Despite throwing up twice during the opening lap on the Kazanka River, Italian Simone Ruffini eventually stood atop the podium under a light drizzle after the nearly five-hour 25-kilometer race, and held up a marriage proposal for girlfriend and teammate Aurora Ponsele.
Rajat Chauhan created history by becoming the first Indian senior level archer to clinch an individual medal at the World Championships as he bagged a silver at the Copenhagen meet on Saturday
Indian golfer Ranveer Singh Saini has become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Saini, a 14-year-old autistic golfer claimed the medal in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event on Friday.
National Basketball Association (NBA) stars played in Africa for the first time on Saturday and a stirring final-quarter comeback gave Team World a 101-97 victory over Team Africa in Johannesburg.
Beijing mayor Wang Anshun heralded "a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement" on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games. The city beat Kazakhstan's Almaty 44-40 in a vote among International Olympic Committee members in Kuala Lumpur.
Mangal Singh Champia earned India an individual Olympic quota berth, while Rajat Chauhan and Laxmirani Majhi remained in the gold and bronze medal hunt in the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen on Thursday.
The International Basketball Federation must end its discrimination against Sikh players and allow them to play wearing a turban, a bipartisan group of 39 influential American lawmakers has demanded.
While the federation is pushing the Odisha sprinter to join the national 4x400m relay camp, Dutee wants to train under personal coach N Ramesh in 100m and 200m.
Rivalry between two Odisha sprinters — Sarbani Nanda and Dutee Chand is expected to gain more credence now and that could see them achieve the Rio Olympic Games qualification mark of 23:20 seconds in the women’s 200m. Both Chand and Nanda have clocked below 24secs in the past and this has raised hopes.
With only about a year to go for the Rio Olympics, Hockey India selector Harbinder Singh has raised concerns about the performance of the men’s team. According to Harbinder, topmost on the list of concerns is India’s inability to convert penalty-corners. "It’s not even moderate at the moment. If this area is overlooked, it would further reduce our average goals per match," Harbinder said.
The Indian women's recurve archery team has qualified for Rio Olympics 2016, bringing in good news from the sport after some unwanted spotlight. Archers Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Laxmi Rani Majhi survived anxious moments before getting past Germans in the Round of 16 at the World Chmpionships at Copenhagen on Tuesday. The win ensured they advanced to the quarterfinals, which was the pre-requisite to qualify for the Olympics.
India will field its largest, strongest contingent at the World Badminton Championships in Indonesia, providing them their best chance of winning medals at the prestigious tournament next month.
India has realised that with the right marketing and attractive packaging even a traditional drink such as jal jeera (cumin-flavoured water) could be profit making. The organisers of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) are hoping they can pull off a similar trick with the launch of the dressed-up version of the age-old sport.
In a landmark judgement that could have far-reaching implications, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) cleared Indian sprinter Dutee Chand to compete in national and international athletics events.
India's Anirban Lahiri repeated his 2014 performance to produce an excellent finish, a six-under 64, and end outright fifth at the Omega European Masters on Sunday.