Tag: Olympic

148, Including 20 New Athletes, Included In First List Of TOPS For 2024 Games
148, Including 20 New Athletes, Included In First List Of TOPS For 2024 Games

Although the planning and preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris started much earlier, the MOC meeting marks the formal start of the shortened Olympic cycle. As many as seven athletes have earned elevation from the Khelo India Scheme and are among the new inductees to the TOPS Development Group.

Kaushik, 1980 Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist, Loses Battle To Covid-19
Kaushik, 1980 Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist, Loses Battle To Covid-19

On Saturday, Kaushik was the second 1980 Moscow Olympics Indian team member to pass away. Ravindra Pal Singh died of Covid-related breathing problem in Lucknow early in the day.

30 Found COVID Positive In SAI Tests At Patiala, Bengaluru; No Olympic-Bound Athlete In List

New Delhi: Thirty sportspersons and support staff across disciplines were found to be COVID-19 positive after 741 precautionary tests were conducted at the National Centres of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Wednesday. However, the positive results in both the centres do not include any Tokyo Olympic-bound athlete. […]

Extend Olympic qualification period in view of cancellation of events due to coronavirus: Saina

New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feel that the BWF should extend the Olympic qualification period in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak wrecking havoc on the qualifying events for the Tokyo Games. Concerns over the rapid spread of the deadly virus had forced the postponement of the four Olympic qualifying events […]

Men's Boxing Trials: Vikas Krishan makes Indian squad for Olympic Qualifiers

Bengaluru: Accomplished comeback-man Vikas Krishan (69kg) claimed a slot in the Indian men’s boxing squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers after winning his final trial bout along with two others here on Monday. The former world championships and Asian Games medal-winner, who competed in the middleweight 75kg category for a long time, is back to […]

Tejaswini Bags India's 12th Olympic Quota In Shooting

Doha: The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant secured India’s 12th Olympic quota in shooting by qualifying for the final of the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at the 14th Asian Championships here on Saturday. The 39-year-old Sawant earned the Tokyo quota by finishing fifth in the qualifications with a score of 1171. Out of the eight […]

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Will push for Kabaddi's inclusion in next Olympics: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will be pushing hard for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Paris. “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi […]

BWF World Championships: Sindhu Stuns World No. 2 Tai Tzu To Storm Into Semis

Basel: PV Sindhu stunned World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 to storm into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships in a rip-roaring quarter-final clash on Friday. The ace Indian shuttler came back from losing the first game in 15 minutes to clinch the second one 23-21 in thrilling […]

India maul Japan 7-2 to storm into final

Bhubaneswar: India outplayed reigning Asian Games champion Japan 7-2 to storm into the summit clash of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here on Friday, assuring themselves a place in the year end’s Olympic qualifying event. Returning to the side after a long injury lay-off, Ramadeep Singh (23rd, 37th minutes) finally got his mojo back […]

Abhishek Verma secures Olympic quota place with gold in maiden WC final

Beijing: Abhishek Verma secured India’s fifth Olympic quota place in shooting by winning the 10m air pistol gold medal at the ISSF World Cup here Saturday. Shooting in his maiden International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup final, the Indian led the field throughout the men’s 10m air pistol final to clinch the top spot with […]

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 […]

Sindhu enters final, Saina bows out of Badminton Worlds

Glasgow: India had a mixed day at the World Badminton Championships, with 2016 Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu entering the final, while Saina Nehwal lost in the women’s singles semi-finals here on Saturday. Fourth seed Sindhu crushed Chinese ninth seed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 in 48 minutes in a superlative display to set-up […]

Barabati land grab: OOA not to file review petition in SC

Cuttack: Getting scared over the Supreme Court order for a CBI inquiry into the alleged land grab at Barabati stadium, the Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) today convened a high level meeting chaired by president Sameer Dey in presence of secretary M A Alam and other council members. The officials of the State Olympic body have […]

'Rio on track to deliver outstanding Olympics'

Rio De Janeiro: Rio 2016 organisers are on track to “deliver an outstanding Olympic Games” next year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said. The IOC coordination commission made its penultimate visit to Rio this week ahead of the first Olympics in South America, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. As officials played down criticism […]

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Usain Bolt bounces back with 100 metre win in London

London: Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt made an impressive return to competition with a win in the 100 metres at the Diamond League meet here. Bolt, hampered by injury for much of this year, prevailed in his first competitive heat in six weeks with a time of 9.87 seconds on the same […]

Rio must reach new level: IOC

Rio de Janeiro: The International Olympic Committee has asked Rio de Janeiro to step up preparations to a new level to ensure the city is ready for the 2016 Games. The comments coincide with concerns about the progress of construction work at some venues and delays to a planned new metro line, reported Xinhua. Speaking […]

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Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub

New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had recommended Saina’s name for the award to the Sports Ministry in August last year but the ministry picked two-time Olympic […]