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Lin Dan announces retirement: A look at his major records

04 Jul 2020

Lin Dan announces retirement: A look at his major records

Badminton legend Lin Dan has retired from the game.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Equestrian Fouaad Mirza outlines his vision for Tokyo Olympics

11 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Equestrian Fouaad Mirza outlines his vision for Tokyo Olympics

In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza revealed his plans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

02 May 2020

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra said that the nation will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases.

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

2022 Asian Games: Robot Triplets unveiled as mascots

04 Apr 2020

2022 Asian Games: Robot Triplets unveiled as mascots

Three sporty robots named Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen were unveiled as the official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar, others come forward to donate money

27 Mar 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar, others come forward to donate money

Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar joined the list of Indian athletes to come forward and donate money in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ajay Devgn unveils his first look from sports film 'Maidaan'

30 Jan 2020

Ajay Devgn unveils his first look from sports film 'Maidaan'

Ajay Devgn is on a roll.

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

24 Oct 2019

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

The Indian men's hockey team has had a rich history in the sport.

Five footballers with the most number of international goals

18 Oct 2019

Five footballers with the most number of international goals

Any footballer begins his career at club level and it is their performance, along-with goal-scoring skills, especially for strikers, which puts them in consideration to play at the international level.

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

15 Oct 2019

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

Indian hockey was a force to reckon with, especially during the pre-independence era.

Mary Kom's World Championships campaign ends with historic 8th medal

12 Oct 2019

Mary Kom's World Championships campaign ends with historic 8th medal

India's ace women's boxer M C Mary Kom will take home the bronze medal at the Women's World Championships in Russia's Ulan-Ude.

Records held by Mary Kom after securing eighth world medal

10 Oct 2019

Records held by Mary Kom after securing eighth world medal

India's women's boxing ace Mary Kom secured her eighth World Boxing Championships medal after reaching the semi-final of the event being held in Russia.

Records held by Saina Nehwal in badminton

22 Sep 2019

Records held by Saina Nehwal in badminton

Saina Nehwal has been an inspiration for budding badminton players in India for a while now.

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

29 Aug 2019

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

Sports, be it of any kind, is played by a number of athletes across the globe.

AFI asked for athletes' photos; received shirtless, photoshopped images instead

11 Aug 2019

AFI asked for athletes' photos; received shirtless, photoshopped images instead

Last month, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had made online registration compulsory for athletes to enter into competitions.

Boxing: Mary Kom beats Australia's April Franks 5-0

28 Jul 2019

Boxing: Mary Kom beats Australia's April Franks 5-0

Boxing legend Mary Kom sealed a gold medal in the 23rd President's Cup after beating Australia's April Franks 5-0 in a lopsided contest.

Olympic rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife alleges harassment, cheating

18 May 2019

Olympic rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife alleges harassment, cheating

Olympic rowing champion Dattu Baban Bhokanal has landed in trouble after he was booked on charges of alleged physical and mental harassment, and dowry demands, leveled by his wife.

#NewsBytesExclusive: National record-holder Muhammed Anas talks about his journey

10 May 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: National record-holder Muhammed Anas talks about his journey

India have been slowly and steadily rising in the field of athletics.

UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

02 Mar 2019

UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Saurabh Chaudhary?

24 Feb 2019

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Saurabh Chaudhary?

India's teenage sensation Saurabh Chaudhary continued his fine form in shooting to clinch the men's 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup, being held in New Delhi.

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Apurvi Chandela?

23 Feb 2019

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Who is gold medalist Apurvi Chandela?

Apurvi Chandela clinched India's first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup 2019 being held at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

10 Feb 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

Bajrang Punia, one of the country's finest freestyle wrestlers, has won many medals in international events, including Commonwealth and Asian Games golds and a World Championship silver among others.

Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

09 Feb 2019

Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

This year is going to be massive for Indian badminton, as the focus has already shifted to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and its preparations are on full swing.

Poor show at Hockey World Cup sees Indian coach dismissed

09 Jan 2019

Poor show at Hockey World Cup sees Indian coach dismissed

Harendra Singh, the coach of the Indian men's hockey team, has been removed from his post, and authorities have asked him to return to coaching the junior team.

Bhaichung Bhutia: 50-50 chance of India reaching Asian Cup knockout-stage

01 Jan 2019

Bhaichung Bhutia: 50-50 chance of India reaching Asian Cup knockout-stage

Former captain of the Indian football team, Bhaichung Bhutia, has opened up regarding India's chances of qualifying from the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup.

Kabaddi ace Anup Kumar announces retirement

20 Dec 2018

Kabaddi ace Anup Kumar announces retirement

Kabaddi legend Anup Kumar announced his retirement with immediate effect on the background of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018.

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu reigns supreme

16 Dec 2018

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu reigns supreme

Indian women's badminton ace PV Sindhu sealed her maiden title of 2018 after pocketing the summit clash of the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Sunday.

BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu wins crunch semis tie

15 Dec 2018

BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu wins crunch semis tie

Indian women's badminton ace PV Sindhu could seal her maiden title of 2018 after reaching the summit clash of the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Saturday.

Hockey World Cup: India coach blames poor umpiring for exit

14 Dec 2018

Hockey World Cup: India coach blames poor umpiring for exit

The Hockey World Cup 2018 ended on a sour note for hosts India.

Badminton: PV Sindhu sets sights on number one ranking

14 Nov 2018

Badminton: PV Sindhu sets sights on number one ranking

Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu has set her sights on reaching the world number one ranking.

Delhi: Cabinet approves government jobs for Delhi sportspersons

29 Oct 2018

Delhi: Cabinet approves government jobs for Delhi sportspersons

On Monday, after some deliberation, the Delhi cabinet approved government jobs for people who excel in sports.

26 all out: China's horrific run in cricket continues

11 Oct 2018

26 all out: China's horrific run in cricket continues

China were humbled by Nepal in the ongoing World Twenty20 Qualifiers.

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

21 Sep 2018

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Sports Ministry.

Delhi government's expert committees to select, groom sports talent

20 Sep 2018

Delhi government's expert committees to select, groom sports talent

Delhi government has formed two special committees of experts including sportspersons like Olympic medalist Karnam Malleshwari and shooter Gagan Narang that will be responsible for selecting and grooming sports talent in Delhi.

2032 Olympics: North and South Korea will bid jointly

19 Sep 2018

2032 Olympics: North and South Korea will bid jointly

In a positive development, for two nations facing a diplomatic struggle, North and South Korea are planning to make a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics.

Independent India's first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra passes away

18 Sep 2018

Independent India's first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra passes away

India's first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri in Mumbai yesterday, her family sources said. She was 91.

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna

17 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna

Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were today jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honor.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: All about this high octane encounter

15 Sep 2018

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: All about this high octane encounter

Tottenham Hotspur will lock horns with Liverpool, today, in their fifth Premier League outing of the season.

Athlete Swapna Barman to get customized shoes

14 Sep 2018

Athlete Swapna Barman to get customized shoes

Indian athlete, Swapna Barman, who excelled at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games, is set to get customized shoes.

All about India's first-ever High Court-monitored kabaddi match

14 Sep 2018

All about India's first-ever High Court-monitored kabaddi match

In what would mark the first such incident, a retired Delhi High Court judge, on Saturday, will oversee a kabaddi selection match between players who were selected at the Asian Games and those who were not.