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Rio Olympics

Brazil women's football team part ways with coach Vadao

Vadao, who previously coached the team for two years from 2014, was removed just four weeks after Brazil were knocked out the World Cup by France.

Jul 23, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

Fellow swimmers hail Mack Horton for podium protest

After finishing runner-up to China`s Sun Yang in the 400 freestyle on Sunday, Olympic champion Horton took his silver medal and then stood behind the podium while his Chinese rival and bronze medallist Gabriele Detti shared the spotlight.

Jul 22, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in London Marathon

Rawat, who has qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October, clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 59 seconds to take the 27th spot. 

Apr 28, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

ISSF World Cup: Shooter Kynan Chenai emerges as top Indian in men's trap event

The 28-year-old, who compete at the Rio Olympics, missed one bird to shoot a score of 49 out of 50.

Apr 08, 2019, 22:09 PM IST

Malaysia Open: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eyes semi-final spot

Srikanth stormed into the quarter-final of the men's singles event of the tournament with a comfortable 21-11, 21-15 win over Khosit Phetpradab of Thailand.

Apr 05, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

India Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eye semi-final spots

Sindhu had earlier swept aside Hong Kong's Deng Joy Xuan 21-11, 21-13 to storm into the quarter-final of the women's singles event.

Mar 29, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar reveals a message he once gave to gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Tendulkar also had a piece of advice for the 25-year-old gymnast who had finished fourth in the women's vault finals event during the 2016 Rio Olympics, earning her fame and appreciation from all corners of the world. 

Jan 23, 2019, 18:38 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar hails Dipa Karmakar for motivating thousands of youngsters

Karmakar finished fourth in the women's vault finals event during the 2016 Rio Olympics, which earned her fame and appreciation from all corners of the world. 

Jan 23, 2019, 16:21 PM IST

'Looking forward to the day when cricket is included in Olympics': Sachin Tendulkar

The former Indian batsman also expressed his belief that it was necessary to allocate a certain amount of time to teams, set to battle it out in the Olympics, in order to ensure quality preparation.

Jan 23, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

Had self-doubts after Rio Olympics, says shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa

She is enjoying every bit of adulation that has come her way after playing a pivotal role in the Indian badminton team's first ever gold medal in a mixed team event at Commonwealth Games but doubles specialist Ashwin Ponappa had serious "self-doubts" about being able to make a comeback post 2016 Rio Olympics.

May 01, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

Brazil police arrest Olympic committee chief in vote-buying scandal

Bretas said in an arrest order that Nuzman`s wealth grew by 416 percent between 2006 and 2016 and that he had assets overseas that were only declared after the vote-buying investigation began.

Oct 05, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Narsingh Yadav hopes CBI enquiry will clear his tainted name

Narsingh, who was preferred over two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar as the country's quota entry for Rio in the 74 kg class after he secured it in Las Vegas in 2015, was thrown out of the Games a day before his opening bout by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Sep 01, 2017, 21:46 PM IST

Saina Nehwal regrets participating in Rio Olympics, says she should not have gone

That was a year ago. Now, a rejuvenated Saina marked her return to the big league by reaching the semifinals of the World Badminton Championships here.

Aug 26, 2017, 11:15 AM IST

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sindhu is currently preparing for the BWF World Championships, which is scheduled to be held from August 21–27 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jul 05, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Sports Minister Vijay Goel promises to seek details before sending anyone to Olympics

He said the CBI is probing two doctors, Pawan Deep Singh and R.S. Negi, who were allegedly sent to last year`s Olympics with the 118-member Indian contingent without having the required qualifications.

May 20, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Two undeserving medicos in Rio team? CBI registers preliminary enquiry

It is alleged that Dr Pawandeep Singh and R S Negi did not have requisite qualification and experience but were sent to the games from July 24, 2016 to August 23, 2016 with the Indian contingent.

May 19, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

WADA could lift Russia anti-doping suspension later this year

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has been suspended since 2015 in the wake of the report by Richard McLaren which uncovered widespread doping in Russian sport.

May 19, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

After missing Rio Olympics, fit-again Parupalli Kashyap racing against time for CWG qualification

The 30-year-old recovered from the knee injury and made a comeback late last year only to hurt his shoulder at the Premier Badminton League in January.

May 09, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar undergoes knee surgery, to miss Asian Championships

Karmakar shot to fame by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. She finished fourth in her pet event of vault at the Rio Games.

Apr 04, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Sakshi Malik, Olympic bronze medalist, ties the knot with Satyawart Kadian

Sakshi, who created history by becoming India's first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal, got engaged to Satyawart in October last year.

Apr 03, 2017, 10:19 AM IST