2016 Rio-olympics

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Meet Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who made India proud by clinching gold at World Championships
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Meet Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who made India proud by clinching gold at World Championships

Mirabai’s gold medal — India’s first at the prestigious World Championships since Karnam Malleswari’s medal in 1995 — also presented the 23-year-old lifter with redemption of sorts as she had failed to get an overall total at Rio Olympics.

Prakash Padukone urges players to plan with coaches and pick tournaments wisely in face of cramped schedule
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Prakash Padukone urges players to plan with coaches and pick tournaments wisely in face of cramped schedule

Prakash Padukone says that the focus of players should be on winning the important tournaments like the All England, World Championships, Olympics and Superseries finals.

Hong Kong Open Superseries: Lee Chong Wei's record fifth title is testament to his eternal fighting spirit
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Hong Kong Open Superseries: Lee Chong Wei's record fifth title is testament to his eternal fighting spirit

Lee Chong Wei's second title of the year is a testament to the fact that the ageing Malaysian ace can still send world beaters packing with his mentality.

Abhinav Bindra says India must not host Olympics unless country can win 40 gold medals
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Abhinav Bindra says India must not host Olympics unless country can win 40 gold medals

India should not host Olympics unless the country has a realistic chance of winning 40 gold medals, Beijing Games gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra said.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar is her inspiration, wants to win successive Olympic medals like him
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Wrestler Sakshi Malik says Sushil Kumar is her inspiration, wants to win successive Olympic medals like him

Sakshi Malik, the bronze medal winner in the Rio Olympics in 2016, on Friday said that star wrestler Sushil Kumar has always been an inspiration for her and like him, she wanted to win two consecutive medals in the Olympics.

Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment November nominees: Luvo Manyonga leaps to gold
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Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment November nominees: Luvo Manyonga leaps to gold

One of the November nominees for the Laureus Award for the 'Best Sporting Moment of the Year' is South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga who battled drug addiction to win gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk succesfully undergoes surgery on right knee
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Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk succesfully undergoes surgery on right knee

Van Niekerk suffered multiple knee tears last month playing in a celebrities' touch rugby match, one of the curtain-raisers to a South Africa-New Zealand Test in Cape Town.

Tainted Rio Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman conditionally freed from jail; awaits verdict on vote-buying scandal
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Tainted Rio Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman conditionally freed from jail; awaits verdict on vote-buying scandal

Brazilian judges on Thursday conditionally released from jail Carlos Nuzman, who is charged with corruption in an alleged vote-buying scandal to secure the 2016 games.

Las Vegas shooting: US sports fraternity express solidarity with victims and families
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Las Vegas shooting: US sports fraternity express solidarity with victims and families

Less than 24 hours after the massacre at a country music concert in the Nevada gambling hub, athletes, teams and leagues reacted in disbelief as the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history hit home.

Russia's new anti-doping chief Yury Ganus promises to restore trust in agency by end of year
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Russia's new anti-doping chief Yury Ganus promises to restore trust in agency by end of year

McLaren's bombshell report released in 2015 alleged state-sponsored doping in Russia, with the country's track and field team banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Priyanka Panwar banned for 8 years by NADA after failing dope test for 2nd time
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Priyanka Panwar banned for 8 years by NADA after failing dope test for 2nd time

Panwar, who was part of the core group of 400m runners for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, had tested positive for stimulant mephentermine during the Inter-State Athletics Championships that was held at Hyderabad from 28 June to 2 July.

PV Sindhu says 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson; credits coach Pullela Gopichand for support
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PV Sindhu says 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson; credits coach Pullela Gopichand for support

PV Sindhu says the 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson, following which she explored her capabilities further with the help of her coach Pullela Gopichand.

World Badminton Championships 2017: PV Sindhu says she is glad to change medal colour from bronze to silver
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World Badminton Championships 2017: PV Sindhu says she is glad to change medal colour from bronze to silver

Shrugging off the disappointment of losing the epic final, former bronze medalist P V Sindhu on Tuesday said she is happy she could at least change the colour of the medal by bagging a silver at the World Championship.

Ex-IAAF president's son, former Russian athletics chief lose appeal against life bans imposed over doping scandal
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Ex-IAAF president's son, former Russian athletics chief lose appeal against life bans imposed over doping scandal

Disgraced ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack's son Papa Massata Diack, former Russian athletics chief Valentin Balakhnichev and coach Alexei Melnikov lost their appeals Monday against life bans imposed over corruption.

World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal may be away from spotlight, but still packs a punch
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World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal may be away from spotlight, but still packs a punch

While Carolina Marin and He Bingjiao will look to make the most of their opportunities in Tai Tzu Ying's absence, Indian ace Saina Nehwal should find a smart route to the top.

World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal needs to take one match at a time, says coach Vimal Kumar
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World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal needs to take one match at a time, says coach Vimal Kumar

Having come back from a lengthy knee injury, Saina Nehwal has the experience and potential to perform well at the 2017 World Badminton Championships in Glasgow.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh becomes first Indian to qualify for javelin throw final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh becomes first Indian to qualify for javelin throw final

Davinder Singh has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships, while his more fancied compatriot Neeraj Chopra crashed out in the qualification round.

Laureus World Sports Awards: A look back at the 2017 winners
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Laureus World Sports Awards: A look back at the 2017 winners

Here are some of the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2017.

AIBA president Wu Ching-Kuo, boxing officials locked out of office after no-confidence vote
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AIBA president Wu Ching-Kuo, boxing officials locked out of office after no-confidence vote

Employees of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) were locked out of their offices on Wednesday with president Wu Ching-Kuo set to be ousted from his role, according to an <em>AFP</em> journalist.

Argentina, Uruguay to propose joint bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup
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Argentina, Uruguay to propose joint bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup

Argentina (1978 and 1986) and Uruguay (1930 and 1950) have each won the FIFA World Cup twice.