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WADA partially lifts ban on Russian anti-doping agency, allows it to 'plan and co-ordinate testing' of samples
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WADA partially lifts ban on Russian anti-doping agency, allows it to 'plan and co-ordinate testing' of samples

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Tuesday a decision to give the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) the right for planning and collecting of doping samples.

Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu in a spot of bother after teen's death
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Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu in a spot of bother after teen's death

The 19-year-old, identified as Satish Kumar, was found dead near a railway track in Tamil Nadu's Salem district. He had hit the parked car of Mariyappan a day earlier, which led to the squabble.

Virat Kohli, Dipa Karmakar among sporting icons awarded with Padma Shri
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Virat Kohli, Dipa Karmakar among sporting icons awarded with Padma Shri

Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar were honoured with the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel lays foundation stone at India's first para athlete training centre
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Sports Minister Vijay Goel lays foundation stone at India's first para athlete training centre

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gandhinagar, which will be the first-ever training facility in the country dedicated to para athletes.

India trying to learn from the Australia, UK to become sporting superpower, says sports ministry
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India trying to learn from the Australia, UK to become sporting superpower, says sports ministry

Aiming to improve its standing as a sporting nation globally, India is trying to adopt the models followed by Australia and United Kingdom (UK), a top Sports Ministry official said on Monday.

India's Rio Paralympics success: How parallel sports is on the cusp of revolution
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India's Rio Paralympics success: How parallel sports is on the cusp of revolution

'Movement' and 'Revolution' are strong words to use, but the progress made by para sports and its athletes in the last few years has been noteworthy. With over 30 per cent of India's Paralympics medals thus far coming at Rio, those words are perhaps just

Deepa Malik's Paralympics triumph shows the value of putting 'ability over disability'
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Deepa Malik's Paralympics triumph shows the value of putting 'ability over disability'

Deepa Malik, 45-year-old Arjuna Awardee and now Paralympic medal winner, had participated in swimming and track and field events, and was a biker and car rally driver before a spinal tumour left her paralysed from the chest down in 1999

PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympians, says they have made country proud
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PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympians, says they have made country proud

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met the Indian athletes who took part in the Rio Paralympic Games, including the four medallists, and applauded them for making the country proud with their achievements.

Delhi Golf club announces Rs 50 lakh in cash awards for Rio Olympics and Paralympics winners
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Delhi Golf club announces Rs 50 lakh in cash awards for Rio Olympics and Paralympics winners

The Delhi Golf club on Tuesday announced cash awards of Rs 50 lakhs for all medal winners from the 2016 Rio Olympics & Paralympics.

Deepa's life story is very inspiring and I have learned a lot from her, says Sakshi Malik
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Deepa's life story is very inspiring and I have learned a lot from her, says Sakshi Malik

Rio Olympics bronze-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik on Tuesday termed the life story of para athlete Deepa Malik as inspiring.

Paralympic medalists also eligible for Khel Ratna, announces Vijay Goel
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Paralympic medalists also eligible for Khel Ratna, announces Vijay Goel

Paralympic athletes who have won accolades and medals for India during the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games will be treated at par with the country's Olympic athletes, and will also be considered for prestigious Khel Ratna awards

Paralympics 2016: India's Amit Kumar Saroha misses out on club throw bronze by a whisker
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Paralympics 2016: India's Amit Kumar Saroha misses out on club throw bronze by a whisker

India's Amit Kumar Saroha missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the men's F-51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday

Paralympians deserve the highest recognition and awards, says Milkha Singh
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Paralympians deserve the highest recognition and awards, says Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh feels that the Paralympics deserve the highest recognition and awards that the country can bestow upon them as they are the perfect examples of what can be achieved against all odds.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Naresh Kumar Sharma fails to advance after finishing 40th in shooting event
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Naresh Kumar Sharma fails to advance after finishing 40th in shooting event

India's Naresh Kumar Sharma finished 40th and failed to reach the final of the Mixed R6 50 metres Rifle Prone-SH1 at the Rio Paralympics.

No policy to award Khel Ratna for Paralympians till now, says Vijay Goel
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No policy to award Khel Ratna for Paralympians till now, says Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday refused to commit if medallists of the ongoing Rio Paralympics will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award --the highest sporting honour in the country.