2016 Olympics

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Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests
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Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests

Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer, who raced in the 800-metre final at the 2016 Olympics, has been suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests.

Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda announces retirement two months before Asian Games
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Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda announces retirement two months before Asian Games

The retirement of the four-time Olympian Vikas Gowda has not come as a surprise as he has not taken part in any major international event since winning a bronze in the Asian Championships last year in Bhubaneswar.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian boxer Mary Kom eyes gold, says 'not ready to settle for bronze'
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian boxer Mary Kom eyes gold, says 'not ready to settle for bronze'

Mary Kom thrashed Scotland's Megan Gordon 5-0 to surge into Wednesday's semi-finals.

Hope Solo, former US football team goalkeeper, joins race for federation presidency
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Hope Solo, former US football team goalkeeper, joins race for federation presidency

Former US women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo joined the crowded race for the US Soccer Federation presidency on Thursday.

British Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has no regrets on calling time on glittering track career
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British Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has no regrets on calling time on glittering track career

Mo Farah will race his last 10,000m on the IAAF circuit at the Golden Spike meet in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Wednesday.

Affinity towards sports branding is moving upwards, says Spykar COO Sanjay Vakharia
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Affinity towards sports branding is moving upwards, says Spykar COO Sanjay Vakharia

Having signed a two-season sponsorship deal with Rising Pune Supergiants last year, Spykar COO, Sanjay Vakharia, tells Firstpost why sport is becoming the first pick for leading brands.

Cop fat-shamed by Shobhaa De on Twitter reacts to joke, says he will discuss matter with seniors
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Cop fat-shamed by Shobhaa De on Twitter reacts to joke, says he will discuss matter with seniors

A 58-year-old policeman from Madhya Pradesh has expressed displeasure over columnist Shobhaa De tweeting about his obese physical condition, which he said is because of a hormonal disorder.

Humans of Olympics: Meet Scots Stewart and George, in Rio to cheer their canoeist friends
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Scots Stewart and George, in Rio to cheer their canoeist friends

The two came to Rio to watch the Olympics, but especially to cheer their slalom canoeist pals Richard Hounslow and David Florence.

Road to Rio: Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam aims to achieve father's unfulfilled dream at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam aims to achieve father's unfulfilled dream at Olympics

Sathish Sivalingam works as a Senior Clerk with the Southern Railways, Chennai. He also happens to be the sole male weightlifter to represent Indian in Rio.

Road to Rio: Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan finally gets a shot at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan finally gets a shot at Olympics

Mairaj has paved the way for India in skeet shooting by qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Will he finally witness Olympic glory after 15 years of hard work?

Road to Rio: 'World Class Gymnast' Dipa Karmakar could give India its first gymnastics medal
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Road to Rio: 'World Class Gymnast' Dipa Karmakar could give India its first gymnastics medal

Dipa's Produnova vault in the 2014 Commonwealth Games made her a favourite in the gymnastics community. Will she get India its first gymnastics gold?

Road to Rio: Seema Punia, India's only woman discus thrower at Olympics 2016
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Road to Rio: Seema Punia, India's only woman discus thrower at Olympics 2016

Seema Punia is India's only woman discus thrower at the 2016 Rio Olympics, after she threw her second best effort of 62.62 at Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas

Road to Rio: Vinesh Phogat, 'Daughter of Dangal', gunning for gold at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Vinesh Phogat, 'Daughter of Dangal', gunning for gold at Olympics

In terms of her chances in Rio, Vinesh Phogat boldly states that she stands a chance. "I'm going to Rio thinking of the gold and nothing else," said the grappler

Road to Rio: Dutee Chand, the girl who fought hyperandrogenism laws to reach the Olympics
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Road to Rio: Dutee Chand, the girl who fought hyperandrogenism laws to reach the Olympics

Less than a year after the IAAF ordeal, Dutee Chand made it to the forthcoming Rio Olympics by breaking the national record twice.

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

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

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

Indian hockey team moving in right direction ahead of Rio Olympics, says PR Sreejesh
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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's Satish Kumar, Sumit Sangwan win to advance in World Olympic Qualifying tournament
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India's Satish Kumar, Sumit Sangwan win to advance in World Olympic Qualifying tournament

Satish Kumar (+91kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) notched up facile wins to enter the second round of the AIBA's World Olympic Qualification