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Tibetan bodies resent awarding Winter Olympics to Beijing

New Delhi, July 23 | Four Tibetan organisations based in Switzerland have filed a complaint against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Swiss...

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Games set to begin amid lack of enthusiasm

Tokyo, July 22 | The Olympic Games, beginning on Friday, is the world's biggest sporting extravaganza but in the Japanese capital, which is the...

COVID-19 infection rate low within Olympics, says IOC chief

Tokyo, July 17 | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that only 15 people related to the Tokyo Olympics have...

Hit by Covid, domestic boxing season set to resume after more...

New Delhi, July 17 | The Youth and Junior National Championships will mark the resumption of boxing in the country as domestic tournaments return...

Conrad wins Stage 16 at Tour de France

Saint-Gaudens, July 13 | Austria's Patrick Conrad won Stage 16 of the Tour de France, beating Italian Sonny Colbrelli and Australia's Michael Matthews for...

This team has a habit of scoring in dying minutes: Subbaiah

Bengaluru, July 10 | Former India hockey goalkeeper AB Subbaiah said he has seen a noticeable shift in the mentality of the current mens...

Olympic countdown: Boxer Krishan needs luck to break Olympic medal jinx...

Mumbai, July 8 | Experienced boxer Vikas Krishan has represented India in the Olympic Games twice -- and ended with contrasting results, with some...

Ageless boxer Mary Kom still pulling no punches (Profile)

Mumbai, July 8 | Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, India's most accomplished woman boxer, is gearing up for what probably would be her final tilt...

Australia’s oldest living Olympian turns 100

Sydney, July 8 | Frank Prihoda, known as Australia's oldest living Olympian, is celebrating his 100th birthday on Thursday in his home town of...

Olympic countdown: Boxers set for Tokyo with high medal expectations

By B ShrikantMumbai, July 8 | When the nine Indian boxers -- five men and four women -- who have qualified for the upcoming...

World champ Xu to lead China’s Olympic swimming squad

Beijing, July 7 | World champion Xu Jiayu will spearhead China's swimming team at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Chinese Swimming Association said while...

Tokyo Olympics: IOC to allow limited protests but the threat of...

Mumbai, July 3 | Participants at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics will have more opportunities for expressing themselves and protesting but would be disqualified or...

Rijiju lauds Sony Pictures’ contribution to motivating Olympic-bound athletes

New Delhi, July 2 | Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, on Friday appreciated the work done by Sony Pictures Networks...

CWG archery, shooting championships cancelled due to Covid-19

Birmingham, July 2 | The 2022 Commonwealth archery and shooting championships, which were scheduled to take place in Chandigarh in January next year, have...

Six Laos athletes to compete in Tokyo Olympic Games

Vientiane, June 30 | Athletes, trainers and National Sports Committee of Laos (NOCL) officials will travel to Japan on July 15 to participate in...

Mittal, Anjum recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

New Delhi, June 30 | World champion in double trap shooting, Ankur Mittal, and World Championships silver medallist in 10m air rifle, Anjum Moudgil,...

Tour de France: Cavendish wins first stage in five years

Fougeres (France), June 29 | British cyclist Mark Cavendish won his first stage at Tour de France in five years when he clinched Stage...

Tour de France spectator flees France after causing crash

Paris, June 29 | A Tour de France spectator, who held out a banner to relay a message to her grandparents during the first...

Gymnast Pranati wins quota for Olympic Games

By Navneet SinghNew Delhi, June 29 | Pranati Nayak, the Asian Championships bronze-medallist in vault, earned a quota to compete at next month's Tokyo...

Merlier wins crash-ridden third stage of Tour de France

Pontivy (France), June 28 | Tim Merlier won the third stage of Tour de France cycling race, beating fellow Belgian Jasper Philipsen in the...

Nataraj betters Olympic qualification time in men’s 100m backstroke

Rome, June 27 | India's Srihari Nataraj on Sunday shattered the Tokyo Olympic games qualification time in the men's 100 metres backstroke during the...

Olympics: Pre-departure daily Covid tests for athletes from India, 5 nations

Tokyo, June 27 | The Japanese government has asked participants at the Tokyo Olympic Games from six South Asian countries, including India, to take...

Verstappen takes dominant F1 Styrian GP win

Styrian (Austria), June 27 | Red Bull's Max Verstappen extended his lead in the 2021 Formula One world championship with an easy victory in...

Stricter Covid-19 protocols for Indian contingent for Olympics

Tokyo, June 27 | India is among six South Asian countries whose athletes, coaches and officials will have to take Covid-19 tests every day...

Kamal hopeful of a medal at Olympics

New Delhi, June 25 | Top table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal says Indian table tennis players can draw inspiration from their bronze medal-winning...

SAI, IOA start sensitisation prog for Olympic bound athletes

New Delhi, June 25 | The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday started a series of sensitisation...

World Cup: Chaudhary settles for bronze at 10m air pistol (Ld,...

Osijek, June 24 | India's Saurabh Chaudhary settled for bronze in the men's 10 meters air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation...

Wold Cup: Chaudhary settles for bronze at 10m air pistol

Osijek, June 24 | India's Saurabh Chaudhary won bronze medal in the men's 10 meters air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation...

Two-time Olympic tennis champ Murray to compete at Olympics

London, June 24 | Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead the British tennis team at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Team Britain announced on...

Skeet shooters Bajwa, Khan to skip World Cup (Lead)

Osijek, June 23 | Olympic bound skeet shooters Angadvir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan will skip the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World...

Indian shooters take aim in World Cup with an eye on...

Osijek (Croatia), June 23 | The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup here from Thursday will be the last chance for 15 Indian...

Tokyo 2020: PM wishes very best to Indian contingent

New Delhi, June 23 | On the occasion of Olympic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his wishes to the Indian contingent...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s ban cut to 4 years and 3...

Lausanne, June 23 | Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's eight-year ban has been cut to four years and three months, the Court of Arbitration for...

WFI announces probables for World Cadet Wrestling C’ships

New Delhi, June 21 | The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has selected probables for World Cadet Wrestling Championships scheduled to be held in...

Tokyo agrees to allow 10,000 local spectators at venues

Tokyo, June 21 | The Tokyo Olympic Games organising committee on Monday confirmed that up to 10,000 domestic fans would be allowed to attend...

Olympics: Mexico, USA, Italy qualify for women’s recurve archery

Paris, June 21 | Mexico, the USA, and Italy have won the last three archery recurve women's team quota places for the Tokyo Olympic...

Indian women archers lose, crash out of Olympic contention

Paris, June 20 | The Indian women's recurve archery team lost 0-6 to Colombia in the first match and crashed out of an Olympic...

Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, miss Olympic qualification (Ld, correcting...

Belgrade, June 20 | India's Sajan Prakash won gold in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming competition, but narrowly...

20K people could be allowed for Olympics opening ceremony

Tokyo, June 20 | The Tokyo Olympics organising committee could allow 20,000 people to attend the opening ceremony at the National Stadium on July...

Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, all miss Olympic qualification

Belgrade, June 20 | India's Sajan Prakash on Sunday won gold medal in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming...

AICF’s new team chalks out positive opening moves

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, June 20 | The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is in discussions with a couple of parties for launching its Professional...

Olympic qualification: Indian women archers aim for bullseye

Paris, June 19 | All eyes are on the Indian women recurve team as it lines up on Sunday with the goal of earning...

Track legend Milkha Singh laid to rest with full state honours

Chandigarh, June 19 | Chandigarh on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to ‘Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh (91), who passed away at the PGI Hospital...

Olympics organisers may further reduce overseas delegates by 25,000

Tokyo, June 19 | The Tokyo 2020 organisers could further reduce the number of foreign delegates attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games by as...

American shot putter Crouser smashes world record in Eugene

Washington, June 19 | Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old men's shot put world record as he topped the US Olympic trials event...

Punishment for cheating junior chess players will be decided by Central...

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, June 18 | Stripping them of their national titles, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) Central Council will decide on further...

Aussie Emma may compete in 8 swimming events in Olympics

Adelaide, June 17 | Emma McKeon could be the only swimmer from the Australian team to compete in eight events at the Tokyo Olympic...

Husband, wife among six Australian bike riders for Olympics

Sydney, June 17 | The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced six riders who will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games in BMX and...

Indian women archers geared up to qualify for Olympics

Paris, June 16 | The Indian women recurve archers, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, are geared up to seal a team quota place at an...

Global Chess League may bring brand endorsement deals for players

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, June 16 | With India's Tech Mahindra and global chess governing body FIDE announcing Global Chess League (GCL), the chances of...

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IRSDC invites RFQ for redevelopment of Udaipur railway station

New Delhi, July 24 | The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC) has invited Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur City Railway...