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Rio calling: Manoj Kumar becomes second Indian boxer to qualify for 2016 Olympics

Jun 23, 2016

Rio calling: Manoj Kumar becomes second Indian boxer to qualify for 2016 Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) on Thursday became the second Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games after advancing to the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku. #Boxing #Olympics #2012 London Olympics #Manoj Kumar #Shiva Thapa #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Gurbax Singh Sandhu #Rakhimov Shavkatdzhon #Pat McCormack #Amzile Hassan
Kuwait to file USD 1 billion lawsuit against IOC for blocking athletes to play under its flag at 2016 Olympics

Jun 23, 2016

Kuwait to file USD 1 billion lawsuit against IOC for blocking athletes to play under its flag at 2016 Olympics

Kuwait said on Thursday it will sue the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland for USD 1 billion, the latest twist in an ongoing struggle that's blocked athletes from competing under the Kuwaiti flag at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro. #Olympics #International Olympic Committee #SportsTracker #Kuwait #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #2016 Olympics #Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah
Brazil: A resurgence of swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people in 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Brazil: A resurgence of swine flu has killed more than 1,000 people in 2016

Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister has announced yet another concern - a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #Swine flu #Zika
Rio is an ideal place to showcase my game: Hard-working Saina Nehwal targets gold at 2016 Olympics

Jun 22, 2016

Rio is an ideal place to showcase my game: Hard-working Saina Nehwal targets gold at 2016 Olympics

Saina Nehwal eschews the "natural talent" tag thrust upon her by Indian media and says only hard graft and good coaching have given her the chance to turn the Olympic badminton bronze she won four years ago in London into gold at the Rio Games. #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #Olympics #2012 London Olympics #SportsTracker #Australian Open #Wang Yihan #Rio 2016 #Ratchanok Intanon #2016 Olympics #Dane Tine Baun
Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala sports council chief; says sportspersons' morale can't be killed

Jun 22, 2016

Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala sports council chief; says sportspersons' morale can't be killed

Olympian Anju Bobby George, who has come under attack from Kerala sports minister EP Jayarajan, decided to step down as president of the Kerala Sports Council on Wednesday #Kerala #Olympics #SportsTracker #Anju Bobby George #World Athletics Championships #EP Jayarajan #Kerala Sports Council
IAAF is destroying athletics in Russia, says sports minister Vitaly Mutko

Jun 22, 2016

IAAF is destroying athletics in Russia, says sports minister Vitaly Mutko

World athletics federation IAAF has, by suspending Russia's track and field team over doping offences, come closer to destroying the sport in the country than helping it develop, the sports minister said. #Russia #Doping #IOC #Olympics #International Olympic Committee #IAAF #Olympics 2016 #Vitaly Mutko
International Olympic Committee calls for major 2017 anti-doping summit

Jun 21, 2016

International Olympic Committee calls for major 2017 anti-doping summit

The International Olympic Committee will call for a special summit on doping to be convened next year as part of its effort to purge drug cheats from sport. #Doping #IOC #Olympics #International Olympic Committee #World Anti-Doping Agency #WADA #Rio 2016 #Rio Olympics
Sumit Sangwan reaches pre-quarters of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers, Satish Kumar bows out

Jun 19, 2016

Sumit Sangwan reaches pre-quarters of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers, Satish Kumar bows out

Indian boxer Sumit Sangwan (81kg) on Sunday advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA World Olympic Qualification tournament after notching up a hard-fought win over eighth seed Juan Carlos Carrillo of Colombia in Baku. #Boxing #Olympics #SportsTracker #AIBA #Shiva Thapa #Sumit Sangwan #Rio 2016 #2016 Olympics #Gurbax Singh Sandhu #Satish Kumar #World Olympic Qualification tournament #Dean Gardiner #Amritpreet Singh
Indian hockey team moving in right direction ahead of Rio Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

Jun 19, 2016

Indian hockey team moving in right direction ahead of Rio Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

PR Sreejesh, India's captain for the tournament and goalkeeper has been in sublime form recently. However, the law of averages caught up with Sreejesh in the final and India fell to a 3-1 defeat. #India #Australia #Kerala #hockey #TheySaidIt #Olympics #Champions Trophy #Sardar Singh #Rio 2016 #PR Sreejesh #2016 Olympics #Goalkeeper #Silver medal #Indian hockey team