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Thursday, December 12, 2019

2020 Olympics


Playing to win

November 28, 2019 12:18 am

Even as Russia confronts allegations of doping, the world of sports must know the menace goes deeper and wider.

Fouaad Mirza seals historic Olympic berth, ends 20-year wait

November 22, 2019 8:00 pm

Fouaad Mirza secured an equestrian Olympic quota on Friday. Imtiaz Anees (2000 Sydney) and Late Wing Commander IJ Lamba (1996 Atlanta) are the only Indians to have represented the country at the Olympics in this sport.

Sports bosses IOA reject new deal

November 12, 2019 9:19 am

The IOA has argued that it takes ‘years to build rapport and grow as a sports administrator to the national and international level.’

India get record 15th Olympic quota in shooting

November 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar bagged India's 13th Olympic quota in shooting. Mairaj Ahmed and Angad Bajwa earned India's 14th and 15th places. India had 11 shooters at the 2012 Olympics and 12 in Rio 2016.

'Queen has scored': Rani Rampal earns plaudits as Indian women qualify for Olympics for third time

November 02, 2019 11:16 pm

The Indian women's hockey team has qualified for the Olympics for only the third time. However, they were down by 4 goals before captain Rani Rampal came to the rescue with 12 minutes left on the clock on Saturday.

Olympic Qualifiers: Mandeep Singh's brace puts India in a firm position against Russia

November 01, 2019 10:25 pm

Despite the gorge in world rankings, Russia dished out a fighting effort to surprise the hosts and keep the difference of goals to just two, after Mandeep Singh had bagged a brace with Harmanpreet Singh and SV Sunil, both bagging one each.

Olympic Qualifiers: Rampaging Indian women thrash USA 5-1 in first leg

November 01, 2019 9:20 pm

After Gurjit Kaur's brace and goals from Lilima Minz, Sharmila Devi and Navneet Kaur, India now need to defend their four-goal advantage in Saturday's second leg against USA to seal their Tokyo 2020 ticket.

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold, Ashish bags silver at Olympic Test event

October 31, 2019 5:39 pm

Earlier, Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) along with Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men's draw, lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals.

India will win better medals in Tokyo 2020, promises Pullela Gopichand

September 27, 2019 12:27 am

Saina Nehwal had won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics before PV Sindhu bettered it with a silver in the last edition at 2016 Rio Games. Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says India will improve even further in Tokyo 2020.

World Jr gold to senior final in one month, Deepak Punia comes of age

September 22, 2019 9:42 am

On Saturday, the 20-year-old who was once mocked for being overweight ended India’s dubious record in heavyweight categories at the World Championships, becoming the first wrestler to reach the final in these classes.