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2024 Tour de France to finish in Nice instead of Paris due to Olympics
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2024 Tour de France to finish in Nice instead of Paris due to Olympics

The race will conclude with a potentially decisive individual time-trial instead of the traditional sprint finish over eight laps of the Champs-Elysees.

Paris organisers reveal ‘Phrygian cap’ mascot for Olympics, Paralympics
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Paris organisers reveal ‘Phrygian cap’ mascot for Olympics, Paralympics

The phrygian cap is an updated version of a conical hat worn in antiquity and later became a symbol of the pursuit of liberty in the French Revolution.

'Vintage' Achanta Sharath Kamal targets Olympic glory in Paris before calling it a day in table tennis
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'Vintage' Achanta Sharath Kamal targets Olympic glory in Paris before calling it a day in table tennis

At 40, Sharath returned from Birmingham as the most-decorated Indian athlete at the Games, with four medals.

Paris Olympics 2024: French president Emmanuel Macron holds meeting to calm concerns
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Paris Olympics 2024: French president Emmanuel Macron holds meeting to calm concerns

The Olympics should be a centrepiece of the freshly re-elected Macron's second term, projecting an image of a France comfortable in its modern identity and open to the world.

'Games Wide Open', 2024 Paris Olympics slogan unveiled with two years to go for Games
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'Games Wide Open', 2024 Paris Olympics slogan unveiled with two years to go for Games

The slogan was released alongside a video promising the Olympics and Paralympics would be "faster", "higher" and "stronger" -- as well as "more inclusive, more brotherly, more beautiful."

India to send second-string hockey teams for Birmingham Commonwealth Games
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India to send second-string hockey teams for Birmingham Commonwealth Games

The decision to send second-string teams was taken due to the short turnaround time between the Birmingham event and the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu has to compete in selective events for CWG success, says weightlifting High Performance Director
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Mirabai Chanu has to compete in selective events for CWG success, says weightlifting High Performance Director

Going forward Mirabai will have to be very selective while choosing competitions because there is also another three years adding on to her age, Aveenash Pandoo said during a virtual press conference facilitated by Sports Authority of India

Neeraj Chopra's coach Klaus Bartonietz gets contract extension till 2024 Paris Olympics
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Neeraj Chopra's coach Klaus Bartonietz gets contract extension till 2024 Paris Olympics

After winning the historic Olympic gold in Tokyo, javelin thrower Chopra had expressed desire to continue to train with the German bio-mechanical expert

NBA: Warriors' Steve Kerr named USA coach through 2024 Paris Olympics
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NBA: Warriors' Steve Kerr named USA coach through 2024 Paris Olympics

Kerr, a 56-year-old American, served as an assistant to coach Gregg Popovich on the US squad of NBA stars that captured Olympic gold in August at Tokyo.

Mission Olympic Cell meets for the first time since Tokyo 2020, adds another 20 athletes to TOPS list
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Mission Olympic Cell meets for the first time since Tokyo 2020, adds another 20 athletes to TOPS list

Seven Olympic and six Paralympic disciplines were identified for support under TOPS at a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sports Ministry.

Phogat sisters in focus as National Wrestling championship set to begin in Gonda
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Phogat sisters in focus as National Wrestling championship set to begin in Gonda

Set to compete in 59kg, the national event will help Geeta assess herself as she has a long term goal of competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics

Neeraj Chopra wants to continue training with 'best' coach Klaus Bartonietz till Paris
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Neeraj Chopra wants to continue training with 'best' coach Klaus Bartonietz till Paris

Chopra has been training with Bartonietz since 2019. He was earlier training under another German in former world record holder Uwe Hohn, who was recently released by the Athletics Federation of India due to several differences, including his salary and training methods .

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games
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International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games
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India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games

With the Asian Games scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from 10 to 25 September next year, the team's top priority will be to qualify for the Paris Olympics by winning the gold at the continental tournament.

Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra
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Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra

Batra said the Indian hockey teams' priority is to achieve their peak at the Asian Games, which starts just 35 days after the CWG

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan says state will groom budding sportspersons for 2024, 2028 Olympics
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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan says state will groom budding sportspersons for 2024, 2028 Olympics

Under a talent search programme, the government has started looking for sportspersons so that they can be groomed in 18 sports academies in the state for the world's largest sporting event.

Parkour group urges IOC to reject their sport from consideration for 2024 Paris Olympics
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Parkour group urges IOC to reject their sport from consideration for 2024 Paris Olympics

The IOC executive board will meet on Monday and on the agenda is finalising the sports program for the Paris Games. Requests to add new medal events or modify existing ones are expected from governing bodies.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says India will push hard for Kabaddi's inclusion in 2024 Paris Olympics
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says India will push hard for Kabaddi's inclusion in 2024 Paris Olympics

India has always been a dominant force in Kabaddi, which is part of the Asian Games and have won all of the world championships in the sport

International Cycling Union says mixed team event could be included in 2024 Paris Olympics Road Cycling programme
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International Cycling Union says mixed team event could be included in 2024 Paris Olympics Road Cycling programme

Mixed-team events have been introduced for swimming and athletics and organisers of this year’s Road Cycling World Championships expect Sunday’s race to attract interest

2024 Olympics: Paris aims to beat Olympic traffic with flying taxis from airport
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2024 Olympics: Paris aims to beat Olympic traffic with flying taxis from airport

2024 Olympics organisers are looking to fnd solution to the an hour long haul by train or bus into town from Charles de Gaulle airport to the north of Paris. They're considering the feasibility of self-flying urban taxi of the future.