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New Year 2022: FIFA World Cup, Cricket World Cups, Asian Games Headline Annual Sports Calendar

Dec 31, 2021 Koushik Paul

2022 will a huge year for sports and fans will pray that COVID-19 stays away. From top cricketing events, football action to big multi-sports events, the new year will be a veritable treat for India's sports fans.

Breaching 90m will put me in list of world's best throwers, says Neeraj

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Neeraj, who clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt at the Tokyo Olympics, has been eyeing the coveted 90m for quite some time now. His personal best is 88.07m.


Beijing Winter Olympics: China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Games

Though the latest outbreak is 1,000 kilometers southwest of the Olympic host city of Beijing, any sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be worsening in China will raise questions.

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.


Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Former Brazilian Olympic Committee Boss, Sentenced To Jail

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, who also headed the Rio 2016 organizing committee, was found guilty of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion. The 79-year-old executive won't be jailed until all his appeals are heard.

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13 November, 2021

US High Jumper Erik Kynard To Get 2012 Olympic Gold Medal From Russian Doper

Associated Press (AP)

Erik Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters was placed second in the 2012 London Olympics behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.


20 October, 2021

Olympic Flame Arrives In Beijing For Winter Games Amid Boycott Calls

Associated Press (AP)

Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed to produce the more open political and social environment in China that many had hoped for.


17 October, 2021

IOC Voices Olympic Concern At FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plan

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month to redraft the calendar of international competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart.


14 October, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

Associated Press (AP)

There has been widespread criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghur Muslims, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.


09 October, 2021

Motera Best Venue For Hosting Olympics, India In Talks With IOC For 2036 Games: Narinder Batra

PTI

A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra added.


25 August, 2021

India Interested In Hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

PTI

Even after Brisbane, Australia, was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC enjoys a queue of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond


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02 August, 2021

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Ruben Banerjee

Since 2018 when Odisha hosted the hockey World Cup, the state has taken the role of being the sport's official sponsor. Courtesy CM Patnaik, hockey in India can again hope for better days.


22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1988, 1992 And 1996 Games

PTI

At 1988 Seoul Games, Swedish fencer Kerstin Palm became the first woman to take part in seven Olympics. And more fun facts...


22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1976, 1980 And 1984 Games

PTI

Fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was awarded the first-ever perfect score of 10.0 during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. And more fascinating facts...


21 July, 2021

Brisbane Picked By International Olympic Committee To Host 2032 Summer Games

Agencies

The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956


20 July, 2021

Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto

PTI

The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April


19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1952, 1956 And 1960 Games

PTI

USA's Cassius Marcellus Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, won the light-heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. And more interesting facts


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18 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1932, 1936 And 1948 Games

PTI

The 1948 Games were held after a 12-year hiatus, caused by the outbreak of World War II. And more fun facts


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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