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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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Balbir Singh Sr (extreme right) handing over his Olympic gold medals for the war fund in the presence of the then Punjab chief minister Partap Singh Kairon (sitting). Col BN Bali (retd) standing second from right.(Courtesy Col BN Bali (retd))
Balbir Singh Sr (extreme right) handing over his Olympic gold medals for the war fund in the presence of the then Punjab chief minister Partap Singh Kairon (sitting). Col BN Bali (retd) standing second from right.(Courtesy Col BN Bali (retd))

When hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr donated three of his Olympic medals for China War fund

By Saurabh Duggal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:13 AM IST
So great was his love for India that he did not think twice about donating his medals to the China War Fund in October 1962 when the country went to war with China
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File image of Nikki Pradhan.(Hockey India)
File image of Nikki Pradhan.(Hockey India)

Indian women’s hockey team will leave no stone unturned for podium finish in Tokyo: midfielder Nikki

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The dynamic midfielder opened up about her journey from a small village of Hesal in Jharkhand to playing in the Olympics.
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India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship(via REUTERS)
India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship(via REUTERS)

From wrestling royalty to MMA for India’s Ritu Phogat

By AFP | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Ritu Phogat, who initially followed her father and two elder sisters into wrestling, is now charting a new path after making an explosive MMA debut in November.
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File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)
File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)

Badminton witnessed meteoric rise in India after Saina, Sindhu’s Olympic medals: Chirag Shetty

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Saina won the bronze medal in women’s singles in 2012 London Olympics while Sindhu went a step higher by bagging the silver four years later in Rio Games.
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File image of Chanu Saikhom Mirabai at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.(Getty Images)
File image of Chanu Saikhom Mirabai at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.(Getty Images)

I expect Mirabai Chanu to win an Olympic medal, says Malleswari

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 04:58 PM IST
The first woman to win an Olympic medal, Malleswari said junior weightlifters are getting more opportunities to participate in international event now than 20 years ago.
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File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)

Pressure doesn’t affect me, working on technique to win medal at Olympics: PV Sindhu

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Sindhu claimed India’s first ever World Championships gold in 2019 but she made early exits from a series of tournaments the rest of the season, including her failure to defend the World Tour Finals title last month.
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Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)
Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)

Year-Ender 2019: Shooting a ‘happy headache’, Athletics a worry for India ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Winning gold medals in major tournaments, and setting world records, Indian shooters grabbed the headlines throughout 2019. But will that translate into medals in Tokyo, is the biggest question.
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Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)
Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)

Newsmaker: What makes Vinesh Phogat one of the best wrestlers on the planet

By Rudraneil Sengupta | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 07:09 PM IST
Though her 2016 Rio Olympic dream was cut short, Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics
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Rajesh ‘Lukka’ Kasana celebrates victory over Ivor Lastrilla.(Mega Boxing)
Rajesh ‘Lukka’ Kasana celebrates victory over Ivor Lastrilla.(Mega Boxing)

No promise of steady income: Story of professional boxing in India

By YASH BHATI | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Professional boxing is still in nascent stage in India with only Vijender Singh able to achieve some success. There are still a lot of boxers in the country struggling to make ends meet.
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Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece.(AP)
Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece.(AP)

Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio heartache

By Reuters | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat was one of India’s few gold medal hopes in Rio and the entire nation mourned as she lay on the mat writhing in pain during her bout against China’s Sun Yanan.
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Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)
Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)

Not even an Olympic medal will heal World C’ship semifinal loss: Bajrang Punia

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:18 PM IST
The 25-year-old from Haryana, who had claimed bronze and silver in the last two editions, lost to local favourite Daulet Niyazbekov in the 65 kg semifinal following some debatable decisions by the judges in Kazakhstan.
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Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 10 boxers in TOPS scheme

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:55 PM IST
India has so far won two Olympic medals in boxing -- Vijender Singh won the bronze in 2008 Beijing Games while Mary Kom won the bronze in 2012 London Games.
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File image of Abhishek Verma(PTI)
File image of Abhishek Verma(PTI)

Need mental stability of different level for Olympic medal: Abhishek Verma

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The Indian also bagged a silver with Yashaswini Singh Deswal in mixed 10m air pistol and his performance has fuelled hopes of a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2019 to Gagan Narang and Padam Singh (L) representing Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind presents Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2019 to Gagan Narang and Padam Singh (L) representing Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation(ANI)

‘Want to make the sport more accessible to help build an ecosystem’: Gagan Narang | Exclusive interview

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 07:41 AM IST
On Thursday, the 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist received the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar from President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of the foundation that has trained around 50 international shooters.
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File image of India wrestler Sushil Kumar.(PTI)
File image of India wrestler Sushil Kumar.(PTI)

Sushil Kumar speaks out after securing place in World Championships

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:23 PM IST
The Alexander Medved tournament in Minsk in Belarus was Sushil’s first since the 2018 Asian Games, which means that the World Championships will be his first major tournament in over a year.
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This swimmer won a record of 28 Olympic medals, which included 23 golds, 13 of which were in individual events.(Mohit Suneja (Illustration))
This swimmer won a record of 28 Olympic medals, which included 23 golds, 13 of which were in individual events.(Mohit Suneja (Illustration))

Michael Phelps: Greatest swimmer, most successful Olympian

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Michael Phelps won a record of 28 Olympic medals, which included 23 golds, 13 of which were in individual events. He retired from competitive sport as the most successful Olympian of all time till date.
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In this file photo taken on March 12, 2017, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei celebrates his victory over China's Lin Dan.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on March 12, 2017, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei celebrates his victory over China's Lin Dan.(AFP)

Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei retires after cancer battle

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Lee Chong Wei rose to become a modern badminton great, beloved by his fans despite his tantalising failures to bring home the biggest trophies of all.
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Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.
Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.

Mt Everest adventure ka Olympic hai, says Haryana cop Anita Kundu after summitting the highest peak thrice

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 05:23 PM IST
The Haryana sub-inspector has fought many odds and summited Mt Everest thrice. Her battles includes challenging the notion of early marriage in her hometown.
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Wrestler Babita Phogat is all set to tie the knot with wrestler Vivek Suhag.
Wrestler Babita Phogat is all set to tie the knot with wrestler Vivek Suhag.

Babita Phogat: I’ll come to Delhi for my wedding shopping

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Commonwealth Games champion wrestler, Babita Phogat, shares her plans of a winter wedding with wrestler Vivek Suhag later this year, her dream for an Olympic medal, and more.
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Boxer Vijender Singh is preparing to contest the general election from the South Delhi constituency on a Congress ticket.(Gokul VS/HT)
Boxer Vijender Singh is preparing to contest the general election from the South Delhi constituency on a Congress ticket.(Gokul VS/HT)

Vijender Singh : I can’t quit boxing, it’s in my blood’

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 02:48 PM IST
Olympian pugilist Vijender Singh, who is contesting elections on a Congress ticket, says boxing will remain his first love.
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Nikhat Zareen during the practice session for Asian Games at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session for Asian Games at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Mary Kom has competition as Nikhat Zareen eye Olympic spot

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 01:47 AM IST
The 51kg category is the hottest contest in women’s boxing in India. Mary won the sixth of her World Championship titles in New Delhi last year (45-48kg), and is gunning for yet another Olympic medal.
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File photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
File photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Indian boxing stars set for weight change as AIBA rejigs Olympic divisions

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has finalised the eight men’s and five women’s divisions for the 2020 programme
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File picture of Sharath Kamal Achanta(PTI)
File picture of Sharath Kamal Achanta(PTI)

Olympic medal in mixed doubles is a possibility: Sharath Kamal

By PTI | Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 09:46 PM IST
The mixed doubles category has been included in the Olympics for the first time in the Tokyo Games.
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File image - Gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as example in Tokyo.(AP)
File image - Gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as example in Tokyo.(AP)

Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals

By AFP | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Organisers had set a target of 2,700 kgs (about 5,950 pounds) of bronze, 30.3 kgs (67 pounds) of gold and 4,100 kg (about 9,040 pounds) of silver.
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Jakarta: India's Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Monday, August 20, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Monday, August 20, 2018.(PTI)

Don’t mind being called arrogant: Vinesh Phogat

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:56 PM IST
In an interview, India’s first woman wrestler to claim an Asian Games gold medal dwelled on the perceptions about her, life after marriage to fellow grappler Somvir Rathee and her Olympic dreams.
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File image of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.(Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)
File image of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.(Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)

Building an efficient system to win Olympic medals: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

By Abhishek Paul | Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore speaks to the Hindustan Times on several issues ranging from age-fraud to Tokyo Olympics.
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Neeraj Chopra broke the National Games record in 2018 Asian Games.(AP)
Neeraj Chopra broke the National Games record in 2018 Asian Games.(AP)

Breakthrough year for Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das but familiar dope shame hits athletics

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 12:59 PM IST
If 2016 announced his arrival on the world scene with a junior world record, Neeraj Chopra emerged as a serious Olympic medal contender with a series of impressive throws which fetched him a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
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PV Sindhu poses with the trophy after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition.(AFP)
PV Sindhu poses with the trophy after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition.(AFP)

PV Sindhu opens up about handling success and unwavering belief in coach Gopichand - Exclusive interview

By Arnab Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:27 AM IST
PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals title and the Olympic medallist will now be representing her home town Hyderabad in the upcoming season of the Premier Badminton League.
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File image: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match in Budapest.(PTI)
File image: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match in Budapest.(PTI)

Bajrang Punia eyes medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020

By ANI | Georgia
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Revealing more about his plans for the Tokyo Olympics, the Asian Games gold-medallist said that he is currently focused on performing well in the 2019 Wrestling World Championship
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