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South Africa's Semenya makes Olympics debut 3 years after gender firestorm updated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:46:00

South African runner Caster Semenya took second place in her Olympic debut Wednesday, three years after a gender controversy sidelined her career and overshadowed her victory in the world championships.

Indian court: Commonwealth organizer can't attend Olympic ceremonyupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 04:08:00

An Indian court has ruled that the organizer of the scandal-plagued 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi is forbidden from attending the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Indian athlete under pressure to prove her gender after accusationsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 09:39:00

A retired gold medal-winning athlete in India is under pressure to prove she is female after her partner accused of deception and sexual assault, police said Friday.

Human to Hero: Britain's heptathlon medal hope Jessica Ennis updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 07:22:00

Former world champion Jessica Ennis is one of Great Britain's big medal hopes for the London 2012 Olympics.

India grants bail to Commonwealth Games' chief updated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:36:00

An Indian court granted bail Thursday to the organizer of the 2010 Commonwealth Games almost nine months after he was arrested on corruption charges related to the international sporting event.

India's government seeks way forward on controversial anti-corruption billupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 06:50:00

India's beleaguered government huddled with various political parties Wednesday, trying to come up with a way forward on an anti-corruption bill as ailing, elderly campaigner Anna Hazare continued his fast for a second day to protest legislation he slammed as too weak to deal with endemic graft. Nick Zaccardi: Beijing golden girl Adlington could rule London pool for Britainupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 11:10:00

Rebecca Adlington won two gold medals in Beijing, broke the 19-year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800-meter freestyle, and became Great Britain's most successful Olympic swimmer in a century -- all at the age of 19. What does she plan for an encore?

Arrested Commonwealth Games organizer faces sandal attackupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 08:11:00

A man took off his sandal and charged toward Suresh Kalmadi, the chief organizer of last year's Commonwealth Games, as the arrested official arrived for a court hearing Tuesday.

India arrests its Commonwealth Games organizerupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 08:17:00

India's federal police Monday arrested the chief organizer of last year's Commonwealth Games for suspected corruption.

India vows corruption ombudsman after fast pulls crowdsupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 11:41:00

India's beleaguered prime minister pledged to introduce a long-pending anti-graft legislation in parliament after a 72-year-old reformist indefinite hunger strike over corruption galvanized public support.

India charges ex-minister, firms in telecom scandalupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 20:27:00

A former government minister in India is among a dozen defendants charged in a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal that has rocked the country's coalition government and investor confidence in Asia's third-largest economy, federal police said Saturday.

India makes high-profile arrests in Commonwealth Games scandalupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 03:14:00

India's federal police have arrested two senior officials involved in organizing last year's troubled Commonwealth Games in New Delhi for suspected corruption.

India orders cross-party probe into massive scandalupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 02:59:00

Cornered by his critics over his handling of corruption in government, India's prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday accepted opposition demands for a wider, cross-party investigation into a massive telecom scandal that has rattled his administration, now in its second term.

Gold medal runner goes extra mile to inspire youthupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 05:42:00

It's only been four months since Moses Kipsiro won double gold at the Commonwealth Games in India. And like the natural runner he is, Kipsiro is taking his newfound celebrity status in his stride.

Moses Kipsiro's giant Stridesupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 05:42:00

Ugandan running champion Moses Kipsiro shows young runners that no obstacle is too large to overcome.

Swimming great Thorpe to return to the poolupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 05:09:00

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is to return to competitive swimming and is targeting the 2012 London Olympics to add to his impressive medals tally.

Corruption 'alarms' Indian executivesupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 07:28:00

A group of India's top business leaders and eminent citizens are urging the nation's political establishment to tackle corruption as a series of high-profile scandals rocked the world's second-fastest growing major economy. Brian Cazeneuve: U.S. skiing doesn't take any time off; more Olympic notesupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 17:31:00

So much for the idea that Lindsey Vonn and the rest of the U.S. ski team would have a down season in the post-Olympic year. Vonn and fellow Olympic champ Ted Ligety both earned decisive victories in World Cup events as the Cup tour made its annual fall pass through North America. Vonn captured the Super G race in Lake Louise, Alberta on Sunday, while Ligety won the giant slalom event on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colo. It marked the first time since 2006 that two U.S. alpine skiers had won World Cup events on the same day.

Eight executives arrested in latest Indian financial scandalupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 09:26:00

Indian federal police have arrested eight financial executives suspected of facilitating loans in exchange for bribes, the latest in a string of corruption scandals jolting Asia's third-largest economy.

India's prime minister announces Commonwealth Games inquiryupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 16:47:00

With the 2010 Commonwealth Games a part of history, India's prime minister has ordered a high-level probe into troubling corruption and mismanagement allegations.

Third Nigerian fails Commonwealth Games drugs testupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 14:05:00

Folashade Abugan is the third Nigerian athlete to have failed a drugs test at the Commonwealth Games in India, where she won two silver medals, it was revealed on Friday.

Indian pair add table tennis gold to host nation's medals haulupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 09:16:00

Indian pair Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha added another Commonwealth Games gold to the host nation's collection on Wednesday, beating Singapore in the men's doubles table tennis final.

Commonwealth Games come to a close on high note for Indiaupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 14:10:00

India's hosting of the 2010 Commonwealth Games ended on a high note on Thursday as badminton player Saina Nehwal won a dramatic final gold of the 11-day competition to put her country second in the overall medal table.

India make Games history as Oludamola loses goldupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 14:36:00

India's women claimed an historic gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday, as women's 100m champion Osayemi Oludamola was officially stripped of her title.

Hosts India enjoy golden day at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 12:40:00

Hosts India surged into second place in the medals table on Sunday with a mini-gold rush which at last drew large crowds to the crisis-ridden Commonwealth Games.

Fifth gold for Coutts as Australian medal rush continuesupdated: Sat Oct 09 2010 16:09:00

Alicia Coutts led another Australian gold rush at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday with her fifth triumph in the swimming pool in New Delhi.

Aussies strike more gold at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 15:50:00

Australia continued to dominate the Commonwealth Games with another golden haul in India on Friday, as swimmer Alicia Coutts picked up her fourth winner's medal and cyclist Cameron Meyer claimed his third.

Jamaica's Clarke takes men's 100m title; Pearson disqualifiedupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 17:54:00

Lerone Clarke of Jamaica held off the challenge of England's Mark Lewis-Francis to win the men's 100 meters title at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Cricket nation shuns Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:38:00

Cricket's popularity in India may explain why the Commonwealth Games aren't drawing spectators. Sara Sidner reports.

Illness hampers swimmers at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:38:00

India's dreaded "Delhi belly" hit a number of top swimming stars, as Australia continued to dominate at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Swimmers fall ill at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 06:38:00

A dozen Australian swimmers have fallen ill at the beleaguered Commonwealth Games in India, officials say. Brian Cazeneuve: U.S. women take gold at worlds; the ill-fated Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:05:00

Just three weeks after the U.S. men's basketball team defeated host nation Turkey in the finals of their world championship, the U.S. women's team knocked off the hosts from the Czech Republic, 89-69, to capture the women's title in Karlovy Vary on Sunday. Angel McCoughtry led the U.S. with 18 points and Diana Taurasi added 16. The victory also gave the U.S. squad an automatic berth in the tournament at the London Olympics.

Delhi uses monkeys to combat monkeysupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:26:00

Langur monkeys are used to protect people from wild macaque monkeys during the Commonwealth Games. Sara Sidner reports.

In India, authorities fight monkeys with monkeysupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:26:00

Chotu is not happy to see visitors. He is busy scratching himself and intensely surveying his surroundings when he's approached.

Australians dominate cycling at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 16:46:00

Australia remained top of the Commonwealth Games medals table after the second day of competition in India following a clean sweep of the three cycling events.

Spectacular open for Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 23:39:00

CNN's Sara Sidner was there as Delhi kicked off the 2010 Commonwealth Games with a spectacular opening ceremony.

Competition begins in Delhi at Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 23:39:00

After a fraught buildup and the razzmatazz of the opening ceremony, the real action gets underway Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Nigerian weightlifter secures opening Commonwealth Games goldupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 14:40:00

Teenage Nigerian weightlifter Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo claimed the first gold medal on day one of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Pushing out human 'eyesores' for games?updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 10:33:00

Is Delhi pushing out the poor to keep them out of sight of Commonwealth Games visitors? CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Dengue fever hits Indian team as Commonwealth Games open with fanfareupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 01:38:00

An official with the Indian lawn bowls team has been diagnosed with dengue fever but is in stable condition, doctors confirmed Monday.

After hail of criticism, Commonwealth Games opening in Indiaupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 14:00:00

After harsh criticism and controversy, the 2010 Commonwealth Games will officially begin Sunday in New Delhi, India.

Injured Semenya pulls out of Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 15:54:00

South Africa's Caster Semenya became the latest high-profile athlete to pull out of the troubled Commonwealth Games, with a back injury cited as she withdrew Tuesday.

Parents bring kids to Games work sitesupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 11:43:00

Poverty-plagued parents bring their kids to Commonwealth Games construction sites in India. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

At construction sites, India's poor children swarmupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 11:43:00

There are five days left until the opening day of the biggest sporting event India has ever put on.

Commonwealth Games chief: More needs to be done in Indiaupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 08:23:00

A lot of work remains to be done at the venues and athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games in India, just a week before they are due to begin, the head of the games said Saturday.

Cost of the Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 08:23:00

Some experts say the Commonwealth Games are hurting India's brand. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Baltacha withdraws from Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 06:33:00

Scottish tennis player Elena Baltacha has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in India because conditions in New Delhi constitute a health risk for her.

Claims of child labor for Games buildingupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 03:14:00

Human rights expert Siddharth Kara explains what jobs he saw children doing on Commonwealth Games construction sites.

Explainer: India's race to be ready for Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 03:14:00

New Delhi is due to host the Commonwealth Games, one of the world's largest multi-sport events, from October 3, but the Indian city has been beset by problems amid a last-minute rush to be ready in time.

Inside the Commonwealth Games villageupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 13:37:00

Eight countries have written a joint letter to the Indian organizers of the games regarding security and safety issues.

Indian minister says games' security, maintenance issues tackledupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 13:37:00

India's home minister said Friday that security and maintenance issues have been squared away ahead of the staging of the Commonwealth Games, which are beset by a myriad of problems.

Why some athletes worry about Indiaupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:20:00

Phil Black reports on the concerns held by athletes and teams about India's readiness to host the Commonwealth Games.

Indian prime minister calls Games crisis meetingupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:20:00

India's prime minister called a meeting with two ministers for Thursday evening as the country scrambles to pull together the problem-plagued Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games village center of concernsupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 00:39:00

From afar the Commonwealth Games village, where the athletes are supposed to live during the 11-day event, looks clean, bright and fancy, especially compared to some of the other buildings in and around New Delhi.

New Delhi and Mumbai on red alertupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 00:26:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports a shooting in New Delhi, India, raises questions about security at the Commonwealth Games.

Gunmen sought in India tourist shooting; U.S., Australia issue alertsupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 00:26:00

One of two Taiwanese nationals injured in a shooting at a popular Old Delhi, India, tourist site remained in critical condition Monday after doctors removed a bullet from his abdomen, a hospital official said.

Commonwealth Games security concernsupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 14:56:00

An undercover investigation by Australia's Seven Network reveals potential security flaws at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games bridge collapses, raises concernsupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 12:19:00

A pedestrian bridge under construction for next month's Commonwealth Games here collapsed Tuesday, officials said, adding to concerns raised about India's preparedness for the international sporting event.

Australia warns of 'high risk of terrorism' at India gamesupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 10:44:00

Australia warned its citizens Monday that next month's Commonwealth Games in India carry a "high risk of terrorism."

Commonwealth Games building goes to wireupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 19:24:00

India's capital is no stranger to cesspools of standing water, disease and punishing gridlock when rains happen.

Semenya selected for Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 18:38:00

South Africa has named Caster Semenya, the women's world 800 meter champion, in their squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games which will take place in New Delhi, India.

India ready for Commonwealth Games?updated: Fri Aug 20 2010 06:11:00

CNN's Rosemary Church reports on the latest problems to hit India's upcoming Commonwealth Games.

'Blade Runner' Pistorius still short of Commonwealth Games standardupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 16:49:00

South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius is still struggling to qualify for the Commonwealth Games despite smashing his own Paralympic record in Britain on Saturday. Brian Cazeneuve: Is Bolt in or out of Commonwealth Games, 3 cities bid for 2018 Winter Gamesupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:33:00

Usain Bolt may bolt from another event, depending on the source you choose to believe. Although Bolt's coach, Glen Mills, says the sprinter will not run in the Jamaican team trials for the Commonwealth Games next week, Mills now says the quadrennial competition, set to open in Delhi on Oct. 3, was never actually on his schedule in the first place. That comes as news to organizers, who have been promoting Bolt's appearance since last year.

World Cup to the Olympics: Eight sports volunteering opportunitiesupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 09:21:00

When the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Friday, 18,000 specially trained volunteers will be on hand to help South Africa host football's biggest competition.

India's pollution solutionupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 06:02:00

Away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi's dusty streets, where rickshaws, crammed buses and the occasional elephant usually set the tone for a cacophonous commuting experience, there is an air-conditioned haven that is the pride of local residents: The Delhi Metro.

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