Olympics 2012 Features
- Varied emotions of Indian athletes as Olympic success sinks
Gagan Narang's nightmare is over, Yogeshwar Dutt too doesn't need to live with the feeling of being an Olympic failure, while for Saina Nehwal the ghosts of Beijing have finally been exorcised.
- India at London Olympics: Top 5 flops
The 83-member strong Indian contingent was said to be the biggest but more importantly the strongest ever. However, India managed to win just 6 medals. Here's a look at the names who didn't live up to their billing in our top 5 flops at the London Games.
- Usain Bolt ruled Twitter during London Games
Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt dominated Twitter during the Olympics, the social networking site has revealed, with his gold in the 200 metres inspiring a staggering 80,000 tweets per minute.
- Olympics doom and gloom: Wins trump critics
For skeptics, the Olympics were deliciously doomed: London's transport network would surely fail, Britain's athletes would flop, rain would prevail and terrorists would strike. But then the sun came out after months of sodden skies, vehicles moved briskly, there were no attacks and British athletes reeled in a shocking 65 medals.
- Olympics: Indians without a medal who deserve accolades
While a rousing reception await the medal winners back home, let's not forget some of our fantastic athletes who came so near yet were far. Here's our compilation of top 5 athletes who deserve a little more than a polite pat on the back, saying well done.
- Women hail landmark Olympic Games breakthrough
Women made their mark on the Olympics like never before in London, the first Games ever to feature women in all 204 national teams and all 26 sports.
- Closing ceremony as Google's Doodle for Sunday
Google's final Doodle on Olympics represents the Olympics' closing ceremony and has animated representations from almost all the sports that were featured in the London Olympics.
- Rogge bowled over by Olympic crowds
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge gave a glowing assessment of the London Olympics on Thursday, saying the huge crowds at the event were the cornerstone of its success.
- Olympics: Aussie scatters father's ashes on track
An Australian woman has admitted taking the ashes of her late father - an Olympic silver medallist - trackside to the London Games and scattering them over the triple jump run-up.
- Bucketful of condoms in Olympic Village trigger probe
After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ordered when a bucket full of the unofficial latex was discovered.