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World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal among three Indians to get bye into pre-quarterfinals

Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) was among the three other Indian boxers who have received a bye into the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championships, which began on Monday. 

Sep 10, 2019, 15:41 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

Uzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov stripped of London 2012 gold medal

Taymazov, whose gold in the 2008 Olympics was taken away in 2017 after a re-testing of samples from the Beijing Games was conducted, is the 60th athlete to be disqualified from the London Olympics after the event.

Jul 24, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

Japanese Olympic Committee President Takeda likely to retire amid corruption probe: Report

The JOC said "nothing has been decided" without adding further comment. The Tokyo 2020 organising committee declined to comment.

Mar 15, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

Calgary bid for 2026 Games officially laid to rest

Calgary's exit leaves Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo as the only candidates left in the race to host 2026 Winter Olympics. 

Nov 20, 2018, 12:02 PM IST

Olympics: Refugee team to take part in Tokyo 2020 Games, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games.

Oct 10, 2018, 11:47 AM IST

2020 Tokyo Olympics savings at $4.3 billion but more to come: CEO Toshiro Muto

Several measures have cut the cost of staging the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by $4.3 billion but organisers are determined to save more money in the next two years, Tokyo Games CEO Toshiro Muto said on Monday.

Oct 09, 2018, 11:05 AM IST

Indian women's compound team bags silver in Archery World Cup

 Indian women's compound team once again failed to cross the final hurdle, this time by a heartbreaking one point, to settle for a silver medal in the fourth and concluding stage of the Archery World Cup here today.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:36 PM IST

7 new events in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC

The IOC on Wednesday approved the addition of monobob and freestyle ski big air, as well as dynamic mixed team formats including short track mixed relay, a ski jumping mixed team event, mixed team aerials and a snowboard cross mixed team event, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:52 PM IST

Softball to give Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start

The softball program, along with football, starts two days before the July 24 opening ceremony due to the number of games to be played.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:51 PM IST

Italy puts forward bid to host 2026 Games in Milan and Turin

It added that a feasibility study had already been carried out and would be handed to the new Italian government when it is eventually formed, this month`s election having produced a hung parliament. Turin staged the Winter Games in its own right in 2006.

Mar 29, 2018, 23:04 PM IST

JioTV to livestream 2018 Winter Olympics in India

The Olympic Winter Games are scheduled from February 9 – 25, 2018 at PyeongChang County, South Korea.

Feb 08, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

IOC says no Winter Olympics for Russians who had life bans Lifted

Fifteen Russian athletes and staff who controversially had their life bans for doping lifted last week will not be invited to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Feb 05, 2018, 11:49 AM IST

Boxing could face expulsion from Olympic Games, IOC warns

Boxing could be knocked out of the next Olympic Games if the International Olympic Committee is not satisfied problems with the sport’s finances and governance are sorted out, IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday.

Feb 04, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

International Olympic Committee considering e-sports for future Games

The rapidly growing world of e-sports and its popularity among young people has ignited the interest of the IOC as it looks to refresh its own ageing audience.

Oct 29, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon heads IOC ethics commission amid ongoing probes

Ban, who had close ties with the IOC during his time as U.N. head from 2007-2106, was elected on a four-year term at a meeting in Lima and succeeds Senegal`s Youssoupha Ndiaye.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

IOC picks Paris as 2024 Olympics host, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.

Sep 13, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

IOC to confirm Paris, Los Angeles as 2024, 2028 Olympics hosts today

IOC President Thomas Bach, the driving force behind the double award, described the candidacies as a "golden opportunity".

Sep 13, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

IOC approves new events in gender parity push for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016, with a focus on redressing the Olympic movement's long-standing disparity between male and female athletes.

Jun 09, 2017, 22:57 PM IST

Former India wrestler Kripa Shankar Bishnoi suggests key changes to world body

The current weight divisions of 59 kg, 66 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg and 130 kg in the Greco-Roman style could be changed to 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg and 130 kg.

May 24, 2017, 23:56 PM IST