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Indian women archers lose, crash out of Olympic contention
Paris, June 20 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team lost 0-6 to Colombia in the first match and crashed out of an Olympic qualification tournament here on Sunday. It was the last opportunity for them to win a team quota place.
2021-06-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, miss Olympic qualification (Ld, correcting opening para)
Belgrade, June 20 (IANS) India's Sajan Prakash won gold in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming competition, but narrowly missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
20K people could be allowed for Olympics opening ceremony
Tokyo, June 20 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics organising committee could allow 20,000 people to attend the opening ceremony at the National Stadium on July 23, but that would include both the ticket holders and Games officials.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Belgrade swimming: Indians win 3 gold, all miss Olympic qualification
Belgrade, June 20 (IANS) India's Sajan Prakash on Sunday won gold medal in the men's 200 meters butterfly event in the Belgrade Open Swimming competition late Saturday evening, but narrowly missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Other Sports
Milkha Singh: The 'Bharat Ratna' of athletics didn't get his due
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) When I called up Milkha Singh, who was much more than an athletics legend, on the landline phone of his Chandigarh home in the first week of August 2001 to get his reaction on being picked belatedly for the Arjuna Award, he poured his heart out, without being one bit diplomatic.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AICF's new team chalks out positive opening moves
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is in discussions with a couple of parties for launching its Professional Chess League, said a senior official.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Olympic qualification: Indian women archers aim for bullseye
Paris, June 19 (IANS) All eyes are on the Indian women recurve team as it lines up on Sunday with the goal of earning an Olympic team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament.
2021-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Track legend Milkha Singh laid to rest with full state honours
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Chandigarh on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh (91), who passed away at the PGI Hospital here after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics organisers may further reduce overseas delegates by 25,000
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 organisers could further reduce the number of foreign delegates attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games by as much as 25,000 to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 during the showpiece event next month.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
American shot putter Crouser smashes world record in Eugene
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old men's shot put world record as he topped the US Olympic trials event in Eugene, Oregon.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Marykom to skip Italian training stint due to personal reasons
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Olympic Games bound women boxer MC Marykom will skip a short training stint in Assisi, Italy, that starts on Monday, and will instead continue to train in Pune, said a national boxing coach.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punishment for cheating junior chess players will be decided by Central Council: AICF
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Stripping them of their national titles, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) Central Council will decide on further punishments for the chess players who had cheated during the online age group national championships, said the Secretary.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Other Sports
Aussie Emma may compete in 8 swimming events in Olympics
Adelaide, June 17 (IANS) Emma McKeon could be the only swimmer from the Australian team to compete in eight events at the Tokyo Olympic Games after she won the 50-meter freestyle on Thursday night to wrap up an outstanding performance at the trials.
2021-06-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Husband, wife among six Australian bike riders for Olympics
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced six riders who will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games in BMX and mountain bike, loaded with Australian Olympic firsts.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Indian women archers geared up to qualify for Olympics
Paris, June 16 (IANS) The Indian women recurve archers, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, are geared up to seal a team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament starting here on Thursday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
This Karate champ now sells tea in Mathura
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) At 23, he had won 60 medals in junior and senior categories at karate tournaments.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Other Sports
Athletes could be kicked out of Olympics for violating Covid rules
Tokyo, June 15 (IANS) Athletes and officials who violate the Covid-19 rules could be kicked out of the Olympics, according to revised rules outlined in the third and final editions of the Tokyo 2020 playbook revealed on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie diving, hockey teams announced for Olympics
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced seven divers and the men's and women's hockey teams on Tuesday for the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Wrestler Punia gets into Olympic mood as he spars, sweats
Vladikavkaz (Russia), June 14 (IANS) Freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia has entered the final phase of preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, sparring and sweating with the top Russian athletes here.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Russia,Sports,Other Sports
Nirmal Milkha played key role in laying first hockey turf in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Former Indian women volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur, who passed away in a hospital here on Sunday due to Covid-19-related complications, was instrumental in getting the first hockey turf laid here in 1991.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Zerodha's Nikhil Kamath apologies for cheating Anand in chess (Ld)
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The co-founder of stock broking company Zerodha Broking Ltd, Nikhil Kamath, on Monday tweeted a reluctant apology for cheating and winning against former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand in a Covid-19 fundraising match.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Zerodha's Nitin Kamath apologies for cheating Anand in chess
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The co-founder of stock broking company Zerodha Broking Ltd, Nitin Kamath, on Monday tweeted a reluctant apology for cheating and winning against former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand in a Covid-19 fundraising match.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Elite Indian boxers may train in Italy before Olympics
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Elite Indian boxers preparing for next month's Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to train in Italy from next week.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Trials to pick Indian Paralympic team postponed
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Next week's selection trials to select the Indian track and field team for the Tokyo Paralympics Games have been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, said the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Sunday.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record
Canberra, June 13 (IANS) Australian teenager Kaylee McKeown has smashed the women's 100m backstroke world record, according to Swimming Australia.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Lahiri slips a place to tied 45th in Palmetto Championship golf
Congaree Maintenance (US), June 13 (IANS) Despite an impressive one-under 70, Indias Anirban Lahiri slipped to tied 45th after the third round of Palmetto Championship here.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Uganda,Sports,Other Sports
Lack of infrastructure, jobs cripple boxing in Punjab
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) When Varinder Singh landed the 60kg category bronze at the Asian Championship in Dubai recently, it was the first time a Punjab boxer had won a medal at a continental event. The previous medal had come in 2011, when Amandeep Singh had clinched silver in lightweight.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Weightlifter Mirabai qualifies for Olympics
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in women's 49 kg category, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Friday.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Swimming Australia says star's 'pervert' allegations very concerning
Canberra, June 11 (IANS) Swimming Australia (SA) said on Friday the allegations by star swimmer Maddie Groves were "very concerning" after she withdrew from the Olympic trials saying she wants to send a message to "all misogynistic perverts in sport."
2021-06-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Poland Ranking Series: Vinesh clinches 53kg freestyle gold (Ld)
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic Games bound wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women's 53kg freestyle gold with an 8-0 win over Khrystyna Bereza of Ukraine at the Poland Ranking Series here on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Vinesh enters final of Poland Ranking Series wrestling (Ld)
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS) India's Vinesh Phogat won two bouts on Friday to enter the 53kg freestyle final of the Poland Ranking Series wrestling. She will face Khrystyna Bereza of Ukraine in the final.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Wrestler Vinesh reaches Poland Open Ranking Series final
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS) India's Vinesh Phogat on Friday reached the 53kg final of Poland Open Ranking Series with two contrasting wins. She first defeated 2019 World bronze winner Ekaterina Poleshchuk 6-2 in her opening bout and then made quick work of her American opponent, Amy Ann Fearnside, in just 75 seconds.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
London cycling event to raise funds for Covid relief in South Asia
London, June 11 (IANS) The Prince of Wales and Manoj Badale, lead owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals, on Thursday flagged off a cycling event here to raise funds for Covid relief in South Asia.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
No Indian Greco Roman wrestler at Olympics: Foreign expert sacked
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's Greco Roman expert Temo Kasarashvili of Georgia has been sacked for non-performance of the Indian wrestlers, especially as no one could qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Indonesia rejects Vietnam's plea to postpone SEA Games 2021
Jakarta, June 10 (IANS) Indonesia has rejected Vietnam's plea as the host of Southeast Asian Games 2021 to postpone the event from this December to mid-next year, an official said on Thursday.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
IOA scrambles for athletes' Olympic kit without Chinese connection
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) With less than 50 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games to begin, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is staring at a challenging task of making arrangements for a new sports kit for the Indian contingent -- without the China imprint.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Covid positive liver failure Kabaddi player successfully undergoes transplant
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) Perhaps in a first of its kind, doctors at the MGM Healthcare, on Thursday said they have successfully performed a live-donor liver transplant on a Covid positive national kabaddi player in coma with liver failure.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Health/Medicine,Other Sports
Dingko Singh: Boxer with a deadly left hook-right cross combo
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Former Asian Games gold medallist in boxing Ngangom Dingko Singh, who passed away on Thursday morning, will be remembered as a person who revolutionised boxing in particular, and sports in general, in Manipur -- and in India.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Games champion boxer Dingko Singh no more
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) N Dingko Singh, an Asian Games gold-medallist in boxing, passed away on Thursday in Imphal after losing his battle with liver cancer. He was 42.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Together' may be added to Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger
Lausanne, June 9 (IANS) 'Together' may be added to the Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger should it be approved by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Tokyo, according to the IOC.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Poland Ranking Series: Freestyle wrestler Dahiya gets silver
Warsaw, June 9 (IANS) Indian freestyle wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Wednesday settled for the silver medal in the men's 61 kg freestyle event in the Poland Ranking Series here on Wednesday.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
India's first taekwondo athlete enters Paralympics
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) India's Aruna Tanwar, world No.4 in the women's U 49 category, has been awarded a wild card entry for the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. She thus becomes the first Indian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Paralympics.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Minor injury forces wrestler Punia to pull out of Poland Open
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Olympic Games bound freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia has pulled out of Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw due to minor injury that resurfaced prior to his bout, said a Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) official on Wednesday.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Focus on Indian women recurve archers to bag Olympic quotas
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Indian women archers would look to secure the remaining two Tokyo Olympic Games berths when they compete in the final Olympic qualification tournament from June 17-20 in Paris.
2021-06-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IOC announces names of refugee athletes for Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne, June 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday approved the list of 29 refugee athletes who will compete at the Tokyo Olympics under the Olympic flag.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Milkha Singh's health shows continuous improvement
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh has shown continuous improvement for being treated for Covid-19, the PGI hospital here said on Tuesday.
2021-06-08
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Other Sports
Saini loses in 1st Rd of world judo, Sushila has fingers crossed
Budapest, June 7 (IANS) India's Jasleen Singh Saini on Monday lost in first round of the men's 66kg category and crashed out of the World Judo Championships here. He lost to Radu Izvoreanu of Moldova.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Milkha Singh stable, responding to treatment: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Monday spoke to doctors at the PGI Hospital here to enquire about national icon and Olympian Milkha Singh's health.
2021-06-07
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Women recurve archery team reaches Paris, eyes spot in Olympics
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A three-member Indian women's recurve archery team, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, reached Paris on Monday to compete in World Olympic qualification tournament beginning June 17.
2021-06-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Judoka Sushila loses, but can still make it to Olympics
Budapest, June 6 (IANS) Sushila Devi on Sunday lost in the first round of the women's 48kg category and crashed out of the World Championships here on Sunday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports