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.

Varied emotions of Indian athletes as Olympic success sinks

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.

India at London Olympics: Top 5 flops

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.

Usain Bolt ruled Twitter during London Games

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 doom and gloom: Wins trump critics

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.

Olympics: Indians without a medal who deserve accolades

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.

Women hail landmark Olympic Games breakthrough

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.

Closing ceremony as Google's Doodle for Sunday

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.

Rogge bowled over by Olympic crowds

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.

Olympics: Aussie scatters father's ashes on track

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.

Bucketful of condoms in Olympic Village trigger probe

Olympics closing ceremony will be 'camp and cheesy', says music director

The London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday will be a "beautiful, cheeky, cheesy, camp, silly and thrilling" journey through British pop history, its musical director promised.

Olympics closing ceremony will be 'camp and cheesy', says music director

The Olympics: World's Fairs of the 21st century?

What World's Fairs once were, the Olympics have become: a chance to get along on a global level while holding onto national pride. Humanity gathering for what it hopes are larger, nobler, more lucrative purposes.

The Olympics: World's Fairs of the 21st century?

Olympics: This Australian minister will now wear British team kit

Australia's dismal showing at the Olympics will have consequences for the country's sports minister.

Olympics: This Australian minister will now wear British team kit

Going for gold: Royal Mail issues Olympian stamps

Instead of portraits of the queen, Britain is getting kings and queens of sports.

Going for gold: Royal Mail issues Olympian stamps

North Korea rages at 'naughty' tag in Aussie press

A Rupert Murdoch-controlled Australian tabloid on Wednesday laughed off a stinging rebuke from North Korea after it described the nuclear-armed state as "Naughty Korea" in its Olympic medal tallies.

North Korea rages at 'naughty' tag in Aussie press

Cheetah cubs named after fastest American sprinters

The 3-month-old cheetah cubs at the National Zoo in Washington have been named for the fastest American runners in the Olympics.

Cheetah cubs named after fastest American sprinters

Most popular and unpopular men of London Olympics

While Usain Bolt is probably the most popular man in the world this week, Ashley Gill was a fraction away from making himself the most unpopular man on the planet.

Most popular and unpopular men of London Olympics

Greece and the Olympics: Wishing for a ray of hope

Eight years after hosting the Olympic Games in the country where they were born, Greeks seem more interested in finding out if there will be light at the end of their dismal economic tunnel than showing concern about what is happening at the London Olympics.

Greece and the Olympics: Wishing for a ray of hope
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