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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).

Bid for cricket's inclusion in Olympics is about getting exposure in non-popular markets, says ICC CEO Geoff Allardice
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Bid for cricket's inclusion in Olympics is about getting exposure in non-popular markets, says ICC CEO Geoff Allardice

Geoff Allardice made the statement following the ICC's push for inclusion of the sport in the Olympics after women's T20 cricket is set to make its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Olympic medallist Paul Schockemoehle brings 80 Ukrainian refugees to Germany
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Olympic medallist Paul Schockemoehle brings 80 Ukrainian refugees to Germany

Paul Schockemoehle won equestrian team jumping silver at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in Montreal and bronze at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

Sports coordinators on film sets have juggle many hats, from training, choreography to even casting, brand tie-ups
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Sports coordinators on film sets have juggle many hats, from training, choreography to even casting, brand tie-ups

Sports coordination is a fairly new department in Bollywood. With the rise in films that revolve around sports, one that is here to stay.

Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023: How the prestigious meeting will put India on global sporting map
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Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023: How the prestigious meeting will put India on global sporting map

India will host the prestigious meeting for the first time since 1983, which is being seen as the start of a new era of engagement between the country’s youth population and the Olympic Movement.

Our ambition is to inspire every young Indian to embrace the Olympic Values: Nita Ambani
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Our ambition is to inspire every young Indian to embrace the Olympic Values: Nita Ambani

India last hosted the IOC Session in 1983. This time Mumbai received 99% votes in its favour to host the IOC meeting.

'The world will see India's power': Athletes rejoice as Mumbai elected to host 2023 IOC session
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'The world will see India's power': Athletes rejoice as Mumbai elected to host 2023 IOC session

Sportspersons from across the country, Olympic or non-Olympic, hailed the development.

'Significant development': IOC member Nita Ambani hails decision to award Mumbai IOC session in 2023
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'Significant development': IOC member Nita Ambani hails decision to award Mumbai IOC session in 2023

India will be hosting this prestigious IOC session for the first time since 1983.

Beijing's ambitious Olympic COVID bubble: 'It is working'
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Beijing's ambitious Olympic COVID bubble: 'It is working'

The bubble allows Beijing Games participants to skip quarantine but tightly restricts their movement so they don't come in contact with the general population

Explained: The drug behind Russia's Beijing Winter Olympics skating case
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Explained: The drug behind Russia's Beijing Winter Olympics skating case

Here's a look at the drug that Kamila Valieva of the Russia Olympic Committee is suspected of taking, and how the situation might play out in coming days.

Explained: What is Olympic truce and what role does it play in international affairs?
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Explained: What is Olympic truce and what role does it play in international affairs?

Just what is the Olympic Truce? And what role does it have to play on the rickety stage of international affairs?

Praveen Kumar Sobti, best known for playing Bheem in BR Chopra's Mahabharat, passes away
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Praveen Kumar Sobti, best known for playing Bheem in BR Chopra's Mahabharat, passes away

Actor-athlete Praveen Kumar Sobti, also known for winning an Asian Games gold medal, died following a cardiac arrest late Monday evening

FIFA's biennial World Cup plan slammed in IOC's Beijing meet; Bach questions Infantino's absence
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FIFA's biennial World Cup plan slammed in IOC's Beijing meet; Bach questions Infantino's absence

IOC President Thomas Bach chided FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino, an IOC member for the past two years, for not being in Beijing to hear the criticism.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China restricts activists' social media ahead of Winter Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China restricts activists' social media ahead of Winter Games

Human rights activists and some academics in China have had their WeChat messaging app accounts restricted in recent weeks.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns

Beijing's Deputy Sports Director Yang Haibin said safety was the "top priority," with the pandemic, venue preparations and the possibility of forest fires in Beijing's cold, dry climate all factored in.

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'
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Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'

In September 2021, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.

Meet Devraj Singh, the pole vaulter from Rajasthan who works as security guard to keep his dreams alive
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Meet Devraj Singh, the pole vaulter from Rajasthan who works as security guard to keep his dreams alive

With no funding, financial help or support, the pole vaulter Devraj Singh works as a security guard in the national capital’s Defence Colony to make ends meet.

Beijing 2022: Boycotts, COVID-19 and controversy as Olympics count down
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Beijing 2022: Boycotts, COVID-19 and controversy as Olympics count down

Rights groups have long called for a boycott over China's human rights record, especially its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang.

Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

Neeraj Chopra's gold an opportunity to broaden athletics' footprint in India, says Sebastian Coe
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Neeraj Chopra's gold an opportunity to broaden athletics' footprint in India, says Sebastian Coe

Terming India's first Olympic gold in athletics "as a hugely important moment", Coe advised the country to use it in raising the profile of the sport