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Shiva Thapa, six others enter semifinals of Olympic Test event for boxing

Shiva Thapa (63kg) secured himself a medal at the Olympic Test event for boxing by winning his quarterfinal bout on Tuesday while six other Indians made the last-four stage without even stepping inside the ring.

Abhinav Bindra trains three for refugee team to Olympics

Abhinav Bindra and Niccolo Campriani’s careers ended on the same day in 2016, but in a highly contrasting fashion. Bindra, with his last shot at the Olympic Games, missed podium finish by a heartbreakingly narrow margin.


One Year To Go: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

A fencing gold medalist at the 1976 Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach showed off his skills in a demonstration with school children. Japanese Prime Minister was also scheduled to take part during the day-long festival.

Wrestler Artur Taymazov loses second Olympic gold medal for doping

The International Olympic Committee says Taymazov, who already lost his 2008 gold medal for doping, has now been stripped of the 2012 gold in the 120-kilogram category.

Bhavani Devi: History-maker at World Fencing Championships boosts hopes for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Owing to her massive jump in rankings, from 67 to 44, Bhavani Devi's chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as the first-ever Indian fencer through the Asian qualifiers have increased by leaps and bounds.

India must start winning medals in 'double digits' to host 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

Batra was felicitated by the Athletics Federation of India on Saturday for his recent election as a member of International Olympic Committee on the concluding day of its Annual General Body Meeting.


IOC lifts restrictions imposed on India with regards to hosting international events

The IOC had decided to "suspend all discussions" with India regarding hosting of global sporting events after Pakistani shooters were not issued visas for the World Cup held in New Delhi in February this year.

Odisha wants to host more international sports events, including Olympics

Odisha Sports-cum-Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev has opened up about the possibility of Odisha hosting important sporting events beyond the field of hockey in the coming years.

India ready to host Olympic qualifiers: BFI chief

If AIBA is indeed stripped of its right to organise boxing at Tokyo 2020, the upcoming World Championships in September-October in Russia may not serve as the Olympic qualification event.

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the disaster-hit areas, and just retracting them would not be enough.

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Usain Bolt Beats Justin Gatlin But Gets Knocked Over By Cameraman

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday. Five days after beating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and […]