, was reinstated on Tuesday – and went on to win gold in the men's 1,500m race. He won in a time of 3 minutes 34.08 seconds, while an American, Leonel Manzano, took silver in 3:34.79, and...
MOSCOW - The performance of the Russian delegation in the London Olympics should be assessed after the games, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. "We must take a look at the results of the whole Olympic Games and only after that one would be able to say where we succeeded...
American swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt are not the only athletes breaking sports records. A handful of combative and little known OlympiaOne of the thrills of the Olympics is watching the world’s top athletes smash Olympic and world records as they race, hurl and dive toward...
World champion Sally Pearson edged an American trio to claim 100 metres hurdles Olympic gold for Australia at the London Games on Tuesday. Pearson broke down on the track in tears of delight and disbelief when victory with a 2012 world best of 12.35 seconds was confirmed. The 2008 gold medallist...
The 36-year-old powered his way to victory in the final cycling race of London 2012 to win his sixth Olympic gold – one more than rower Sir Steve Redgrave. The pair embraced in the Velodrome after Sir Chris surged through the field to claim the keirin title in the  final...
  Yang Hak-seon has continuously said that his dream was to build a house for his poor parents, currently living in a makeshift greenhouse, if he won gold at the London Olympics. The 19-year-old gymnast triumphed in the men’s vault Tuesday (KST) and his dream is now a reality. “I cannot actually...
THE Big Dog was barking and the Kookaburras got their smile back after Australia stormed into the Olympic hockey semi-finals today. Ric Charlesworth's world champion Kookaburras left the doubts created by two chastening draws behind them to give Pakistan a 7-0 spanking that allowed Australia to finish top of...