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Workers dismantle beds at the CWG Village Covid centre. The centre may now be used for vaccination drive.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Govt vacates covid care centre at CWG village, likely to be used as vaccination booth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:52 AM IST
The Delhi government will set up booths across the city to vaccinate 5.1 million people in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination. Each booth will be staffed by five persons, including one trained vaccinator who will give the shot to 100 people in a day, as per the government plan.
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The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)
The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)

Baijal, Kejriwal inaugurate 500-bed Covid care centre at CWG campus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Kejriwal and Baijal inaugurated the facility through video-conferencing in the presence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and officials from the east district administration.
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File image of HS Prannoy.(File)
File image of HS Prannoy.(File)

HS Prannoy fumes as BAI ignores him for Arjuna again

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 10:00 PM IST
On Tuesday, the BAI recommend doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men’s singles player Sameer Verma for the Arjuna Award.
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A picture of Ricky Ponting’s jacket for 1998 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)
A picture of Ricky Ponting’s jacket for 1998 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)

SA outplayed us: Ricky Ponting posts throwback photo of 1998 CWG jacket

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:47 PM IST
In the blockbuster finale, South Africa elected to field first and their decision to do so paid dividends as they dismissed Australia for just 183 in 49.3 overs.
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Manish Kaushik earned himself a Tokyo Olympic quota.(BFI)
Manish Kaushik earned himself a Tokyo Olympic quota.(BFI)

How Manish Kaushik battled injury to bag Tokyo Olympics quota

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Manish Kaushik defeated Australia’s Harrison Garside box-off bout after a feisty third round, becoming the 9th Indian boxer to earn a quota at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan.
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Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)
Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)

Manish Kaushik seals record 9th boxing quota for Tokyo Games

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Kaushik defeated second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the Olympic Games. It was a repeat of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) final. However, it was Kaushik who ended up on the winning side this time around.
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2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)
2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
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.
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Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

IOA ends boycott threat, to take part in 2022 CWG

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:51 PM IST
IOA secretary-general, Rajiv Mehta, said after the national Olympic committee’s (NOC) annual general meeting that, “We will not boycott the Commonwealth Games,” adding that IOA will bid for either the 2026 or 2030 CWG.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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CGF chief Louise Martin.(Getty)
CGF chief Louise Martin.(Getty)

No proposal to host Commonwealth Shooting C’ships in India during 2022 CWG: CGF

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The CGF said there was no formal proposal made to the ISSF to conduct a Commonwealth Shooting Championships when its chief Louise Martin and CEO David Grevemberg met the top brass of the world body on Friday in Munich.
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India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie during the final bout of women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling event, at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie during the final bout of women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling event, at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Women wrestlers break stereotypes

By Saurabh Duggal | Jalandhar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Malik got married after her Rio Olympics medals and continues to be one of India’s top wrestlers. Phogat won her maiden world championship medal this year after getting married in December last year.
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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

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

CWG shooting row: CGF boss to meet Indian officials

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Representational Image.(PTI)
Representational Image.(PTI)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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File photo of Harmanpreet Singh and Chris Ciriello during the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
File photo of Harmanpreet Singh and Chris Ciriello during the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy.(Frank Uijlenbroek)

‘Idiosyncrasies’, ‘track-suit’ and a ‘promise’: Chris Ciriello’s Indian connection

By Karan Prashant Saxena | New Delhi/Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Hockey India roped Ciriello as part of the team management, just before last year’ CWG in Gold Coast. Now, for almost two years, the former Australian great has been working with the Indian hockey team as the analytical/assistant coach-cum/team manager.
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)

Totally stand with the NRAI and IOA over 2022 CWG issue: Kiren Rijiju

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 03:09 PM IST
IOA’s Secretary General Rajeev Mehta had written to regional Vice-President of Commonwealth Sports Chris Chan over the exclusion of shooting from the event in 2022.
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 2: Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 2: Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games a waste of time and money - India Olympic chief

By Reuters | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 06:34 PM IST
We win 70 medals, 100 medals at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) while at the Olympics, we get stuck at two (medals),” IOA President Batra
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Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Indian shooters still hopeful of sport’s inclusion in 2022 CWG

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 05:48 PM IST
For the first time since 1974, shooting has been excluded from the 2022 Birmingham Games roster due to logistical issues.
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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.
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File image of Katherine Brunt of England in action(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Katherine Brunt of England in action(Action Images via Reuters)

Women’s cricket to be part of Birmingham CWG 2022, confirms CGF

By PTI | Melbourne
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:42 PM IST
Cricket has made just one appearance at the CWG previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where South Africa finished on top of the podium.
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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

By PTI | London
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.
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Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Shooting’s exclusion from CWG 2022 will have no effect on Olympic preparations

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:42 PM IST
When it comes to the Olympics, the same shooters fail to reach the podium; the conversion rate of turning a CWG medal into an Olympic one is negligible.
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File photo of Sakshi Malik.(PTI)
File photo of Sakshi Malik.(PTI)

Let’s not talk about boycott but dropping shooting from CWG also unfair: Sakshi Malik

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 06:36 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association last week proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for dropping shooting from the roster, and sought the government’s approval.
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File photo of Abhinav Bindra.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
File photo of Abhinav Bindra.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Indian federations back CWG boycott threat, Abhinav Bindra critical

By HT Correspondents | New Delhi/Mumbai/Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 02:08 PM IST
IOA treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey insisted the move was not a “decision in haste” and the body was hopeful of “getting a positive result”.
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File photo of Shooter Abhinav Bindra.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File photo of Shooter Abhinav Bindra.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Abhinav Bindra says boycotting CWG won’t win India ‘influence’

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 09:27 PM IST
Shooting is an optional sport in the CWG and the CGF has taken the position that it was the host nation’s prerogative whether to include the sport or not.
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Indian shooter Heena Sidhu.(Getty Images)
Indian shooter Heena Sidhu.(Getty Images)

Boycott is strong word to use, says Heena Sidhu on 2022 CWG boycott plan

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Her remarks came after Indian Olympic Association IOA President Narinder Batra wrote to Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, urging him to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG).
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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

By PTI | New Delhi
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.
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President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘We are with IOA,’ says Rifle Association on 2022 CWG boycott plan

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 02:52 PM IST
This comes after Indian Olympic Association IOA President Narinder Batra wrote to Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, urging him to boycott the 2022 CWG games in the UK due to exclusion of shooting
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(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA writes to Sports ministry, wants to boycott Commonwealth Games

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Ever since shooting sport was dropped from the 2022 CWG curriculum, voices of discontent have grown as the sport had given India 16 medals out of a total of 66 at the 2018 Gold Coast edition.
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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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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