Sports ministry extends contracts of foreign coaches till 2021; future hirings to be made on four-year basis
The sports ministry has extended the contracts of foreign coaches till 30 September, 2021, keeping in mind the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and has committed itself to hiring coaches on a four-year cycle to ensure continuity.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Local sponsors to chip in with $3.3 billion as organisers look to re-evaluate costs
With the Games delayed for a year, sponsors will be asked to sign up again. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said talks would begin next month.
Indian tennis star Leander Paes says eighth-successive Olympics appearance will be difficult to pull off
Paes, who turned 47 on Wednesday, had announced that 2020 would be his last season and the Tokyo Olympics was expected to be his swansong event but the COVID-19 pandemic upset his plans.
'Ignominy of doping ban made me suicidal' Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on her mental struggle and fight for justice
A victim of administrative goof-ups and wrongful doping case, Sanjita Chanu lost two years of her prime. The weightlifter speaks about her mental struggle, her fight for justice and future plans
Russia's sports ministry wants World Athletics to allow their athletes to compete even if $5 million fine isn't paid
Russia edged closer to a new fight with World Athletics after the sports ministry said its leading athletes must be allowed to compete internationally even if a $5 million fine isn't paid.
A review of Olympic sports bodies published on Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India goalkeeper Savita hoping to put Rio nightmare behind her, says best is yet to come
Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita says her best is yet to come and the side is determined to exorcise the ghosts of the Rio Olympics by creating history at the Tokyo Games.
Olympic quota secured, boxer Vikas Krishan plans to return to professional boxing in August-September
"The Olympics, as you know, have been postponed, so I am planning to go back to professional boxing by August-end or early September. By then, I hope international flights will resume and logistics can be worked out," Vikas said.
Niccolo Campriani finds new meaning in life after retirement with project helping refugee shooters qualify for Tokyo 2020
Niccolo Campriani’s project is not just about training refugee shooters for Tokyo 2020. It’s also about helping them discover a new identity and sending a message to other athletes that life goes on beyond a sporting career.
An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year.
Firstpost Masterclass: India's foremost basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill on skills, training and guidance required for success
What is it like to play in top leagues of US and Japan? How do elite basketball players train and hone their skills? How can Indian youngsters make it big in basketball? India's ace basketball player Amjyot Singh explains all this and more in this edition of Firstpost Masterclass.
'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools
One of India's top swimmers Virdhawal Khade has spoken about quitting the sport due to lack of clarity with regard to the use of swimming pools again for practice.
The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee is open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Olympics.
US Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the US Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games CEO says 80 percent venues have been secured ahead of next year's rescheduled mega-event
Tokyo 2020 organisers announced on Friday that 80 percent of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year’s rearranged Games.
Tokyo Olympics: Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh confident of breaching qualification mark once training resumes
"I am confident of going past the Olympic qualification mark. I was in good form before the lockdown, and frankly, jumping 17 metres is not an impossible task," Arpinder said.
Firstpost Masterclass: 'Taking care of horses is a full-time job', Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Fouaad Mirza opens up about nuances of equestrian riding, the logistics of transporting horses (including what a horse passport is), how riders forge a bond with their horses, and more.
Despite the unprecedented challenges, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said that cancelling the Games had not been discussed with the IOC.
As per safety norms, men and women hockey teams are changing the grip of their sticks regularly while there is a temperature check every day.
IOC confirms that its ban on protests remains after several sports federations allow athletes to show dissent: Report
IOC has confirmed that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Games after several sports moved to allow protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.