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Hockey India Withdraws From 2022 Birmingham CWG Over COVID, Quarantine Rules
Hockey India Withdraws From 2022 Birmingham CWG Over COVID, Quarantine Rules

Hockey India reasoned that there is only a 32-day window available between the Birmingham Games (July 28-August 8) and the Hangzhou Asian Games (September 10-25).

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2022 CWG Village Plan Scrapped Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

London: Organisers of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games have decided to scrap the single athletes’ village after a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found it could not be completed in time. Instead, athletes will now be housed in multiple sites with 1,600 set to be housed at the NEC Hotel Campus and […]

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Hima Das Thanks Assam CM After Being Awarded DSP Post

Guwahati: Hima Das on Friday thanked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal after she was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). The decision was taken by the Assam government on Friday during the Assembly’s budget session, where it was announced that the rank of Grade-I officers such as DSP or magistrate would be awarded […]

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Vikas Krishan, Pinki Rani Win As 15 Indian Boxers Enter Final

Kathmandu: Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan and 2014 CWG bronze-medallist Pinki Rani put up a brilliant display as they led seven more Indian boxers to the finals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Sunday. While Sparsh (52kg), Varinder (60kg) and Narender (+91kg) were the other boxers to reach the summit clash from […]

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No Question Of Hosting 2026 CWG, Says Batra

New Delhi: There is no question of hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Friday even as secretary general Rajeev Mehta reiterated that the prospect of doing so shall be one of the topics to be discussed at the meeting of the executive committee which is scheduled […]

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Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik Advance With Easy Wins At World Championship

Ekaterinburg (Russia): Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) clinched resounding victories in their second-round bouts to ensure that there was no stopping India’s stupendous run at the World Men’s Boxing Championships here on Saturday. Panghal out-punched Chinese Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Kaushik also dominated The Netherlands’ Enrico Lacruz to […]

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Commonwealth Games Federation Gets New Executive Board

Kigali (Rwanda): The 2019 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly has elected members to the executive board and sports committee of the federation in Rwanda’s capital city. Scottish Louise Martin was re-elected CGF President for a second four-year term. She was first elected in 2015, becoming the first female to hold this office in the […]

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Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham. In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting […]

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Para Shuttler From Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, To Get Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, was on Saturday nominated for the Arjuna Award along with 18 others. Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, […]

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We want India at Commonwealth Games, no question: UK minister

London: The UK government has stepped in to back India in an ongoing row over Shooting being dropped from the Commonwealth Games to be held in the British city of Birmingham in 2022. Britain’s Sports Minister Nigel Adams said that India was an important Commonwealth country and he has written to the Commonwealth Games Federation […]

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IOA to take final decision on 2022 CWG boycott next month

New Delhi: The Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association will meet next month to take a final decision on its boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games, its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said on Saturday. The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster […]

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NRAI supports IOA proposal to boycott 2022 CWG for shooting's exclusion

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Sunday said it supports the Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for excluding shooting from the roster. In an unprecedented move, the IOA on Saturday proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster, […]

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Nikhat, Deepak among five Indian boxers to make Thailand International finals

New Delhi: Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) was the lone woman boxer to make the finals, while Asian silver-winner Deepak Singh (49kg) led a four-strong Indian men’s charge into the summit clashes of the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok on Friday. Ashish Kumar (75kg), Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav […]

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India must put up united front: Heena on shooting's exclusion from 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Pistol ace Heena Sidhu Thursday said India is a “big” enough nation to put up a “united front” against the 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers’ move to exclude shooting from its roster. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) last month threatened to boycott the 2022 CWG in Birmingham if shooting is not included, something the […]

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CWG shooting snub big blow for sport in India: Moudgil

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Friday announced that shooting will not be a part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The decision came as a big blow to India as the country had won 16 medals from shooting at Gold Coast 2018 and seven out of the 26 Gold medals came from the […]

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Shooting not included in CWG 2022 list

New Delhi: In a major blow to India, shooting was on Thursday left out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games programme. “Our recommendation of adding women’s cricket, beach volleyball and para table tennis is the result of a thorough review and we believe these sports would help us to enhance the existing programme and reach new […]

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Indian boxers finish with six medals at Warsaw meet

New Delhi: Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) delivered a gold medal each as Indian boxers collected a rich haul of two gold, one silver and three bronze to finish their campaign on a high at the XXXVI Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw on Saturday. The 22-year-old Solanki showed glimpses of the […]

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Bajrang, Vinesh nominated for Khel Ratna by wrestling federation

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Monday recommended recently-crowned Asian Champion Bajrang Punia and last year’s Asian Games gold-medallist Vinesh Phogat for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajeev Khel Ratna award. Bajrang and Vinesh’s names were sent by WFI owing to their remarkable performances in the last couple of years. “They […]

Mary Kom ends unbeaten in German training trip

New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom remained undefeated on her return to the 51kg category, winning all her three bouts during a training trip to Berlin, Germany. Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title in November last year is making a transition from the 48kg category to 51kg in pursuit of […]

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Indian boxers clinch nine medals at Ulaanbaatar Cup

Ulaanbaatar: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mandeep Jangra stamped his authority on the men’s Welterweight (69 kilogram) division as the Indian contingent amassed a total of nine medals at the Ulaanbaatar Cup here. Apart from Jangra’s gold, the Indians also bagged four silver and an equal number of bronze medals at the event. Jangra dominated the […]

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Asian Games will be tougher than CWG: Neeraj

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the […]

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CWG 2018: Gold rush for India on penultimate day

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian athletes clinched as many as eight gold medals on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) being held in Gold Coast in Australia. India has 59 medals in total with 25 gold medals in the games so far. India has won 16 silver and 18 bronze medals till now […]

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CWG 2018: India's men's hockey team loses to New Zealand in semis

Gold Coast: India’s men’s hockey team lost to New Zealand 2-3 in a semi-final of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. India put up a disastrous defensive performance in the first quarter to concede two goals to Hugo Inglis (seventh minute), Stephen Jenness (13th). But Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty stroke in the […]

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CWG 2018: Manika-Mouma win silver in women's doubles TT

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das clinched the silver medal in women’s doubles category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. The Indian duo was outplayed 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) by Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the gold medal clash. Unforced errors and some aggressive game from […]

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Wrestler Pooja takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final. The Nigerian had won the title at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well. In […]