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AICF Prez dismisses Secy, 12 state bodies call for general body meeting
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) At a time when the election process in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is underway, its President P.R. Venketrama Raja has dismissed AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Sony Pictures Networks India and WWE expand partnership in India
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, (SPN) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) on Tuesday announced a five-year extension with an expanded broadcast agreement that will deliver WWEs weekly flagship programming and localized content in India and the Indian subcontinent, making SPN the exclusive home to WWE in-ring content across its television and digital platforms.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: NSFs contribute Rs 29 lakh till now towards PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Sports Federations (NSFs) have so far made a contribution of Rs 29.50 lakhs towards to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) established for fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Boxer Saunders apologises for domestic violence 'advice' video
London, March 30 (IANS) WBO super middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders has issued an apology for a video in which he can be seen advising men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Tata Sky Fitness to be free for subscribers for a month
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) With the aim to raise awareness around staying fit, healthy and safe at home amid COVID-19 outbreak, Tata Sky will provide free access to Tata Sky Fitness to all its subscribers. Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju has recognised this initiative that comes at a time when it is imperative for people to join the drive to stay at home during the current country wide lockdown.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Brazil call for postponing Olympics to 2021
Rio de Janiero, March 21 (IANS) The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) said on Saturday that this year's Tokyo Olympics should be suspended owing to the global coronavirus outbreak. The COB also proposed the Games to be held on the same dates in 2021.
2020-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal chess elections were thrilling: Atanu Lahiri
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Atanu Lahiri, the 44-year old chess International Master (IM), is a relieved man today. No more stints of going 'underground' and travelling without luggage, staying at various places for very short durations each time and having his chess supporters threatened by various persons.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
WADA issues dope testing guidelines amid coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued fresh dope testing guidelines in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed over 11,000 lives across the world.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
It is possible to move dates for Olympics: World Athletics chief
London, March 19 (IANS) World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has said that it is possible to postpone the 2020 Olympics if necessary. The Games is slated for a July 24 start but the rising concern over the spread of coronavirus and the havoc it has wreaked on the qualification calendar has led to questions being raised on whether the organisers can go through with the scheduled date.
2020-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Call off Tokyo Games: Pinsent to 'tone deaf' Olympic committee
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Four-time Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent believes International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach is "tone deaf" in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. He further said that the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, should be called off.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Japanese Olympic Committee VP tests positive for COVID-19
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Kozo Tashima, president of the Japan Football Association (JFA) and also a Japanese Olympic Committee vice president, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
2020-03-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
IOC staff to work from home starting Monday
Lausanne, March 15 (IANS) In order to proactively limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that all its Lausanne staff will work from home starting from Monday.
2020-03-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Biles hits back at USAG after birthday tweet
Washington D.C., March 15 (IANS) Olympic champion Simone Biles hit back at USA Gymnastics when the latter whished her on birthday on Twitter. Biles turned 23 on Saturday and USAG wished her on the occasion on Twitter.
2020-03-15
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Other Sports
Manish Kaushik seals 9th boxing quota for Tokyo Games
Amman (Jordan), March 11 (IANS) Boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) on Wednesday became the ninth Indian boxer to bag a quota for the Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating Australia's Harrison Garside in a box-off at the ongoing Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-11
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
All the best for Tokyo: Nikhat Zareen wishes Mary Kom
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Boxer Nikhat Zareen has congratulated Mary Kom after the six-time world champion booked her spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be played in July and August this year.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India secure eight boxing quotas so far for Tokyo Games
Amman (Jordan), March 10 (IANS) Eight Indian boxers have sealed spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be played in July-August this year by entering the last-four stage of the ongoing Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Amit Panghal books Tokyo berth, Sakshi Chaudhary fails to qualify
Amman (Jordan), March 9 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist and top seed Amit Panghal (52kg) on Monday sealed his maiden spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating Carlo Paalam of the Philippines in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-09
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Oly q'fiers: Lovlina, Rani, Vikas seal qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 8 (IANS) Asian Championships gold medallist Pooja Rani (75kg), two-time World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (69kg) became the first three Indian boxers to seal their places at the Tokyo Olympics as they entered the semi-finals of the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers here on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Pressure played a role in my second defeat to Sonam: Sakshi
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Sakshi Malik's inability to get past 18-year-old Sonam Malik has all but ended her chances of making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 2016 Olympics bronze medallist however sees her junior as nothing more than another wrestler out to make a name for herself.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Olympic q'fiers: Rani, Vikas seal qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 8 (IANS) Pooja Rani (75kg) on Sunday became the first Indian boxer to secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Later, Vikas Krishan (75kg) beat Japanese third seed Sewonrets Okazawa by unanimous decision to qualify for his third Olympics.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Mary a win away from qualifying for Tokyo 2020
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) moved one step closer to qualifying her second Olympics with a powerful performance in her opening bout at the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Go full steam in preparations for Olympics: Bach tells athletes
Lausanne, March 7 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraged athletes to fully concentrate on Olympic preparations and go ahead "full steam" towards Tokyo 2020. In a letter released on Athlete365, the platform for athletes on the IOC's websites, Bach reiterated that the committee is "fully committed" to successfully hosting the Games starting from July 24.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
RBI win 2nd edition of Bloomberg Square Mile Relay
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) The second edition of the 2020 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Global Race Series took place here on Saturday with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) winning the race to be named the 'fastest firm in the city'.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Oly q'fiers: Panghal one win away from qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 7 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist and top seed Amit Panghal (52kg) moved into the quarter-final of the boxing Asian Olympic qualifiers with a narrow 3-2 win over Mongolia's Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu in Amman on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Vikas one win away from Oly qualification, Tanwar loses
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Former Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) put up a dominating performance to begin his Olympic qualification campaign with a unanimous decision win against Kyrgyzstans Nursultan Mamataly in Amman, Jordan, on Friday.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Boxer Vikas one win away from Oly qualification
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Former Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) put up a dominating performance to begin his Olympic qualification campaign with a one-sided unanimous decision win against Kyrgyzstans Nursultan Mamataly in Amman, Jordan, on Friday.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Avoid putting pressure on shooters going into Olympics: Rana
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The shooting contingent is one of the strongest points for India going into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and shooting coach Jaspal Rana feels that not putting pressure on the young shooters will go a long way in ensuring that they perform to their best later in the year.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2023 IOC session to be held in Mumbai: Bach
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 4 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that its Executive Board decided to hold the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
New Delhi shooting World Cup to have no ranking points: ISSF
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) on Wednesday said that no ranking points will be available at the upcoming New Delhi Shooting World Cup.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ministry issues advisory on COVID-19 to NSFs
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) In light of the global crisis caused by the outbreak of the highly contagious coronavirus, the Sports Ministry has asked the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to adhere to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines before sending its athletes outside the country for training and international competitions.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing q'fiers: Sakshi upsets Thai 4th seed
Amman (Jordan), March 4 (IANS) 19-year-old Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg) pulled off an upset over fourth seed and Asian Championship silver medallist Nilawan Techasuep of Thailand to come within one win of sealing qualification to Tokyo 2020 at the boxing Asian Olympic qualifiers on Wednesday. She will now face Republic of Korea's Aeji Im on March 9.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Anup relays importance of senior national kabaddi c'ship
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship has got underway in Jaipur as the nation's finest men's and women's kabaddi players suited up for their respective state sides, aiming to win the competition.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Anup relays importance of senior national kabaddi c'ship
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship has got underway in Jaipur as the nation's finest men's and women's kabaddi players suited up for their respective state sides, aiming to win the competition.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Anup relays importance of senior national kabaddi c'ship
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship has got underway in Jaipur as the nation's finest men's and women's kabaddi players suited up for their respective state sides, aiming to win the competition.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Rudisha closer to returning to action with 3rd Olympic dream
Nairobi, March 2 (IANS) World 800m record holder David Rudisha has called for patience as he cautiously works his way back to action after three years of absence due to injury.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Para-athletes to vie for Tokyo slots at national meet
Mysuru, March 2 (IANS) Top Indian para athletes including Paralympic medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan, world record holder Sandeep Chaudhary and double world champion Sundar Singh Gurjar will be in action when the 19th National Para Athletics Championships take place at the Chamundi Vihar Stadium here from March 26 to 28.
2020-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Mayank Nagpal figures in Limca Book of Records for BASE jumping
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) An extreme sports athlete, wingsuit pilot and a skydiving coach - Mayank Nagpal has become the first Indian to figure in the Limca Book of Records in BASE jumping as he dived from all four platforms including buildings, antennas, bridges and cliffs, during both day and night.
2020-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tyson Fury to take on Deontay Wilder before Olympics
London, March 2 (IANS) Deontay Wilder will fight Britain's WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury for a third time this summer. The pair drew their first fight in 2018 and last weekend Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to win the title, according to promoter Bob Arum.
2020-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
KIUG: Dutee sprints away with universities' meet record
Bhubaneswar, Feb 29 (IANS) Indian sprinting ace Dutee Chand came and stole the limelight on her first day of competition this year, winning the womens 100m in a new Indian Universities meet record time of 11.49 seconds on the penultimate day of the inaugural Khelo India University Games at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
KIUG: Pune University consolidate with 3 more golds
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) Savitribai Phule Pune University tightened their grip on the top place in the medals tally at the inaugural Khelo India University Games 2020 by claiming a clutch of gold medals in weightlifting through Mahesh Datta Asawale and Prajkta Ravindra Khalkar and in wrestling through Jyotiba Bajrang Atkale on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Pro Panja League 2020 from February 29
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) True to its tagline, a game of the wrist and strength of your arm; the Pro Panja League is set to be launched on February 29 at the Thyagraja Stadium, New Delhi. Refreshing and innovative, this fun sport is all set to make headlines for many.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
South Korea seeks clarification from India on Shooting WC
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea has sought clarity on India's stand on its athletes participating in the upcoming ISSF World Cup which will be held in New Delhi from March 15 to 26.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
KIUG: Odisha's HPC produces another medal-winner in lifting
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) In less than a year after being established, Odishas Weightlifting High-Performance Centre has begun the process of churning out champions.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Preparations for Tokyo Oly as planned: IOC spokesperson
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 organizers are working with the IOC and other organizations towards a successful Games despite the COVID-19 epidemic and "the rest is speculation", an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua through e-mail.
2020-02-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Mumbai University's twins setting KIUG pool on fire
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) It's not just a passion for winning that University of Mumbai's Jyoti and Aarti, who are setting the swimming pool at the Khelo India University Games 2020 on fire, share.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
First ever Winter Games commence at Kishtwar in J&K
Kishtwar, Feb 23 (IANS) The first ever Winter Games in Kishtwar district of J&K organised by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council commenced at village Singhpora Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
Austrian Stefan Kraft claims 20th career ski jumping WC win
Bucharest, Feb 23 (IANS) Stefan Kraft of Austria has grabbed his fourth ski jumping World Cup win of the season and 20th overall in Rasnov, Romania and extended his lead in the overall ranking table.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Romania,Sports,Other Sports
Himchal to host paragliding pre-World Cup
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himchal Pradesh will host the paragliding pre-Word Cup at Bir Billing in Kangra district from March 31, event organisers said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Dahiya wins gold for India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ravi Dahiya (57kg) on Saturday won the lone gold among the four Indian finalists on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships at the KD Jadhav wrestling hall in New Delhi. Bajrang Punia (65kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg) and Satywart Kadian (97kg) had to settle for silver, while Naveen (70kg) missed his shot at the Bronze.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rashpal, Sher, Jyoti, Monika aim for supremacy in Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Elite Indian athletes Rashpal Singh, Sher Singh, Jyoti Gawte and Monika Raut will look to underline their supremacy in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports