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After Asian Games feat, Hima Das eyeing Olympics

After Asian Games feat, Hima Das eyeing Olympics. Indian sprinter Hima Das, who bagged a silver medal in the women’s 400 m final at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, said she was hopeful of giving her best performance for India in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.Speaking to ANI, Das said, “I am satisfied with

Trump and Kim fakes thank Olympics for kind welcome

Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 10, Lookalikes of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un who caused a stir at the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony have thanked organisers for their tender loving care. The feuding ‘world leaders’ yesterday sparked excitement when they infiltrated the press area before being tackled by security. But the Kim impersonator, who goes

'Khelo India'

‘Khelo India’ is a path to Olympics: Sports Minster Rathore

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Tuesday that the ‘Khelo India’ programme was a path for podium finishes at the Olympics. Speaking at a Khelo India event here, Rathore told reporters, “This is the path that we have set at school right up to the Olympics.”“You can live your dream at the first level at the Khelo

Tokyo marks 1,000 days to go before start of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Oct 28, Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics today with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa were among the dignitaries attending the festivities in the Nihonbashi district in downtown Tokyo. “The Olympic Games

BCCI imposing ban on Inclusion of cricket in Olympics

BCCI imposing ban on Inclusion of cricket in Olympics

BCCI imposing ban on Inclusion of cricket in Olympics. The demand for cricket to be included in Olympics is always in the talks, but it has always been neglected.   This time, when the world’s largest board, the ICC itself is trying to do so, it is being blocked by BCCI.Everything is going well for

Mary Kom bows out, 4 in semis at Mongolia boxing tourney

Mary Kom quarterfinal loss 4 semifinals Mongolia boxing tourney. Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom bowed out with a shock quarterfinal loss but India managed a reasonably good day with three men and one woman advancing to the semifinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today.Mary Kom (51kg), who was returning to

Famous Fast Food McDonalds shuts up shop Olympics support

McDonald’s shuts up shop on Olympics support

Famous Fast Food McDonalds shuts up shop Olympics support. McDonald’s has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship dating back to 1976, the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday. The US fast food giant has supported the Olympics since the Montreal Games and although the split takes place with immediate effect they will continue to be a sponsor

Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semi-finals

Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semi-finals

Indian tennis star Saina Nehwal produced a spirited performance as she bounced back from a game down against Japan’s Haruko Suzuki to book her place in  the semi-finals of the Thailand Open here on Friday.After comfortably winning the first game, the London Olympics bronze medallist went down in the second before rebounding strongly to register


Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches Pukekohe

India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the third of the five match series, here today. Lakra made her international debut in 2009 and since has been a backbone of the Indian team. She currently leads India’s defence

Google doodle for 115th anniversary of the Antikythera Mechanism's discovery

Google doodle for 115th anniversary of the Antikythera Mechanism’s discovery

Google today celebrates Antikythera mechanism’s 115 years through its doodle, To invent discovery of the world’s first known analogue computer.The doodle shows how a forgotten piece of computer history can help us know more what our predecessors made. From the quality and complexity of the mechanism’s manufacture, it suggests that it was made during the


Seven athletes selected at GAIL Indian Speedstar Season

After a series of trials across the country, the Season II of GAIL Indian Speedstar culminated today with selection of 7 athletes, who will now be trained to compete in international athletic events.The grand finale of this grass root athletics program was held at Thyagaraj Sports Complex. Starting with over 1,13,000 aspirants initially, as many


Sikki, Sumeeth recommended for Arjuna by BAI New Delhi

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended Arjuna awards 2017. Sikki, Sumeeth recommended for Arjuna by BAI New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended doubles specialists N Sikki Reddy and B Sumeeth Reddy for this year’s Arjuna awards. Sikki and Sumeeth, who tied the knot in February, have

Russian Olympics chief calls for quick nod to banned drugs list

Moscow: Russia Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov urged the government on Thursday to approve the list of doping preparations as soon as possible. The relevant powers have been granted to the government by a law adopted on Thursday on criminal liability for inducing athletes into doping use, reports Tass. “Indeed, the government needs within the

Rio Olympics my best one: Bindra

New Delhi:  Despite finishing fourth at the Rio Olympics, former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra rated the 2016 Games as the best of his career. The 33-year-old shooter made history by winning a gold in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was India’s first individual Olympic yellow medal and the

‘Paris bid for 2024 Olympics has no worries’

Paris: Paris’s bid for the 2024 Olympics won’t be affected by the possible withdrawal of Rome from the hosting race, the French city’s co-chairman for the bid Tony Estanguet has said. Just 10 days ago, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi announced her opposition to the Italian city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,

‘Khaira has set Olympics record in fence-sitting’

Punjab Congress on Monday took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira, saying he has set Olympics record in fence-sitting.“If the fence-sitting was an event in Olympics, India would be assured of one gold medal at least with someone like you (Khaira), who has mastered the art (of fence-sitting), representing

Rio saw 1.17 mn tourists during Games, Zero cases of Zika

Rio de Janeiro:  This city received 1.17 million tourists during the Olympic Games, including 410,000 foreigners, and zero cases of Zika were reported, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes announced. Giving out figures at a press conference, Paes said that for the two weeks of the Games, Rio saw a hotel occupancy rate of 94 percent and

Brazil’s Temer says Rio 2016 Olympics a success

Brasilia: Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer has called the Rio 2016 Olympic Games “an absolute success”. Temer on Tuesday thanked all those responsible for organising the event, saying the “workers, volunteers and residents of Rio had resolved each detail to receive the biggest sports competition in the world”, Xinhua news agency reported. “Brazil has seen

Over 41,000 tickets sold for Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Rio de Janeiro:  More than 41,000 tickets have been sold for the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games, spokesman for the RIO-2016 organising committee Mario Andrada has said. “To date, 41,233 tickets to the closing ceremony have been sold,” he said on Friday, reports Tass. “I am sure this figure will grow, since some

Film stars congratulate Sindhu on winning Silver at Olympics

Mumbai:  Calling her the pride of the nation,Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and AR Rahman, among other celebrities have congratulated Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu on winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Bachchan in his message for Sindhu said she played her heart out and made her country proud. “#PVSindhu you played your