Olympics

Badminton World Championships to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash

The BWF had earlier called off all tournaments post the All England Championships until April 12 due to the pandemic.

Apr 05, 2020, 20:05 PM IST

Sports is not important than life: Kidambi Srikanth opens up on Olympics dream, life in lockdown and more

Ace Indian badminton player, Kidambi Srikanth, in an exclusive interview with WION's Sports Editor Digvijay Singh Deo, spoke about a lot of things ranging from the decision to postpone Olympics, how it will affect the qualification scenario, his run of form of late, how he is managing to remain fit amid the lockdown and much more. 

Apr 05, 2020, 18:57 PM IST

IOC official confident Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as scheduled

The Olympics open on July 24, followed by the Paralympics on August 25.

Mar 16, 2020, 19:29 PM IST

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 recently. 

Mar 12, 2020, 17:55 PM IST

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 foe Carlo Paalam of Philippines in a 4-1 split verdict to be assured of his maiden Olympic appearance.

Mar 09, 2020, 23:36 PM IST

No thought of cancelling event due to coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics president Yoshiro Mori

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee rebuffed speculation on Wednesday that the Games might be cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 04, 2020, 20:15 PM IST

Will not get satisfied unless I clinch gold at Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal

On Saturday, Panghal settled for a silver medal in the World Boxing Championships as he lost the final match to Uzbekistan`s Shakhobidin Zoirov. 

Sep 23, 2019, 17:52 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

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has no time for negativity

While his image was tainted following a bitter face-off with Narsingh Yadav just before the Rio Olympics in 2016, it was followed by numerous controversies concerning his national selection trials. 

Aug 31, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

Will not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Hockey legend Dhyan Chand's son

Ashok Kumar, regarded as the world's best dribbler in hockey, post-independence, and son of an unbeatable athlete in modern sports history, said that the country should not forget Dhyan Chand's ultra-nationalistic character. 

Aug 29, 2019, 17:02 PM IST

WATCH: Olympian Danell Leyva's excellent save on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

The 27-year-old slipped during the course of an obstacle as he landed face-first onto the last of the four boards placed, with the lower half of his body on the verge of falling off.

Aug 24, 2019, 08:21 AM IST

South African athlete Caster Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-meters title at the world championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her. 

Aug 15, 2019, 20:39 PM IST

ICC officially launches World Test Championship

The WTC will see the top nine Test teams in the world – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series.

Jul 29, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Olympic chief Thomas Bach sympathises with Caster Semenya, respects CAS decision

Semenya won gold in the 800 metres at the last two Olympics but Wednesday`s CAS ruling means she will have to artificially reduce her levels of the hormone to defend her titles in Tokyo next year.

May 04, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Indian men's hockey team to join FIH Pro League next year

In July 2017, Hockey India had decided to withdraw both the men's and women's national teams from the competition.

Apr 16, 2019, 21:34 PM IST

Training in India was always Plan B for me: Abhinav Bindra

Shooter Bindra created history when he claimed the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Apr 06, 2019, 17:45 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

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

Mary Kom targeting boxing gold as she prepares for 2020 Olympics

Even though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is more than 15 months away, Mary Kom is already planning for the biggest event in sporting history.
 

Mar 18, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers unveil robots to help wheelchair-bound, workers

The two products, Toyota's Human Support Robot and the Power Assist Suit from Panasonic, were demonstrated to the public for the first time in Tokyo.

Mar 15, 2019, 11:53 AM IST