Commonwealth Games

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

UP govt announces cash reward for Tokyo Olympics medalists

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that all the athletes from the state, who will be winning gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be rewarded with Rs 6 crore each.

Jan 24, 2020, 16:44 PM IST

Vikas Krishan qualifiers for Olympic qualifiers after boxing return

The two-time Olympian recovered from a back injury after a short unbeaten stint in professional boxing in the run-up to the trials. He had earlier beaten Ashush Kulheria on Sunday.

Dec 30, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra not competition fit right now: AFI chief

Chopra has still not qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, the qualification period for which began on May 1 this year.

Oct 10, 2019, 13:24 PM IST

Korea Open: Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap thrashes Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen to reach semi-final

With the win, Kashyap has now set up a clash against top-seed Kento Momota of Japan for a place in the summit showdown of the tournament. 

Sep 27, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

India's Duryodhan Singh makes winning start at World Boxing Championship

With the win, Negi has now set up a clash against sixth seed Zeyad Eashash of Jordan in the second round.

Sep 14, 2019, 12:01 PM IST

Wrestler Geeta Phogat, husband Pawan Kumar expecting their first child

Phogat got married to fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar in November 2016. 


Sep 03, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Bajrang Punia to be conferred with Khel Ratna Award

Punia alongwith Vinesh Phogat were recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious award.

Aug 16, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack to 'fight' doping charge and return to pool

The 20-year-old freestyle swimmer was withdrawn from the team days before the championships in Gwangju, having tested positive for Ligandrol, a banned anabolic agent, in an out-of-competition test on June 26.

Aug 02, 2019, 13:36 PM IST

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes lightning rod for criticism of transgender policy

Hubbard, who competed for New Zealand in men`s weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, won two golds and a silver in three of the women`s heavyweight categories at the Games in Samoa earlier this month.

Jul 30, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

IOA chief writes to Kiren Rijiju proposing 2022 CWG boycott over shooting snub

It is the first time since 1970 that shooting won`t be seen at the Commonwealth Games and only the second since its first inclusion in 1966.

Jul 28, 2019, 09:36 AM IST

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal look to end 54-year old title wait at Asia Championship

It was Dinesh Khanna, who had become the men's singles champion at the Asian Championship in 1965. 

Apr 23, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth slips to 8th spot in BWF ranking

Lakshya Sen, who had recently had a final finish at the Polish Open,  surged two places to be at 71st spot.

Apr 16, 2019, 22:33 PM IST

Parupalli Kashyap opens the door for coaching role in future

A former world number 6, Kashyap has set a target of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, though many would feel a tough task for him.

Mar 29, 2019, 12:41 PM IST

Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from Target Olympic Podium Scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.

Mar 19, 2019, 18:47 PM IST

BCCI ready to work with National Anti-Doping Agency for next six months

ICC CEO David Richardson in February spoke on the need to get the differences between the BCCI and NADA sorted. 

Mar 18, 2019, 12:07 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra has Tokyo 2020 in mind as he gears up for 2019 season

Last year, Neeraj became only the third man to win an athletics gold for India at the Commonwealth Games after sprinter Milkha Singh in 1958 and discus thrower Vikas Gowda in 2014.

Mar 07, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

The Asian Games remains the largest multi-sports event that features cricket and both men's and women's competitions were included in Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014.

Mar 04, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

Gaurav Solanki, Nikhat Zareen advance in Strandja Memorial Boxing

Solanki, also a gold-winner at India Open and the Chemistry Cup last year, will next be up against Kazakhstan's Anvar Muzaparov in the last-16 stage.

Feb 16, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

Boxers Sonia Lather, Lovlina Borgohain enter quarters of Strandja Memorial

India's best ever medal haul at the competition stands at 11, which was fetched last year. 

Feb 15, 2019, 12:48 PM IST