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PM Modi thanks athletes for support in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked athletes for showing their support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Modi addressed the nation on Friday morning before interacting with a number of athletes. Post the interaction, the athletes tweeted their support in the fight against the novel disease. Over 2,300 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, including 56 deaths and the number is rising.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
IOA mulls releasing funds to NSFs if they promise to fulfill norms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering releasing financial grants to those National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associatons (SOA) who are yet to submit documents for the same.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF
Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier, IOC draws flak
Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been labelled "irresponsible" after the Turkish Boxing Federation revealed two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London earlier this month had since tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
IOC Athletes' Commission supports Olympics postponement
Geneva, March 25 (IANS) The IOC Athletes' Commission has expressed full support of the IOC's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games until 2021 after discussion within athlete community.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
IOC member Pound's statement on Olympics not official: IOA
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has stated that no decision regarding the postponement of Tokyo Games, slated to start from July 24, has been made as of now by the International Olympic Association (IOC) and it will be done only in four weeks time.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Health & safety of athletes is prime concern of IOA: Batra
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday said there will be no compromise on the health and safety of athletes after Canada created a flutter by becoming the first nation to pull out of the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Will wait for 1 month before making decision on Tokyo Games: IOA
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has made it clear it will wait for at least a month before making any call on countrys participation in the Tokyo Olympic Games which are in doubt amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Aditya Raj 1st Indian to complete World Marathon Challenge
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Aditya Raj has become the first Indian to complete the gruelling World Marathon Challenge 2020. He created a record by participating and completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
India hosting IOC session after 40 years reignites Oly dreams
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) The ball has been set rolling as India have been handed the privilege of hosting the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) session after 40 years. While Mumbai's position to host the 2023 session will need to be ratified at the 136th IOC session in Tokyo, what cannot be ignored is the role that has been played by IOC member Nita Ambani in helping the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) fulfill the dream of a billion.
2020-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
Paris half-marathon cancelled amid COVID-19 fears
Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) The Paris half marathon, which was scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled over fears of the COVID-19 virus, France's Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Dutee to seek Olympic qualification standard at KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) World University Games champion Dutee Chand will resume her quest for the Olympic Games qualifying standard at the inaugural Khelo India University Games that begin here on Saturday. "Yes, I will sprint for my University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) next week," she confirmed during training on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
Indian Oil comes on board as lead sponsor of KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The massive success of the first 3 editions of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), has paved the way for the Government of India to launch the first season of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG). It received a shot in the arm in its inaugural season with PSU giant coming on board to sponsor the sporting revolution. For the first season of the KIUG, Indian Oil has committed to put its weight behind the Games as the lead sponsor with GAIL and ONGC also supporting.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
State of Australian sport funding "incomprehensible" - Olympic boss
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) The head of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has slammed the Australian Sports Commission's "incomprehensible" spend on consultants.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo Marathon organisers to offer runners surgical masks
Tokyo, Feb 11 (IANS) Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon will distribute surgical masks to runners and volunteers if they request them over concerns about the coronavirus.
2020-02-11
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Bindra gave confidence to many shooters like me: Abhishek Verma
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Ace shooter Abhishek Verma who won the men's 10 meter air pistol T2 event at the national trials that are being held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Thursday, spoke at length about the prospects of Khelo India University Games and the impact that it is going to have in the grassroots setup.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Qualifying for Olympics major target during rehab: Neeraj
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Ace India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics was his "major target" as he was recovering from an elbow injury.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Increased medal tally in judo a big boost: IIS scouting head
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) had 26 medallists at the Khelo India Youth Games, a jump from the 16 it had produced in last year's edition. Thirteen of these were gold, more than half of which came in the sport of Judo.
2020-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Defending champions Lagat, Alemu return to Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu will return to the Tata Mumbai Marathon which will take place on January 19.
2020-01-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
All not well in GFI: Narinder Batra tells FIG
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra has written a letter to International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) wherein he has stated that all is not well in the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) which is slated to go to polls next month.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dutee shatters her own 100m national record
Ranchi, Oct 11 (IANS) Dutee Chand on Friday broke her own 100m national record, clocking 11.22 seconds in the semifinal before winning gold in the event at the ongoing National Open Athletics Championships here.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Athletics
Doha Worlds: India finish 58th as US top medal tally
Doha, Oct 7 (IANS) India ended its campaign at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships here at the 58th spot in the medal tally which saw US finishing at the top.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Dalilah sets new world record to win 400m hurdles gold
Doha, Oct 5 (IANS) Dalilah Muhammad of US bettered her own record as she won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha.
2019-10-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics C'ships: P.U. Chitra bows out Of 1500m
Doha, Oct 2 (IANS) P.U. Chitra ran her personal best in the women's 1500m first round heats but failed to advance further in the World Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World C'ships: Avinash out of 3000m steeplechase final
Doha, Oct 1 (IANS) Avinash Sable on Tuesday broke his own national record but failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 3000m steeplechase in the World Championships here.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Annu shatters own nat'l record to reach javelin final at Worlds
Doha, Sep 30 (IANS) Ace Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani on Monday smashed her own national record during the qualification round of the World Athletics Championships here on Monday to finish fifth overall and become the first Indian to reach the medal round in the women's javelin throw event at the Worlds.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World C'ships: Mixed relay team in final, Dutee ousted (2nd Lead)
Doha, Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team qualified for the final at the World Athletics Championships by finishing third in the heat here on Saturday. The team comprising Mohammad Anas, V.K. Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Noah Nirmal Tom clocked 3:16.14 to finish third behind Poland and Brazil.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Dutee out of Worlds, Jabir finishes 5th in semis
Doha, Sep 28 (IANS) Ace India sprinter Dutee Chand's campaign in the World Athletics Championships came to an end here on Saturday. Chand, who took part only in the 100m dash in Doha, finished seventh in the heat with a time of 11.48 seconds.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Belihu and Gemechu to defend Airtel Delhi Half Marathon titles
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Race promoters Procam International have announced that Ethiopia's Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu will return to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to defend their titles at the 15th edition of this prestigious IAAF Gold Label Road Race on October 20.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Swapna Barman gears up for 2020 Olympics
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Arjuna Award winner Swapna Barman, who became India's first heptathlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018, is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and plans to work on her strategy.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Athletics
Bolt expresses displeasure at reporter's comments on athletics
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has slammed ESPN reporter Max Kellerman's comments on track and field athletes, saying people are always on the lookout to "disrespect" the discipline.
2019-09-04
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Jinson Johnson wins silver, in for World Athletics meet
Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS) Runner Jinson Johnson bagged the silver in the ISTAF Berlin event here on Sunday by bettering his 1500m national record at the Olympic Stadium.
2019-09-01
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
Robin, Varsha take top honours in Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Delhis Robin Singh thwarted hat-trick hunter Dnyaneshwar Morgha to win the Mumbai Half Marathon here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
MP's Bolt Rameshwar Gurjar fails in trials
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) After making headlines with his 100m timings, Rameshwar Gurjar, also dubbed as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh, has come a cropper in the trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sreeshankar's 8m leap highlight of Indian GP V
Patiala, Aug 16 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreeshankar marked his return to competition on Indian soil after six months with a seasons best leap of 8 metre that gave the Indian track and field fans reason to cheer at the Indian Grand Prix V at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
PT Usha becomes AAA Athletes Commission member
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been appointed as a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).
2019-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Caster Semenya barred from defending World Championship title
Zurich, July 31 (IANS) Caster Semenya will not be allowed to defend her 800m title at the 2019 World Championships after a Swiss court ruled in favour of an International Association of Athletics Federations ruling that requires her to take a testosterone-reducing medication.
2019-07-31
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Dalilah Muhammad breaks world 400m hurdles record
Des Moines (Iowa), July 29 (IANS) American sprinter Dalilah Muhammad has broken the world 400m hurdles record at the US Championships.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Des Moines,Sports,Athletics
Dutee Chand finishes fifth in 200m
Napoli, July 12 (IANS) Ace sprinter Dutee Chand finished fifth in the women's 200m final at the World University Games here on Friday.
2019-07-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Athletics
Indian athletes pin hope on new Sports Minister Rijiju
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Kiren Rijiju's appointment as Sports Minister in the newly re-elected NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came as a surprise to many. With the Tokyo Olympics round the corner, one would have thought that even if Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore didn't continue in the role, the position would go to someone who has a sports background. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former BCCI chief Anurag Thakur were the two names discussed as both have a sports connect.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Caster Semenya loses landmark case against IAAF
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Caster Semenya has lost her legal case against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) over testosterone regulations. The judgement means that Semenya will have to take medication to reduce the testosterone level if she wants to compete on the international stage.
2019-05-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Olympic medallist Etienne Stott arrested in London
London, April 22 (IANS) London Olympic Gold medallist Etienne Stott was one of the many Extinction Rebellion activists arrested in London protesting against climate change at the Waterloo Bridge here on Sunday evening.
2019-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics