MK Kaushik

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Former Hockey Coach, Olympic Gold Medallist MK Kaushik Dies Of COVID

Former Indian hockey coach and a gold medallist at the 1980 Moscow Olympics passed away of COVID-19 on May 8. The 66-year-old was hospitalised since April 24 after testing COVID-19 positive on April 17. He had coached the men’s hockey team that had won a gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games and women's team that clinched bronze medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 09:09 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Hockey, Olympics, Gold Medal, Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics won't be cancelled

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan Confirms Event To Be Held As Scheduled This Summer

Amid the concerns raised on cancelling Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto confirms that Japan is committed to conducting the games as scheduled this summer. Seiko emphasized that adequate safety precautions will be put in place throughout the tournament. In the latest, Japan has extended the quasi-emergency services to other 10 regions as a precautionary measure ahead of games.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 07:34 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Olympics, Tokyo Olympics, Japan, sports

Courtesy: WION News

Nethra

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Chennai's Nethra Kumanan Becomes 1st Indian Sailor To Cruise To Olympics

Scripting history, Chennai-based Nethra Kumanan has become the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics on April 7. Kumanan, currently having 18 points leads with 21 points over her nearest rival Ramya Saravanan (39 points), who interestingly is also an Indian. The sailor with the least points in the Laser Radial Event wins the competition. The Asian qualifiers are being held in Oman. 

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 12:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sailing, Olympics, Qualifiers, Nethra Kumanan

Courtesy: The Times of India

Sports authority of India

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SAI Allows Non-residential Athletes To Train At NCOEs

Talented non-residential athletes can now train at the National Centre of Excellence (NCOEs) amid strict COVID-19 rules to protect the bio bubbles made for Olympic-bound sportspersons. Sports Authority of India Regional Director Shiv Sharma urged NCOE in-charges to allow young national level athletes of 'come and play' scheme or NCOE non-residential athletes to practice at staggered timings with their coaches. The decision comes after non-… read-more

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: sports, Sports Authority of India, athletes, Olympics

Courtesy: News18

Indian Hockey Players

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Indian Hockey Team To Resume International Stint With Europe Tour

The Indian men's hockey team is all set to restart its international stint post-COVID-19 induced lockdown as they travel to Germany on Feb 21. The 22-member squad will tour Germany and Belgium to ramp up its Olympic readiness. Under the captainship of goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, India will play the hosts in Germany on February 28 and March 2, further competing against Great Britain on March 6 and 8 in Belgium.

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 05:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Indian Hockey Team, Olympics, Germany, Belgium, PR Sreejesh, Covid -19

Courtesy: NDTV

US Olympic Champicn swimmer Klete Keller

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Olympic Swimmer Klete Keller Charged For Storming US Capitol

An FBI complaint was filed against five-time Olympian swimming medalist Klete Keller on January 13 after reports of his involvement in the US Capitol riots circulated. The 38-year-old swimmer was identified in a video, standing among the rioters and wearing a US Olympic team jacket. While the screenshots of Keller being tallest in the crowd confirmed his identification, status about his arrest is unclear. Keller has won medals in 2000, 2004… read-more

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 11:37 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Olympics, Swimming, Klete Keller, Washington Capitol Riots

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Tokyo Games CEO Declares The Cancelation Report As Fake News

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Tokyo Olympic CEO Declares Game Cancellation Poll Report Fake

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic organisers have busted a fake poll report which claimed probable cancellation of the games in next month. Denying the reports, the Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto told we were definite about hosting but only with adequate anti-COVID-19 measures. Citing the poll findings, Toshiro stated despite 45% opine of postponing the games, it means that they still want the games to happen which is due in July 2021.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 07:22 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Olympics, Tokyo Olympics, Fake News

Courtesy: NDTV

BCCI

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10 IPL Teams From 2022; BCCI Plans To Endorse Cricket In Olympics

India’s cricket control body BCCI, at its Annual General Meeting on December 24, decided to add two new franchises to the current eight-team IPL format from its 2022 season. The BCCI has also decided to back ICC’s move to include cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. It has proposed to conduct a two-Test series for women in 2021 as well. Meanwhile, the BCCI has un-opposedly elected Rajiv Shukla as its vice-president.

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 11:19 AM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: BCCI, Cricket, ICC, Olympics

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Representational photo: President Vladimir Putin with Russian athletes.

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Sports Arbiter Bans Russian Athletes From Using Flags, Anthem

The Court of Arbitration for Sports on December 17 banned Russia from using its name, flag, and anthem for the upcoming two years. Accused of manipulating their players' fitness database before the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2019, Russia will also refrain from holding any major championships for two years. However, Russian athletes will not be barred from participating in sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter… read-more

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 03:14 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Russia, Olympics, Tokyo, WADA

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Anju Bobby George

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Ace Athlete Anju Bobby George Reveals Competing With Single Kidney

Ace Indian long jumper Anju Bobby George has revealed that she reached heights in her career with a single kidney. Reportedly, Anju struggled with slow recovery and frequent joint pains due to congenital solitary kidney condition. Besides, she was allergic to medicines. The Olympian won bronze for the Indian contingent at the 2003 World Championships in Paris. Several including Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju have lauded Anju's determination.… read-more

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 04:00 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Anju Bobby George, Athletic Federation of India, Olympics, Kiren Rijiju

Courtesy: The Times of India