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IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics(File)

2 weightlifters lose London Olympic medals because of doping

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The latest sanctions bring the total of London doping cases to 77, five more than at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to IOC statistics.
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Former captain Bharat Chetri was a goalkeeper with the Indian hockey team.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
Former captain Bharat Chetri was a goalkeeper with the Indian hockey team.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

India can reclaim hockey Olympic medal in Tokyo: Former captain Bharat Chetri

UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Chetri, who was part of the Indian team that finished last in 2012 London Olympics, said it is his belief that the past masters of the game can achieve something big in Tokyo.
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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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People pass the German Bundesliga soccer club stadium 'Allianz Arena' in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.(AP)
People pass the German Bundesliga soccer club stadium 'Allianz Arena' in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.(AP)

Local sport easier to restart after virus, says health adviser

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:34 PM IST
The Premier League is hoping to resume its season on June 8 as part of a plan labelled “Project Restart” while sports ministers in Germany have said the Bundesliga could return from the middle of next month.
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Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl (left) and Christinna Pedersen with their daughter Molly.(HT Photo)
Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl (left) and Christinna Pedersen with their daughter Molly.(HT Photo)

Winning pair on the badminton court, loving couple off it

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:27 AM IST
After a few years in the Danish national badminton set up, where Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl became close friends, they realised that their friendship had grown into love.
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A file photo of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)

Kobe Bryant’s relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were among the nine people killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the hills above Calabasas.
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A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter quarterfinals

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, who had won the Indonesia Masters last year before going through a rough patch, dispatched Young 25-23, 21-12 after a thrilling 39-minute contest.
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Sumit Sangwan of India (L) in action with Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino of Brazil.(Getty Images)
Sumit Sangwan of India (L) in action with Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino of Brazil.(Getty Images)

Boxer Sumit Sangwan gets one year ban for dope test failure

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:44 PM IST
“Sumit Sangwan banned for 1 year with immediate effect for consuming the specified prohibited substance,” NADA DG Navin Agarwal posted on his Twitter handle.
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File image of Peter Robert Russel Wilson of Great Britain(Getty Images)
File image of Peter Robert Russel Wilson of Great Britain(Getty Images)

Shooting is under pressure in England, says Olympic champion Peter Wilson

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games organising committee’s decision to exclude shooting—a move that has drawn the ire of India—may not be directly connected to the decline of shooting in Britain, but Wilson says the sport definitely is “under huge pressure in England”.
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Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt

Keen contest between Olympian wrestler and five-time MLA for hotseat Baroda

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, Baroda
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 03:28 AM IST
Both the Congress and the Janayak Janta Party (JJP) have fielded Jat candidates, which may lead to a division of Jat votes.
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Xuerui Li of China(Getty Images)
Xuerui Li of China(Getty Images)

Ex-Olympic champion Li Xuerui bids adieu to int’l badminton

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 07:05 AM IST
The 28-year-old Chinese shuttler won the gold medal in London Olympics in 2012 where she defeated Wang Yihan in the final in three games.
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File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)
File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)

Amazing to see how Roger Federer has reinvented himself: Leander Paes

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 04:35 PM IST
Federer on Monday announced that he will be participating in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, thus putting an end to speculation about his retirement.
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Serena Williams with the 2017 Australian Open trophy.(Getty Images)
Serena Williams with the 2017 Australian Open trophy.(Getty Images)

Serena Williams Birthday: 6 interesting facts about women tennis’ biggest star

By YASH BHATI | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:27 AM IST
She currently has 23 Grand Slam titles and is just a single championship away from equalling Margaret Court’s record.
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The ‘Sarita Regional Boxing Academy’ has now grown into a full-fledged training centre with 70 children(Hindustan Times)
The ‘Sarita Regional Boxing Academy’ has now grown into a full-fledged training centre with 70 children(Hindustan Times)

Boxing’s healing punch: Sarita Devi fights drug menace in her village through the sport

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 03:09 PM IST
In 2012, after failing to qualify for the London Olympics, Sarita found herself spending time at her village after many years.
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A file photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(HT Photo)
A file photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(HT Photo)

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth to lead India at Sudriman Cup

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Four-time World Championships medallist Sindhu won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics while Saina won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Para archers given second floor rooms without lift

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 11:11 PM IST
When HT visited the hostel on Wednesday afternoon, the elevator flashed an “out of service” sign on its electronic board, and a vaulting pole was blocking its entrance.
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File image - Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan competes during the men's 56-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Olympics.(AP)
File image - Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan competes during the men's 56-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Olympics.(AP)

IOC disqualifies a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist for doping

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Valentin Hristov has been stripped of his third-place finish in the 56-kilogram class. His positive test, for oral turinabol, had been announced in December.
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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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File image of Ruslan Nurudinov.(Reuters)
File image of Ruslan Nurudinov.(Reuters)

Weightlifting: Two Olympic champions banned after tests reanalysed

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Olympic -105kg gold medallist six years ago, and Uzbek Ruslan Nurudinov, who won the same category in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, both tested positive for anabolic steroids.
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New Delhi: Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session ahead of Women's World Boxing Championship.(PTI)
New Delhi: Boxer MC Mary Kom during a practice session ahead of Women's World Boxing Championship.(PTI)

Mary Kom, chasing sixth world boxing title, determined to deliver again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 01:14 PM IST
The five-time world champion and London Olympic bronze medallist got a first round bye and will meet Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassenayeva in the 48kg contest.
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New Delhi, India - Nov. 16, 2018: Finland's Mira Potkonen (in Red) in a bout against Australian`s Anja Stridsman (in Blue) in Women's 60 kg category, during AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018, at IG Stadium, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 16, 2018: Finland's Mira Potkonen (in Red) in a bout against Australian`s Anja Stridsman (in Blue) in Women's 60 kg category, during AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018, at IG Stadium, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Supermom Mira Potkonen in quest of World Championship gold

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 06:31 PM IST
Mira Potkonen took to boxing at the age of 27 to shed the post-pregnancy fat. She never thought she could master her pastime fitness drill to the extent that it would land her an Olympic medal, the country’s only medal from the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Swapna Barman won heptathlon gold for India at Asian Games 2018(REUTERS)
Swapna Barman won heptathlon gold for India at Asian Games 2018(REUTERS)

Sushil Kumar, Swapna Barman dropped from revised TOPS list

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 08:10 PM IST
Sushil Kumar, who won bronze and silver medals respectively in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics in 66kg freestyle category, crashed out in his first qualification bout at this year’s Jakarta Asian Games.
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Balbir Singh Senior was part of India’s first post-Independence hockey team that won gold in the 1948 London Olympics.(Ravi Kumar / HT File Photo)
Balbir Singh Senior was part of India’s first post-Independence hockey team that won gold in the 1948 London Olympics.(Ravi Kumar / HT File Photo)

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr critical, admitted to ICU

By HT Correspondent | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 07:25 AM IST
Balbir Singh was part of India’s first post-Independence hockey team that won gold in the 1948 London Olympics.
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Jakarta: India's Sushil Kumar after losing the qualification round in the men's freestyle wrestling (74kg) at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Sushil Kumar after losing the qualification round in the men's freestyle wrestling (74kg) at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.(PTI)

Wrestler Sushil denied direct ticket to World Championships, to undergo trials

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Sushil Kumar will compete at the national selection trials to be held next week to qualify for the World Championships in Budapest.
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Australia’s world champion 100 metres hurdler Sally Pearson carries the baton during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(REUTERS)
Australia’s world champion 100 metres hurdler Sally Pearson carries the baton during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(REUTERS)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Aussie world champ Sally Pearson “gutted” after injury exit

By Reuters | Reuters, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:15 AM IST
The absence of Sally Pearson, Australia’s 100 metre hurdles world champion, is another blow for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast which have already been hit by a number of high-profile withdrawals.
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