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Super Rugby tournament suspended amid coronavirus scare

Super Rugby tournament suspended amid coronavirus scare

SANZAAR on Saturday confirmed the suspension of the 2020 Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend`s matches for the `foreseeable future` amid coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 15, 2020, 13:23 PM IST
Greek leg of Olympic Torch Relay cancelled over COVID-19

Greek leg of Olympic Torch Relay cancelled over COVID-19

The Olympic flame, lit Thursday at the Olympia ruins and later handed over to the hosts, was to take a week-long tour of Greece before continuing to Japan in the relay's following leg.  

Mar 14, 2020, 14:58 PM IST
Australian Grand Prix cancelled due to coronavirus

Australian Grand Prix cancelled due to coronavirus

Amid coronavirus outbreak across the world, Formula One has confirmed that this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne has been cancelled.

Mar 13, 2020, 12:24 PM IST
Postponing Olympics better than playing in empty stadiums: Donald Trump

Postponing Olympics better than playing in empty stadiums: Donald Trump

Meanwhile, organisers of the Tokyo Games have said that the preparation for the July 24 Games will continue.

Mar 13, 2020, 10:28 AM IST
All international events in India temporarily suspended amid coronavirus outbreak: Kiren Rijiju

All international events in India temporarily suspended amid coronavirus outbreak: Kiren Rijiju

The Central government has suspended all visas to India till April 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Mar 12, 2020, 20:37 PM IST
McLaren withdraws from Australian Grand Prix after team member tests positive for coronavirus

McLaren withdraws from Australian Grand Prix after team member tests positive for coronavirus

The Chinese Grand Prix, which was slated to take place in April, has been postponed while Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as per schedule but without spectators. 

Mar 12, 2020, 20:20 PM IST
 List of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

List of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in many countries, a number of sporting events including the Tokyo Olympics slated to be played in July-August later this year have come under threat.

Mar 12, 2020, 19:32 PM IST
Flame for 2020 Tokyo Olympics lit in Greece behind closed doors

Flame for 2020 Tokyo Olympics lit in Greece behind closed doors

The flame for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was lit on Thursday in a torch lighting ceremony held in ancient Olympia in Greece behind closed doors as the country registered its first death from coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020, 17:55 PM IST
NBA suspends season after player tests positive for coronavirus

NBA suspends season after player tests positive for coronavirus

Utah Jazz were scheduled to take on Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday but the match was abruptly postponed. 

Mar 12, 2020, 13:16 PM IST
BCCI, sports federations asked to avoid large gatherings due to coronavirus threat

BCCI, sports federations asked to avoid large gatherings due to coronavirus threat

Union Sports Ministry has asked all national federations, including the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to follow the Health Ministry's advisory and avoid large gatherings in sports

Mar 12, 2020, 13:03 PM IST
Manish Kaushik punches his way to Tokyo Olympics, 9th Indian boxer to qualify

Manish Kaushik punches his way to Tokyo Olympics, 9th Indian boxer to qualify

India continues to secure qualification spots in boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Manish Kaushik (63kg) on Wednesday becoming the ninth boxer from the country to qualify for the quadrennial

Mar 11, 2020, 17:28 PM IST
Haas, McLaren team members quarantined, tested for coronavirus

Haas, McLaren team members quarantined, tested for coronavirus

Two members of the Haas Formula One team and one from McLaren were quarantined in Melbourne on Wednesday (March 11, 2020) as a precaution amid coronavirus fears ahead of Sunday`s season-opening

Mar 11, 2020, 14:21 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics organisers says no postponement after reports of 1-2 year delay due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics organisers says no postponement after reports of 1-2 year delay due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Wednesday that neither the Tokyo 2020 organising committee nor the International Olympic Committee was considering postponing or cancelling the 2020 Games despite

Mar 11, 2020, 13:37 PM IST
Mary Kom says it's performance which creates legacy, not manipulation and politics

Mary Kom says it's performance which creates legacy, not manipulation and politics

Indian boxing icon Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom pulled no punches as she lambasted critics and challengers after securing her second Olympic appearance, saying those who bring politics into sports

Mar 11, 2020, 12:58 PM IST
Vikas Krishan beats Ablaikhan Zhussopov, books place in final of Asian Olympic Boxing Qualifier

Vikas Krishan beats Ablaikhan Zhussopov, books place in final of Asian Olympic Boxing Qualifier

The Haryana boy has already booked his place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday after beating third-seeded Japanese Sewonrets Okazawa.

Mar 10, 2020, 18:14 PM IST
Mary Kom, Amit Panghal qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Second-seeded Mary Kom notched up a comfortable 5-0 win over Philippines' Irish Magno in her quarterfinal bout for a ticket to her second Olympic Games and top seed Amit Panghal edged out familiar

Mar 09, 2020, 23:36 PM IST
Boxer Amit Panghal books Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth, Sakshi Chaudhary fails to qualify

Boxer Amit Panghal books Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth, Sakshi Chaudhary fails to qualify

Panghal won 4-1 in a split verdict against Paalam, who the Indian had defeated in the semi-finals of the 2018 Asian Games and the quarter-finals of the 2019 World Championships.

Mar 09, 2020, 17:53 PM IST
Asian Boxing Olympic Qualfiers: Pooja Rani, Lovlina Borgohain among five Indians to secure Tokyo 2020 berths

Asian Boxing Olympic Qualfiers: Pooja Rani, Lovlina Borgohain among five Indians to secure Tokyo 2020 berths

 Lovlina Borgohain sealed her maiden Olympic spot and a semi-final berth at this event with a flawless 5-0 victory over Uzbek boxer Maftunakhon Melieva

Mar 09, 2020, 10:24 AM IST
Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan seal qualification

Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan seal qualification

 Pooja Rani (75kg) on Sunday became the first Indian boxer to secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mar 08, 2020, 18:22 PM IST
Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal one win away from qualification

Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal one win away from qualification

Panghal will now face 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medallist Carlo Paalam of Philipinnes. One more win would be enough for the 24-year-old to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  

Mar 07, 2020, 17:00 PM IST