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Shinzo Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

December 15, 2019 4:30:51 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, his speech at the Kengo Kuma-designed venue praising the efforts to finish on schedule after an early setback.

‘Sherpas scale high peaks like we take weekend strolls’

December 14, 2019 3:56:23 pm

At a special event to celebrate International Mountain Day, Girpremi, a mountaineering club from Pune, screened a movie named Mt Kangchenjunga Expedition and another short film about Sherpas.

South Asian Games: Panchkula student helps India bag gold in women football

December 13, 2019 10:56:36 am

Ritu Rani played a major role in the victory of the Indian women football team that clinched the gold at the XIII South Asian Games held in Nepal.

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Tokyo drift: In the zone, Amit Panghal gears up for Olympic qualifiers

December 13, 2019 7:38:01 am

Panghal and Worlds bronze-medallist Manish Kaushik will have their first crack at Tokyo at the Asian Olympic qualifier in Wuhan in February.

Football U-17: For junior women, a step into the unknown

December 13, 2019 7:57:15 am

On Friday, Dennerby, along with the rest of India, will watch its junior women’s team compete against quality opposition for the first time.

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

December 11, 2019 9:31:13 pm

The Russian Boxing Federation has indicated that fighters will only take part in the Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned.

WADA’s inconsequential blanket ban on Russia stokes anger

December 11, 2019 7:29:00 pm

WADA's ruling meant competitors from Russia will continue to participate in the Olympics, just with the inability to represent their country.

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Was a mistake, hoping for light punishment: Shooter Ravi Kumar on doping violation

December 11, 2019 1:11:23 pm

Shooter Ravi Kumar, who has not been with the national team since the World Cup in Munich last May, is a bronze-winner from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Asian Games in the 10m air rifle competitions.

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Shooter Ravi Kumar fails dope test

December 11, 2019 8:07:36 am

NADA's disciplinary panel conducted a hearing in Kumar's case last week and a decision is imminent.

India ends 13th South Asian Games on top spot with record medal haul

December 10, 2019 9:37:19 pm

India (312) collected 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze after ten days of competitions in the 13th South Asian Games to surpass the 309 it had won in the previous edition in 2016.

Paralympics chief ‘disgusted’ with Russia for letting down nation’s clean athletes

December 10, 2019 4:17:28 pm

Paralympics boss Andrew Parsons expressed disgust on Tuesday that Russian authorities had let down the country's clean athletes.

Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

December 10, 2019 1:18:05 pm

When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets.

Russia sports ban: Vladimir Putin says Moscow could appeal WADA ruling

Vladimir Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

December 10, 2019 11:16:14 am

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years earlier on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.

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Kho-kho captain Nasreen, the flea-market vendor’s daughter who harnessed the wind

December 10, 2019 12:19:04 pm

Playing on hard mud surfaces, Nasreen's early coach would ask her to train with boys' teams, a daunting prospect given they were stronger and faster, and she was often left bruised.

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Suniel Shetty to be made anti-doping brand ambassador, NADA says he has more clout than athletes

December 10, 2019 12:37:37 am

NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said that Shetty's celebrity status will give him more "clout" and "reach" than a former or a current sportsperson.

South Asian Games: India close in to 300-medal mark, set to top for 13th time on trot

December 9, 2019 10:04:22 pm

While both the Indian men's and women's kabaddi team clinched gold medals, boxers gave India the maximum medals on the penultimate day with six golds and one silver.

South Asian Games: Ankit Khatana, Kalaivani Srinivasan lead India to six boxing gold medals

December 9, 2019 9:09:07 pm

While Manish Kaushik settled for a silver medal, Vinod Tanwar (49kg), Sachin (56kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) won gold medals. In the women's category, Parveen (60kg) took the gold too.

No Commonwealth Shooting Championships in India during 2022 CWG

December 9, 2019 8:41:22 pm

The CGF said there was no formal proposal made to the ISSF to conduct a Commonwealth Shooting Championships when its heads met the top brass of the world body on Friday.

Humanity above all: This heroic surfer wins gold after saving competitor from drowning

December 9, 2019 7:05:34 pm

After his impressive gold-medal win and inspiring heroic act, Roger Casugay has also been chosen to be Philippines' flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of Southeast Asian Games.

Russia out of Olympics, World Cup after 4-year sporting ban for doping violations

December 9, 2019 7:18:11 pm

WADA handed a four-year suspension to the Russian Athletics Federation from all major sporting events, which includes the 2020 Olympics, 2021 World Championships, and 2022 FIFA World Cup.