Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge here.
The Formula One legend is to turn 45 today while lying comatose in a hospital, even as his doctors and family were tight-lipped about his condition. He has been hospitalised since Sunday after slamming his head against a rock while skiing in the French Alps.
Bobby Aloysius and Gurmeet Kaur provided the silver lining for India on the opening day of the Afro-Asian Games athletics event.
The world number four in the long jump, Anju Bobby George, will carry the Indian flag in the opening ceremony of Olympic Games.
A man dressed in a kilt and beret who disrupted the men's marathon on Sunday joins a long list of cranks, celebrities and unsung heroes who make the race one of the great spectacles of the Olympics.
While Anju qualified for the long jump final at Athens, in hockey, Indian men lost to Pakistan.
The natives of star athlete Anju Bobby Geroge's hometown were a disappointed lot after the India's best effort failed to fetch a medal in the long jump final at Athens.
The sports minister said severe punishment should be meted out to offending athletes but their coaches should not be held responsible.
Maha Singh maintained his gold winning performances at the Grand Prix circuit by winning gold in the men's long jump with a 7.55 m throw.
Justin Gatlin, the joint holder of the world 100m record, said that he had failed the drug test in Kansas in April.
The American joint world record holder over 100 metres had been facing a lifetime ban from the sport after testing positive for a banned anabolic drug, possibly testosterone, at a Kansas City meeting on April 22.
The sprinter restated his plan to appeal the 8-year ban from track he received earlier this week after accepting he tested positive for doping.
Long jumper Anju Bobby George experienced a huge fall of 21 places in world rankings to be at No 35 on the latest IAAF charts.
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