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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...

This Karate champ now sells tea in Mathura

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), June 16 | At 23, he had won 60 medals in junior and senior categories at karate tournaments.At 28, Hari Om...

Athletes could be kicked out of Olympics for violating Covid rules

Tokyo, June 15 | Athletes and officials who violate the Covid-19 rules could be kicked out of the Olympics, according to revised rules outlined...

Aussie diving, hockey teams announced for Olympics

Sydney, June 15 | The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced seven divers and the men's and women's hockey teams on Tuesday for the Tokyo...

Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath apologies for cheating Anand in chess (Ld)

Chennai, June 14 | The co-founder of stock broking company Zerodha Broking Ltd, Nikhil Kamath, on Monday tweeted a reluctant apology for cheating and...

Elite Indian boxers may train in Italy before Olympics

New Delhi, June 13 | Elite Indian boxers preparing for next month's Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to train in Italy from next week."There...

Lack of infrastructure, jobs cripple boxing in Punjab

By Navneet SinghNew Delhi, June 13 | When Varinder Singh landed the 60kg category bronze at the Asian Championship in Dubai recently, it was...

Weightlifter Mirabai qualifies for Olympics

New Delhi, June 12 | India's Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in women's 49...

Swimming Australia says star’s ‘pervert’ allegations very concerning

Canberra, June 11 | Swimming Australia (SA) said on Friday the allegations by star swimmer Maddie Groves were "very concerning" after she withdrew from...

Poland Ranking Series: Vinesh clinches 53kg freestyle gold (Ld)

Warsaw, June 11 | Tokyo Olympic Games bound wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women's 53kg freestyle gold with an 8-0 win over Khrystyna Bereza...

London cycling event to raise funds for Covid relief in South...

London, June 11 | The Prince of Wales and Manoj Badale, lead owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals, on Thursday...

No Indian Greco Roman wrestler at Olympics: Foreign expert sacked

New Delhi, June 11 | India's Greco Roman expert Temo Kasarashvili of Georgia has been sacked for non-performance of the Indian wrestlers, especially as...

Indonesia rejects Vietnam’s plea to postpone SEA Games 2021

Jakarta, June 10 | Indonesia has rejected Vietnam's plea as the host of Southeast Asian Games 2021 to postpone the event from this December...

Tokyo Games Village may have no alcohol in public areas

Tokyo, June 10 | Tokyo Olympic Games could see a ban on alcohol in dining and public areas of the Games Village although athletes...

Asian Games champion boxer Dingko Singh no more

New Delhi, June 10 | N Dingko Singh, an Asian Games gold-medallist in boxing, passed away on Thursday in Imphal after losing his battle...

‘Together’ may be added to Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger

Lausanne, June 9 | 'Together' may be added to the Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger should it be approved by an International Olympic Committee...

Poland Ranking Series: Freestyle wrestler Dahiya gets silver

Warsaw, June 9 | Indian freestyle wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Wednesday settled for the silver medal in the men's 61 kg freestyle event...

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