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Happy birthday Usain Bolt: Here are his unbreakable records

21 Aug 2019

Happy birthday Usain Bolt: Here are his unbreakable records

The world of athletics has seen a number of prolific athletes rule the sport for a number of years.

These countries have won the most Olympic medals

19 Aug 2019

These countries have won the most Olympic medals

The Olympics is the greatest sporting extravaganza on this planet.

Nike will not apply any performance-related clause for pregnant athletes

17 Aug 2019

Nike will not apply any performance-related clause for pregnant athletes

After having faced intense scrutiny for its policy towards pregnant women athletes, global sportswear Nike has changed its policy to guarantee full payment and bonuses.

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.

Tabor Athletics Meet: Hima Das, Muhammad Anas win gold medals

18 Jul 2019

Tabor Athletics Meet: Hima Das, Muhammad Anas win gold medals

Indian athletes enjoyed a good day at the Tabor Athletics Meet, as their campaign continued to take shape.

After 100m gold, Dutee finishes fifth in 200m race

13 Jul 2019

After 100m gold, Dutee finishes fifth in 200m race

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand finished fifth in the women's 200m final at the World University Games in Napoli.

#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.

US teen receives acceptance from 55 colleges, Rs. 7cr scholarship

31 Mar 2019

US teen receives acceptance from 55 colleges, Rs. 7cr scholarship

A Georgia-based teen, Jakelia Baker, has been selected in 55 colleges out of 65 she had applied to including Oklahoma, Clemson and Michigan State.

#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

23 Feb 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became a household name after her stunning performance at Rio 2016 Olympics.

Here's the complete sporting calendar of the year 2019

01 Jan 2019

Here's the complete sporting calendar of the year 2019

Fans enjoyed a lot of sporting events in 2018.

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

27 Nov 2018

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

India's quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran is among five athletes, who have tested positive for banned substances, as a fresh sporting doping scandal rocks the country.

Indian athlete Hima Das features on Vogue's cover

03 Nov 2018

Indian athlete Hima Das features on Vogue's cover

Indian athlete Hima Das has been having an excellent year and the newest feather added to her cap is featuring on the cover of Vogue.

Seoul Olympics 100m race was fixed, claims Ben Johnson

02 Nov 2018

Seoul Olympics 100m race was fixed, claims Ben Johnson

Tainted Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson has alleged that the 1988 Seoul Olympics 100m race was fixed.

Usain Bolt's agent claims Mariners have offered him a contract

22 Oct 2018

Usain Bolt's agent claims Mariners have offered him a contract

Usain Bolt's agent has claimed that Central Coast Mariners, the A-League club with whom he is under trial, have offered him a professional contract.

Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together

27 Sep 2018

Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together

Leading Qatari woman athlete Mariam Farid, who competes wearing a hijab, says she would never compromise on her identity but would not mind blending a bit of fashion with religion.

Adidas signs India's young athlete Hima Das

19 Sep 2018

Adidas signs India's young athlete Hima Das

Global sports brand Adidas has signed India's young athlete Hima Das.

Usain Bolt is winning races in zero-gravity as well

13 Sep 2018

Usain Bolt is winning races in zero-gravity as well

Usain Bolt is definitely the fastest man on the planet and now he is doing wonders in zero-gravity as well.

Tejinder's father passes away before he could show his gold-medal

04 Sep 2018

Tejinder's father passes away before he could show his gold-medal

Asian Games 2018 shot put gold medalist, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, battled all odds to claim the first prize in Indonesia.

#MeetTheMedalists: All about India's star athlete Jinson Johnson

31 Aug 2018

#MeetTheMedalists: All about India's star athlete Jinson Johnson

India's athlete Jinson Johnson made the Asian Games 2018 a memorable one as he won his second medal at the coveted tournament.

5 youngsters who excelled at Asian Games 2018

30 Aug 2018

5 youngsters who excelled at Asian Games 2018

The Indian contingent is enjoying an excellent run at the Asian Games 2018.

#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about Dharun Ayyasamy

27 Aug 2018

#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about Dharun Ayyasamy

Indian track and field athlete, Dharun Ayyasamy, clinched the second spot in men's 400m hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games.

#AsianGames2018: Neena Varakil wins silver medal in women's long jump

27 Aug 2018

#AsianGames2018: Neena Varakil wins silver medal in women's long jump

Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women's long jump event at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta today.

#AsianGames2018: Silver-medalist Dutee Chand awarded Rs. 1.5cr by Odisha govt

27 Aug 2018

#AsianGames2018: Silver-medalist Dutee Chand awarded Rs. 1.5cr by Odisha govt

Odisha government today announced a cash award of Rs. 1.5cr for sprinter Dutee Chand, a day after she clinched silver at women's 100m dash at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Himachal hikes award-money for medal winners in international sporting events

24 Aug 2018

Himachal hikes award-money for medal winners in international sporting events

The Himachal Pradesh government has increased the award money for medal winners from the state in the Olympics, Commonwealth, and the Asian Games, the state's Sports Minister Govind Singh said in the Assembly today.

European Championships: Dina Asher-Smith excels to clinch 3rd gold

13 Aug 2018

European Championships: Dina Asher-Smith excels to clinch 3rd gold

British team's Dina Asher-Smith secured her third gold medal in the final evening of the European Championships held at Berlin, Germany.

Abhinav Bindra's video is a must watch for every athlete

11 Aug 2018

Abhinav Bindra's video is a must watch for every athlete

In a bid to inspire the youth to aim for gold in the upcoming Asian Games and 2020 Olympics, India's only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has released a video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his historic gold-winning performance.

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

07 Aug 2018

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

The Mukul Mudgal Committee has recommended that the suppliers of banned substances to athletes should be sent to prison.

#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

04 Aug 2018

#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

Sambo, a Russian combat-sport came to India, 25 years ago, but has failed to produce even one player of International stature. It's because of rampant nepotism in the Sambo Federation of India (SFI), alleged athlete Meenu Poonia.

Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

02 Aug 2018

Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

The Sports Authority of India's (SAI) several academies are in desperate need of equipments.

Ahead of Asian Games, IOA demands kits from non-affiliate sports

30 Jul 2018

Ahead of Asian Games, IOA demands kits from non-affiliate sports

Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has landed itself into a battle with non-affiliate sports federations.

Javelin thrower Neeraj impresses ahead of Asiad, wins top prize

30 Jul 2018

Javelin thrower Neeraj impresses ahead of Asiad, wins top prize

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been amongst the medals in recent times.

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

29 Jul 2018

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

Former Indian athlete, Hakam Singh Bhattal, who had won gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games, is battling for his life.

Chargesheet to be filed against the coach of Hima Das

29 Jul 2018

Chargesheet to be filed against the coach of Hima Das

This month, Nipon Das was being hailed as a hero after his pupil, Hima Das, became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an international track event.

New records set at Youth Athletics Championships

24 Jul 2018

New records set at Youth Athletics Championships

The 15th National Youth Athletics Championships, being held at Vadodara, saw new records being set on its final day.

SAI selects 734 players under Khelo India scheme

22 Jul 2018

SAI selects 734 players under Khelo India scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has selected 734 players for a scholarship programme.

#IndiaProudAgain: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold at French meet

18 Jul 2018

#IndiaProudAgain: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold at French meet

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France yesterday, beating 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott.

Sexual abuse allegations rock USA Diving, former coach accused

17 Jul 2018

Sexual abuse allegations rock USA Diving, former coach accused

Two female divers have filed a lawsuit stating that USA Diving, the governing body, had ignored their plea to investigate coach Will Bohonyi.

Who have been India's best track and field athletes?

13 Jul 2018

Who have been India's best track and field athletes?

India's 18-year-old track athlete Hima Das became the latest sporting sensation after she bagged the gold medal yesterday.

Who is India's athletics sensation Hima Das?

13 Jul 2018

Who is India's athletics sensation Hima Das?

18-year-old Hima Das has captured the imagination of every Indian as she became the first athlete to bag a gold medal in the 400 metre final-event at the World U20 Championships in Finland.

PM congratulates Hima Das for historic Gold

13 Jul 2018

PM congratulates Hima Das for historic Gold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated athlete Hima Das on winning a gold in the women's 400m race in the World U20 Athletic Championships.