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Khelo India: Maharashtra win U-17 gold in Kho Kho
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Maharashtra displayed their superiority in the U-17 category by winning the gold medals in both boys and girls category in kho kho at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games here in Guwahati on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Rijiju, Sonowal to attend Khelo India closing ceremony
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati on January 22.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Bajrang in final, Deepak, Jitender out of Rome Ranking Series
Rome, Jan 18 (IANS) Ace India grappler Bajrang Punia assured himself of a silver medal after reaching the final in the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series here on Saturday. Bajrang's achievement follows the gold that Vinesh Phogat won on Friday in the women's 53kg category.
2020-01-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Tata Steel Chess: Anand draws with Jorden van Foreest
Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 18 (IANS) Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was on Saturday held to a draw by Dutch Jorden Van Foreest in the sixth round of Tata Steel Masters.
2020-01-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Other Sports
Delay in National Games in Goa 'not deliberate': Rijiju
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) The long delay in hosting the 36th edition of the National Games in Goa is not deliberate and when they eventually takes place later this year, the event will be one of the best edition of the Games ever held in India, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
HI appoints Schopman as analytical coach for women's team
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday announced the appointment of Janneke Schopman as the Analytical Coach for the Indian Women's National Team. The decorated hockey star who has 212 international caps for the Netherlands and also successfully led the side for two years before retirement has to her credit a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a Silver from the 2004 Athens Olympics. She was also part of the Netherlands squad that won the World Cup in 2006, and a Silver in the 2002 and 2010 World Cup.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Zachariah looking to take Indian basketball forward
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Kerala's Ann Mary Zachariah is emerging as one of the top basketball players here at the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Playing her first match of the competition against Karnataka on Thursday, the 16-year-old was in prime form, scoring a total of 24 points, the most by a player in her category on the day.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Shooting coach in UP trying to break into int'l circuit
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh had a field day in the 10 metre air pistol men's U-21 event when Arpit Tomar and Adil Khan clinched silver and bronze, respectively at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Running is the foundation of any sport: Shannon Miller
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) International event ambassador for the 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, American gymnastics legend and seven-time Olympic medallist Shannon Miller on Thursday said she was extremely excited to be part of the marathon which will be held on January 19.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Myprotein announces its participation in Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Myprotein, a sports and nutrition brand, will be participating in the upcoming Tata Mumbai Marathon exposition where it will be displaying their range of products, especially for runners. The exposition -- a four-day event -- had started on Wednesday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Army Day 2020: Sachin, Raina salute brave soldiers
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The nation is celebrating Army Day on Wednesday and saluting the brave soldiers of the country. On Army Day, which is celebrated on every January 15, not only politicians and heads of states but also sports personalities lauded the efforts of the Indian Army.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2020 Olympics and Paralympics ticket designs unveiled
Tokyo, Jan 15 (IANS) The designs of the tickets for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday by the organizers, using four traditional Japanese colours.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Maharashtra remain top of the table
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Maharashtras athletes went home with wide smiles after enjoying a productive day at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here on Tuesday, entrenching themselves at the top of the charts with a total of 26 gold among the rich haul of 107 medals, leaving Haryana trailing with 21 gold medals and a total of 67.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
India's very own 'Beckham' competes at Khelo India
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) It is not just England who have a David Beckham, for India too, now boasts of its own 17-year-old David Beckham from Andaman, who is creating ripples at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games as a cyclist.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Cycling revolution in K'taka as state bags 4 medals at KIYG
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) Young Megha Gugad sees herself as an aberration. She hails from a family of wrestlers and kabaddi players, but she herself is an ardent cyclist.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she's defected
Tehran, Jan 12 (IANS) Iran's sole female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh announced that she has permanently left her country for Europe.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Other Sports
Beijing to complete Winter Olympic venues in 2020
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) Beijing is gearing up preparations for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and will complete construction of all competition venues in 2020, Mayor Chen Jining said on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
NBA Academy India go down fighting
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) NBA Academy India suffered another defeat as they lost to BC Kolin 59-64 in the ongoing Stage II of the European Youth Basketball League in Szolnok, Hungary, on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hail the new star gymnast from Tripura, Priyanka Dasgupta
Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Touted as the next big thing from Tripura after Dipa Karmakar, gymnast Priyanka Dasgupta has already emerged as the early star of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Maharashtra government launches 'Go Girl Go' campaign
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) The Department of Sports and Youth Services of Maharashtra has launched an initiative to strengthen and empower girls across the state through sports. The initiative has been titled the 'Go Girl Go' campaign and has been initiated with Khelo India Youth Games 2020 -- which began on Friday in Guhawati -- with the participation of 304 girl athletes.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
KIYG perfect platform to prepare athletes for Olympics: Rijiju
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday highlighted Khelo India's contribution in helping Indian athletes to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics and Asian Games, saying the programme is currently training almost 15000 players in different academies.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
CBI unit asks for details of all NSFs, NSAs
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) Sports Integrity Unit on Friday asked for details of all National Sports Federations (NSF) and National Sports Associations (NSA) including the names of office bearers and affiliates.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nusrat, Yasmeen first to represent Leh & Ladakh at KIYG
Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) Archers Nusrat Rehman and Yasmeen Batool will become the first athletes to represent the Union Territory of Leh and Ladakh, when they step out to take part in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) qualifying rounds here on Friday.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Indian GM Iniyan finishes second in Stauffer Open
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian chess Grandmaster (GM) P. Iniyan kicked off the New Year in style by finishing second in the Staufer Open chess tournament in Germany recently.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kramnik, Gelfand to train young Indian chess masters
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fourteen young Indian chess players, many of them Grandmasters (GM), will be busy over the next 10 days training for six hours a day in various chess openings under two chess legends -- former world champion GM Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik and GM Boris Gelfand, who had unsuccessfully challenged former world champion Viswanathan Anand for the world title in 2012.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
World Archery backs IOA's Commonwealth Archery C'ship proposal
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) World Archery on Monday lent its "full support" to the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) proposal to host the Commonwealth archery event -- which is not part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games roster -- in March 2022, suggesting it to add the mixed team events which will also feature in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ethiopian runners dominate 2020 Xiamen Marathon
Xiamen (China), Jan 5 (IANS) Ethiopian runners dominated in both men's and women's competition at the 2020 Xiamen Marathon on Sunday, the first Gold Label road race of the year.
2020-01-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
NADA shares roadmap for 2020; to conduct tests for major events
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will be focusing on dope tests for major sports events in 2020.
2020-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vinesh Phogat says 2020 will be special
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Star Indian grappler Vinesh Phogat has said 2019 was a year filled with all kinds of emotions wherein she learned a lot and believes that 2020 -- wherein she will be making her second Olympics appearance -- will be special.
2020-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mexican archer Mariana Avitia sets sight on Tokyo Olympics
Mexico City, Dec 18 (IANS) Mexico's Mariana Avitia, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, has said that her focus is on qualifying for the Summer Olympics next year in Tokyo.
2019-12-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Other Sports
Let election decide, no compromise with AICF chief faction: Secy
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) The question of compromise between the two factions in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) does not arise and the issue will be settled in an electoral showdown, said a senior official, the leader of one of the factions.
2019-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
PCI signs MoU with Cairn Foundation under project 'Divyang'
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Tuesday announced it has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cairn Foundation (CF) to support 10 para-athletes from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, in a major boost to their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
2019-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack denies doping allegation
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has maintained her innocence after testing positive in July to the banned substance, Ligandrol, a non-steroid anabolic agent popular with bodybuilders.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Qusai Attarwala win national finals of Red Bull MEO
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Qusai Attarwala from Pune emerged as eventual winner of the national finals of Red Bull M.E.O., a global competitive celebration of the mobile gaming scene held at the DreamHack India 2019 in the national capital.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
WADA ban on Russia may not impact FIDE chief, chess tournaments
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) The four-year ban on Russia from all sporting activity by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may not have any impact on former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich -- who is also the current President of FIDE -- and also the tournaments to be held in Russia, said a FIDE official on Tuesday.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Olympic speed skating champ Wu crashes out of ISU WC
Shanghai, Dec 8 (IANS) Chinese star speed skater Wu Dajing, who injured his waist in Saturday's men's 500m final of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, entered the second 500m quarterfinals on Sunday but failed to advance to the next round.
2019-12-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Sathiyan bows out of TT WC Round of 16
Chengdu (China), Nov 30 (IANS) Star Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Saturday crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men's World Cup after losing his Round of 16 match to Germany's Timo Bull.
2019-11-30
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
US rock climber Brad Gobright falls to death
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Brad Gobright, a renowned rock climber from the US, has died after falling off a mountain in northern Mexico.
2019-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Kenya team to train Kurume City in May ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games
Nairobi, Nov 28 (IANS) The first batch of Kenyan athletes will arrive in Kurume City for training in May, at least three months prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Atanu wins men's recurve bronze at Asian Archery meet
Bangkok, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian archer Atanu Das on Tuesday bagged a bronze in the men's recurve individual event of the Asian Championships here.
2019-11-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Focus on fitness, health at Siri Fort Sports Carnival
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The five-day long Sports Carnival organized by Siri Fort Sports Complex here has been abuzz with sports activities, yoga, dance performances and healthy competition at its best.
2019-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India Business Group pots perfect 147 with World Snooker
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India Business Group (IBG) has joined forces with the UK-based World Snooker to help make snooker a truly global sport.
2019-11-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Harsimran becomes first female to be invited at NBA Global Academy
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's Harsimran Kaur has been invited to participate in a multi-week training camp between November 7 and 24 at the NBA Global Academy at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence in Canberra, Australia, making her the first prospect from the NBA Academies Women's Program and the first female prospect from outside of Australia to attend the NBA Global Academy.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kenya's Kisorio renews course record at Beijing marathon
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) Kenyan runner Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio clocked two hours, seven minutes and six seconds to break the men's course record at the 2019 Beijing Marathon on Sunday.
2019-11-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Pooja enters final of U-23 World Wrestling C'ships
Budapest, Oct 31 (IANS) Pooja Gehlot (53kg) entered the final after beating Turkey's Zeynep Yetgil in the semifinal of the U-23 World Wrestling Championships here on Thursday.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Joshna Chinappa crashes out of World Squash Championship
Cairo, Oct 29 (IANS) Veteran Joshna Chinappa bowed out of the ongoing PSA Women's World Squash Championship after losing to World No. 2 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt 0-3 in the pre-quarter finals.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Other Sports
Indian paddlers win 7 medals in Oman Jr and Cadet Open
Muscat, Oct 26 (IANS) India's young paddlers continued their medal rush on the world stage, grabbing as many as seven medals, including one gold and one silver, in the Oman Junior and Cadet Open here late on Friday night.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Oman,Sports,Other Sports
England dethrones New Zealand to reach Rugby WC final
Yokohama (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) England on Saturday pulled off a big upset as it prevailed over defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to book a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
SAI sports facilities to be made free of cost from Nov 1
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Sports facilities and stadia across the country under the auspices of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) would be made free of cost from November 1.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Salt Lake City to host NBA All Star 2023
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) The NBA on Thursday announced that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on February 19, 2023, a statement said. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City.
2019-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports