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HTLS 2021: 'Hopefully, Neeraj's feat will open up more doors' - Abhinav Bindra

  • HTLS 2021: From one Indian Olympic gold medallist to another… Abhinav Bindra spoke highly of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic achievement of winning the highest Olympic honour in track and field for India.
Abhinav Bindra and Neeraj Chopra on Day 2 of the HTLS 2021. (HT)
Abhinav Bindra and Neeraj Chopra on Day 2 of the HTLS 2021. (HT)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022

IOC, which suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force, has reiterated "that serious concerns about AIBA's governance, finances and refereeing and judging remain" and the future of boxing in the 2024 Paris Games is not secure.
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

What shooting at the Paris Olympics may look like

At the recently concluded President's Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, radical experiments with the sport's format were tried out, including one-on-one duels for finals
Young shooters in action at the Karni Singh shooting range in New Delhi((Vipin Kumar / HT Photo))
Young shooters in action at the Karni Singh shooting range in New Delhi((Vipin Kumar / HT Photo))
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

Olympic gold medalist among 13 weightlifters in doping case

  • Eight of the weightlifters have already served bans for breaking doping rules at some stage in their careers. Most are retired.
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne

US high jumper to get 2012 Olympic gold from Russian doper

Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters placed second in London behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
FILE - Medalists in the men's high jump, from left, Canada's Derek Drouin, bronze, United States' Erik Kynard, silver, Russia's Ivan Ukhov, gold, Britain's Robert Grabarz , bronze, and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, bronze, pose for the media during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne

PV Sindhu is the ultimate beach baby in 3.6k broderie crop top, frill shorts

Olympic medalist PV Sindhu treats fans to sultry throwback pictures from the beach but it is her co-ord set in a mustard yellow broderie crop top and frill shorts, worth 3.6k, that makes us want to elevate our beachwear wardrobe asap
PV Sindhu is the ultimate beach baby in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.6k broderie crop top, frill shorts(Instagram/pvsindhu1)
PV Sindhu is the ultimate beach baby in 3.6k broderie crop top, frill shorts(Instagram/pvsindhu1)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 04:03 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics

  • With the experience of three Olympics behind him, the dream of an Olympic medal continues to drive the Haryana boxer
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Husband arrested in killing of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop

Agnes Tirop claimed bronze medals in the 10,000 meters at the 2017 and 2019 world championships and finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.
Agnes Tirop was a rising star in Kenya (AP)
Agnes Tirop was a rising star in Kenya (AP)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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PV Sindhu sizzles in 12.5k neon green halter co-ords at horse racing event

  • PV Sindhu makes heads turn at race course in Hyderabad with her sultry sartorial look in a neon green halter-neck co-ord set with Olympics rings neckpiece and we are smitten
PV Sindhu sizzles in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12.5k neon green halter co-ords at horse racing event(Bornali Talukdar)
PV Sindhu sizzles in 12.5k neon green halter co-ords at horse racing event(Bornali Talukdar)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Neeraj Chopra visits Abhinav Bindra, gets puppy named Tokyo as a gift. See pics

Neeraj Chopra and Abhinav Bindra shared wonderful tweets from their interaction along with pictures of the puppy, Tokyo. 
Abhinav Bindra gifting Neeraj Chopra the puppy named, Tokyo. (Twitter/@Abhinav_Bindra)
Abhinav Bindra gifting Neeraj Chopra the puppy named, Tokyo. (Twitter/@Abhinav_Bindra)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 12:30 PM IST
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ByAtharv Sharma

Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot

  • Rugby India has put in place a graded stipend scale for its players. If there is a camp lasting five weeks, it begins with a payout of Rs. 300 a day and ends with the tournament where a player gets Rs. 1500 a day.
Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot(TWITTER)
Target LA: Seven-year plan for India rugby sevens team to earn Olympics spot(TWITTER)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 04:26 PM IST
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BySharda Ugra

Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat

Neeraj Chopra, who has a personal best of 88.07m metres, clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt at Tokyo Games.
Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat(PTI)
Neeraj Chopra sets sights on Olympic record to go with his golden feat(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on "place of boxing" in Olympics

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.
IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on
IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on "place of boxing" in Olympics (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)(Getty)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

Abhinav Bindra on letter from coach he hated; Vijender's Iranian fortune-teller

Abhinav Bindra and Vijender Singh shared their Olympic experiences
Abhinav Bindra and Vijender Singh shared their Olympic experiences
Published on Sep 09, 2021 08:11 PM IST
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Chopra explains rules, says javelins in rack for everyone

  • India’s track and field Olympics gold winner says his remarks about Pak thrower Nadeem is being used as propaganda
New Delhi, India - Aug. 10, 2021:Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medalist and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra during the press conference at Hotel Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Aug. 10, 2021:Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medalist and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra during the press conference at Hotel Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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"This has been a rebirth of hockey in India"

  • Every time he packs his bag, Manpreet Singh makes it a point to put the medal in before anything else.
National Hockey Team captain Manpreet Singh(HT Photo)
National Hockey Team captain Manpreet Singh(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2021 07:50 AM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta

AIS should make Games-inspired Brisbane move, says Wylie

John Wylie, who served as ASC chair for eight years, said the AIS should switch from its current base in Canberra, where it has been located since opening in 1981.
Representative image -AIS should make Games-inspired Brisbane move, says Wylie(REUTERS)
Representative image -AIS should make Games-inspired Brisbane move, says Wylie(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 12:45 PM IST
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ICC prefers T20 for Olympics but open to other formats - Marathe

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) is preparing a bid for the game's return to the Olympics having last featured in the 1900 Paris Games.
ICC prefers T20 for Olympics but open to other formats - Marathe
ICC prefers T20 for Olympics but open to other formats - Marathe
Published on Aug 23, 2021 12:34 PM IST
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Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra

  • India’s first Individual Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra lauded the country’s performance at the Tokyo Games, terming it a spirited one but said the road to Paris will be difficult given the shorter Olympic cycle.
India's first individual gold medallist in Olympics, Abhinav Bindra. (Hindustan Times via Getty)
India's first individual gold medallist in Olympics, Abhinav Bindra. (Hindustan Times via Getty)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Kejriwal says Delhi preparing to host Olympics after 2047

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)
Published on Aug 15, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Britain's Ujah 'shocked and devastated' by positive test

CJ Ujah ran the first leg of the final in Tokyo as Britain narrowly missed gold, but has been provisionally suspended after prohibited substances showed up in tests.
Britain's CJ Ujah 'shocked and devastated' by positive test(REUTERS)
Britain's CJ Ujah 'shocked and devastated' by positive test(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 15, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended after doping test

  • Three other track and field athletes who were suspended during the Games -- Moroccan-born Bahraini 1,500m runner Sadik Mikhou, Georgian shot putter Benik Abramyan and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo -- were also listed.
FILE PHOTO: Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah suspended after doping test(Action Images via Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah suspended after doping test(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 08:35 AM IST
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The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne

India women's hockey team head coach Sjoerd Marijne has said India will remain in his heart forever as the Dutch master tactician leaves the team on an all-time high
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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ICC confirms it will bid for cricket's inclusion in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Cricket last featured in the 1900 Olympics in Paris and has rarely been played in other multi-sport events, which many believe is essential for the game's growth outside the Commonwealth nations.
ICC headquarters in Dubai
ICC headquarters in Dubai
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 12:37 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Double Olympic champion Jacobs shrugs off doping suspicions

Lamont Marcell Jacobs shrugs off doping suspicions Jacobs became the first Italian to win 100 metres gold, setting a European record time of 9.80 seconds in the final, and was part of his country’s triumphant 4x100 metres relay team.
Tokyo: Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy shows the gold medals he won in the men's 100mt and 4x100 relay as he checks in at the Tokyo Haneda airport on his way back to Italy at the end of 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP/PTI Photo(AP08_09_2021_000016B)(AP)
Tokyo: Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy shows the gold medals he won in the men's 100mt and 4x100 relay as he checks in at the Tokyo Haneda airport on his way back to Italy at the end of 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP/PTI Photo(AP08_09_2021_000016B)(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated by government

Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the cynosure of all eyes in the ceremony at a five-star hotel here, held a couple of hours after the seven podium finishers made their way out of the airport amid utter chaos.
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 08:44 PM IST
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Olympic flag arrives in Paris ahead of 2024 Games

After leaving the plane at Charles de Gaulle airport, surrounded by many of France's Olympic medalists, Hidalgo spoke of her “great emotion.”
French Olympic medallists arrive with the Olympic flag in Paris(REUTERS)
French Olympic medallists arrive with the Olympic flag in Paris(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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High time that I see my game from a different perspective: archer Deepika

In the form of her life after winning five World Cup medals this year, Indian archer Deepika Kumari carried the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians to get the sport their first Olympic archery medal in Tokyo.
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

  • He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held under tight restrictions, but "I believe we were able to fulfill our responsibility as the host nation,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, thanking the people for their understanding and cooperation.
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win

  • Kendall Jenner took to Instagram to celebrate Devin Booker's win. She posted a photo of her television with a shot of her beau and captioned the snap with an emoji of a gold medal.
Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win
Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win
Published on Aug 09, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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