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Abhinav Bindra writes: ‘Cricketers can’t be totally deaf or blind to whatever is going on outside’

April 26, 2021 8:18:24 am

Cricketers should play their part in getting right message across and/or contribute financially to curb the pandemic, says Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra.

India’s chance of gold rests on Deepika Kumari’s steady aim, experience

April 25, 2021 8:22:34 am

Deepika Kumari has two World Cup individual gold medals -- at Antalya in 2012, in what seems like a debut title a distant decade away. Her last came at Salt Lake City in 2018.

Weak shoulder, aching back: How Mirabai Chanu was ‘fixed’ in USA

April 25, 2021 8:07:39 am

After chronic back and shoulder problems put Mirabai Chanu’s weightlifting goals in doubt, a tweaked technique has put her back on track to ace the Tokyo Olympics.

Archery World Cup: Indian women’s team storms into final

April 24, 2021 9:07:39 am

The top-seeded Indian trio defeated its Spanish rivals in straight sets 6-0 with some consistent shooting to set up a gold medal clash with second seed Mexico on Sunday.

I suffered setbacks because nature wanted me to be stronger: Vinesh Phogat

April 23, 2021 6:08:54 pm

Vinesh Phogat was one of India's brightest hopes during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games but returned on a stretcher, suffering a knee injury against China's Sun Yanan in her quarterfinal bout.

Olympic athletes promised legal support if they protest

April 23, 2021 10:53:51 am

Athletes who make political or social justice protest at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support by a global union and an activist group in Germany.

Democratisation of fencing in India

April 23, 2021 1:59:38 pm

Traditionally a preserve of the elite, fencing is plucking talent from rural belts and fuelling their Olympic ambitions.

SAI suspends coach for alleged sexual assault on minor

April 22, 2021 8:20:05 pm

The accused, who is above 50 years of age and is an athletics coach, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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End of road for Sushil Kumar; Amit Dhankar picked for wrestling’s final Olympic qualifier

April 22, 2021 7:00:52 pm

One of the country's most accomplished athletes, Sushil Kumar won a silver in the 2012 London Olympics, four years after a bronze in Beijing.

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Amit Panghal in semis of boxing tourney in Russia

April 22, 2021 2:55:21 pm

Amit Panghal, who is also the reigning Asian Games champion, prevailed 5-0 against local favourite Tamir Galanov.

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Tokyo Olympics torch relay has first positive Covid-19 case

April 22, 2021 2:49:53 pm

It is the first positive test connected to the relay since it began March 25 from northeastern Fukushima prefecture.

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MS Dhoni’s parents hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19

April 22, 2021 8:39:11 am

MS Dhoni is currently in Mumbai playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Women’s recurve team tops qualification, Indians storm to QF in 3 events

April 21, 2021 12:34:17 pm

In the mixed section, Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari will be in action together for the first time after their marriage last year. "We're a couple you know and then we'd be the first couple to play in the Olympics. So it's fun," said Das.

I am drawing inspiration from Federer: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan ahead of Olympics

April 20, 2021 10:52:05 pm

The Tokyo Games, scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, will be the 45-year-old Mairaj's second appearance at the Olympics.

Previous breakaway attempts in world sports

April 20, 2021 10:18:07 pm

In the wake of 12 of Europe's major soccer clubs planning an independent Super League we look at a selection of previous sporting breakaways and how they turned out.

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Asian Championship: Lifter Achinta Sheuli finishes second in men’s 73kg group B

April 20, 2021 6:30:14 pm

Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli finished second in the 73kg group B competition at the Asian Championship in Chennai on Tuesday.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes eighth in Asian Weightlifting Championship

April 19, 2021 10:23:25 pm

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was placed 22nd in the 67kg category before this event, was competing to improve his points which would help him seal an Olympic berth based on the continental quota.

India’s 4x100m relay team can qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Hima Das

April 19, 2021 7:50:22 pm

Hima Das, who is yet to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, is set to be a key member of the 4x100m relay quartet, with the other three likely to be Dutee Chand, Archana Susenndran and S Dhanalakshmi.

As COVID-19 cases soar, NRAI requests early vaccination for its athletes

April 19, 2021 5:00:51 pm

The NRAI stepped up its call for vaccination after three of its Olympic-bound shooters contracted the virus recently, forcing the federation to cancel the national camp for the rifle team.

Srihari Nataraj creates national record, wins second gold in Uzbekistan

April 18, 2021 7:40:49 pm

It was Srihari's third national record in two days as the Bengaluru swimmer had rewritten the national marks twice in 100m backstroke, his pet event, earlier this week.

Delhi CWG gold medallist Krishna Poonia tests positive for COVID-19

April 18, 2021 5:21:36 pm

The 43-year-old Krishna became the first Indian woman to bag an individual gold in the Commonwealth Games by winning the discus throw event in the 2010 Delhi Games.

Jake Paul beats Ben Askren as Pro boxing drifts askew

April 18, 2021 3:16:07 pm

YouTuber's win over MMA fighter faster than it takes insta noodles to boil, raises questions on whether Pro Boxing is turning into a shoddy, spoofy spectacle.

Jhilli Dalabehera fetches gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

April 18, 2021 2:59:00 pm

Jhilli Dalabehera clinched the gold medal in the 45kg category in a severely depleted two-lifter field at the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Sunday.

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Kiren Rijiju tests positive; several leaders infected

April 18, 2021 3:37:21 am

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said he has tested positive for Covid-19.

Mirabai Chanu raises the barbell and her game in dramatic fashion

April 18, 2021 7:53:15 am

The ace weightlifter set a new world record in her last attempt to win bronze at the Asian Championship.