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File photo of Abhinav Bindra.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Abhinav Bindra roped in as event ambassador of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:07 PM IST
While the international and Indian elite runners will be at the start line at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, the amateurs from across the globe will join them via the exclusive Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Mobile App.
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Lin Dan celebrates after defeating Sameer Verma of India.(Getty Images)
Lin Dan celebrates after defeating Sameer Verma of India.(Getty Images)

Olympics postponed, Lin Dan calls time on glorious career

By Sandip Sikdar | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:47 PM IST
With the Tokyo Games delayed by a year, Lin Dan realised it would be too much to ask of his 36-year-old body, becoming the latest retirement—and probably the biggest—caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Usain Bolt celebrates at the finish line after winning the 100 m sprint at the 2008 Olympics.(Twitter/Usain Bolt)
Usain Bolt celebrates at the finish line after winning the 100 m sprint at the 2008 Olympics.(Twitter/Usain Bolt)

Bolt goes viral with ‘social distancing’ Olympic photo

By Agence France Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Bolt’s chest-thumping celebration in Beijing added to a legend that grew further when he won the 200m in another world-record time. He retired in 2017 with eight Olympic gold medals and the current 100m mark of 9.58sec, set in 2009.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Fit India’ movement on August 29(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Fit India’ movement on August 29(HT Photo)

‘Fit India’ movement: India could learn from China’s fitness regime

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:09 PM IST
China’s national strategy on fitness has not only raised health awareness in the country but has also led to robust growth in the fitness industry and India’s ‘Fit India’ movement could learn from Beijing’s experience.
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File image of PV Sindhu, right, and Saina Nehwal, left, with their coach Pullela Gopichand.(AP)
File image of PV Sindhu, right, and Saina Nehwal, left, with their coach Pullela Gopichand.(AP)

Pullela Gopichand hopes India will get badminton gold at 2020 Olympic Games

By PTI | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 05:58 PM IST
“In 2008 (Beijing Olympics) - the quarterfinal results was the biggest result, in 2012 (London Olympics) we had the first-ever bronze (Saina Nehwal), in 2016 (Rio Olympics) we had the first-ever silver (P V Sindhu) and, hopefully, 2020 (Tokyo Olympics) we will have the first-ever gold,” Pullela Gopichand said in Mumbai Monday.
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Bhubaneswar: Belgium players Loick Luypaert and Arthur Van celebrate after winning their match against Germany during their quarterfinal match, at the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar(PTI)
Bhubaneswar: Belgium players Loick Luypaert and Arthur Van celebrate after winning their match against Germany during their quarterfinal match, at the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar(PTI)

Hockey World Cup 2018: High-flying Belgium reap fruits of domestic planning

By Saurabh Duggal | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Belgium’s domestic structure is club-driven. In the last one decade, the Belgium association has helped clubs generate funds. Since the money is pumped into clubs, players are benefitting.
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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Dronacharya Award for the year-2012 to Shri Yashvir Singh for Wrestling, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2012.(PIB)
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Dronacharya Award for the year-2012 to Shri Yashvir Singh for Wrestling, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2012.(PIB)

Wrestling guru Yashvir Singh no more

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Singh was given the ‘best coach’ award by world wrestling federation (FILA) after Sushil’s 2010 world championship gold.
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Eight-time Olympic sprinting gold medallist Usain Bolt is seen during a training session with the Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia, August 28, 2018.(REUTERS)
Eight-time Olympic sprinting gold medallist Usain Bolt is seen during a training session with the Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia, August 28, 2018.(REUTERS)

Nervous Usain Bolt prepares for football debut

By AFP | Sydney
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:34 AM IST
The Jamaican is likely to be handed a 10 or 15 minute run-out for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners in a friendly against an amateur side
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Vijender Singh may have his next Commonwealth super middleweight title fight in September.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh may have his next Commonwealth super middleweight title fight in September.(Getty Images)

Vijender Singh hints at September fight, opponent yet to be decided

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Vijender Singh, who is now fourth in the latest WBO rankings for the super middleweight category, was to fight for the Commonwealth title on July 13 against Lee Makhram but the fight was cancelled after the British boxer pulled out citing injury.
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Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)
Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop tested positive for endurance-boosting drug

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Doha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop, a three-time world 1500m champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist, on Thursday “vehemently denied” doping
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Asbel Kiprop said he was innocent after testing positive for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO.(REUTERS)
Asbel Kiprop said he was innocent after testing positive for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO.(REUTERS)

Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop denies doping after positive test report

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, London
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Asbel Kiprop of Kenya said on Wednesday he would ‘prove he was clean’ following British media reports that he had tested positive for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO.
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