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India wins bid to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

  • This will be the second IOC session in India. The country last hosted an IOC session in 1983 in New Delhi.
File photo.(REUTERS)
File photo.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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ANI | , Beijing

AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022

IOC, which suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force, has reiterated "that serious concerns about AIBA's governance, finances and refereeing and judging remain" and the future of boxing in the 2024 Paris Games is not secure.
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

US high jumper to get 2012 Olympic gold from Russian doper

Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters placed second in London behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne

Khel Ratna: 11 athletes in line to get award

  • Unprecedented number to get country's highest sporting honour after Olympic and Paralympic performances.
Neeraj Chopra won gold with his javelin at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra won gold with his javelin at the Tokyo Olympics.
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics

  • With the experience of three Olympics behind him, the dream of an Olympic medal continues to drive the Haryana boxer
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi
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India wins bid to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

  • This will be the second IOC session in India. The country last hosted an IOC session in 1983 in New Delhi.
File photo.(REUTERS)
File photo.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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ANI | , Beijing

AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022

IOC, which suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force, has reiterated "that serious concerns about AIBA's governance, finances and refereeing and judging remain" and the future of boxing in the 2024 Paris Games is not secure.
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

US high jumper to get 2012 Olympic gold from Russian doper

Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters placed second in London behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne

Khel Ratna: 11 athletes in line to get award

  • Unprecedented number to get country's highest sporting honour after Olympic and Paralympic performances.
Neeraj Chopra won gold with his javelin at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra won gold with his javelin at the Tokyo Olympics.
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics

  • With the experience of three Olympics behind him, the dream of an Olympic medal continues to drive the Haryana boxer
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief

After it was rebuilt to make it the world's largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as `Narendra Modi Stadium' by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021.
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief(ANI )
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief(ANI )
Published on Oct 09, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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PTI | , Ahmedabad

Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: Sreejesh

The 33-year-old from Kerala was recently given the best goalkeeper award in men's section at the FIH annual awards for his performance in India's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics.
Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: Sreejesh(PTI)
Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: Sreejesh(PTI)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic history

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Published on Sep 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot

  • Rugby India has put in place a graded stipend scale for its players. If there is a camp lasting five weeks, it begins with a payout of Rs. 300 a day and ends with the tournament where a player gets Rs. 1500 a day.
Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot(TWITTER)
Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot(TWITTER)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 04:26 PM IST
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BySharda Ugra

Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat

Neeraj Chopra, who has a personal best of 88.07m metres, clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt at Tokyo Games.
Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat(PTI)
Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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HT NxT: Abhinav Bindra calls Olympic Games the 'epitome of sporting success'

  • In wake of India's fine show in Tokyo, the country's first individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, in conversation with veteran sports journalist Sharda Ugra on Day 1 of Hindustan Times' virtual HT NxT, called the Olympic Games the epitome of sporting success'.
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. The unspecified amount — potentially millions of dollars — had been withheld because of international sanctions.
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

  • North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show(TWITTER/BEIJING2022)
IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show(TWITTER/BEIJING2022)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 11:49 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne [switzerland]

How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

  • A carefully tailored programme that continued through lockdown and a top-notch recovery process helped in the jump from last in Rio to fourth in Tokyo
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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ByRudraneil Sengupta, , New Delhi

A community plan that led to India’s Paralympics badminton success

  • The plan produced rich rewards at the just-ended Tokyo Paralympics where India’s shuttlers won four medals on the sport’s debut.
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, , Mumbai/lucknow

Tune out post-Tokyo festivities, reset now for Paris

  • Indian sports is the marathon runner who after the first 30 minutes knows there are more than 30 kilometres to go—time to lengthen the stride and steel yourself for the long grind ahead.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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ByAmrit Mathur

Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024

The Indian para athletes registered their best-ever performance for the country in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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“This gold is just the start, I want to touch 80 metres”

Functions, felicitations, and top government officials dropping by to Sumit Antil's home in Khewra village in Sonipat is now a daily affair.
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 08:34 AM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta

‘Our performance in Tokyo a huge confidence booster’: Women hockey player Tete

  • India women's hockey team player Tete added that she feels blessed to have received an opportunity to play in an Olympic Games at a very young age.
Salima Tete
Salima Tete
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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Why Indian para athletes can’t get classified at home

India does not have any international classifier; our athletes get classified for first time at global events.
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Krishan Nagar on winning gold in Tokyo

Second seeded Nagar saw off his rival from Hong Kong 21-17 16-21 21-17 in the final. A soon as the shuttler won the face-off, reactions began to pour in on social media.
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Krishna Nagar wins gold medal in men's singles badminton SH6 event

Nagar beat Man Kai 21-17, 16-21 and 21-17 as India extended its medal tally to 19 at the Paralympic Games.
Krishna Nagar(AP)
Krishna Nagar(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 10:23 AM IST
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Paralympics: Lekhara, 2 others fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals

Siddhartha Babu came closest to making the cut but he missed the mark by a whisker. Lekhara came up with a score of 612 to end way down at 28th.
Indian shooters fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals(HT Collage)
Indian shooters fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals(HT Collage)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 08:05 AM IST
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PTI | , Tokyo

Shuttler Tarun Dhillon loses to Indonesia's Setiawan in bronze medal match

Tarun got off to a decent start and gave a neck-to-neck fight before losing the first game to Setiawan 21-17. The Indonesian took the closely-fought first game to move closer to the bronze medal.
Tarun Dhillon of India(Twitter)
Tarun Dhillon of India(Twitter)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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ANI | , Tokyo

5 golds, 8 silver, and 6 bronze: List of Indian medallists at Tokyo Paralympics

  • Tokyo Paralympics: A total of 17 athletes won a medal at the recently-concluded Tokyo Paralympics as India registered its best-ever haul at the mega event.
Tokyo Paralmypics: List of Indian medal winners in Japan
Tokyo Paralmypics: List of Indian medal winners in Japan
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 10:37 PM IST
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