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A woman walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.(AP)

IOC say ‘no need for any drastic decisions’ on Tokyo Olympics

Lausanne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 08:49 PM IST
The IOC statement fell shortly after news that both this summer’s Euro 2020 and Copa America were to be postponed by one year to 2021.
Head office OF the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Canada.(REUTERS)
Head office OF the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Canada.(REUTERS)

WADA bans Russia from Olympics for four years over doping

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 04:47 PM IST
World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia from global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory.
File image of Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI)
File image of Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI)

India to host 2023 Hockey Men’s World Cup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:34 PM IST
India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023 while Spain and Netherlands will jointly host Women’s World Cup in 2022, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Friday.
FIFA headquarters.(Getty Images)
FIFA headquarters.(Getty Images)

FIFA organises Iran visit to ‘assess preparations’ for female fans

Lausanne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:55 AM IST
The announcement comes a week after an Iranian football fan set herself on fire outside a court and died after being told she would be jailed for six months for trying to enter a stadium in Tehran dressed as a man.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Expert group to assist boxing taskforce for Tokyo Olympics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
The first meeting of expert group is on September 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti has been invited to be part of the expert group.
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)

IOC reforms Olympic host city race

Lausanne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:59 PM IST
IOC president Thomas Bach used that phrase in the run-up to the awarding of the 2024 Games, for which Paris won the right, with Los Angeles handed the 2028 Games at the same time.
File image of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)
File image of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)

After gender ruling, Caster Semenya to run in Doha Diamond League

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Semenya was added to the 800m start list, a day after her appeal against a new rule regulating testosterone levels for women athletes was rejected by CAS.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019(AFP)
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019(AFP)

Caster Semenya says gender rules ‘do not empower anyone’

Lausanne | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:37 PM IST
The South African appeared Monday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne at the start of a landmark hearing to challenge the rules proposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
School pupils demonstrate during a "March against climate change " at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland on January 18.(REUTERS)
School pupils demonstrate during a "March against climate change " at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland on January 18.(REUTERS)

‘Planet hotter than my boyfriend’: Swiss students march for climate action

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Despite vows from a number of school districts to show zero tolerance for those who missed class, pupils as young as 12 turned out across at least 15 Swiss cities and towns for the “climate strike.”
Canada's Milos Raonic hits a return against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.(AFP)
Canada's Milos Raonic hits a return against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.(AFP)

Australian Open 2019: Milos Raonic overcomes Stan Wawrinka in pulsating four-setter

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 04:12 PM IST
Milos Raonic ousted Wawrinka in four tightly-contested sets that all went to tie-breaks, while Nishikori was stretched to a draining five sets against Ivo Karlovic before sinking to his knees in relief.
Samiha Dabholkar has recently taken up a project with Asian Football Conference in Singapore.(HT PHOTO)
Samiha Dabholkar has recently taken up a project with Asian Football Conference in Singapore.(HT PHOTO)

Alumni connect: ILS helped in shaping my formative years, says Samiha Dabholkar

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:41 PM IST
The lawyer turned sports management consultant talks about her journey so far and her plans for the future
The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality.(Representative Photo)
The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality.(Representative Photo)

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal with opposite sex

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 06:03 AM IST
The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex
(Representative image) Football was among the sports implicated in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe and FIFA is taking no chances at the Russia-hosted World Cup.(Getty Images)
(Representative image) Football was among the sports implicated in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe and FIFA is taking no chances at the Russia-hosted World Cup.(Getty Images)

Russians to take no part in FIFA World Cup drug testing

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2018 12:37 PM IST
A 2016 report (McLaren Report) commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found more than 1,000 Russian competitors were involved in a conspiracy to conceal positive tests and FIFA is keen to reassure teams that samples won’t be tampered with during the World Cup.
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