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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saina seeded fifth at Olympics
21.07.16 -

Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth while her compatriot P V Sindhu is seeded ninth in the women's singles at the upcoming Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. 

Kidambi Srikanth, meanwhile, has received a ninth seeding in the men's draw.

Saina is world no. ...

Dope no problem as Russia names Maria Sharapova in Rio 2016 Olympic squad
26.05.16 - team pt

The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) has named dope offender and suspended star Maria Sharapova among four tennis players, who will compete in women's singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Apart from Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova, and Darya Kasatkina were named, reports Tass.
The regulations for the ...

Mary Kom fails to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics
21.05.16 - pt team

MC Mary Kom's, five-time world champion, hopes of a second successive Olympic appearance are all but over after she went down in the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships at Astana, Kazakhstan.
Mary Kom (51kg), who was a bronze-medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, ...

Sushil Kumar is angry; takes the bout to High Court
17.05.16 -

Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar has knocked the doors of High Court seeking a selection trial to decide who will represent India in the men’s 74 kg freestyle category at Rio Olympics to Delhi High Court.
Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Wrestling Federation of India ...

Rio Olympics: Salman Khan To Be India's Goodwill Ambassador
23.04.16 - pt team

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been named Indian Contingent's goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is the first time that a Bollywood superstar will be a goodwill ambassador for the national squad for as big an event like the Summer Olympics.
The announcement was ...

After historic 2016 Olympics qualification, Dipa 'vaults' to gold
19.04.16 - pt team

Rio de Janeiro: Hours after creating history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

The 22-year-old scored 14.833 as her ...

Rio will be my last Olympics: Bolt
26.03.16 - pt team

Sprinter Usain Bolt has confirmed he will retire after this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro despite calls to prolong his career.

The six-time Olympic gold medalist suggested in January that he could continue competing until the 2020 Games in Tokyo on the advice of ...

Punjab’s Rural Olympics on Deathbed?
25.02.16 - Amandeep Sandhu

On the morning of 4 February 2016, I headed south from Ludhiana city, Punjab, towards the Grewal Stadium, the venue for the annual Kila Raipur games. The games, popularly known as the "rural Olympics,” are an annual three-day sports festival held in Punjab. They include ...

On The Road To Rio:  Olympian Khushbir Kaur

Khushbir Kaur was always destined to be a race walker.
At the tender age of nine and a half months, the girl from Rasulpur Kalan village near Amritsar in Punjab gave her parents a glimpse of her precocious talent as she walked her very first steps.

AT ...

Kavita Raut wins SAG marathon gold, books Rio Olympic berth
25.02.16 -

Indian long-distance runner Kavita Raut booked her spot for the Rio Olympics in women’s marathon after winning the event in the 12th South Asian Games, a perfect end to the country’s memorable athletics campaign in the event this month.
The 30-year-old Raut easily clinched the marathon ...




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