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Nanhi Jalpari attempts 570 km swim in raging Ganga in 10 days
30.08.16 - TEAM PT

A spirited Shraddha Shukla, all of 11 years old, has taken up the challenge to swim 570 km in the swollen Ganga river from Kanpur to Varanasi in 10 days.

Even as the river continues to rage and devastate many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and ...
  


Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics Bronze is now Silver
30.08.16 - team pt

After a disappointing first-round exit at Rio Olympics, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has something to cheer about.
 
Yogeshwar Dutt, who failed to win a match at 2016 Rio Olympics, has some very good news. His London 2012 Olympics bronze has been upgraded to silver after the second-place ...
  


Brazilian coffee
24.08.16 - F.S. AIJAZUDDIN

HOW do you take your Olympic coffee — white, or black? In Rio, coffee is prepared from beans imported from countries across the world — Bolivia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Kenya, Australia, even Thailand. Its percolating machines filter them, a metaphor for the transient internationalism of the ...
  


Indian Marathon Runner not provided water at Rio
22.08.16 - TEAM PT

Indian distance runner OP Jaisha hit out at the national athletics federation on Monday for not providing her refreshments during the Rio Olympics marathon. She fainted at the finish line.

Jaisha, who didn’t want to run in the marathon at the Olympics in the first place ...
  


Khel Ratna for PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Jitu Rai
22.08.16 - TEAM PT

After winning accolades for their performances in the Rio Olympics 2016, Sakshi Malik, P V Sindhu, Jitu Rai and Dipa Karmakar are to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The Khel Ratna is the highest honour bestowed upon a sportsperson in the country. Meanwhile, ...
  


Sindhu:Shining Silver
19.08.16 - TEAM PT

PV Sindhu has won India's second medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics, but it was't the one she, her coach P Gopichand and all those indians who tuned into the gold medal women's singles badminton match at the Riocentro on Friday wished for.
 
Sindhu, tenth ...
  


Narsingh banned for four years, Olympic Dreams Over
19.08.16 - TEAM PT

Narsingh Yadav’s dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics has come to an end with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case.bThe ad hoc ...
  


It’s gold No.21 for Michael Phelps
10.08.16 - TEAM PT

Michael Phelps captured his 20th Olympic gold medal in devastating fashion Tuesday, sealing victory with a kiss, before adding a staggering 21st before the night was over.

The American crushed rival Chad le Clos to regain his 200 metres butterfly title, celebrating victory in a race ...
  


Shobhaa De evokes angry response from top sportspersons for her comment
09.08.16 - TEAM PT

Author Shobhaa De has mocked at the performance of Indian athletes, saying that they had gone to Rio Olympics to take selfies and not to win medals, inviting angry response from top sportspersons, including star shooter Abhinav Bindra.

After three days of action at the Rio ...
  


Shot putter Inderjeet fails B sample test, Rio Olympics hopes virtually over
02.08.16 - team pt


Shot putter Inderjeet Singh's confirmatory B sample also returned positive for banned substances, virtually ending his hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics.
Inderjeet alleges that his sample had been tampered with.
 
The 28-year-old Inderjeet's 'A' sample had returned positive for steroids androsterone and etiocholanolone barely 10 ...
  


Narsingh Yadav given clean chit from doping charges; Rio Hopes Alive
01.08.16 - TEAM PT

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav was on Monday cleared by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), paving the way for him to compete in the Rio Olympics later this month. The panel is of the opinion that one time ingestion by Yadav was not within his knowledge. 

Narsingh had ...
  



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