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Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Nov 21, 2014

Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio. #ImagesOfTheDay #London 2012 #Summer Olympic Games #Beijing 2008 #Mascot #Misha #Athens 2004 #Rio Olympics #Fu Niu Lele #Wenlock #Moscow 1980 #Mandeville #Athena
Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal for doping

Jul 13, 2013

Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal for doping

Olympic women's shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games a week ago after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. Two urine samples taken from the Belarussian before and after her win last Monday tested positive for metenolone, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a statement on Monday, the day after the Games ended. "Ostapchuk is disqualified from the women's shot put event, where she had placed first (and) is excluded from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012," the statement said #Olympics London 2012
Life after Olympics Vijay Kumar on living as a champion

Jan 04, 2013

Life after Olympics Vijay Kumar on living as a champion

Firstpost spoke to Vijay Kumar on life after Olympics how hard it is to live as a champion, whether India's young shooters are pushing him to the limit and whether he feels there's been a change in the way India treat their Olympians. #VeryUpClose #Olympics #London 2012 #Vijay Kumar #25m rapid fire pistol
Man on trial for abusing, throwing bottle at Bolt during Olympics

Jan 04, 2013

Man on trial for abusing, throwing bottle at Bolt during Olympics

The Jamaican sprinter did not hear the abuse or see a green Heineken bottle land behind the starting line, and went on to win the race in 9.63 seconds, the second-fastest time recorded. #NewsTracker #Usain Bolt #Olympics #London 2012
The most spectacular sports images of 2012

Dec 28, 2012

The most spectacular sports images of 2012

Sport produces moments of action, emotion and beauty. Here are some of the most spectacular images from this year's busy sports calendar. #Sebastian Vettel #Lionel Messi #London 2012 #Olympics 2012 #Rear View 2012 #Best sports photos

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Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Sep 03, 2012

Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

What Pistorius achieved by complaining that the IPC needed to clarify the rules about the length of blades for Paralympic athletes, was to make the games even more mainstream. #HowThisWorks #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #London 2012 #Paralympics #Alan Oliveira
Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

Aug 29, 2012

Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

These are the role models that show anything is possible. They hold up a mirror to the rest of us who sit on our asses tweeting all day and make us look thoroughly lazy and feel rightly guilty. #InMyOpinion #Olympics #Oscar Pistorius #London 2012 #Paralympic