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  • India at Olympics: Beyond the medals haul Aug 09, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    India at Olympics: Beyond the medals haul

    5 epic performances that didn't turn to bronze, but won our hearts.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Mary Kom slams IOC Boxing Task Force for "poor judging", says can't believe I've lost Jul 29, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Mary Kom slams IOC Boxing Task Force for "poor judging", says can't believe I've lost

    Mary Kom had tears in her eyes and a wide smile on her face when the referee raised Valencia's hand at the end of the bout, exhausted after the intense clash.

  • The Invisible Hand Behind the Tokyo Olympics Jul 25, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    The Invisible Hand Behind the Tokyo Olympics

    The advertising campaigns and promotional events that sponsors usually mount in the months before the Olympics have been canceled or pared down, depriving Dentsu of what analysts say is one of the most lucrative parts of the sporting pageant.

  • Tokyo Olympics | A short history of timekeeping at the Games Jul 24, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Tokyo Olympics | A short history of timekeeping at the Games

    A look at some groundbreaking timekeeping instruments birthed by the Olympics.

  • Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies Jul 14, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

    The Olympic approach is different to soccer in Europe where UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has personally hung medals around the necks of players at competition finals in recent weeks.

  • ‘For my People’: A transgender woman pursues an Olympic dream Jun 13, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    ‘For my People’: A transgender woman pursues an Olympic dream

    Olympic historians say that no athletes at the Winter or Summer Games have publicly identified as transgender when they competed. At least two announced that they were transgender sometime later, including Caitlyn Jenner, who won a gold medal in the decathlon in 1976.

  • Tokyo Games will have to be cancelled, if not held in 2021: Olympic committee chief May 21, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Tokyo Games will have to be cancelled, if not held in 2021: Olympic committee chief

    In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the unprecedented decision to delay the Games, which had been due to start in July, for a year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

  • Asian Games bronze to boost e-sports in India; number of users could swell to 310 million Sep 03, 2018 07:02 PM IST

    Asian Games bronze to boost e-sports in India; number of users could swell to 310 million

    Apart from the increadible rise in number of e-sport players, the prize pool in tournaments organised has also increased tremendously.

  • Xi Jinping to become first Chinese president to attend Davos Jan 10, 2017 05:54 PM IST

    Xi Jinping to become first Chinese president to attend Davos

    President Xi Jinping will become the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, the foreign ministry said today, as the country seeks a greater role in global affairs.

  • Brazil is in crisis ahead of 2016 Olympics in Rio Aug 17, 2015 10:28 PM IST

    Brazil is in crisis ahead of 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Six years later, Brazil is in dire straights, mired in the deepest crisis in decades. The economy is expected to shrink this year and next, and the majority of Brazilians are calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings are in the single digits.

  • Modi reveals blueprint of breakaway cricket body rival: ICC Aug 10, 2015 02:14 PM IST

    Modi reveals blueprint of breakaway cricket body rival: ICC

    Modi, who faces allegations of financial impropriety and is currently based here, said the new body would be affiliated with the Olympic movement and oversee Test and T20 competitions, while scrapping the ODI format altogether.

  • FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July Jun 10, 2015 03:15 PM IST

    FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

    Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting in July to discuss dates for the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation next week.

  • Asia central to picking next FIFA chief Jun 04, 2015 03:25 PM IST

    Asia central to picking next FIFA chief

    The Middle East holds power at the 46-member Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the third largest of FIFA's six regional bodies but boasting the biggest and fastest growing population, a dream ticket for FIFA sponsors like Coca-Cola and Adidas.

  • India's Olympic suspension lifted Feb 11, 2014 12:28 PM IST

    India's Olympic suspension lifted

    The IOC lifted the 14-month old ban on India after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) barred charge-framed officials from its fresh election held on Sunday in which World Squash Federation chief and younger brother of BCCI boss N Srinivasan, N Ramachandran, was elected as the president.

  • Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials Sep 13, 2013 11:05 AM IST

    Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials

    Lance Armstrong, who lost his seven Tour de France titles last year. He admitted to years of performance-enhancing substances in the most spectacular drugs case in recent years.

  • Spain seeking lift with Madrid's 2020 'austerity bid' Aug 31, 2013 04:41 PM IST

    Spain seeking lift with Madrid's 2020 'austerity bid'

    Spanish government and bid officials are arguing that winning the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Madrid is exactly the tonic that Spain needs, more than Istanbul or Tokyo.

  • Slovakia backs joint 2022 Winter Games bid with Poland Jan 25, 2013 08:32 AM IST

    Slovakia backs joint 2022 Winter Games bid with Poland

    Slovakia supports the idea of a joint bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with neighbour Poland, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Thursday.

  • IOC tells int'l federations to examine India situation Dec 16, 2012 08:42 PM IST

    IOC tells int'l federations to examine India situation

    The International Olympic Committee has asked international sports federations to carefully examine the "complicated" situation in India in the wake of IOA's suspension and take appropriate action to "protect the autonomy of the national federations" in the country.

  • IOA's suspension by IOC will be solved soon: SM Hashmi Dec 13, 2012 06:29 PM IST

    IOA's suspension by IOC will be solved soon: SM Hashmi

    Newly elected joint secretary of Indian Olympic Association SM Hashmi expressed confidence that the issue of IOA's suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be solved soon as the government has already taken up the issue with the later.

  • CSI welcomes IOC's move to suspend IOA Dec 11, 2012 07:30 PM IST

    CSI welcomes IOC's move to suspend IOA

    Cleans Sports India (CSI) welcomed the International Olympic Committee's decision to disband the IOA, stating that the suspension has substantiated the country's sports fraternity's fight against the corrupt officials of the national sports body.

  • Suspension to remain till IOA meets all requirements: IOC Dec 05, 2012 06:38 PM IST

    Suspension to remain till IOA meets all requirements: IOC

    The International Olympic Committee, in its suspension letter to Indian Olympic Association, has made it clear the national sports body would remain suspended until it was in a position to satisfy all the conditions set out in the Olympic Charter and IOC's requirements.

  • 'IOA did not comply with Charter, elected tainted official' Dec 05, 2012 01:00 AM IST

    'IOA did not comply with Charter, elected tainted official'

    The International Olympic Committee today said that it decided to ban India as its Olympic body had failed to comply with Olympic Charter and also allowed fielding a tainted official for a top post in the elections.

  • Sad day for Indian sports: Olympians Dec 04, 2012 09:42 PM IST

    Sad day for Indian sports: Olympians

    Olympians have described the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to suspend IOA as a sad day for Indian sports and also demanded a review of the order.

  • IOC bans Indian Olympic Association over elections Dec 04, 2012 07:36 PM IST

    IOC bans Indian Olympic Association over elections

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday over elections that could result in a tainted official taking over as the only candidate for secretary-general, a source close to the IOC told Reuters On Tuesday.

  • CSI writes to IOC about unethical election of IOA Dec 01, 2012 05:53 PM IST

    CSI writes to IOC about unethical election of IOA

    Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, has written to the International Olympic Committee and apprised the apex body about the gross violation of "ethics" by the office-bearers of IOA ahead of its upcoming elections.

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