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2022 Birmingham CWG: Nations will lose berths if weightlifters are caught for doping

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation’s move could hit countries with poor doping record like India
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Way to go for multi-sport events: Raninder

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Raninder played a key role, getting the international shooting federation (ISSF) and commonwealth federation involved, before coming up with the novel proposal that India will host those two events and bear the costs.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

India to host Commonwealth shooting, archery championships

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 04:38 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced the decision after its Executive Board meeting here from February 21 to 23.
2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)
2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)

Full bore rifle events key to India’s 2022 CWG proposal

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The full bore rifle events were not part of the original plan of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) but seems to be added on request of the 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers.
Elavenil Valarivan (C), Bronz medalist Manini Kaushik (R) and silver medalist Mehuli Ghosh (L) pose.(PTI)
Elavenil Valarivan (C), Bronz medalist Manini Kaushik (R) and silver medalist Mehuli Ghosh (L) pose.(PTI)

CGF may okay India plan to hold CWG shooting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has agreed to consider a joint proposal by India and world shooting body, ISSF, to stage the competition in India and add the medals to the Games tally.
Commonwealth Games Federation meeting in India.(CGF/Twitter)
Commonwealth Games Federation meeting in India.(CGF/Twitter)

Commonwealth Games Federation to seek ISSF help to resolve shooting issue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:16 PM IST
One of the solutions put forward by IOA was that the medals won at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, held before the CWG, be added to India’s CWG medals tally.
File photo of Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Commonwealth Games Federation has taken serious note of our concern regarding shooting’s exclusion- Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 09:45 PM IST
Rijiju, along with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta, met CGF chief Louise Martin and CEO David Grevemberg in the capital and discussed several issues.
Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

CWG shooting row: CGF boss to meet Indian officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:42 AM IST
Birmingham organisers dropped shooting from the list of sports in June on grounds that they could not find a suitable venue to stage the events.
Representational Image.(PTI)
Representational Image.(PTI)

No chance of bringing back shooting to 2022 Games: CGF official

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:03 PM IST
CGF chief Louise Martin and CEO David Gevemberg will meet IOA chief Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta on Friday.
Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil in action.(REUTERS)
Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil in action.(REUTERS)

UK govt steps in to assuage India over CWG shooting row

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:01 AM IST
British Sports Minister Nigel Adams suggested on Tuesday that at least a truncated shooting schedule could be included, after the sport was omitted for the first time in almost 50 years.
Louise Martin, President of Comm Games Federation(Getty Images)
Louise Martin, President of Comm Games Federation(Getty Images)

We’ve no space anymore: CGF chief on shooting exclusion from 2022 CWG

London | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:34 PM IST
For the first time since 1974, shooting has been excluded from the Games roster due to logistical issues.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta.(Getty)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta.(Getty)

IOA to take final decision on 2022 CWG boycott next month

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:05 PM IST
The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster and requested the sports ministry for its views.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.(PTI)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.(PTI)

We want India to participate in 2022 CWG, look forward to meeting IOA officials: CGF official

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:05 PM IST
The CGF said it intends to meet with the Indian Olympic Association officials in the near future to help find a solution to the concerns raised.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA pulls out of CGF General Assembly to protest dropping of shooting from 2022 CWG

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:47 PM IST
The IOA also withdrew the nomination of its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta for the election of a regional vice-president.
Representative image: Indian shooters take part in a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Representative image: Indian shooters take part in a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Disappointed at shooting axe, IOA says pulling out of 2022 CWG cannot be ruled out

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:27 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation on Thursday left out shooting from the 2022 Birmingham Games in its Executive Board meeting while recommending the inclusion of three new sports.
Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana bats during the VIVO Women T20 Challenge match against Supernovas, at SMS Stadium, in Jaipur, Monday, May 6,2019.(PTI Photo)(PTI5_6_2019_000286B)(PTI)
Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana bats during the VIVO Women T20 Challenge match against Supernovas, at SMS Stadium, in Jaipur, Monday, May 6,2019.(PTI Photo)(PTI5_6_2019_000286B)(PTI)

Women’s T20 moves closer to Commonwealth Games spot

Southampton | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:13 AM IST
The ICC last year said Birmingham was the perfect place for cricket’s return to the Commonwealth Games as 23 percent of its residents have links to cricket-playing nations outside the United Kingdom.
England’s Tammy Beaumont plays a shot during the third T20.(PTI)
England’s Tammy Beaumont plays a shot during the third T20.(PTI)

MCC backs inclusion of women’s T20 event in 2022 Commonwealth Games

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 04:45 PM IST
The next edition of the Games will be held in Birmingham and organisers are to announce this year whether cricket will get a place for the first time since 1998.
File picture of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(REUTERS)
File picture of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(REUTERS)

UK signs pact to tackle match-fixing in sport

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 07:52 PM IST
The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions - commonly known as the Macolin Convention - aims to prevent, detect and punish match fixing.
Rakesh Babu was sent home form Commonwealth Games 2018 after he breached the no needle policy.(REUTERS)
Rakesh Babu was sent home form Commonwealth Games 2018 after he breached the no needle policy.(REUTERS)

Boxing coach wants ‘No Needle Policy’ for national camps after 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 10:28 AM IST
Santiago Nieva, India’s high performance director in boxing says a ‘No Needle Policy’ similar to the one at the 2018 Commonwealth Games should be followed in national camps too.
Fireworks light up at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday(AP)
Fireworks light up at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday(AP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast bids adieu with colourful ceremony

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 09:59 PM IST
The 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) closing ceremony showcased the vibrant and unique culture of Queensland and Australia. Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony too was set on the theme of inclusion, equality and celebrating youth
Rakesh Babu (pic) and KT Irfan were banned of Friday for breaching Commonwealth Games’ strict no needle policy.(AP)
Rakesh Babu (pic) and KT Irfan were banned of Friday for breaching Commonwealth Games’ strict no needle policy.(AP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: India to appeal against ban on KT Irfan and Rakesh Babu

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 12:52 PM IST
Indian contingent will appeal the decision by the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) court to ban KT Irfan and V Rakesh Babu from the Games for the breach of their no needle policy.
Shooters have followed the old rules at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018), having followed the new ones at the two World Cups in March.(Getty Images)
Shooters have followed the old rules at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018), having followed the new ones at the two World Cups in March.(Getty Images)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Shooting competition held as per old rules

Hindustan Times | By Shimon Sharif
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Despite the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) bringing in new rules for shooting, events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2918) have been conducted played with the old ones.
The accreditation to major multi-sports Games acts as a short-term visa to the host country and more than 100 athletes overstayed after the 2000 Sydney Olympics.(AFP)
The accreditation to major multi-sports Games acts as a short-term visa to the host country and more than 100 athletes overstayed after the 2000 Sydney Olympics.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon competitors abscond

Reuters, Gold Coast | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 11:09 PM IST
The Cameroon team reported to Queensland Police that five boxers and three weightlifters had gone missing from the 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village in three waves from Sunday to Wednesday.
Flagbearer PV Sindhu leads the Indian contingent at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Flagbearer PV Sindhu leads the Indian contingent at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast opens with spectacular ceremony

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 08:45 PM IST
Unseasonal showers couldn’t dampen the mood as a brilliant ceremony showcasing Australia’s distinctive culture marked the opening of the Commonwealth Games 2018 on Wednesday
An Australian dance troupe performs during the flag hoisting ceremony of the Commonwealth Games participating countries, at the Athletes Village in Gold Coast, Australia on Tuesday.(PTI)
An Australian dance troupe performs during the flag hoisting ceremony of the Commonwealth Games participating countries, at the Athletes Village in Gold Coast, Australia on Tuesday.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Organisers tightlipped over opening ceremony

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 10:14 PM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018 organising committee suspended the accreditation of local broadcaster Channel 9 for publishing photographs of the final dress rehearsal.
Needles were found near India’s accommodation at the athletes’ village in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.(Getty Images - image only for representative purposes)
Needles were found near India’s accommodation at the athletes’ village in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.(Getty Images - image only for representative purposes)

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: Why Indians are in the eye of the needle

Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 06:07 PM IST
Reports have put Indian boxers in the dock after a foreign expert with the team admitted that they brought the needles into the Commonwealth Games Village to treat a boxer
The Indian women’s relay team is still awaiting clarity over its participation in Commonwealth Games 2018.(Reuters file photo - image only for representative purposes)
The Indian women’s relay team is still awaiting clarity over its participation in Commonwealth Games 2018.(Reuters file photo - image only for representative purposes)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian women’s relay team’s hopes run into trouble

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 11:43 PM IST
A six-member squad with two standbys are selected for relays. India had picked only five athletes and with Jauna Murmu pulling out due to injury and replacement Vijayakumari not getting entry into Commonwealth Games 2018
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