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Manu Bhaker confident of hitting peak form at Tokyo Olympics

08 May 2020

Manu Bhaker confident of hitting peak form at Tokyo Olympics

India's shooting star Manu Bhaker is confident of maintaining her game and hitting peak form in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

27 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

Athletes who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will get to keep their respective spots in the event to be held next year.

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian shuttlers push BWF to freeze rankings

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian shuttlers push BWF to freeze rankings

The Indian badminton contingent has urged Badminton World Federation to halt the rankings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM

23 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM

In a recent statement, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics looks unavoidable given the present scenario.

Coronavirus outbreak: Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Canada has become the first nation to pull out of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Samsung introduces a special Olympic edition for Galaxy S20+ 5G

20 Mar 2020

Samsung introduces a special Olympic edition for Galaxy S20+ 5G

Samsung has introduced a special Olympic Games edition for its recently-launched flagship smartphone, the S20+ 5G.

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

12 Mar 2020

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike stated that the coronavirus pandemic might impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but canceling it is "unthinkable".

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto revealed that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics could get postponed until the end of the year, owing to the risk of coronavirus.

Coronavirus forces India's hockey tour of China to be abandoned

07 Feb 2020

Coronavirus forces India's hockey tour of China to be abandoned

The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced a number of sporting events to be called off.

Will Tokyo Olympics be abandoned following the threat of coronavirus?

06 Feb 2020

Will Tokyo Olympics be abandoned following the threat of coronavirus?

The upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo has been hyped to put up the best sporting spectacle on the planet.

Andy Murray to pull out of French Open 2020?

04 Feb 2020

Andy Murray to pull out of French Open 2020?

British tennis sensation Andy Murray has been having a tough time since the last year after undergoing a career-threatening hip resurfacing surgery.

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

23 Nov 2019

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

Ranking the top career-defining moments of Michael Phelps

16 Oct 2019

Ranking the top career-defining moments of Michael Phelps

When it comes to the sport of swimming, USA's Michael Phelps is the first name that comes to one's mind, owing to his rich history in the Olympics.

Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan lag behind in this particular department

16 Oct 2019

Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan lag behind in this particular department

Pakistan are in a sorry state following their unfortunate 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka during the just-concluded T20I series, at home.

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

12 Oct 2019

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

The Olympics is the greatest sporting event in the world and the athletes participating in it are treated with great honor, especially the ones who go on to become medallists.

Here are the records held by PV Sindhu

15 Sep 2019

Here are the records held by PV Sindhu

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu has been the newest sensation in the sport.

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.

Five embarrassing moments from Olympics

18 Aug 2019

Five embarrassing moments from Olympics

Olympics is the greatest sporting event and spectacle on the globe.

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

15 Aug 2019

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

The Olympics is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world.

Will cricket finally be a part of Olympics?

13 Aug 2019

Will cricket finally be a part of Olympics?

Cricket is one of the few major sports which is not played in the Olympics.

Here are some unbreakable Olympic records

03 Aug 2019

Here are some unbreakable Olympic records

Olympics is the greatest sporting showcase on this earth.

Sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship

19 May 2019

Sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship

Sprinting champion Dutee Chand became the first Indian athlete to come out as queer. Chand (23) on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a woman.

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.

Andy Murray announces retirement: Here're his unbreakable records

11 Jan 2019

Andy Murray announces retirement: Here're his unbreakable records

To the shock of the world, legendary tennis ace Andy Murray announced his retirement plans on Friday in Melbourne.

Boxing: Mary Kom not done yet, hungry for more medals

01 Dec 2018

Boxing: Mary Kom not done yet, hungry for more medals

Legendary Indian women's boxer Mary Kom is not done yet. She is eying more medals.

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

16 Nov 2018

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

In a surprisingly funny news, Yoshitaka Sakurada, the minister-in-charge of Japanese cybersecurity, has admitted to never using computers in his whole professional life.

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize

24 Oct 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.

BCCI unlikely to come under National Anti-Doping Agency's scanner soon

20 Oct 2018

BCCI unlikely to come under National Anti-Doping Agency's scanner soon

The International Cricket Council wants to include cricket in the Olympic Games.

Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

28 Sep 2018

Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the HRD Ministry's decision to reduce the syllabus in schools by half and making sports mandatory.

ISSF Championship: Juniors win beaming bronze while seniors miss finals

05 Sep 2018

ISSF Championship: Juniors win beaming bronze while seniors miss finals

Divyansh Singh Panwar and Shreya Agarwal netted a bronze in the 10m air-rifle mixed team junior event but India's senior shooters drew a blank on day four of the ISSF World Championships in South Korea.

Railway Minister approves new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons

02 Aug 2018

Railway Minister approves new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today approved a new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons, according to which not just those who win medals but even those who are awarded Padma Shri or have produced medal winners will be promoted as officers.

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

20 Jul 2018

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a number of crucial decisions with respect to the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games.

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.

Sports Minister rules out possibility of India hosting big tournaments

03 Apr 2018

Sports Minister rules out possibility of India hosting big tournaments

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has quashed out the possibility of India hosting any big sports tournament in the foreseeable future.

Women's Day: Sportswomen who took Indian sports to new heights

08 Mar 2018

Women's Day: Sportswomen who took Indian sports to new heights

Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media on International Women's Day to celebrate his wife Anushka Sharma's achievements.

India not ready to host Olympics yet says Abhinav Bindra

27 Nov 2017

India not ready to host Olympics yet says Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra, known for his sharp insights on sports development and management, said that India is not yet ready to host the Olympics as we do not have the right set up for it.

Toyota hitches its flying car dream with a volunteered project

15 May 2017

Toyota hitches its flying car dream with a volunteered project

Looking at the acute vehicular congestion on the streets, investing on the next-generation mobility by automobile companies is a smart move and the chances of making huge profits are also high.