Former Olympic speed-skating champion Claudia Pechstein has made an appeal for private donations from fans to help clear her name in the on-going legal dispute with the International Skating Union (ISU).
Miffed at a new Madhya Pradesh government directive, which asked the state Olympic body to get its recognition, the Indian Olympic Association has shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to withdraw the rule immediately or else face ban of athletes from taking part in events like the National Games.
Injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday as top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams targeted quickfire wins to escape temperatures soaring to a brutal 34 degrees.
Anirban Lahiri, who shot into global limelight with his twin wins at the Malaysian and Hero Indian open, will be hoping to re-capture the same form as he comes back from a two-week break after the US Open to feature in the the Euro Alstom Open de France which begins here on Thursday.
The curtain fell on the inaugural European Games on Sunday with the status of Baku as a capable host of a major sporting event enhanced but with a shadow hanging over the future of the continental competition.
Six archers, all aged below 12, entered the Indian Book of Records and Asia Book of Records by pulling off spectacular performance at a mixed team event held at Cherukuri Volga Archery Academy here on Sunday.
Indian women produced their best performance of the ongoing World Hockey League Semifinals even though they suffered a 2-4 loss to World Cup silver medallists Australia after a gritty fight in their last preliminary league outing here on Saturday.