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Manish Kaushik strikes gold at Boxam International

March 7, 2021 12:03:48 am

Manish Kaushik (63kg) struck gold in his first competitive outing in a year.

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Silver medals for three Indian women finalists at Boxam International Boxing

March 6, 2021 10:27:53 pm

The Indian women boxers thus ended their campaign with three silver and one bronze medal. Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) had ended with a bronze after a semifinal loss.

Qatar up for 2032 Olympics bid despite IOC backing Brisbane

March 6, 2021 11:31:44 am

The International Olympic Committee used its new, more flexible bidding process last week to name Brisbane its preferred choice more than a decade before the Games.

Simranjit, Jasmine in final; Mary Kom settles for bronze in Boxam International

March 5, 2021 10:09:24 pm

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) lost to American Virginia Fuchs in a split decision after an exhausting contest that was also messy in equal measure.

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Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room

March 5, 2021 9:14:45 pm

The dead body of the 72-year-old Snesarev, who returned to India after a gap of two years to be at the helm till the end of September, has been sent to a government hospital for post mortem.

Switching from ‘favourite’ javelin to a new model helped Neeraj Chopra break national record

March 6, 2021 8:23:09 am

In heavy crosswinds, star athlete switched to a latest version of Nordic Sport to overcome difficult conditions and throw 88.07 metres.

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‘Stick to professional duties’: Kiren Rijiju advises Mathias Boe for remarks on IT raid

March 5, 2021 2:21:02 pm

Mathias Boe on Thursday requested sports minister Kiren Rijiju to help his actor partner Taapsee Pannu after the Income Tax department raided properties linked to her over alleged tax evasion.

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Father’s words ‘boxing is not for women’ challenged me, says Nikhat Zareen

March 4, 2021 7:24:11 pm

Nikhat Zareen on Thursday said she had to overcome many hurdles in life, including opposition from her father, who once told her 'boxing is not for women', something which challenged her to go out and prove him wrong.

Pooja Rani in semis; Lovlina Borgohain loses in Boxam International in Spain

March 4, 2021 12:00:39 pm

Pooja Rani defeated Assunta Canfora to join the seasoned Mary Kom (51 kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), and debutant Jasmine (57 kg) in the last-four stage at the Boxam International.

Grapplers face a Roman test before they push for Tokyo

March 4, 2021 7:41:22 am

Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will headline the Indian charge in Rome as the wrestlers tune-up for the Olympics.

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Mary Kom picked as chairperson of AIBA’s champions and veterans committee

March 3, 2021 2:54:22 pm

Mary Kom has been picked as the chairperson of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) champions and veterans committee, a panel created last year by the world body as part of its reforms.


Freak injury forces Sonam Malik out of Rome event; Deepak Punia, Ravi Dahiya also out

March 3, 2021 1:48:57 pm

A freak head injury while training with Sakshi Malik has forced young wrestler Sonam Malik out of the UWW ranking series event in Rome.


Bajrang Punia takes break from social media to focus on preparation for Tokyo Olympics

March 1, 2021 3:19:07 pm

One of India's biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia had qualified for the Olympics after earning a quota at the 2019 World Championships.

Antony Yaich preparing India’s next crop of track-and-field contenders

February 28, 2021 10:57:17 pm

Despite the recent bounty, Frenchman Yaich, head of track-and-field at JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), isn’t satisfied as he has set his sights on bigger and long-term targets.

Mary Kom to lead 14-strong Indian boxing team in Boxam International tourney

February 28, 2021 7:02:16 pm

MC Mary Kom will spearhead a 14-member Indian boxing in the Boxam International tournament in Castellon, Spain from March 1 to 7.

Vinesh Phogat returns to mat with gold in Kiev tournament, pins rival in final

March 2, 2021 7:55:03 am

Vinesh Phogat prevailed against former world champion Kaladzinskay to grab a gold medal at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament in Kiev.

Para-High Jumper Nishad Kumar tests positive for COVID-19, moved to hospital

February 28, 2021 2:32:03 pm

Nishad Kumar had won a gold medal in the men's high jump T46/47 event at the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix that was recently held in Dubai.

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Tokyo Olympics committee set to pick at least 11 women after sexist furore

February 27, 2021 11:32:17 am

With women now accounting for just seven, or 20% of the 34 places on the board, the appointment of 11 more would take their share to 40%.

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Deepak Kumar upstages world champion Zoirov to enter finals of Strandja Memorial

February 26, 2021 10:24:24 pm

Deepak Kumar (52kg) on Friday stunned Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov of Uzbekistan to storm into the finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Pro Kabaddi League’s media rights for next five editions put up for auction

February 26, 2021 9:47:07 pm

The eighth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League was scheduled to be held in July last year, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After traversing Europe for sparring, Vinesh Phogat set to compete in Kiev

February 27, 2021 7:40:39 am

Vinesh Phogat is set to make pit stops in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Rome looking for high-quality bouts.

Hima Das inducted as DSP in Assam, says will continue her athletics career

February 27, 2021 8:05:13 am

Speaking after her induction as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police, the 21-year-old Hima Das revealed that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young.

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

February 26, 2021 4:08:37 pm

Geddert was head coach of the 2012 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, which won a gold medal. He was long associated with Nassar, who was the Olympic team's doctor and also treated injured gymnasts at Twistars, Geddert's Lansing-area gym.

PM inaugurates Khelo India Winter Games, says will make Jammu & Kashmir winter sports hub

February 26, 2021 1:18:06 pm

Athletes from 27 states and Union Territories are competing in the Games which will conclude on March 2.

Caster Semenya taking case to European Court of Human Rights

February 26, 2021 7:41:09 am

Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge rules that prohibit her from running in certain track events because of her high levels of natural testosterone