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Roger Federer set to play French Open in 2020

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has confirmed his partipation in the next year's French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. 

Oct 17, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Roger Federer confirms participation in Tokyo Olympics

Swiss legend Roger Federer has confirmed that he will be participating in next year's Olympic Games slated to be held in Tokyo.

Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

U.S. Olympic champion Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban

Dwyer, 30, tested positive for an anabolic agent in three out-of-competition urine samples last November and December.

Oct 12, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

Mary Kom reaches 51kg semi-final, becomes 1st boxer to win 8th World Championships medal

Kom will now square off with Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on Saturday for a place in the summit showdown of the tournament.


Oct 10, 2019, 12:16 PM IST

Indian mixed relay team reaches World Athletics Championships final, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team booked their place in the final of the ongoing 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha after making a third-place finish in the heat on Saturday. 

Sep 29, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo Olympic glory to overcome Rio heartache

The freestyle wrestler was one of India’s few gold medal hopes in Rio and the entire nation mourned as she lay on the mat writhing in pain during her bout against China’s Sun Yanan.

Sep 27, 2019, 12:44 PM IST

Want to train outside to prepare for Olympic gold: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia

He had booked the quota after prevailing 7-6 in a tense semifinal against Colombia`s Carlos Arturo Mendez at the World Wrestling Championships.

Sep 22, 2019, 18:58 PM IST

Injured Deepak Punia withdraws from World Wrestling Championship final, settles for silver

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia has withdrawn from the final of the World Wrestling Championship with an ankle injury. "I am a bit disappointed that I can`t fight for gold but I am happy with my overall performance here. I will work hard and the aim is to win a medal in the Olympics," Deepak said on Sunday.

Sep 22, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 53kg category after defeating Sarah Ann Hilderbrandt in the second repechage round at the ongoing World Wrestling Championship.

Sep 18, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

Judoka Saeid Mollaei eyes Tokyo Olympics glory, uncertain of Iran return

The 2018 world champion, who has been in hiding in Germany due to fears over his safety, said both the International Judo Federation (IJF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had assured him a spot in next year`s Games.

Sep 13, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Ex-players getting into coaching has helped Indian athletes: Gagan Narang

The 36-year-old had earlier expressed his desire to represent India at the Olympics for the fifth time.

Aug 28, 2019, 19:03 PM IST

Dutee Chand confident of making Olympic cut

From her battle against the IAAF gender testing rules to coming out as a lesbian in what is still a highly conservative country, Chand is used to making headlines but she hopes over the next year they will mainly be about her sporting prowess. 

Aug 22, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

Dutee Chand granted Europe visa as preparation continues for Olympic qualification

Dutee is keen to qualify for the women`s 100m event at the 2020 Tokyo Games and said that her preparations are on in full swing for the same.

Aug 10, 2019, 18:13 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

Tokyo Olympics preparations on track one year out from tournament: Official

Wednesday marks one year until the opening ceremony in the almost-completed National Stadium, and organisers believe they are on schedule to deliver the Games.

Jul 23, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi laud Hima Das on winning five gold medals

On Saturday, the ace Indian sprinter continued her dream run in Europe by claiming her fifth gold medal of the month with a top-place finish in the 400-meter race in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

Jul 22, 2019, 07:52 AM 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

ISSF World Cup: India's Abhishek Verma shoots gold, secures Olympic quota

The 29-year-old, who was appearing only in his second ISSF World Cup, shot a total score of 242.7 in the finals of the men's 10m Air Pistol event to take the top honours. 

Apr 27, 2019, 12:05 PM IST

Badminton in Tokyo Olympics going to be tougher than last three Games: Saina Nehwal

Saina has been troubled by injuries of late. After her knee surgery in 2016, she has been striving hard to return to her peak form. She was World No. 1 for a few weeks in 2015.

Mar 31, 2019, 17:11 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