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Chairman of Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani (2nd L) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (2nd R) are pictured during the 39th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly Meeting in the Omani capital Muscat on December 16, 2020 after Doha was selected as host city for 2030 Asian Games. (Photo by Haitham AL-SHUKAIRI / AFP)(AFP)

Doha to host 2030 Asian Games, Saudi Arabia in 2034

MUSCAT | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The vote took place amid a bitter and long-running political dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is one of four countries which has imposed a trade and travel boycott on Qatar since 2017, though there have recently been indications the dispute could be resolved.
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games

I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)
File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)

After fall, judoka Vijay Yadav dreams again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:20 AM IST
From being ranked 60 in the world in Dec 2017, he finished 2018 as the world No 22, a ranking that would have given him automatic entry into the Olympics.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Asian Games medallist Sucha recovers from COVID-19 after nightmarish experience during treatment

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Singh had won an individual 400m bronze in the 1970 Asian Games and was a part of the silver winning teams in 4x400m relay in the 1970 and 1974 Asian Games.
Sudha Singh trains at NIS Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Sudha Singh trains at NIS Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

In her quest for Tokyo, Sudha Singh stays clear of home

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Ace steeplechase runner and Asian Games medallist Sudha Singh, who is aiming for a last shot at gold at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is one such athlete.
Vallabhjee is the author of Breathe Believe Balance
Vallabhjee is the author of Breathe Believe Balance

A healthy mind is the secret is everything: Shaymal Vallabhjee

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 09:56 AM IST
Shaymal Vallabhjee decodes the means to attain a better standard of life.
India sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
India sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)

People look at me and my partner differently, but it doesn’t matter: Dutee Chand

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Dutee, 24, considered the fastest Indian woman right now, has asked those in same-sex relationships to be courageous and stand firm.
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.(PTI)
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.(PTI)

Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal recommended for Khel Ratna

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:26 PM IST
During this period, Rani led the team to historic victories in the Women’s Asia Cup in 2017, silver at the 2018 Asian Games and played a critical role in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019 by scoring the deciding goal that helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna by AFI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The 22-year-old Chopra is the only track and field athlete to be recommended by the AFI for the country’s highest sports award this year.
File image of Reena Khokhar.(File)
File image of Reena Khokhar.(File)

After injury and eye surgeries, Reena eyes Olympics selection

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Reena, who was a regular feature in the Indian squad since her debut in 2017, fought her way through the challenging times with strong will and a tremendous support system.
File image of Arpinder Singh.(File)
File image of Arpinder Singh.(File)

‘Feel lucky to have made it back home’

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Arpinder Singh
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Arpinder Singh, the triple jumper from Amritsar who won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games to add to his 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze.
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)

‘Instead of training, spending time painting, cooking’

New Delhi | By Hima Das
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Hima Das, the 20-year-old sprint star from Assam who became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an international track event at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 Championships.
File image of Indian football great PK Banerjee(Twitter)
File image of Indian football great PK Banerjee(Twitter)

Legendary footballer PK Banerjee hospitalised

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:57 PM IST
PK Banerjee played primarily as a striker and was part of the Indian team that won gold at the 1962 Asian Games.
File image of Sports MInister Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Sports MInister Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Will push for Kabaddi’s inclusion in next Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Kabaddi is part of the Asian Games but not of Olympics. At the 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia, Iran became the first country outside of India to win gold medals in Kabaddi.
Vinesh Phogat after as she winning the bronze medal at the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.(AP)
Vinesh Phogat after as she winning the bronze medal at the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.(AP)

Vinesh Phogat eyeing to make up for Rio disappointment in Tokyo

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 08:41 PM IST
One of India’s biggest medal prospects at the Rio Olympics, Vinesh’s campaign ended in agony in the quarterfinals of the women’s 48kg freestyle category after suffering a career-threatening knee injury.
Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Vinesh Phogat needs to keep her concentration from zero to six minutes: Coach Akos

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
A proven force, Vinesh has big medals in her kitty from Commonwealth Games to Asian Games. From Tuesday she would chase that elusive world title, which will also ensure her entry at the Tokyo Olympics.
A file photo of Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Always knew there was a world champion in PV Sindhu: Pullela Gopichand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:41 PM IST
When the Gopichand Badminton Academy was set up, Sindhu was one of its most committed members, winning junior-level tournaments and making an impact at the international level.
File photo of Kothajit Singh.(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Kothajit Singh.(Hindustan Times)

Hockey India congratulates Kothajit Singh on featuring in 200th match

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Manipur-born defender donned the blue jersey for the senior men’s team, the first time in 2012. Since then, Kothajit has regularly been featuring in international tournaments for the Indian team.
File image of India wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(HT Photo)
File image of India wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(HT Photo)

Vinesh Phogat suffers defeat in final of Medved event in Belarus

Belarus | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 09:04 PM IST
The 24-year-old Vinesh, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, suffered a 0-10 in the summit clash.
India’s mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver.(File/PTi)
India’s mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver.(File/PTi)

India’s mixed relay silver at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:08 PM IST
India are in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4x400 mixed relay with Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain being handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.
The students giving their trials for the foot ball for the admission for the new academic year 2017-18, at university play ground in North Campus in New Delhi,(HT File)
The students giving their trials for the foot ball for the admission for the new academic year 2017-18, at university play ground in North Campus in New Delhi,(HT File)

Delhi University issues guidelines, venue details for sports trials

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 09:53 AM IST
There are 27 sports that are part of the sports quota. These include 24 sports that are part of various high-profile competitions like Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and three popular sports.
File image of India's Dutee Chand(AFP)
File image of India's Dutee Chand(AFP)

After Dutee Chand’s admission of same-sex relation, sister says she was “pressurised, blackmailed”

Jajpur | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Saraswati, who is also an athlete, made serious allegations and said her sister has been “led into a trap” to “deviate her from sports”.
Olympian and Asian Games medallist Dattu Baban Bhokanal has been booked for allegedly harassing his wife physically and mentally between December 22, 2017 and March 3 this year.(HT File)
Olympian and Asian Games medallist Dattu Baban Bhokanal has been booked for allegedly harassing his wife physically and mentally between December 22, 2017 and March 3 this year.(HT File)

Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked for allegedly harassing wife

Nashik | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Bhokanal was the only rower to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and also won gold gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Men’s Quadruple sculls.
A file photo of Harendra Singh (R) takes part in a press conference at Kalinga Stadium.(AFP)
A file photo of Harendra Singh (R) takes part in a press conference at Kalinga Stadium.(AFP)

‘Humiliated’ Harendra Singh alleges bias by Hockey India over remuneration

UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 11:22 AM IST
Harendra, who was given marching orders after India could not cross the quarter-final hurdle at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar, accused the Hockey India of bias.
File picture of John Coates(AP)
File picture of John Coates(AP)

Oceania nations, including Australia, to compete at 2022 Asian Games

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
The decision came at a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia in Bangkok late Sunday, with Australia welcoming the move as “a very positive outcome”.
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav celebrate the win against Australia.(PTI)
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav celebrate the win against Australia.(PTI)

Cricket set for Asian Games return in 2022, IOA welcomes move

Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 07:01 PM IST
Cricket was dropped from the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia after featuring in 2010 and 2014, albeit without the presence of the game’s powerhouse India.
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Cricket set for Asian Games return in 2022: Reports

Bangkok | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The decision was taken at the Olympic Council of Asia’s General Assembly, sports website “insidethegames.biz” reported.
Was it wise for the BCCI to call for severing ties with Pakistan when perhaps no other country agrees? Instead of isolating Pakistan, this could end up isolating India.(Hindustan Times)
Was it wise for the BCCI to call for severing ties with Pakistan when perhaps no other country agrees? Instead of isolating Pakistan, this could end up isolating India.(Hindustan Times)

All sport is politics by other means

By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Is there a danger that the present unbridled mood of nationalism and heightened anti-Pakistan sentiment could end up damaging India’s sporting interests? I fear the answer is yes
File picture of PV Sindhu(PTI)
File picture of PV Sindhu(PTI)

PV Sindhu: Will work hard to break jinx at All England trophy

Guwahati | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 11:16 PM IST
With silver medals at all the major events, including the Olympics, World Championship, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, Sindhu has been a formidable force in the world in the last three years.
File image of India shuttler PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of India shuttler PV Sindhu.(PTI)

Exclusive: Want to see myself as World No 1 - PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 05:04 PM IST
PV Sindhu said currently she is among the top three or four players in the world and her target is to take the numero uno spot in 2019.
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