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Commonwealth Games: Selection trials to be held in seven weight categories to pick Judo team
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Commonwealth Games: Selection trials to be held in seven weight categories to pick Judo team

The committee nominated to oversee judo selection in the country will conduct final trials in seven weight categories from 23 to 26 May, Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Sunday.

You will see the dominant Bajrang Punia of 2018 soon, says wrestler after winning CWG trials
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You will see the dominant Bajrang Punia of 2018 soon, says wrestler after winning CWG trials

Bajrang, who is under the scanner for lack of attacking moves in his bouts since the Asian Championship, booked his berth in the national team with wins over Sujeet (4-0) and Vishal Kalliraman (2-1).

Asian Games, Olympics medal winners to be appointed in UP government: Cabinet
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Asian Games, Olympics medal winners to be appointed in UP government: Cabinet

The state Cabinet also gave its approval to the Operation and Management Agreement signed with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for development, operation, and management of smaller airports in Aligarh, Azamgarh, Shravasti, Chitrakoot and Muirpur (Sonbhadra).

Olympian swimmer Srihari Nataraj says good races will help prepare for Commonwealth Games
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Olympian swimmer Srihari Nataraj says good races will help prepare for Commonwealth Games

The ace Indian swimmer will represent hosts Jain University at the Khelo India University Games 2021 in Bengaluru.

Saina Nehwal decides to skip selection trials for Commonwealth Games, Asian Games
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Saina Nehwal decides to skip selection trials for Commonwealth Games, Asian Games

Saina Nehwal's chances of defending her title at the Commonwealth Games looks bleak as she has decided to skip the selection trials for the upcoming multi-sport events.

Victoria to host 2026 Commonwealth Games across cities; shooting, wrestling not in initial list of sports
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Victoria to host 2026 Commonwealth Games across cities; shooting, wrestling not in initial list of sports

The opening ceremony for 2026 Commonwealth Games will be held at Australia's largest sports stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which can hold more than 100,000 spectators.

2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry
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2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry

The ministry also renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022

Government sanctions Rs 3.65 crore for international exposure trips of athletics, yatching teams
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Government sanctions Rs 3.65 crore for international exposure trips of athletics, yatching teams

Indian track and field athletes are set for international exposure tours ahead of a packed schedule this year that constitutes the World Athletics Championship, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games 2022.

Mirabai Chanu to begin CWG and Asiad preparation in US this week
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Mirabai Chanu to begin CWG and Asiad preparation in US this week

The 27-year-old and India weightlifting head coach Vijay Sharma will fly to St. Louis, USA on Thursday night for at least a month-long stay.

India men, women to open CWG 2022 hockey campaign against Ghana
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India men, women to open CWG 2022 hockey campaign against Ghana

Two-time silver medallists Indian men are placed in a relatively easy Pool B along side England, Canada, Wales and Ghana while the Pool A consists of six-time champions Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Scotland.

Mary Kom to skip World Championships and Asian Games to make way for youngsters
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Mary Kom to skip World Championships and Asian Games to make way for youngsters

The six-time world champion wants to focus on her preparations for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Sardar Singh named coach of India 'A' men's hockey team for CWG, Deepak Thakur to guide women's side
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Sardar Singh named coach of India 'A' men's hockey team for CWG, Deepak Thakur to guide women's side

Former captain Sardar Singh and ex-striker Deepak Thakur were on Saturday respectively named coaches of Indian men's and women's 'A' hockey teams which will take part in Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Have high chance of winning Commonwealth Games gold again, says Kidambi Srikanth
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Have high chance of winning Commonwealth Games gold again, says Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth admits it was frustrating to miss out on the India Open after contracting COVID-19 but says his main priority this year is to defend the Commonwealth Games gold.

Esports grows with Asian Games, Commonwealth Games inclusion while navigating policy challenges
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Esports grows with Asian Games, Commonwealth Games inclusion while navigating policy challenges

Esports' growth can be gauged by inclusion at the Asian and Commonwealth Games but the industry continues to see infrastructure and policy issues in India.

Weightlifters Vikas Thakur, Venkat Rahul Ragala win gold and bronze, qualify for Commonwealth Games
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Weightlifters Vikas Thakur, Venkat Rahul Ragala win gold and bronze, qualify for Commonwealth Games

India concluded its campaign at the event with a haul of eight medals, including six golds and a silver and bronze each

BFI announces team selection trial dates for World Championships, CWG 2022 and Asian Games
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BFI announces team selection trial dates for World Championships, CWG 2022 and Asian Games

Keeping in view the last dates of submission by names to the concerned authorities, the new trials format promises to conduct selection trials for the upcoming three big multinational sporting events.

Teenaged long jumper Shaili Singh targets Asian Games gold while juggling studies and training
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Teenaged long jumper Shaili Singh targets Asian Games gold while juggling studies and training

The 18-year-old, who came to limelight after winning a silver in the World U-20 Championships last year, is dividing her day's time in attending Class X online classes and training at Sports Authority of India Center in Bengaluru

Manika Batra eyes more history at 2022 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games
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Manika Batra eyes more history at 2022 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games

Star table tennis player will defend her CWG singles crown in Birmingham before travelling to Hangzhou to create more history at the Asian Games after winning a mixed doubles gold with Sharath Kamal in Jakarta in 2018.

BFI brings out selection policy for big-ticket events including Commonwealth, Asian Games
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BFI brings out selection policy for big-ticket events including Commonwealth, Asian Games

India's boxers are set for a hectic round of trials in the coming four months with the national federation unveiling its selection policy for major events such as the Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Pro League will help India women's hockey team fine-tune its game plan, says chief coach Janneke Schopman
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Pro League will help India women's hockey team fine-tune its game plan, says chief coach Janneke Schopman

"I want our team to perform and to be able to be at our best in a tournament like the World Cup or Asian Games... ," Schopman said during a virtual media interaction arranged by Hockey India.