2016 Rio-olympics

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On this day: PV Sindhu wins the historic silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics
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On this day: PV Sindhu wins the historic silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

On 19 August in 2016, PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win Olympics silver medal after she lost to Carolina Marin in an exhilarating final.

PV Sindhu desperately wanted to shed tag of 'Silver Sindhu' at Badminton World Championships
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PV Sindhu desperately wanted to shed tag of 'Silver Sindhu' at Badminton World Championships

PV Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, admitted that she felt bad when people said she has a "final phobia"

Seven-time Olympic medallist gymnast Shannon Miller heaps praise on Dipa Karmakar for showing path to youngsters
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Seven-time Olympic medallist gymnast Shannon Miller heaps praise on Dipa Karmakar for showing path to youngsters

Seven-time Olympic medallist gymnast Shannon Miller said Indian trailblazer Dipa Karmakar has shown the young athletes that anything could be achieved with hard work and passion.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caeleb Dressel won't top Michael Phelps' 23 golds, Eliud Kipchoge will dominate marathon, says Olympic historian Bill Mallon
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caeleb Dressel won't top Michael Phelps' 23 golds, Eliud Kipchoge will dominate marathon, says Olympic historian Bill Mallon

In gymnastics, Mallon is hardly going out on a limb in predicting that American Simone Biles, a four-time winner at Rio Olympics, will reign supreme again, provided she avoids injury

BWF China Open 2019: Lin Dan vows to fight for Olympic qualification till the end despite suffering eighth first-round loss of season
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BWF China Open 2019: Lin Dan vows to fight for Olympic qualification till the end despite suffering eighth first-round loss of season

Lin, who earned the nickname 'Super Dan' during his pomp, has always said that he wanted to end his career with another tilt at Games gold

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marred by scandals, IOC's Boxing Task Force tests new judging system
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marred by scandals, IOC's Boxing Task Force tests new judging system

The new, computerised system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time, in a bid to avoid the sort of controversy that plagued boxing in Rio 2016 when dozens of officials and referees were suspended over alleged match-fixing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women's hockey team wants to experience feeling of qualifying again after Rio Games, says midfielder Sushila Chanu
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women's hockey team wants to experience feeling of qualifying again after Rio Games, says midfielder Sushila Chanu

It was a disastrous performance for India in the Rio Olympics as the team crashed out in the preliminary stage after losing four matches and drawing one

Former Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui of China announces retirement from international badminton
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Former Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui of China announces retirement from international badminton

Former Olympic champion Li Xuerui has announced her retirement from international badminton, the BWF announced on Thursday.

Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for four years for doping, stripped of twin titles won at 2017 Asian Championships
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Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for four years for doping, stripped of twin titles won at 2017 Asian Championships

The 24-year-old Nirmala Sheoran's ban was backdated to take effect on 29 June 2018 and her results from August 2016 to November 2018 were disqualified

Only five percent of Indians are 'sports literate', says Kanishka Pandey, researcher who had filed PIL for making sports fundamental right
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Only five percent of Indians are 'sports literate', says Kanishka Pandey, researcher who had filed PIL for making sports fundamental right

Pandey, a law graduate from Delhi University, had written a book 'Sports — A Way Of Life', which was released by national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand in 2017

Tokyo Olympics 2020: WADA gives Russia three weeks ultimatum to explain inconsistencies in data from Moscow
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: WADA gives Russia three weeks ultimatum to explain inconsistencies in data from Moscow

WADA has previously warned that it would take the 'most stringent sanctions' if any of the data was found to have been tampered with

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik credits bronze medal in Rio for 'sea-change' in people's attitude towards wrestling
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sakshi Malik credits bronze medal in Rio for 'sea-change' in people's attitude towards wrestling

Sakshi Malik appeared optimistic with her preparations for the World Championships in September and said that she'll look to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: City on course to deliver unique Games despite initial hiccups in preparation
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: City on course to deliver unique Games despite initial hiccups in preparation

The organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have recovered from the initial hurdles and are now on track to complete all preparations on schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Analytics Company Gracenote Sports predicts USA to top medal's tally, hosts Japan to come third
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Analytics Company Gracenote Sports predicts USA to top medal's tally, hosts Japan to come third

Gracenote Sports has a 100 per cent record in its analysis as it has predicted correctly for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics

Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man
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Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man

His spirit wants him to fight, but his body can't. For once, the stoic Lee Chong Wei knew he had to accept defeat.

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: Kenyan Olympic 800m bronze medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui slams ruling against South African rival
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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Kenyan Olympic 800m bronze medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui slams ruling against South African rival

Wambui, who finished third behind Semenya in the 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and silver medallist from Burundi Francine Niyonsaba — also considered hyperandrogenic — will take part in the Doha Diamond League

Brazilian football legend Pele 'doing well' after being hospitalised due to light fever in Paris
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Brazilian football legend Pele 'doing well' after being hospitalised due to light fever in Paris

Football legend Pele has been taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution after suffering an 'infection' but is 'doing well', according to members of his entourage.

'I felt like a 16-year-old,' swimming ace Michael Phelps recounts his road to glory at 2016 Rio Olympics
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'I felt like a 16-year-old,' swimming ace Michael Phelps recounts his road to glory at 2016 Rio Olympics

"I felt like a 16 or 17-year-old kid just enjoying and loving the process. London 2012 and Rio 2016 were both very different and I love both those Olympics just as much," Phelps said.

Russia awaits World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision over missing deadline to allow Moscow lab access
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Russia awaits World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision over missing deadline to allow Moscow lab access

Russia will discover whether they are to face fresh sanctions over December's missed deadline to allow WADA investigators access to the Moscow laboratory at the epicentre of the state-sponsored doping scandal.