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  • Per Spett, Freestyle Skiing, Sochi,Winter Olympics
    Jul 31, 2015 15:36 IST

    Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

  • Archer Mangal Singh Champia
    Jul 30, 2015 22:36 IST

    Archer Mangal Champia earns India individual Olympic berth

    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.

  • Dutee Chand
    Jul 30, 2015 09:22 IST

    Sprinter Dutee Chand, federation differ over her race category

    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.

  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand
    Jul 29, 2015 16:04 IST

    Sprinters Nanda and Chand hope to qualify for Rio Olympics

    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.

  • India's players celebrate
    Jul 29, 2015 12:52 IST

    Indiscipline, penalty-corner conversions ail Indian hockey

    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.

  • Indian women's recurve archery
    Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST

    Indian women's archery team qualifies for Rio Olympics

    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.

  • Indian Badminton League
    Jul 28, 2015 16:28 IST

    Largest ever Indian squad at World Badminton Championship

    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.

  • Sushil Kumar is expected to be seen in action at the Pro Wrestling League
    Jul 28, 2015 15:04 IST

    IPL-based Pro Wrestling League eyes sustainability, longevity

    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.

  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand
    Jul 28, 2015 13:59 IST

    Indian sprinter Dutee Chand cleared to compete in all events

    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.

  • Anirban Lahiri
    Jul 27, 2015 13:37 IST

    Golf: India's Anirban Lahiri finishes 5th at European Masters

    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.

  • Abhinav Bindra
    Jul 27, 2015 12:28 IST

    Ineligible Abhinav Bindra nominated for IOC athletes' body

    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to send Abhinav Bindra's candidature for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) athletes’ commission elections, scheduled to take place during the 2016 Rio Games. But the IOA forgot to make Bindra’s nomination eligible — the shooter has to be a part of the country’s athletes’ commission and his name should be endorsed by the body.

  • Britain's Christopher 'Chris' Froome, center, celebrates
    Jul 27, 2015 10:49 IST

    Britain's Froome defies critics to win 2nd Tour de France

    After winning his second Tour de France title on Sunday, Britain's Chris Froome said he felt 'incredible' after winning a competition that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon, and doused with urine.

  • Vijender Singh
    Jul 27, 2015 09:40 IST

    Let me compete, will make India proud: Vijender on turning pro

    Vijender Singh is one of the few sportspersons to have made the country proud at the Olympics and World Championships. But his recent decision to turn professional hasn’t gone down well with the authorities. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto action over the boxer signing a contract with a UK-based company without informing his department (Haryana Police) and the state government.

  • Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates
    Jul 26, 2015 20:04 IST

    Ferrari's Vettel wins dramatic Hungarian GP, Hamilton finishes 6th

    Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won a dramatic, action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday, while Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg blew his chances of catching teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship when he punctured a tire near the end.

  • Formula One drivers pay tribute to their recently deceased French colleague Jules Bianchi
    Jul 26, 2015 19:50 IST

    Family, F1 drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi before Hungarian GP

    Standing in a closed circle 15 minutes before the start of the race, arms across backs and shoulders to include each man and Bianchi's family, the drivers laid their own helmets on the ground.