Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: athletes

Olympics, FIFA bans won’t stop Russia invading Ukraine. But it hits Putin where it hurts

Russia loves sports and pours billions of rubles into it every year. And Putin loves being a judo-playing, horse-riding Tsar.

Indian boxer Amit Panghal, archer Atanu Das crash out of Olympics Games

Panghal bowed out of the Olympics with a stunning 1-4 loss to Rio Games silver-medallist and Atanu Das lost to Takaharu Furukawa 6-4 in an intense five-setter on Saturday.

Support rises in Japan for Tokyo Games as country racks up gold medals

Previously plagued by concerns over the pandemic and a list of scandals, positive remarks about the Olympics have risen significantly in Japan since the opening ceremony.

Indian shooters crash out of Olympics qualifying round in 10m air rifle mixed event

Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar stood at 12th position while Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar ended 18th out of 29 pairs. The mixed events are making their Olympic debut.

3 non-athletes test positive for Covid in Tokyo Olympics, total Games-related cases at 58

One Olympics concerned personnel, a contractor and a journalist were among the three cases which were revealed by the organising committee in its daily update of Covid-19 list.

Slushie machines to megalitres of disinfectants, Tokyo Olympics are a logistical nightmare

There are not just athletes from 205 nations making their way to Japan, so are thousands of tonnes of equipment and supplies.

Coach Purshottam Rai dies day before he was to receive Dronacharya Award

The 79-year-old took part in the rehearsal for the National Sports Awards but later suffered a heart attack Friday night, sources said.

Trump bats for return of sports, says it’s essential for American psyche

Trump, who promised robust testing of athletes and audience, had signalled some impatience with plans that would see games resume with few or no in-person viewers.

WADA’s 4-year doping ban should scare all Russians

President Putin and his underlings in the sports hierarchy essentially have decided to shrug off the damage to the athletic careers of some, who are Russia’s pride and glory, instead of admitting guilt.

How India’s dope-testing establishment is failing our athletes

The recent spate of positive dope tests by athletes is not just a reflection of NDTL’s quality, but also NADA’s failure to implement its policies effectively.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.