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‘I wanted to quit’: Novak Djokovic considered retirement in mid-2010

May 1, 2020 5:31:21 pm

After winning the 2008 Australian Open, Novak Djokovic felt like he was under constant pressure which was not making him "feel the joy" of playing tennis.

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Inclusion of women’s cricket in CWG is fantastic news: Jacques Kallis

June 29, 2019 3:39:58 pm

Women's cricket is set to be part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games after the Commonwealth Games Federation nominated its inclusion in the 2022 edition.

‘Surprised’ CGF says November meeting with IOA crucial

IOA cannot take unilateral decision to pull out of 2022 CWG, must consult govt: Kiren Rijiju

June 25, 2019 8:44:13 pm

The decision is a big blow to India which had won as many as 16 shooting medals out of a total haul off 66 in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG and the IOA said it is mulling to withdraw from the 2022 event.

Australia says some Commonwealth Games athletes seeking new visas

May 16, 2018 4:01:12 pm

The temporary visas which allowed accredited athletes and officials to travel to Australia for the April 4-15 event on the Gold Coast expired Tuesday at midnight.

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Asian Games will be tougher than Commonwealth Games, says Neeraj Chopra

May 20, 2018 4:38:10 pm

Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates CWG 2018 medal winners

April 30, 2018 9:29:30 pm

The Prime Minister congratulated all the medal winners and complimented those who could not win medals, but had performed creditably.

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PM Narendra Modi hails female athletes for good performance at Commonwealth Games in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address

April 29, 2018 12:32:23 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended Indian athletes for their effort in Gold Coast that resulted in 66 medals won including 26 golds.

Haryana cancels ceremony for Commonwealth Games medallists

April 26, 2018 9:13:13 am

This happened a day after some of the state’s CWG winners such as Vinesh Phogat threatened a boycott over a proposed cut in prize money.

Haryana government cancels award function for CWG 2018 medallists after prize money furore

April 25, 2018 7:48:51 pm

The function was to be held in Panchkula on Thursday but athletes such as Vinesh Phogat, Neeraj Chopra and boxer Manoj Kumar had refused to attend it.

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Commonwealth Games medal winners sore over move to pay out prize money minus employers’ reward

April 25, 2018 11:29:42 am

Haryana government will award Rs 1.5 crore to the gold medal winners, Rs 75 lakh to silver and Rs 50 lakh to bronze medal winners.

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Muhammad Inam Butt, Pakistan’s gold standard at Commonwealth Games, wants to train with Sushil Kumar

April 24, 2018 8:49:35 am

Despite all the success he has enjoyed, Pakistan's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Muhammad Inam Butt is disappointed by the lack of support for wrestling in the country.

Tejaswini Sawant at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

My shooting journey is on and it will continue till I have interest, says Tejaswini Sawant

April 20, 2018 6:43:49 pm

Tejaswini Sawant shattered the Commonwealth Games record in the women's 50m rifle 3 position event to win gold medal and also bagged a silver in the women's 50m rifle prone.


Dropping shooting from 2022 CWG huge setback for India, says Abhinav Bindra

April 20, 2018 1:39:29 pm

Abhinav Bindra said that dropping shooting from 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a huge setback for India.

Tejaswini Sawant dedicated her CWG 2018 medals to the martyr

CWG 2018 double medal winner Tejaswini Sawant visits Army’s Artificial Limb Centre, dedicates win to slain soldier

April 19, 2018 9:12:44 am

Tejaswini Sawant has a special connection with the armed forces. Both her grandfathers were in the Army, while her father had served in the Navy for a short while.


Manu Bhaker quashes reports of being insulted at felicitation ceremony

April 19, 2018 2:50:05 pm

Manu Bhaker slammed media reports that suggested she was insulted at a felicitation ceremony in Haryana.

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Want to throw 90m to enhance chances of Olympic medal, says Neeraj Chopra

April 18, 2018 7:11:39 pm

Neeraj Chopra, who clinched the gold at 2016 World Junior Championships, produced a season best of 86.47 metres to claim the yellow metal at Gold Coast.


Dropping shooting from 2022 Commonwealth Games will affect young shooters, says Jitu Rai

April 18, 2018 5:16:24 pm

Jitu Rai is worried about the adverse effect that non-inclusion of the sport in the 2022 Birmingham Games will have on young talents.

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CWG’s no-needle policy is for the good: Boxing coach Santiago Nieva

April 18, 2018 8:53:03 am

Following a hearing by the Commonwealth Games Federation's (CGF) Federation Court, the doctor was handed a strong written reprimand in the case.

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CWG 2018: It feels great that doubles is being highlighted, says Ashwini Ponnappa

April 18, 2018 9:34:20 am

India’s first ever mixed team gold at the Commonwealth Games was headlined by the singles players, but it was the crucial Ashwini Ponnappa-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy mixed doubles win against Malaysia in the final that set up the top podium.

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Manika Batra hopes her CWG 2018 medals can bring table tennis revolution in India

April 17, 2018 7:17:40 pm

Manika Batra hopes that she has done enough to spark a table tennis revolution in India like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu did for badminton.

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IOA now supports India’s appeal against CGF reprimand

April 17, 2018 6:09:00 pm

IOA said it supports officials who had appealed against CGF Court decision to oust the two athletes from the Games Village.

India's shooting contingent after successful stint at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

CWG 2018: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa, Mary Kom, shooters arrive to warm welcome

April 17, 2018 4:53:25 pm

India's contingent from different sports started arriving back home from Gold Coast where the country won a total of 66 medals.

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CWG 2018: All that didn’t glitter in Gold Coast, also-rans at the Games

April 17, 2018 10:28:41 am

While the medallists deservedly garnered plaudits, a look at the rest of the Indian contingent who fell short, sometimes well short, of the podium.

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CWG 2018 Postcard from Down Under: Updates on Tinder, Indian VIPs spitting inside Village

April 17, 2018 4:42:51 pm

Gold Coast resembled a ghost town days before the Commonwealth Games 2018 began, albeit a hauntingly beautiful one, as paranoid residents anticipating chaos left the place.

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PV Sindhu vulnerable on counter-attack, says Vimal Kumar

April 17, 2018 11:13:03 am

PV Sindhu, an Olympic and World Championship silver medallist, settled for a silver after losing a close final to compatriot Saina Nehwal in Gold Coast.