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Lok Sabha passes anti-doping bill, gives more teeth to NADA

Published on Jul 28, 2022 12:52 AM IST
  • Once the Bill becomes an Act, the anti-doping body will get powers to search and conduct seizures, to deter Indian athletes from using prohibited substances
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
ByAvishek Roy

All eyes on India ahead of the 44th Chess Olympiad

India, which won a bronze in the Open event in 2014 in Tromso, Norway, tied for gold with Russia in the 2020 online Olympiad and secured a bronze in the 2021 edition. The upcoming edition provide the Indians a huge opportunity to claim the yellow metal in the over-the-board edition.
Chennai: Chess Olympiad mascot Thambi family displayed ahead of 44th World Chess Olympiad to be held from July 28th to August 10th at Mahabalipuram, near Marina beach in Chennai, (PTI)
Chennai: Chess Olympiad mascot Thambi family displayed ahead of 44th World Chess Olympiad to be held from July 28th to August 10th at Mahabalipuram, near Marina beach in Chennai, (PTI)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 02:18 PM IST
PTI |

US basketball star Griner treated injuries with medical cannabis, defence argues

The two-time Olympic champion, who has appealed to US President Joe Biden to secure her release, has pled guilty but denied she intended to break Russian law.
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner(AP Photo)
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Reuters | , Khimki

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Ulta-runner Sufiya Sufi pays tribute to war heroes

Sufiya Sufi said her next expedition will be in November in UAE, where she plans to cover the seven emirates, which is 700 kms in 7 days. Apart from this Sufi also has ambitions to circumnavigate in 2024.
Sufiya Sufi ran 470 km from Siachen to Kargil in six days(Twitter)
Sufiya Sufi ran 470 km from Siachen to Kargil in six days(Twitter)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 05:40 PM IST

A Ronaldo and a Beckham in India's Commonwealth Games squad

  • India will be aiming to win a medal in cycling at the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham and will have two cyclists, sharing names with Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, representing them.
Ronaldo Singh in action for Team India.(Instagram/@ronaldo_laitofficial)
Ronaldo Singh in action for Team India.(Instagram/@ronaldo_laitofficial)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics board member under investigation: Report

  • Former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi has been reportedly accused of taking payments by an Olympic sponsor.
Haruyuki Takahashi arriving to attend a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting.(AFP)
Haruyuki Takahashi arriving to attend a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 01:24 PM IST
AP |

Playing robot breaks child's finger at Moscow event

A video shared on social media shows the robot taking one of the boy's pieces, and then grabbing his finger as he attempts to make a move.
A chess-playing robot grabbed the finger of its 7-year-old opponent and broke it(Screengrab)
A chess-playing robot grabbed the finger of its 7-year-old opponent and broke it(Screengrab)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 07:49 AM IST
PTI |

Tobi Amusan reignites shoe technology debate after record-breaking display

Shoe technology has come into focus since records started tumbling last year, with governing body World Athletics trying to draw a line between innovation and giving athletes an unfair advantage.
Tobi Amusan, of Nigeria, celebrates winning the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships(AP)
Tobi Amusan, of Nigeria, celebrates winning the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships(AP)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 11:13 PM IST
Reuters | , Eugene

Tawheed Shaikh, Yogesh Chaudhary win big in Pro Panja

Arm-wrestling legend Michael Todd, who witnessed the entire finale action, was impressed seeing the level of competition as Maharashtra's Tawheed Shaikh won his final thrilling bout against Haryana's Karaj Singh in men's 90 Kg category, that went right down to the wire.
Participants in Pro Panja League 2022 Ranking tournament
Participants in Pro Panja League 2022 Ranking tournament
Published on Jul 25, 2022 10:10 PM IST

Worlds: A silver lining for India and the promise of a better future

  • It’s worthwhile reflecting on the week that preceded Chopra’s cinematic Indian ending at the prestigious event.
Neeraj Chopra clinches silver medal in finals of men's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships 2022 (HT_PRINT)
Neeraj Chopra clinches silver medal in finals of men's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships 2022 (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:57 PM IST
By, Mumbai

World Athletics to introduce repechage round at Paris Games

The repechage round takes place after the initial qualifying rounds, and gives athletes who have failed to make the cut for the later rounds of an event a second chance at qualification.
Teams USA, center, Jamaica, left, and Britain pose after the women's 4x400-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships(AP)
Teams USA, center, Jamaica, left, and Britain pose after the women's 4x400-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships(AP)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 04:07 PM IST
Reuters |

Enjoying Formula One more than ever: Lewis Hamilton after his 300th F1 race

Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd in the French GP which was also his best result this season. The British racer still couldn't match the performance of his rival Max Verstappen as he clenched French GP but it was his best finish while also continuing the podium streak.
Second placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium of the French Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
Second placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium of the French Formula One Grand Prix.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 03:24 PM IST
ANI |

‘Sustainable sport’ kiteboarding is fast gaining foothold in India: Arjun Motha

  • As kiteboarding will debut as a sport in the Paris Olympics in 2024 and India has already started holding professional leagues, the sport has officially transitioned from ‘fun’ to ‘viable career’. With Hindustan Times Digital, Motha discusses what lies ahead
Kiteboarder Arjun Motha
Kiteboarder Arjun Motha
Published on Jul 25, 2022 01:50 PM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, New Delhi

World Athletics Championships: Kevin Mayer's Sunday surge secures decathlon gold

Helped by Damian Warner's withdrawal due to injury, Kevin Mayer of France regained the world decathlon title at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.
Kevin Mayer of Team France celebrates after winning gold in the Men's Decathlon on day ten of the World Athletics Championships.(AFP)
Kevin Mayer of Team France celebrates after winning gold in the Men's Decathlon on day ten of the World Athletics Championships.(AFP)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 11:07 AM IST
Reuters |

Sydney McLaughlin anchors US on record-setting day at World Athletics C'ships

  • Sydney McLaughlin anchored USA as they won gold in the 4x400m relay final at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.
Gold medallists USA's Talitha Diggs, Abby Steiner, Britton Wilson and Sydney McLaughlin pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 4x400m relay during the World Athletics Championships.(AFP)
Gold medallists USA's Talitha Diggs, Abby Steiner, Britton Wilson and Sydney McLaughlin pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 4x400m relay during the World Athletics Championships.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 11:08 AM IST
AP |

Incredible how Neeraj has kept his focus despite stardom, says Anju Bobby George

  • It was also India’s best ever performance with six athletes for the first time reaching the finals of their respective events.
Neeraj Chopra, of India, competes in the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene.(AP)
Neeraj Chopra, of India, competes in the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene.(AP)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 12:07 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Verstappen emerges victorious in French GP, Leclerc meets race-ending crash

  • Verstappen was in the lead following the incident. He led the race till the very end and cruised to a comfortable victory and extended his championship advantage over Leclerc to 63 points.
Max Verstappen(AP)
Max Verstappen(AP)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 11:15 PM IST
ANI |

‘Rejoice, Neeraj belongs to all of you!’

  • Agony, ecstasy, drama, and dance, there was not a dull moment in Chopra’s house as the Olympic champion ended India’s 19-year wait for a Worlds medal.
Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 09:39 PM IST
By, Khandra

'Proud' Kohli pens message for Neeraj Chopra after historic silver at Worlds

Former India captain Virat Kohli joined the celebrations and congratulated Chopra for his incredible feat.
Virat Kohli and Neeraj Chopra 
Virat Kohli and Neeraj Chopra 
Published on Jul 24, 2022 09:02 PM IST

I was in same situation as Neeraj Chopra was at midway stage: Anju Bobby George

Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships.
Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin throw final during the World Athletics Championships(AFP)
Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin throw final during the World Athletics Championships(AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 03:06 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

CWG-bound Neeraj reveals injury scare after history-scripting 88.13m throw

  • The 24-year-old revealed after the "challenging" final that he had to overcome an injury scare on his thigh to claim the silver.
India's Neeraj Chopra during the final(REUTERS)
India's Neeraj Chopra during the final(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Arm-wrestling legend Michael Todd 'very impressed' with Pro Panja League

Michael Todd talks about his previous nationwide tour, where he arm-wrestled with pro-wrestling legends The Undertaker and The Godfather.
Arm-wrestling legend Michael Todd recalls competing against The Undertaker
Arm-wrestling legend Michael Todd recalls competing against The Undertaker
Published on Jul 24, 2022 02:22 PM IST

Sachin, former cricketers react as Neeraj Chopra scripts history in Worlds

  • World Athletics Championships: The Indian cricket fraternity passed on their congratulatory messages as Neeraj Chopra clinched silver at the javelin throw final, in Oregon.
Neeraj Chopra clinches the silver medal in the finals of men's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships 2022, in Oregon on Sunday. (Inspire Institute of Sport Twitt)
Neeraj Chopra clinches the silver medal in the finals of men's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships 2022, in Oregon on Sunday. (Inspire Institute of Sport Twitt)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 02:09 PM IST

When Neeraj Chopra's ex-coach compared him with AUS cricket legend Dennis Lillee

  • Long before the 24-year-old boy became one of India's most decorated athlete, his former coach Gary Calvert had predicted great many things for the Indians while comparing him to Australia cricketer legend Dennis Lillee.
Dennis Lillee; Neeraj Chopra
Dennis Lillee; Neeraj Chopra
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 03:40 PM IST

To come back into medal contention in windy conditions was challenging: Neeraj

  • The World Championships javelin final in Eugene had more than its usual share of twists and turns but Chopra found a way to finish on the podium
World Athletics Championships: Silver medallist India's Neeraj Chopra celebrates after the men's javelin throw final.(REUTERS)
World Athletics Championships: Silver medallist India's Neeraj Chopra celebrates after the men's javelin throw final.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 12:28 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Neeraj Chopra reveals touching conversation with Pakistan’s Nadeem at Worlds

  • Chopra only became the second Indian athlete to claim a podium-finish at the Worlds after the legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George, who had finished with the bronze medal back in 2003 in Paris. Following the historic win, Chopra revealed his touching conversation with Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem.
Neeraj Chopra reveals touching conversation with Pakistan’s Nadeem
Neeraj Chopra reveals touching conversation with Pakistan’s Nadeem
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:03 PM IST

'A long wait': Anju Bobby George after Neeraj becomes 2nd Indian Worlds medalist

  • Anju Bobby George, 2003 Paris medalist, lauded Neeraj Chopra for winning India's second medal in World Athletics Championships history.
Anju Bobby George and Neeraj Chopra pose for a photograph.(Twitter/@anjubobbygeorg1)
Anju Bobby George and Neeraj Chopra pose for a photograph.(Twitter/@anjubobbygeorg1)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:01 PM IST

'Believed in myself even after 3rd throw': Neeraj's 1st reaction after silver

  • Neeraj Chopra bagged a silver medal in the men's javelin throw final at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.
Silver medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, celebrates after the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.(AP)
Silver medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, celebrates after the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 11:13 AM IST

‘Special moment’: PM Modi lauds Neeraj Chopra for historic World's silver

  • "A great accomplishment by one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning a historic Silver medal at the #WorldChampionships. This is a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming endeavours," tweeted PM Modi.
PM Modi congratualtes Neeraj Chopra for winning silver in World Athletics Championships
PM Modi congratualtes Neeraj Chopra for winning silver in World Athletics Championships
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 09:56 AM IST
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