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Olympic men's 100 metres freestyle silver-medallist Pieter Timmers  to retire from swimming after current season
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson says there's more to learn from losing abroad than winning in India
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Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson says there's more to learn from losing abroad than winning in India

Jinson Johnson has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics after a successful Asian Games where he won two medals and will be hoping to solidify his place as one of India's best athletes.

Asian Games 2018: Olympic Council of Asia foils Russian cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya's attempts to compete for Uzbekistan
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Asian Games 2018: Olympic Council of Asia foils Russian cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya's attempts to compete for Uzbekistan

Olga Zabelinskaya, a cyclist who formerly represented Russia, winning silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, attempted to compete for Uzbekistan at the Asian Games but was denied permission.

Gymnastics star Dipa Karmakar's golden comeback at Turkey should help her confidence soar high ahead of Asian Games
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Gymnastics star Dipa Karmakar's golden comeback at Turkey should help her confidence soar high ahead of Asian Games

Aat the Mersin Gymnastics Hall on Sunday, Dipa Karmakar opted for Handspring 360 and Tsukuhara 720 with difficulty ratings of 5.4 and 5.6 to log an impressive 14.100 and 14.200, and was miles ahead of her rivals.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai's 10m air pistol gold could rekindle Olympic ambitions after confidence-hit at Rio
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai's 10m air pistol gold could rekindle Olympic ambitions after confidence-hit at Rio

The Olympic peak still looms large over the unassuming Jitu Rai, but this performance may just will him for a repeat journey.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold medallist Mirabai Chanu reveals how she nearly quit weightlifting after Rio failure
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold medallist Mirabai Chanu reveals how she nearly quit weightlifting after Rio failure

Mirabai Chanu's record-breaking feats at the Commonwealth Games 2018 might never have happened had she decided to hang up her boots, which she nearly did after her disappointing show at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Cate Campbell promises to make up for 'great choke' at 2016 Rio Olympics
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Cate Campbell promises to make up for 'great choke' at 2016 Rio Olympics

Cate Campbell is blazing the comeback trail after taking a year out from the sport, prompted by what Campbell described as the "greatest choke in Olympic history" in Rio.

Miami Open: Juan Martin Del Potro hopes to win third straight ATP title of 2018 at 'favourite' tournament
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Miami Open: Juan Martin Del Potro hopes to win third straight ATP title of 2018 at 'favourite' tournament

Juan Martin Del Potro captured his second ATP title in a row when he beat Roger Federer to win the Indian Wells Masters title.

Futuristic superhero characters chosen as mascots for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
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Futuristic superhero characters chosen as mascots for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

The Tokyo 2020 mascot will hope to replicate the success of Soohorang, the cuddly stuffed tiger from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang handed out to athletes on the podium.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Sakshi Malik will look to upgrade Glasgow silver to gold at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Sakshi Malik will look to upgrade Glasgow silver to gold at Gold Coast

At Gold Coast, the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will be leading India's charge in wrestling in the women's section and she would want to translate reasonable success in 2017 to a major success this year.

Mumbai Marathon 2018: On 2016 champ Nitendra Singh Rawat's comeback, Gopi Thonakal leaves with bragging rights
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Mumbai Marathon 2018: On 2016 champ Nitendra Singh Rawat's comeback, Gopi Thonakal leaves with bragging rights

In a race of small margins, Gopi held on to his pace and finished ahead of Nitendra Singh Rawat, the man he had been a pacer to in 2016.