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The 20-year-old freestyle swimmer was withdrawn from the team days before the championships in Gwangju, having tested positive for Ligandrol, a banned anabolic agent, in an out-of-competition test on June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

I can qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson

Johnson's personal best time is 3:37.86, which he set at Gold Coast CWG, last year.

May 08, 2019, 00:49 AM IST

Gina Stewart - World's hottest grandmother is just 47 years old

Gina has over 86.2k followers on Instagram and she keeps posting pictures of hers on the photo-sharing site.

Jul 24, 2018, 20:11 PM IST

Indians among 200 athletes seeking asylum in Australia after 2018 CWG

The majority of foreigners seeking asylum in Australia were from war-torn African nations such as Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria. However some members of the Indian and Pakistani teams have also remained in Australia.

May 22, 2018, 14:57 PM IST

I have to work on my consistency, says shooter Heena Sidhu

Boosted by her gold and silver medal-winning performances at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, pistol ace Heena Sidhu is confident of doing well in the upcoming ISSF World Cup in Munich but said she needs to work on her consistency.

May 07, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

I take PV Sindhu just like any other opponent: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal has never really tried to decode as to why she has enjoyed a higher success rate against arch-rival PV Sindhu, whom she considers just another opponent.

May 05, 2018, 22:26 PM IST

Playing finals in itself a big thing, says PV Sindhu

Her frequent losses in the finals and the accompanying criticism does not affect ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who on Saturday said playing in the summit showdown of a tournament is in itself "a big achievement".

May 05, 2018, 20:28 PM IST

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds: Coach Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday called PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal -- his two most successful pupils -- as "precious diamonds".

May 05, 2018, 16:33 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra can throw close to 90m this year: world champion Johannes Vetter

 The list of Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's admirers has grown with reigning world champion Johannes Vetter predicting a bright future for the Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

May 04, 2018, 20:33 PM IST

Exclusive: Sjoerd Marijne keeps his job with Hockey India, says David John

 Hockey India's High Performance Director, David John, on Saturday told Zee Media that Sjoerd Marijne's job as the chief coach of India's men's hockey team is safe. However, the findings of a review meeting of the team's performance at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia will be made official only on Tuesday.  

Apr 28, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Indian boxers' US training trip off due to visa troubles again

The Indian boxers' much-delayed training trip to the acclaimed Michael Johnson Centre in the USA has been cancelled for a second time owing to visa problems.

Apr 20, 2018, 22:09 PM IST

CWG gold medallist Manika Batra hopes to be the Saina-Sindhu of table tennis

Manika Batra, who has become the toast of the nation after her sensational run at the Gold Coast Games, is hoping that she has done enough to spark a table tennis revolution in India like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu did for badminton.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

CWG 2018: Now IOA says it supports Vikram Sisodia appealing against CGF reprimand

Days after saying that triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker KT Irfan will be liable to sanctions for breaching CWG's 'no needle policy', the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday said it supports officials who had appealed against the CGF Court decision to oust the two athletes from the Games Village in Gold Coast.

Apr 17, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Ready to roar again, says ace shuttler PV Sindhu

On the back of her gruelling women's singles final at the recently concluded 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, ace shuttler PV Sindhu says no defeat can stop her from believing in herself, and she is once again ready to roar.

Apr 17, 2018, 12:41 PM IST

India on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse, says IOA chief Narinder Batra

After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), an elated Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Narinder Dhruv Batra on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse.

Apr 16, 2018, 15:32 PM IST

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: Athletes blocked from Closing Ceremony broadcast, organisers apologise

The organisers' decision to have athletes enter the Carrara Stadium before the ceremony began meant television viewers saw little of the people the closing was meant to celebrate.

Apr 16, 2018, 10:09 AM 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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails India's success at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Indian contingent's success in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) made every Indian proud and hoped it would motivate the young to pursue sports as well as create awareness on the importance of fitness.

Apr 15, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

Gold Coast bids memorable farewell to CWG 2018 athletes

If the opening was about history and traditions, the signing off was all about celebration as Gold Coast threw a big party to mark the end of the 21st Commonwealth Games with the legendary boxer MC Mary Kom carrying the flag for India at the closing ceremony.

Apr 15, 2018, 18:21 PM IST

CWG 2018: India's gold medallist Sumit Malik admits to biting opponent Korey Jarvis

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men`s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday but caused a stew by biting an opponent.

Apr 15, 2018, 17:30 PM IST