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Christian Coleman, 100m world champion, to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

April 16, 2021 4:58:51 pm

The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut the 100-meter world champion's ban from two years to 18 months, but it won't expire until November, three months after the Tokyo Olympics.

Srihari Natarajan takes gold with personal best, narrowly misses Olympic ‘A’ cut

April 15, 2021 10:21:12 pm

The-20-year-old, who had achieved the 'B' standard time for the Tokyo Games at the 2019 FINA Junior World Championships, clocked his personal best of 54.07s in the final event to win the gold.

Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga eye good show at Asian Weightlifting Championship

April 15, 2021 6:13:30 pm

Mirabai Chanu will look to put her best foot forward after spending more than a year without competition when she spearheads the Indian challenge at the Asian Weightlifting Championship starting Friday.

‘Distance makes sense’: Caster Semenya pins Tokyo hopes on 5,000 metres

April 15, 2021 6:00:14 pm

Caster Semenya says that she's likely to focus on long-distance events as that could be her best hope of running at this year's Tokyo Olympics after being barred from defending her 800-metre title.

Asian Wrestling Championship: Sarita Mor in final; Seema Bisla, Pooja fight for bronze

April 15, 2021 3:15:41 pm

Reigning title holder Sarita Mor made an impressive comeback after a narrow opening-round defeat to storm into the 59kg final.

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21 at women’s national boxing camp, including coaches, test positive for COVID-19

April 14, 2021 6:58:46 pm

All those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic and have been moved to a quarantine zone as per the SAI protocol.

India predicted to have bumper harvest in Tokyo – 17 medals including four gold

April 15, 2021 7:45:39 am

According to Gracenote's statistical data, India is set to win eight medals in shooting, four in boxing, three in wrestling and one each in archery and weightlifting in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Sachin Tendulkar didn’t need to get admitted to the hospital: Maharashtra minister

April 13, 2021 9:15:58 pm

Sachin Tendulkar was hospitalised as a precautionary measure after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Wrestling Federation of India challenges recognition granted to ISWAI as an NSF

April 12, 2021 3:07:02 pm

The Sports Ministry last month recognised ISWAI as a national federation for running the affairs of mud wrestling, the traditional style of the sport (Dangal).

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Two Indian fencers test positive for COVID-19 at World Junior and Cadet C’ships in Cairo

April 11, 2021 10:16:07 pm

Fencing Association of India (FAI) President Rajiv Mehta said that the infected fencers were under quarantine and doing fine.

Asian Olympic qualifiers: Freestyle wrestlers return empty-handed from Almaty

April 11, 2021 8:04:57 pm

National champion Sandeep Singh Mann (74kg), Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) failed to qualify for the Olympic Games at the Asian Qualifiers.

Anshu Malik overcomes fears to book Tokyo-berth

April 10, 2021 8:44:40 pm

An injury ended her father’s wrestling career. Now Anshu Malik overcame an injury scare of her own to book an Olympic spot.

Anshu, Sonam workout on airport terminal, battle travel fatigue and pain to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

April 10, 2021 7:32:21 pm

Sonam Malik, 18, and Anshu Malik, 19, joined Vinesh Phogat (53kg) in making the Tokyo Olympics cut, but the road to Tokyo was anything but smooth for the national champions.

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Wrestlers miss out in Almaty, coach still on the way from Delhi

April 10, 2021 7:32:35 am

The women’s wrestlers, who will begin their quest for a place in the Olympics on Saturday morning, will have to step on the mat barely hours after reaching the host city and without proper sleep for two nights.

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NRAI goes by medal probability, not fairness, in finalising Tokyo team

April 10, 2021 7:35:33 am

The 16-member squad that will compete in 10 different events is touted as one of the strongest shooting teams India has ever fielded. Yet, there were a few surprises when the team was announced last Sunday.

Prince Philip: An avid sportsman and a patron of countless sports organisations

April 10, 2021 7:35:47 am

Prince Philip's interest in a wide array of sports is a known fact among those who follow the Royal family and the late Duke of Edinburgh has been a patron of hundreds of sporting organisations.

Play True Day 2021: WADA celebrates promise of clean sport on a global scale

April 9, 2021 2:58:38 pm

Since 2014, in April of every year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the anti-doping community worldwide celebrate "Play True Day".

Japan to raise COVID-19 steps in Tokyo, three months ahead of Olympics

April 9, 2021 12:52:56 pm

With Japan's vaccination drive still at an early stage -- less than 1% of its population have received their first shot -- the surge may cause further cancellations of Olympic-related events.

From dancer to sailor: Olympics-bound Nethra Kumanan’s journey

April 9, 2021 12:34:06 pm

Nethra Kumanan, who became the first Indian woman sailor to earn a berth for the Olympics on Wednesday, is a trained dancer, singer, and proficient painter as well.

Don’t know why swimming is being targetted: Coach Nihar Ameen on Karnataka shutting down pools

April 9, 2021 7:40:06 am

Dronacharya awardee Nihar Ameen feels that swimming is being unfairly targetted especially when most contact-sports like cricket and football are being allowed to run.

‘History has been scripted’: Four Indian sailors to compete in Tokyo Olympics

April 8, 2021 4:43:19 pm

This is the maximum number of sailors qualified from India for a single edition of the Olympics. This is also the first time that India will compete in three sailing events.

Nethra Kumanan first Indian woman sailor to qualify for Olympics, first ever direct quota for country

April 8, 2021 1:38:16 pm

Nethra Kumanan is the 10th Indian athlete to qualify for a Sailing event at the Olympics, but she is the first from the country to have booked a direct quota place by topping a qualifier.

Paris not Tokyo could be last Olympics, hints Simone Biles

April 8, 2021 11:17:53 am

Simone Biles said she was getting some pressure from her French coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi to consider Paris and did not rule out the idea.

Russian Olympic champions Silnov, Antyukh banned for doping

April 7, 2021 7:43:27 pm

Russian Olympic champions Andrei Silnov and Natalya Antyukh have each been banned for four years for doping offenses.

24 athletes test COVID positive in SAI Bhopal; no Olympic bound

April 8, 2021 7:35:33 am

As many as 24 sportspersons and 12 support staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Bhopal centre but none of the athletes are Olympics-bound.