World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.
Need more players at national camp to implement my Olympics plans, says India's badminton singles coach Agus Dwi Santoso
SAI allowed the national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on 1 August but only four are currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC faces fierce resistance ahead of national comittees briefing on state of Games
The IOC has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned from 24 July – 9 August, saying on Tuesday after a meeting with international sports federations that measures against the virus were delivering results.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: A look at financial and economic factors at risk if Games are cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
Tourism, a major contributor to recent Japanese growth, could take a hit from the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, although economists said the greater threat was from the coronavirus spread
Japan's Kento Momota ruled out for three months following eye surgery, set to miss All England Championships
Momota, one of Japan’s major hopes for a gold medal at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, also suffered facial lacerations and a nasal fracture when the van he was travelling in crashed into a truck on 13 January, killing the van driver.
Best of 2019: Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup, Eliud Kipchoge, Steve Smith feature in Firstpost Sports' top articles this year
Over the course of 2019, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s 10 best pieces of 2019.
Tokyo 2020 showpiece event being billed as 'Recovery Olympics', but for many in Fukushima life remains a struggle
The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors.
Sania Mirza to make return to competitive tennis with Hobart international, followed by Australian Open
Sania, winner of six Grand Slam titles, said she is back to her best shape.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chinese Taipei badminton star Chou Tien-chen treads coachless path to Games glory
Chou Tien-chen is taking the unusual step of gearing up for the 2020 Olympics without a coach, with his longtime physio and confidante shepherding him towards Tokyo gold.
NBA: Injured Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry determined to play Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says father
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is absolutely determined to play in next year's Olympics despite the hand injury which will leave him sidelined until February, his father told.
PV Sindhu's road to Tokyo 2020 gold gets tricky with Carolina Marin's incredible resurgence from dreadful knee injury
Carolina Marin’s amazing resurgence spells bad news for recently-crowned world champion PV Sindhu's chances of converting the colour of her Olympic medal from silver at Rio 2016 into gold at Tokyo next year.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Dipa Karmakar hasn't lost hope of qualifying despite injury setback, says coach Bishweshwar Nandi
"Dipa will need to win gold or silver in all the three World Cups next year to qualify. But she is taking it up as a challenge," Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi said.
Dutee Chand says coming out of closet has freed her from pressure, admits being scared when she 'was in hiding'
The first Indian athlete to confess to same-sex relationship, sprinter Dutee Chand says coming out of the closet was better than hiding her personal life from the public.
Pooja Dhanda Interview: 'Made mistakes in opportune positions', Olympics medal hopeful reflects on loss in Ranking Series final
Pooja Dhanda had triumped over 2017 European champion Grace Jacob Bullen at the World Championships last year. But suffered a 5-0 defeat against her in the gold medal contest in Ranking Series tournament in Italy.
IOC unveils plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics' boxing event, blueprint sees significant boost for women boxers
The IOC on Wednesday unveiled its plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics' boxing tournament which it is organising in place of amateur boxing's troubled governing body the AIBA.
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with Indian archery team, says there will be no shortage of funds for training
The newly appointed sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday interacted with the Indian archers and assured that the government will provide adequate funds for their training ahead.
FIH World Series 2019: India coach Graham Reid wants team to treat semi-final tie against Japan as 'normal game'
For India coach Graham Reid, the preparations still remains the same, whether it 's a group stage game or a crucial knockout match.
World Archery Championships: India men's recurve team qualify for gold medal match for first time in 14 years
India beat the Netherlands in a shoot off to qualify for the gold medal match of World Archery Championships 2019.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's recurve team book three Olympic quota places in archery, women falter against Belarus
Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Ramesh Jadhav and Atanu Das sealed three quota places for Tokyo Olympics 2020 after progressing to the quarter-finals of World Archery Championship.
Faster, stronger but not higher: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers warn countires against cannabis consumption
Cannabis rules in Japan are strict, with up to five years' prison for personal use and seven years for dealing. Tokyo hosts the Olympics next year from 24 July to 9 August.