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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'still clinging' to hope of smooth Games amid coronavirus pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'still clinging' to hope of smooth Games amid coronavirus pandemic

Abe hopes to use the Tokyo Olympics as the capstone of his career as Japan's longest-serving prime minister

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Roger Federer says he is planning to play at mega event next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Roger Federer says he is planning to play at mega event next year

Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament. He had previously planned his schedule up to Wimbledon, which ends two weeks before the Tokyo Games.

Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife claims he harassed her physically and mentally
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Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife claims he harassed her physically and mentally

Dattu Bhokanal's wife, who is a police constable with Nashik Rural police, had lodged a complaint on Thursday night following which a case was registered under sections 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, an official said.

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: What's athletic body's hyperandrogenism rule, and why some runners are backing it
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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: What's athletic body's hyperandrogenism rule, and why some runners are backing it

Caster Semenya has challenged proposed IAAF rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels to compete in 800m and 1,500m events.

Five weightlifters including Olympic champions Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Ruslan Nurudinov suspended after reanalysis of 2012 urine samples
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Five weightlifters including Olympic champions Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Ruslan Nurudinov suspended after reanalysis of 2012 urine samples

Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Olympic -105kg gold medallist six years ago, and Uzbek Ruslan Nurudinov, who won the same category in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, both tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Aly Raisman blasts USA Gymnastics for failing to protect gymnasts from sexual abuse by Larry Nassar
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Aly Raisman blasts USA Gymnastics for failing to protect gymnasts from sexual abuse by Larry Nassar

Raisman called for an independent investigation into US gymnastics and Olympic officials who she said had the power to stop Nassar.

IAAF World Championships 2017: David Rudisha looks to repeat Olympics success at London event
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IAAF World Championships 2017: David Rudisha looks to repeat Olympics success at London event

The 28-year-old Rudisha still holds the two-lap world record with the one minute 40.91 seconds he ran for his first Olympic gold in London

'Greatest track athlete' Usain Bolt key to keeping sport relevant, says IAAF President Sebastian Coe
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'Greatest track athlete' Usain Bolt key to keeping sport relevant, says IAAF President Sebastian Coe

Bolt, who won 8 Olympic gold medals and holds the World Record timings in 100 m, 200 m, and 4x100 m relay, will retire after the World Championship to be held in London in August 2017.

Relief for Indian boxers as AIBA extends deadline for boxing federation elections
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Relief for Indian boxers as AIBA extends deadline for boxing federation elections

The looming threat of Olympic expulsion has ended for Indian boxers after the AIBA agreed to extend the deadline for the formation of a proposed new federation, which took another step forward by getting itself registered as a society

All I want is a fair trial: Sushil Kumar on Olympic berth clash with Narsingh Yadav
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All I want is a fair trial: Sushil Kumar on Olympic berth clash with Narsingh Yadav

Narsingh Yadav might be staking his claim to represent India at the Olympics, having clinched a berth in men's 74-kg freestyle, but double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar said all he is asking for are trails to chose the best wrestler for the Rio Games

Power failure at JLN stadium leads to first leg of Indian Grand Prix ending in farce
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Power failure at JLN stadium leads to first leg of Indian Grand Prix ending in farce

Power failure at the competition venue on Sunday led to the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix athletics meet ending in a farce in New Delhi.

Wrestler Sandeep Tomar bags Rio Olympic berth after bronze in qualifiers
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Wrestler Sandeep Tomar bags Rio Olympic berth after bronze in qualifiers

Wrestler Sandeep Tomar secured an Olympic quota place for India in the men's 57kg freestyle category on Sunday with a bronze-medal finish on the final day of the 1st World Olympic Qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

Defiant IOA firm on Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador despite mixed reactions
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Defiant IOA firm on Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador despite mixed reactions

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent's goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision.

Focus on Rio Olympic athletes, there will be no conflict then: Vishwanathan Anand
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Focus on Rio Olympic athletes, there will be no conflict then: Vishwanathan Anand

At a time the sporting fraternity is divided over Salman Khan becoming brand ambassador for the Indian contingent at the upcoming Olympics, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand today said that the focus should be to address the needs of the Rio-bound athletes.

Tripura's favourite daughter: Rio bound Dipa Karmakar given hero's welcome back home in Agartala
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Tripura's favourite daughter: Rio bound Dipa Karmakar given hero's welcome back home in Agartala

First Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Karmakar returned home amid loud cheers from thousand of fans who thronged the Agartala airport.

Will work harder than before to win a medal at Rio Olympics, says Dipa Karmakar
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Will work harder than before to win a medal at Rio Olympics, says Dipa Karmakar

A long cherished dream of qualifying for the Olympics achieved, India's history-making gymnast Dipa Karmakar said on Thursday that she will leave no stone unturned in her quest for a medal in the Rio Games later this year.

World Olympic Qualifying: Indian wrestlers hot on claiming limited Rio berths in penultimate round
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World Olympic Qualifying: Indian wrestlers hot on claiming limited Rio berths in penultimate round

Having missed out on Olympic berths on two occasions, a 15-member Indian team will be determined to book as many quota places as possible when they take the mat at the 1st OG World Qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar starting on Friday.

We found our own Nadia Comaneci: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Rio bound Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar
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We found our own Nadia Comaneci: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Rio bound Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has won a gold medal in the women's vaults finals at the Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Meldonium ban a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes: FMBA head
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Meldonium ban a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes: FMBA head

The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to include Meldonium in the list of the banned performance-enhancing drugs was a politically motivated campaign against Russian athletes, Federal Micro-Biological Agency (FMBA) head Vladimir Uiba said on Tuesday.

Icing on the cake: Dipa Karmakar 'vaults' to gold after historic 2016 Olympics qualification
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Icing on the cake: Dipa Karmakar 'vaults' to gold after historic 2016 Olympics qualification

Hours after creating history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Karmakar clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of Rio 2016.