Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the world number one for the first time in his career in the latest men's javelin throw rankings issued by the World Athletics. Chopra topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada's reigning world champion Anderson Peters (1433). The 25-year-old Chopra rose to world number two on August 30 last year but was stuck behind Peters since then.
Trailing by a split verdict in the opening two rounds, Deepak, who was selected ahead of World Championship silver medallist Amit Panghal, put up a stellar display in the last three minutes to emerge winner after a bout review.
The decision was widely expected since FIBA has suspended Russia's teams from international play since shortly after the invasion of Ukraine last year.
Governing body World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee agreed on the format, saying the marathon distance of 42.195km was selected owing to its ”existing popularity in athletics and link to the traditions of the Olympic Games”.
The Asian Games, which were to be held last year in the Chinese city of Hangzhou but postponed due to worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, is scheduled to be held in the Chinese city from September 23 to October 8.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been vying to establish India as a global sporting power and has shovelled money into domestic infrastructure.
The 58-year-old Usha, a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and fourth place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final, was declared elected unopposed for the top post in the polls.
Following the meeting, the IOC issued a summary which proposed, among other things, to change the position of an elected Secretary General into an appointed CEO hired by the executive committee.
Argentina's Lionel Messi confirmed on Thursday the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be his last for his country.
Fondly known as ’Badru Da’, he was suffering from Alzheimer, Azotemia and high-blood pressure related ailments, and was admitted at the MR Bangur Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 27.
While government spending on sports has increased over the years, funding by the corporate sector remains comparatively low.
Olympic great Mo Farah was illegally trafficked as a child to Britain from Djibouti and forced to work as a servant, he has revealed, saying his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.
The idea of International Olympic Day dates back to 1947, when Doctor Gruss, a member of the International Olympic Committee, submitted a report suggesting the celebration of Olympic Day.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held its last meeting late Tuesday and is due to disband at the end of the month.
Indian diplomats skipped the closing ceremony in response to China's decision to field a People's Liberation Army soldier involved in the June 2020 Galwan clashes as the torchbearer for the Winter Olympics.
As the IOC pulls up stakes from Beijing, it has 29 months to hit the reset button and hope for a different, COVID-free and much better vibe when the Summer Games go to Paris.
"India has made consistent strides and grown into a more prosperous and self-confident nation since it last hosted an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in 1983," Nita Ambani said in her speech.
India will host the IOC Session for the first time in four decades after 1983, when it was last held in Delhi
It comes down to money. Smaller countries in Europe won't foot the bill, and taxpayers also have a say in many Western democracies. St Moritz, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany two areas with potentially strong bids for 2022 were rejected by the public in voter referendums.
The teenager was part of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) ensemble that won the figure skating team event on Monday ahead of the United States and Japan. The ceremony to present her and her team mates with their Olympic medals has been delayed since then for unexplained legal reasons.
Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games, and some venues from 2008 will be re-used, including the Bird's Nest stadium, where the opening ceremony will again be overseen by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
They were teenagers when they last pushed the puck, Beijing Winter Olympics has given these 60 somethings a chance to suit up, brush up their skills and go up against each other in friendlies
China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived in China in late December, according to industry officials
Crammed on every available surface in Zhang Wenquan's crowded Beijing home is Olympic memorabilia -- from mascots and torches to flags, banners, clothes and cuddly toys. The Chinese superfan scours the internet for rare souvenirs and snaps selfies several times a week by the countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Games in the capital.
A year on the rebound crisscrossing sports. A year next to normal, progress of sorts.