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Aveenash Pandoo Appointed India’s First Weightlifting High-Performance Director Until Paris 2024

Jan 14, 2022 PTI

Aveenash Pandoo will come to India with more than two decades of coaching experience in South Africa and Indonesia. He was instrumental in helping two Indonesian lifters win medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of The Games

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.


Eight More Boxers Test Positive For COVID-19, But National Camp Continues

After 18 campers, 12 boxers and six support staff members, returned positive for the virus on Wednesday, eight more were added to the tally after a fresh round of testing. The total number of infected boxers now stands at 20.

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal Among Six Olympians Added To National Boxing Camp

Jan 11, 2022 PTI

Boxers Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar and Ashish Kumar also joined the men's camp in Patiala alongside Amit Panghal. The camp will continue till March 14.


National Youth Festival: PM Narendra Modi To Virtually Inaugurate 25th Edition

The virtual inauguration of National Youth Festival will take place after the National Youth Summit which aims to galvanize, ignite, unite and activate the youth towards nation building.

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10 January, 2022

Andrew Jennings, Groundbreaking Investigative Sports Journalist, Dies At 78

Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Jennings' books, including 'The Lords of The Rings' published in 1992 and 'Foul!' in 2005, proved to be essential texts to better understand the politics and conduct around the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.


09 January, 2022

Esports: From BGMI To Counter-Strike, DOTA to Free Fire, India’s Online Gaming Content Creators On A Roll

Kumar Gaurav

Esports is fast becoming a career option for youngsters in India. And it is now a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.


07 January, 2022

Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya Choose To Train With Indian Coaches Till Paris Olympics

PTI

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have conveyed the message to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) that they will prefer to train under Indian coaches instead of hiring a personal coach from abroad.


07 January, 2022

Arif Khan, India's Beijing Winter Olympics-bound Athlete, Included In TOPS Core Group

PTI

Arif Khan is the first Indian athlete to qualify for two events at the Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in Beijing from February 4. Khan will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.


06 January, 2022

Neeraj Chopra Turns Angel Investor, Olympic Gold Medallist Bets Undisclosed Sum

PTI

One Impression, the influencer marketing platform in which Neeraj has bet an undisclosed amount, said it will deploy the funds to build product solutions for both brands and creators, accelerate hiring and scale operations.


04 January, 2022

Australian Domestic Leagues Hit By COVID-19 Outbreaks; BBL Fixtures Altered

PTI

While two matches of the Women's National Cricket League were postponed till March due to border closures after a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Big Bash League 2021-22 also bore the brunt of COVID outbreak.


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03 January, 2022

COVID-19 Strikes In 2022: Lionel Messi, Glenn McGrath Head List Of Sports Celebrities Hit By Virus

Outlook Web Bureau

The pandemic is still at large and its new variant Omicron has created a major fear wave across the world. Here is a list of sports personalities who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the New Year.


03 January, 2022

National Chess Events Scheduled For January 2022 Postponed Due To Rising COVID Cases

PTI

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) informed about its decision on Monday. The postponed events are national junior, national school and national sub-junior championships.


02 January, 2022

Neeraj Chopra's Coach Klaus Bartonietz Gets Contract Extension Till Paris Olympics

PTI

Klaus Bartonietz took charge as Neeraj Chopra's coach from compatriot and former world record holder javelin thrower Uwe Hohn during the youngster's rehabilitation and recovery process after an elbow surgery in 2018.


01 January, 2022

Taranjeet Kaur, India’s Fastest U-23 Sprinter, Fails Dope Test; Faces Four Year Ban

PTI

Taranjeet Kaur won 100m and 200m gold medals in the National U-23 Championships last year clocking 11.54s and 23.57s respectively. Before that, she had also won a gold and silver in National Open Championships.


01 January, 2022

Higher And Stronger, India's Olympic Medallists Make Their New Year 2022 Wishes

Aditya Kumar

After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.


31 December, 2021

World Blitz Chess: Koneru Humpy Finishes At 5th spot, R Vaishali Ends Up 14th

PTI

In the open section, P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian in the tournament, ended at the 84th spot, while Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi was the best performer from the country with an 18th-place finish in the category.


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30 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Virat Kohli vs BCCI, Sushil Kumar's Shame, Mary Kom's First Of Fury – 5 Unwanted Controversies

Koushik Paul

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.


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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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