Anurag Thakur

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Cancels His Trip To China

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on Friday, cancelled his scheduled visit to China as the government lodged a strong protest after three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh were denied entry into China for the 19th Asian Games that begin in Hangzhou on Saturday. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were discriminated against by Chinese authorities who refused the sportspersons entry in a "targeted and pre-meditated manner",

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 - 04:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: China, Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, Indian Athletes, Ministry of External Affairs

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Protesting Wrestlers Join Duties But Continues Demand: WFI Protest

Protesting wrestlers including Sakshi Malikkh, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and all others resumed their duties, after meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, both Malikkh and Punia denied reports of withdrawing their names from protest against the Central Government, demanding arrest of Wrestler's Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Notably, he has been alleged of sexual harassment, and is still not… read-more

Tue, 06 Jun 2023 - 10:21 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: WFI President, Indian Athletes, brij bhushan sharan singh, Resume Duties

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Final 5 Day Ultimatum Given By Wrestlers To Government

The wrestlers who were protesting against the Central Government, gave an ultimatum of five days to the GoI, demanding the arrest of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.  The protesting wrestlers, who were scheduled to immerse their winning medals, in the Ganga, gave a final call demanding Bhushan's arrest in sexual assault allegations. Notably, Sakshi Malik said, they would immerse their medals and will go for indefinite hunger strike.… read-more

Wed, 31 May 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: wrestlers, Indian Athletes, Immersion Of medals, WFI President, GoI

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

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Wrestler's Protest Continues, Calls Brij Bhushan's Ego Bigger Than Ravana

Responding to the comments of Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the protesting wrestlers said, "His ego is bigger than Ravana". Vinesh Phogat, one of the protestors, said that the WFI president's charge that they are involved in politics is 'baseless'. Notably, after the FIR, BJP MP Brij Bhushan said, he's ready to face investigation and denied all the allegations of the wrestlers, who continued protest.

Mon, 01 May 2023 - 03:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: WFI Chairman, Wrestler's Protest, sports, Indian Athletes, brij bhushan sharan singh

Indian Para Archer Rakesh Kumar


Tokyo Paralympics: Indian Archer Rakesh Kumar Secures 3rd Position

Scoring 699 out of 720 points, India's master archer Rakesh Kumar bagged the third spot while Shyam Sundar Swami with 682 points finished 21st in the men's compound individual archery ranking round in the Tokyo Paralympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field. Kumar secured the spot after a perfect 60 in the fourth and fifth set. Both are set to head for a possible mixed event with Jyoti Balyan.

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Archery, Indian Athletes

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Vinod Kumar & Tek Chand to attend the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony

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Vinod Kumar, Tek Chand To Attend Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Vinod Kumar, discus-thrower, and Tek Chand, javelin-thrower are two of five Indian athletes who will witness the Tokyo Paralympics opening-ceremony. About 54 para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines will be present and this is India's largest-ever Paralympic participation. The event will commence on August 24 and will continue till September 5. Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, Thangavelu Mariyappan will delegate the event.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 11:10 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo paralympics, Vinod Kumar, Tek Chand, Indian Athletes, paralympics

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PV Sindhu wins bronze against her Chinese opponent


Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Bags Bronze, Defeats China's He Bingjao

Indian shuttler and world champion PV Sindhu added another medal to India's tally winning bronze by defeating eighth-seeded He Bingjiao of China (21-13, 21-15) in women's singles badminton at Tokyo Olympics. PV Sindhu became the first Indian female Olympian to win consecutive two medals internationally. Meanwhile, wrestler Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics.

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 - 06:18 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Indian Athletes, PV Sindhu, Badminton

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Indian fencer Bhavani apologizes after losing in Tokyo Olympics
'You Are An Inspiration,' PM Modi Reacts to Fencer Bhavani Devi's Apology

India's fencing athlete at the Olympic's, Bhavani Devi lost to the world’s number three in her second match. Thus she took to Twitter to apologize to the nation and people saying, "I did my level best, but I couldn't win." In response to her post, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “You gave your best and that is all that counts. Wins and losses are a part of life.”

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, PM Narendra Modi, Indian Athletes, First Indian fencer

Courtesy: The Indian Express

India loses to Hungary in Tokyo Olympics

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Indian Judoka Sushila Devi Loses In Women's 48kg At Tokyo Olympics

India's only Judo silver medalist Sushila Devi Likmabam was taken down by Eva Csernoviczki, a bronze medalist from Hungary at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sushila Devi went down 10-0 in the Women's 48kg elimination round of 32 at Nippon Budokan - Mat 1. Sushila Devi was struck down by the Hungarian for 20 seconds to gain the match point. The Hungarian ranks 24 while India's Sushila Devi ranks 46 in the world. 

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 10:05 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Indian Athletes, Hungary, judo

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The IOA seizes jurisdiction over the athletes' digital footage and images.

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Wear Only IOA Kits; IOA Warns Olympic-Qualified Athletes

The Indian Olympic Association seized jurisdiction over the country's Tokyo Games-bound athletes' digital, video, and picture rights on June 22. Explaining it, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the Olympic-qualified athletes are bound to wear only the kits provided by IOA; Otherwise stringent action will be taken. According to the IOA, they found the athletes having sponsorship contracts with other companies. However, no such names… read-more

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 03:15 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Olympics, Tokyo Olympics, IOA, Indian Athletes