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Dutee Chand claims she faced ragging by seniors in sports hostel
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Dutee Chand claims she faced ragging by seniors in sports hostel

In a startling disclosure, Odisha-born Olympian Dutee Chand has claimed that she had been a victim of ragging by seniors during her stay at the Sports Hostel in Bhubaneswar from 2006-08.

World Athletics Day: Here are some Indian athletes who have made the nation proud recently
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World Athletics Day: Here are some Indian athletes who have made the nation proud recently

World Athletics Day today, 7 May, celebrates the importance of sports in our lives. And what better way to do so than appreciate some of the best athletes in the country?

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.

Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem
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Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem

More than 500 athletes, including 158 women, will vie for top honours in the five-day event, the season's first major domestic championships

Explained: Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’s success revives biology debate in sport
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Explained: Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’s success revives biology debate in sport

Why does sport need athlete inclusion procedures? What is the history and how has it evolved? What is the IOC’s policy? All questions answered.

To be among top Olympic nations, Indians must snap out of the Bronze Age of the mind
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To be among top Olympic nations, Indians must snap out of the Bronze Age of the mind

Anything less than gold does not deserve a carnival of the nation’s emotions

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand finish last in her 200m Heats, unable to qualify for semi-finals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand finish last in her 200m Heats, unable to qualify for semi-finals

Dutee Chand, who has a personal best of 23 seconds, ended at 38th overall out of 41 competitors.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 2 August, Day 10 schedule of Indian athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 2 August, Day 10 schedule of Indian athletes

Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 2 August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'About time', LGBTQ athletes unleash rainbow wave at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'About time', LGBTQ athletes unleash rainbow wave at Games

A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympic pools, skateparks, halls and fields, with a record number of openly gay competitors in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games

Dutee (women's 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men's 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men's 50km race walk) and Annu Rani (women's javelin throw) have been assured of entries on the strength of their rankings.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian athletes to depart for Japan on 14 July, says IOA's Rajeev Mehta
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian athletes to depart for Japan on 14 July, says IOA's Rajeev Mehta

Mehta further informed that the rest of the contingent will travel between 16 and 19 July.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics

Twelve individual athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, booked automatic quota for the Olympics by breaching the qualification mark, while the trio of Dutee, Rani and Jabir made it to the Games through rankings. The men's 4x400m relay team qualified through top list.

Odisha government nominates sprinter Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna
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Odisha government nominates sprinter Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna

Apart from Dutee, the Odisha government also sent five other recommendations to the sports ministry, said an official in Bhubaneswar.

Hima Das suffers injury scare, runs risk of missing out on Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualification
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Hima Das suffers injury scare, runs risk of missing out on Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualification

If the injury turns out to be serious, it will be a big blow to the 4x100m women's relay team's qualification bid for the Tokyo Games as Hima is vital member of the quartet.

Indian men's 4x400m relay team edge closer to Games with 3:01.89 time at National Inter-State Athletics Championships
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Indian men's 4x400m relay team edge closer to Games with 3:01.89 time at National Inter-State Athletics Championships

Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv and Noah Nirmal Tom took the track with the singular aim of improving the team's time from 3:02.61 in the Indian Grand Prix 4 on Monday.

Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes taking part in National Inter-State Championships with eye on Tokyo 2020
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Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes taking part in National Inter-State Championships with eye on Tokyo 2020

Graded as 'B' category event by World Athletics, the five-day event offers some of the top athletes the chance to either breach qualifying standards for an automatic Olympic berth or garner valuable ranking points to make it to the Games.

Indian Grand Prix 4: Shot putter Tajinder Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics as records tumble in Patiala
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Indian Grand Prix 4: Shot putter Tajinder Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics as records tumble in Patiala

Toor crossed the Olympic Qualification mark with a throw of 21.49m and broke his own National Record. The Olympic Qualifying effort in this event is 21.10m.

Milkha Singh passes away: His life was full of struggles, has been an inspiration to me, says Dutee Chand
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Milkha Singh passes away: His life was full of struggles, has been an inspiration to me, says Dutee Chand

Sprint legend Milkha Singh died on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 91.

Dutee Chand responds to personal questions on same-sex partner: ‘It’s not a crime to love someone’
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Dutee Chand responds to personal questions on same-sex partner: ‘It’s not a crime to love someone’

Dutee Chand, who is the first high-profile athlete from India to open up about being in a same-sex relationship, said she often gets asked intrusive questions like ‘tumhaara pyaar kitna door tak gaya?' or ‘tum future main shaadi karogi?'

AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative
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AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative

The decision to hold the fourth series of the Indian GP was taken after the AFI's efforts to send a 40-member team for competitions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan could not achieve success due to "changed quarantine rules" in those countries.