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Organisers aiming for a 'simple but inspiring' Olympics, says Muto
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Toshiro Muto has said that the organisers are looking to hold a Games that will be "simple but inspiring". Muto admitted that holding the Olympics next year in the extravagant fashion that was earlier planned is no longer something that the organisers are aiming for amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
National camp for Olympic-bound shooters postponed indefinitely
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The national camp for Olympic-bound shooters, which was scheduled to be held here in the first week of August, has been postponed for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Five-time Olympic diver Terauchi tests positive for COVID-19
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) Japan's five-time Olympic diver Ken Terauchi, who has secured a place in the Tokyo Olympics, has become the first member of the Japanese Olympic team to test positive for COVID-19.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
NSNIS Patiala, CSS-SRIHER launch new courses in sports science
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) With an effort to ensure that knowledge of sports science is applied to train athletes even at the grassroot level, NSNIS Patiala has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CSS-SRIHER, Chennai to jointly conduct six-month certificate courses in sports science subjects.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NBL: 12 players of Melbourne United test positive for COVID-19
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Australia's National Basketball League (NBL) has revealed that 12 members of the team Melbourne United had tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics competition schedule announced
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Monday announced the schedule of the delayed Paralympic Games, which will be held from August 24 to September 5 next year.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
British GP: Hulkenberg's comeback race ends before it starts
Silverstone, Aug 2 (IANS) Comeback man Nico Hulkenberg's British Grand Prix ended before the race could start on Sunday due to a technical snag that saw him not being able to start his car.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Bajrang tips Indian wrestlers to win 3-4 medals at Tokyo Olympics
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia is confident of Indian wrestlers performing well and winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Joshua warns Tyson against fighting 'young lions of the division'
London, Aug 1 (IANS) British boxing heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua warned legendary Mike Tyson against fighting the current top pugilists of the world and urged him to stick with exhibition challenges on his comeback.
2020-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
LA 2028 chief urges IOC to allow anti-racist advocacy at Olympics
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) 2028 Los Angeles Olympics organising committee Chairman Casey Wasserman, in a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, has pushed for allowing for advocacy of anti-racism at the Games.
2020-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Spectators will not be allowed to attend sporting events, says UK PM
London, July 31 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said spectators will not be allowed to attend sporting events from Saturday for two weeks in the wake of a spike in coronavirus cases in England.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Nike ad featuring Indian women's cricket team goes viral
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Indian women's cricket team is among the several athletes that feature in a Nike advertisement which has gained plaudits for its editing and the effective manner in which it delivers its message.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
Conor McGregor hints at UFC return
Dublin, July 31 (IANS) Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has hinted on a UFC return with a tweet which has not revealed much but enough to create a flutter.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Other Sports
Sehwag, Sardar in selection panel for National Sports Awards 2020
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) 2011 World Cup winning former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, former hockey midfielder Sardar Singh, 2016 Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik are among the names that make up the selection committee for the National Sports Awards this year, the Sports Ministry announced on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Shooting national camp postponed after coach tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has postponed the compulsory shooting national camp for Olympic-bound shooters that was scheduled to start on August 1 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in the national capital. The development comes a day after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that a coach posted at the range has tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NBA announces new elements, enhancements for season restart
New York, July 31 (IANS) The NBA has announced new elements and enhancements to existing policies and procedures in basketball operations, referee operations and other areas for the resumption of the 2019-20 season, including a wider border around the sidelines, a revised setup for team benches and a new covering on officials whistles.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Over 60 % of Tokyo Oly volunteers worried about COVID-19 impact: Survey
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) More than 60 per cent of the volunteers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are "worried or anxious" about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Games, a survey has found.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Babita Phogat, Kavita Devi appointed sports deputy directors by Haryana govt
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medal winning wrestler-turned politician Babita Phogat and 2014 Asian Games gold medal winning kabaddi player Kavita Devi have both been made sports deputy directors by the Haryana government.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NBA: Lakers' Anthony Davis says he plans to play against Clippers
Orlando, July 30 (IANS) Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis plans to be on the court when his team's season officially restarts on Thursday night in Orlando.
2020-07-30
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Coach tests COVID-19 positive at Karni Singh, training to continue
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A coach posted at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in the national capital has tested positive for COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India said in a statement on Thursday. The development puts further doubt on a proposed national camp for Olympic-bound shooters scheduled to take place in August.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Financially distressed national Wushu champion gets help from Rijiju
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to Shiksha, a national Wushu champion from Haryana, who came under severe financial distress amid the COVID-19 pandemic and had to quit her training and take up a job as a farm labourer to support her family.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Viswanathan Anand ends Legends of Chess campaign with 8 defeats
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand ended his campaign at the Legends of Chess tournament with eight losses, the latest coming against Vasyl Ivanchuk of Ukraine.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PE teachers, coaches play important role in curbing doping: NADA chief
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Physical education teachers and coaches in schools play an important role in curbing the menace of doping in sports in India, according to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Director General Naveen Aggarwal.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
After entering NBA G-League, Principal has eyes set on the big time
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Princepal Singh joins Satnam Singh, Palpreet Singh Brar and Amjyot Singh Gill in the category of Indian players who have been drafted in the NBA's developmental G-League. The 19-year-old, who hails from the Dera Baba Nanak Village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, harbours dreams of making it to NBA itself one day and admits that he still has much to learn.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2021 Tour de France preponed to avoid clash with Tokyo Games
Aigle (Switzerland), July 29 (IANS) The start of next year's Tour de France has been preponed by a week to avoid a clash with the Tokyo Olympics. The 2021 Tour will now begin on June 26 and end on July 18.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Yet another defeat for Viswanathan Anand in Legends of Chess tournament
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his seventh defeat in the ongoing Legends of Chess tournament as he went down 0.5-2.5 to world No.3 Ding Liren.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India's Princepal Singh signs with NBA G League
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian forward Princepal Singh has signed to play in the NBA G League next season, League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced on Tuesday. Singh, who will train and compete alongside the new G League team featuring elite youth prospects, is the first NBA Academy graduate to sign with the NBA G League and first NBA Academy India graduate to sign a professional contract.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Games24x7 rolls out new campaign for RummyCircle
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to popularise and expand the scope of online gaming, Games24x7 has unveiled a new marketing campaign for its rummy platform, RummyCircle.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Anand registers first win at Legends of Chess tournament
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand finally ended his losing streak as he got the better of Israel's Boris Gelfand in the ongoing Legends of Chess tournament. After losing first six matches in row, Anand got back to winning ways, beating Gelfand 2.5-0.5.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IOA member writes to sports ministry, calls for removal of Rajiv Mehta
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association Executive Council member Bholanath Singh has written a complaint against IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta for holding multiple posts in different sports organisations in the country.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Never imagined I would organise a league from my home: Sharif
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Shimon Sharif, the organiser of the Online Shooting League (OSL) on Monday said he never thought he could oversee an entire event sitting at home, but the trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed him to think out of the box.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Sports Maidan ready to serve its members in post COVID-19 era
Gurugram, July 27 (IANS) Sports Maidan, a sports complex and adventure complex, has now re-opened to serve the sports enthusiasts in Delhi NCR in the post COVID-19 era.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Eradicating mistakes & preparing for gold in Oly: Lovlina
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Despite being just 22, boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been a constant fixture for India at world events for quite sometime now. She won back-to-back bronze medals at World Championships in 2018 and 2019 in welterweight category but according to her own admission, nothing but gold will satisfy her when she takes to the ring at Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Reliance Games' 'World Robot Boxing 2' wins award at FICCI BAF Awards 2020
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Reliance Entertainment owned Reliance Games 'World Robot Boxing 2 won the award in the mobile and tablet game (international) category at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industrys BAF Awards.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Anand suffers 6th straight loss in Legends of Chess tournament
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand lost 2-3 to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in his latest encounter of the ongoing Legends of Chess tournament, thus suffering his sixth straight-loss in the event.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Austrian Rocks beat Italian Style in final to win online shooting league
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Austrian Rocks defeated Italian Style in the final to be named champions of the inaugural Online Shooting League (OSL) on Sunday.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Quartararo wins Andalusian MotoGP as Yamaha dominate
Jerez, July 26 (IANS) Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was utterly dominant on Sunday at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia, with Maverick Vinales and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi having a memorable fight for the rostrum - this is the Doctor's first podium since the 2019 America's GP.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Fans return to baseball stadia in South Korea
Seoul, July 26 (IANS) South Korean baseball teams welcomed their fans into the stadia on Sunday, nearly three months after the start of the season. Three of the five stadia in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) opened on Sunday.
2020-07-26
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Sportspersons pay tribute to Indian soldiers on Kargil Diwas
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Indian sportspersons, led by cricket captain Virat Kohli and legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday paid their tributes to the soldiers on the 21st anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil war.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Anand suffers fifth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand lost 2-3 against Hungary's Peter Leko to suffer a fifth straight defeat in the Legends of Chess online tournament.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Youth Oly medal winning wrestler awaits prize money to start training
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) 2018 Youth Olympics silver medal winning wrestler Simran is yet to receive the prize money that she claims was promised by Satyendra Jain, the Delhi Health Minister. Simran was one of nine silver-medallists from country at Buenos Aires 2018 in which the Indian contingent had also won two golds and one bronze.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Andalusia MotoGP: Pole again for Quartararo as Vinales has lap cancelled
Jerez de la Frontera, July 25 (IANS) Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) has claimed back-to-back pole positions at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto thanks to a 1:37.007 in Q2 at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia.
2020-07-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
French Frogs take third place in Online Shooting League
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) The French Frogs, comprising World No 27 Etienne Germond, Jade Bordet and Nicolas Mompach, beat Spanish Chanos 10-2 in the Online Shooting League on Saturday.
2020-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Detroit Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Organisers of the Detroit Marathon have announced that the 2020 edition of the race, slated to be held in October, will not take place because of COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Anand suffers 4th straight loss in Legends of Chess tournament
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Chess legend Viswanathan Anand suffered his fourth straight defeat at the ongoing Legends of Chess tournament, going down to the Netherland's Anish Giri in his latest encounter.
2020-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SAI panel terms boxers' protocol break unintentional, to resume training
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The enquiry instituted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) into the alleged breach of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) at NSNIS Patiala by three boxers, has been completed. The enquiry committee headed by Rohit Bharadwaj, Secretary, SAI, has submitted the final report of the enquiry.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Didn't have any interest in sports during childhood, says Rohit Kumar
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rohit Kumar has established himself as one of the best raiders in the country. However, the 30-year-old says that kabaddi, or even sports, was never in his mind during his childhood. His father's desire to get him into the sport coupled with him seeing Arjuna awardee Rakesh Kumar play got him into kabaddi, he says.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chess siblings gearing up for first online chess Olympiad
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Chess siblings from Chennai -- woman Grandmaster (WGM) R. Vaishali and GM R. Praggnanandha -- are seriously preparing for the first ever FIDE Online Chess Olympiad starting Saturday.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Cricket's popularity over football a boost, says MLB's India development head
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Major League Baseball (MLB) celebrated its one year in India with the delayed start of the 2020 season of the league. It's work in India however has been put on a temporary hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown in the country that was first imposed on March 25.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ARC opens outdoor riding facilities, keen to host tournaments
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Amateur Riders' Club (ARC), a civilian horse riding club in Mumbai, on Friday announced the opening of its riding facilities. The club has made arrangements for outdoor riding while the clubhouse and stables are still under lockdown since March 19 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports