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WADA successfully retrieves Russian drug sample data, says it's a 'major breakthrough for clean sport'
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WADA successfully retrieves Russian drug sample data, says it's a 'major breakthrough for clean sport'

WADA said that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

AIBA anxious over qualifiers for 2020 Olympics amid IOC's probe into boxing's troubled governing body
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AIBA anxious over qualifiers for 2020 Olympics amid IOC's probe into boxing's troubled governing body

The IOC froze preparations for boxing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo and launched a probe regarding the governance, ethics and financial management of the AIBA.

Archers Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das get engaged in private ceremony, to tie the knot in November 2019
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Archers Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das get engaged in private ceremony, to tie the knot in November 2019

Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das exchanged rings in an engagement ceremony and will tie the knot in 2019.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injury
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injury

Mirabai Chanu had a disappointing outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, after triumphing at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, she's gunning for gold at the Tokyo Olympics

Hockey World Cup 2018: New-look Spain get ready for another competitive outing at world event
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Hockey World Cup 2018: New-look Spain get ready for another competitive outing at world event

A new-look Spain promises to be one of the exciting teams to watch in the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

Women's World Boxing Championships: Rose Ceire Smith continues to compete on highest level despite life-threatening dental mishap
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Women's World Boxing Championships: Rose Ceire Smith continues to compete on highest level despite life-threatening dental mishap

In October 2013, Rose Ceire Smith had ended up swallowing a sharp dental instrument during a root canal treatment due to the negligence of the doctor.

PV Sindhu doesn’t have the luxury to feel bad after a loss, says national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand
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PV Sindhu doesn’t have the luxury to feel bad after a loss, says national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand

Pulella Gopichand said that PV Sindhu does not have the luxury to feel bad after a loss and as a top athlete, she needs to get over it.

Olympic champion Simone Biles steals the show at World Gymnastics Championships just hours after kidney stone problems
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Olympic champion Simone Biles steals the show at World Gymnastics Championships just hours after kidney stone problems

Olympic champion Simone Biles soared to the top of all-around qualifying at the World Gymnastics Championships on Saturday just hours after visiting a Doha emergency room for kidney stone problems.

Simone Biles admitted to hospital in Doha with kidney stone problems on eve of World Gymnastics Championships
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Simone Biles admitted to hospital in Doha with kidney stone problems on eve of World Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles was in an emergency room in Doha with kidney stone problems less than 24 hours before she was to compete in qualifying for the world gymnastics championships, the Olympic champion said on Twitter on Friday.

Boxing could be axed from 2020 Tokyo Olympics after AIBA names controversial Gafur Rakhimov as sole candidate for presidency
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Boxing could be axed from 2020 Tokyo Olympics after AIBA names controversial Gafur Rakhimov as sole candidate for presidency

Gafur Rakhimov has been named as the sole candidate for the AIBA presidency, setting the troubled body on a potential collision course with Olympics organisers.

Wuhan Open: Struggling Monica Puig relies on newfound discipline to restore belief after shock 2016 Olympics gold
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Wuhan Open: Struggling Monica Puig relies on newfound discipline to restore belief after shock 2016 Olympics gold

Winning tennis gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics remains one of the greatest moments of Monica Puig's life, but the pressure and media scrutiny that followed made her wonder if it was also a curse.

Arpinder Singh's journey from enduring naysayers to courting Asian Games glory speaks of his character and resolve to excel
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Arpinder Singh's journey from enduring naysayers to courting Asian Games glory speaks of his character and resolve to excel

On a hot and humid night in Jakarta, Arpinder Singh finally laid to rest the internal demons and silenced the naysayers who doubted him by winning gold.

Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Sajan Prakash relieved after missing family members rescued from Kerala floods
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Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Sajan Prakash relieved after missing family members rescued from Kerala floods

Prakash finished outside the medals in fifth, but his prayers were answered after an uncle called to inform him his family members had survived the devastating floods in Kerala

Asian Games 2018: Shiva Thapa describes Asiad as one of toughest competitions, relives London Olympics experience
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Asian Games 2018: Shiva Thapa describes Asiad as one of toughest competitions, relives London Olympics experience

Firstpost caught up with Shiva Thapa at a send-off event organised by the BFI for the Indonesia-bound boxing team in New Delhi on Tuesday, with the young boxer commenting on the challenges at the Asian Games among other topics.

Wrestling Federation of India won't hold trials for Olympic spots ahead of Tokyo 2020 despite Rio Olympics standoff
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Wrestling Federation of India won't hold trials for Olympic spots ahead of Tokyo 2020 despite Rio Olympics standoff

Should an Indian wrestler win a quota spot at Estonia World Championships, he/she will be considered India's official entry for the Tokyo Olympics in the weight class, despite the 11-month gap.

Deepika Kumari interview: From shunning film offer to finding form with recent World Cup archery gold
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Deepika Kumari interview: From shunning film offer to finding form with recent World Cup archery gold

Deepika is confident that the victory in Salt Lake was no flash in the pan and the win will be the stepping stone for more resounding success in the months ahead.

Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat included in six-member Indian women's wrestling team
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Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat included in six-member Indian women's wrestling team

Sakshi Malik, who won bronze medals in this year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as well as 2016 Rio Olympics, and Vinesh were exempted from the trials by the Wrestling Federation of India because of their current form and past performances.

Kamalraj Kanagraj, Jisna Mathew to spearhead India at 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships
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Kamalraj Kanagraj, Jisna Mathew to spearhead India at 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships

Shot putter Ashish Bhalothia and hammer thrower Ashish Jakhar are among the other top medal prospects named in the 51-member Indian team.

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds, says chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand
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Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds, says chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand

Last month, Saina claimed her second individual Commonwealth Games gold medal by defeating World No 3 Sindhu 21-18 23-21 in a riveting women's singles final.

CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics
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CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics

Ashwini Ponnappa said: "It is nice to get all the acknowledgement now but it has not been easy. After 2016 Rio Games, I started doubting myself. There was no power in my smashes, I couldn't hit as harder I did earlier, it was just not working."