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Abhinav Bindra is India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist.(Getty Images)

That was my life’s biggest thrill but it lasted two seconds: Bindra on Olympic gold

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Bindra remains India’s only individual gold medallist at the Olympics (in 2008) and came tantalisingly close to adding another podium finish at the 2016 Rio Games, only to miss out by a point.
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File image of Abhinav Bindra.(File)
File image of Abhinav Bindra.(File)

Looking to contribute to development of Indian sports: Abhinav Bindra on Sports Leadership program for Indian sports administrator

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist explained how he believes the course will help Indian sports administrators to get at par with the global sports practices.
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India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)
India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)

Balbir sir had no airs despite his achievements

By Ajit Pal Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:08 AM IST
If Dhyan Chand was a pillar of strength for Indian hockey in the pre-Independence era, Balbir Sr. was the face of it in the era after 1947.
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Akshay Kumar poses with hockey legend Balbir Singh.
Akshay Kumar poses with hockey legend Balbir Singh.

Akshay Kumar condoles hockey legend Balbir Singh’s death, shares pic with ‘amazing personality’. See here

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Actor Akshay Kumar on Monday expressed grief over the demise of veteran hockey player Balbir Singh, and shared a picture of their meeting.
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic plays against Ashleigh Barty of Australia.(AP)
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic plays against Ashleigh Barty of Australia.(AP)

Karolina Pliskova looks to former Andy Murray coach for Slam breakthrough

By Press Trust of India | Brisbane
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 02:27 PM IST
The tall Czech ditched Spaniard Conchita Martinez in November despite winning a single-season career-high four titles in 2019.
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Japan's Kento Momota(AP)
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)

Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

By AFP | Shanghai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Momota has cleaned up in men’s badminton over the past 12 months, winning a record 11 titles including the World Championships, Asia Championships and All England Open.
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File image: Mike Bryan, left, returns a shot as his brother Bob Bryan, looks on(AP)
File image: Mike Bryan, left, returns a shot as his brother Bob Bryan, looks on(AP)

US men’s doubles duo Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan to retire in 2020

By AFP | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:03 AM IST
The 41-year-old twins said in a statement they planned to hang up their racquets after taking part in next year’s US Open, where they made their Grand Slam championship debut in 1995.
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File photo of Lin Dan.(File photo)
File photo of Lin Dan.(File photo)

Lin Dan’s China Open exit new blow to fading Olympic hopes

By Agence France-Presse | Shanghai
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:34 PM IST
The 36-year-old Lin, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, won the first game 21-19 against his fellow Chinese.
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Deepak Punia(PTI)
Deepak Punia(PTI)

Want to train outside to prepare for Olympic gold: Deepak Punia

By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Punia said he wants to make up for this setback at the Olympics, where he is aiming for gold.
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File image of US swimming star Katie Lede(AP)
File image of US swimming star Katie Lede(AP)

World Swimming Championships: Katie Ledecky withdraws from 200, 1,500 freestyle

By Reuters | Gwangju
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Ledecky, who won Olympic gold in the 200, 400 and 800 in Rio, had been feeling under the weather since arriving in South Korea last week.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

India’s Arjun Bhati wins Junior World Golf Championship

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:14 PM IST
Out of 637 golfers from 40 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured the first position with a total of 199 strokes in the three-day final.
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File photo of former Olympic and world champion James DeGale.(AP)
File photo of former Olympic and world champion James DeGale.(AP)

Former Olympic and world champion James DeGale hangs up his gloves

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Former two-time super middleweight world champion James DeGale announced his retirement on Thursday days after he took a pummelling from fellow Briton Chris Eubank Junior
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File image of Jemima Sumgong.(Reuters)
File image of Jemima Sumgong.(Reuters)

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong banned 8 years for doping lie

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Sumgong, whose triumph at the 2016 Rio Games made her the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon crown, was found to have provided “fraudulent medical information”.
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Michael Phelps attends the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year on December 18, 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom(Getty Images)
Michael Phelps attends the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year on December 18, 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom(Getty Images)

I was afraid to face water as a kid: Michael Phleps

By PTI | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Speaking about the 2008 games, Phelps said he was programmed to be just perfect during the eight days of pool competitions, which included a strong focus on exactly how much he drinks, swims, eats and sleeps.
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File image of Manika Batra.(AFP)
File image of Manika Batra.(AFP)

Want to be in top 30 to qualify for Olympics: Manika Batra

By ANI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2018 03:58 PM IST
In an interview to ANI, the Commonwealth gold medallist said: “Everyone dreams about Olympic gold, so do I. But I will move step by step.
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Indian Olympic Boxer Mary Kom during the inauguration of the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018' organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Indian Olympic Boxer Mary Kom during the inauguration of the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018' organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Mary Kom aims to win another world title, says will fight for another 1-2 years

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:46 PM IST
The Manipuri trailblazer, who won her sixth title after a gap of eight years, said despite several additional responsibilities -- including being a mother of three -- she continued to work toward achieving her dream of winning the world championship again.
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File picture of Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File picture of Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

I quit so that I can focus on preparing Bajrang for Olympic gold: Yogeshwar Dutt

By PTI | Sonepat
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 04:27 PM IST
Yogeshwar said since both he and Bajrang compete in 65kg, there was a possibility of him moving up the weight category.
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Akshay Kumar has called Mouni Roy a snob. But is she? Read Mouni’s response and you be the judge. (IANS)
Akshay Kumar has called Mouni Roy a snob. But is she? Read Mouni’s response and you be the judge. (IANS)

Akshay Kumar reveals Gold co-star Mouni Roy is a snob, here’s why

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy are having plenty of fun together, while promoting their film Gold. But that didn’t stop Akshay from calling Mouni “a snob on the sets of the film.”
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Virender Sehwag and his family poses with Akshay Kumar at Gold screening.
Virender Sehwag and his family poses with Akshay Kumar at Gold screening.

Akshay Kumar’s Gold reviewed by Virender Sehwag, says I’m sold on Gold

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Virender Sehwag has provided one of the first quick reviews of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming sports drama Gold. Read it here.
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Abhivav Bindra was recently appointed a member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission.(HT Photo)
Abhivav Bindra was recently appointed a member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission.(HT Photo)

Ability to suffer and endure pain led me to my goal, says Abhinav Bindra

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 06:40 PM IST
Olympics come every four years but aspiring medallists must have the same amount of enthusiasm day in and day out.
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Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in a still from Gold.
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in a still from Gold.

Gold song Bolte Parini shows the sweet romance of Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy’s sweet romance is the highlight of the new song from Gold, Bolte Parini.
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Simona Halep remains on such a high that the No.1 seed, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014, could be carried a long way once again.(REUTERS)
Simona Halep remains on such a high that the No.1 seed, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014, could be carried a long way once again.(REUTERS)

After grand slam breakthrough, Simona Halep targets Olympic gold

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 12:05 PM IST
Having become the first Romanian in 40 years to win a grand slam tennis title, Simona Halep would be the first from her country to strike gold at the Olympics if she could triumph in Tokyo 2020.
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