Rio Olympics 2016
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On This Day: Swimmer Joseph Schooling sets world record, wins Singapore’s first-ever gold medal
Six years back on this day, 21-year-old swimmer Joseph Schooling won Singapore's first gold medal since it joined the Olympic fold in 1948.
‘My body had enough’: Rio Olympics gold medallist Monica Puig announces retirement from tennis aged 28
Puig, who became the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic gold five years ago, made the announcement in a post on social media.
Rio 2016 bouts found to be manipulated by independent investigators, says AIBA
In a statement, AIBA said it has been handed the first phase report of the McLaren Global Sport Solutions' independent investigation into boxing while promising more transparency going forward starting with the upcoming World Championships in Serbia
Ex-Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario, Olympic team leader Stephen Soi convicted for Rio 2016 embezzlement
Wario, who served as the country's sports minister from 2013 to 2018, was one of six Kenyan officials charged with abuse of office and the misappropriation of 55 million shillings ($545,000) during the Rio Olympics.
AIBA appoints agency to investigate allegations of unfair refereeing and judging at 2016 Rio Olympics
The report on the first stage of the investigation is expected to be released by McLaren Global Sport Solutions at the end of August 2021.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: 2016 tennis gold medallist Monica Puig to miss Summer Games
Puig was unseeded at the Rio Olympics, but capped a run of upsets by beating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber in the singles final.
International Boxing Association declares itself debt-free, announces investigation into judging corruption
AIBA said that the investigation will "notably be around the Rio 2016 Olympic Games boxing tournament", where referees were accused of not judging fairly.
Australia's race walk champion Jared Tallent announces retirement at 36 due to injuries
The 36-year-old won gold in the 50 kilometre race walk at the London Olympics in 2012, adding to the 50km silver and 20km bronze medals he picked up in Beijing four years earlier.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shreeshankar Murali sets sights on competing in top-quality competitions after sealing Games quota
“Winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics is achievable, but it’s tough,” Shreeshankar told Firstpost. “There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to competing in the Olympic Games."
Book excerpt from 'The Gopichand Factor': On Saina Nehwal winning bronze at 2012 London Olympics
'The Gopichand Factor' by Abhijeet Kulkarni has a chapter on Saina Nehwal where he chronicles her relationship with India coach and former player Pullela Gopichand.
Olympic men's 100 metres freestyle silver-medallist Pieter Timmers to retire from swimming after current season
Timmers had initially planned to compete at the Tokyo Olympics but the postponement by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic has derailed his ambition
Rio Olympics 2016 steeplechase champion Jebet banned for four years after testing positive for EPO
Ruth Jebet, who competes for Bahrain, tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in December 2017. She won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and was the world record holder at the time she tested positive.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban
With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban in time for Tokyo Olympics 2020
Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests
Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer, who raced in the 800-metre final at the 2016 Olympics, has been suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests.
Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh says she has defected to Europe
Iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool.
Pullela Gopichand interview: Indian badminton team's chief coach on PV Sindhu's slump, hectic BWF calendar and more
There’s a running joke in badminton circles: at Rio Olympics, everyone prepared for Saina Nehwal. But PV Sindhu was the out-of-syllabus question. Pullela Gopichand grins as this anecdote comes up. But he soon gets serious.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marred by scandals, IOC's Boxing Task Force tests new judging system
The new, computerised system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time, in a bid to avoid the sort of controversy that plagued boxing in Rio 2016 when dozens of officials and referees were suspended over alleged match-fixing.
FINA World Championships 2019: Olympic medallist Tamas Kenderesi held back over sexual harassment allegations
Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi has been banned from leaving the country for 10 days until the South Korean police investigate an incident in a nightclub
Thomas Rohler interview: Rio 2016 gold medallist on Germany's secret to success in javelin, Neeraj Chopra's emergence and more
Rohler talks about a host of issues: the mental barriers in javelin throwing; how to be a 90m thrower; his own path from a small city called Jena to becoming an Olympic champion; the secret behind Germany’s success in javelin throw and India’s Neeraj Chopra.
Women's World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland
Having won Finland’s only medal at Rio Olympics, boxer Mira Potkonen has become a flag-bearer for conventional sports in a country where events like Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships and Wife Carrying World Championships are now the biggest rage.