Beijing to complete Winter Olympic venues in 2020

Beijing is gearing up preparations for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and will complete construction of all competition venues in 2020, Mayor Chen Jining said on Sunday.

Jan 12, 2020, 14:07 PM IST

Legendary athlete PT Usha expresses delight following nomination for IAAF Veteran Pin

The 55-year-old Olympian expressed thankfulness to the IAAF for the "incredible honour" in a tweet which further comprised of a letter from IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:00 PM IST

Hima Das sprints to 3rd international gold within two weeks

Hima Das clocked 23.43 seconds to bag the top honours in women`s 200m event at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet.

Jul 14, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya says she is ''no threat'' to women's sport

Semenya also sought to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were formerly male but have now entered the female sporting arena.

May 02, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

Kenya, Ethiopia urge IAAF not to cut Diamond League races

Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said it was 'totally unfair' to drop the two events in which African athletes have traditionally done very well.

Mar 15, 2019, 17:09 PM IST

Defending champion Eliud Kipchoge to run 2019 London Marathon, faces Mo Farah test

Kipchoge made it three wins from as many appearances at the London Marathon last year, finishing more than two minutes clear of European record holder Farah.

Jan 14, 2019, 18:10 PM IST

Athletics: Kenya's Samuel Kalalei gets 4-year doping ban

Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei, who won the Athens marathon last November, has been banned for four years after testing positive for blood-booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has said.

Oct 11, 2018, 09:52 AM IST

Athletics: Stunning Mo Farah claims Chicago Marathon in European record

Farah, 35, thrust his right arm into the air as he neared the finish line and delightedly celebrated the victory with his `Mobot` pose.

Oct 07, 2018, 21:40 PM IST

Athletics: Asian Games silver-medallist Sudha Singh wants Deputy Director's post, in no mood to oblige

State Sports minister Chetan Chauhan insisted that rules do not permit the appointment of Sudha as the Deputy Director.

Oct 03, 2018, 19:45 PM IST

Incheon Games silver medalist Tintu Luka ruled out of upcoming Asian Games

Tintu Luka, citing injury, had also pulled out of the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in June.

Aug 13, 2018, 23:49 PM IST

World junior champion Lalu Muhammad Zohri becomes face of Asian Games

Zohri`s sudden rise to the status of a household name in the southeast Asian nation of some 260 million people is clearly still something of a shock to the quietly spoken teenager.

Jul 29, 2018, 13:23 PM IST

Athletics Integrity Unit confirm Kiprop positive test, reject allegations

On Thursday, Kiprop went into great detail about the test, carried out in November last year, in a statement that ran to over 1,000 words and made several allegations of impropriety by doping officials.

May 04, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Asbel Kiprop says doping officials took money

Although there has still been no official confirmation of his positive test, Kiprop went into great detail about the test, carried out in November last year, in a statement that ran to over 1,000 words.

May 04, 2018, 10:07 AM IST

'Proud' Semenya back on track after IAAF rule change

The South African, the double Olympic 800 metres champion, will race in the 1500m in the opening of the IAAF's elite 14-meet competition. It will be her first outing since the rule changes were announced.

May 03, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Kenyan champion Asbel Kiprop denies doping after positive test

The 28-year-old, world champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and promoted to Olympic gold in 2008 after Bahrain`s Rashid Ramzi tested positive for doping, was reported by Britain`s Press Association to have failed an out-of-competition test.

May 03, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Asian Games will be tougher than CWG, says javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra

The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the coming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG.

May 02, 2018, 13:18 PM IST

Eliud Kipchoge wins London marathon, Mo Farah breaks British record

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the third time on Sunday, with Mo Farah breaking the British record as he finished third, while there was a surprise victory for Vivian Cheruiyot in the women’s race.

Apr 22, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Want to throw 90m to enhance chances of Olympic medal: Neeraj Chopra

The 20-year-old from Haryana, who clinched the gold at 2016 World Junior Championships, produced a season best of 86.47 metres to claim the yellow metal at Gold Coast to became only the fourth Indian individual in the history of the Games to win a track and field gold. 

Apr 18, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Life after Usain Bolt: New-look Jamaica fail Commonwealth Games test

As sprint legend Usain Bolt partied into the early hours and hung out with movie stars at the Commonwealth Games, it wasn't so much fun for the Jamaica track team he left behind.

Apr 16, 2018, 09:53 AM IST

IOC says Thomas Bach visiting North Korea

The International Olympic Committee confirmed Thursday that its president, Thomas Bach, was visiting North Korea. "This visit follows an invitation from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the DPRK (North Korea) which was extended... on 20 January 2018 in Lausanne," the IOC said in a statement.

Mar 29, 2018, 16:54 PM IST