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English Football Association wants British team at Rio Olympics

Mar 03, 2015

English Football Association wants British team at Rio Olympics

A combined British soccer team could take part in next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the English Football Association signalled its intent to enter the qualification process. #England #Ireland #Scotland #SportsTracker #London 2012 #FA #Rio 2016 #Football Association #Rio Olympics #welsh
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
French Olympic champion quits swimming to make a living

Sep 14, 2012

French Olympic champion quits swimming to make a living

Olympic 4x100 freestyle relay champion Clement Lefert has quit swimming to go back to university, saying he will not be able to make a living out of his sport. #France #NewsTracker #Swimming #London 2012 #Clement Lefert
Aussies blame lack of unity for poor showing at Olympics

Sep 14, 2012

Aussies blame lack of unity for poor showing at Olympics

Australian swimmers suffered their worst Olympic performance for 20 years in London, failing to win an individual title and ending up with one relay gold, six silver and three bronze medals. #Australia #Olympics #Swimming #London 2012
Good morning Britain: After Olympics you still have money problems

Sep 14, 2012

Good morning Britain: After Olympics you still have money problems

The Olympics have done much to feed illusions that borrowing and spending could continue as before, and be stepped up too, as though the net debt wasn't rising. #HowThisWorks #DebtCrisis #Olympics #London 2012 #Britain Economy
No sponsor for Kashyap despite shining at Olympics

Sep 06, 2012

No sponsor for Kashyap despite shining at Olympics

Though badminton is gaining in popularity and the prize money has also gone up substantially in the last few years, the lack of a sponsor has prompted Kashyap to rethink about his career. #Badminton #NewsTracker #Olympics #London 2012 #P Kashyap