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Shiva Keshavan appointed chief coach, high performance director of national luge team
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Shiva Keshavan appointed chief coach, high performance director of national luge team

In a letter addressed to the Arjuna awardee, the federation informed Keshavan of its decision to appoint him for the twin role while acknowledging his achievements representing India in the past 22 years.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No Summer Games next year likely means no Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022 either, says IOC member Dick Pound
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: No Summer Games next year likely means no Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022 either, says IOC member Dick Pound

The Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled for 4 to 20 February, 2022, just six months after the Tokyo Summer Games, which are now set to be held from 23 July to 8 August, 2021 after being pushed back a year by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory
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The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory

In this edition of The Heist, we look at instances from the Olympics that make you believe in miracles:

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 organisers say venues on-track despite virus outbreak
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 organisers say venues on-track despite virus outbreak

Organisers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games say they are on track to complete all competition venues by year-end and have teams in place for test events, despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India
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Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India

Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics, is aiming to build an academy to nurture talented youngsters and is in talks with a couple of state governments.

Russia's biathlon athlete Evgeny Ustyugov to lose Sochi Olympic gold medal in new doping case
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Russia's biathlon athlete Evgeny Ustyugov to lose Sochi Olympic gold medal in new doping case

Evgeny Ustyugov's results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.

Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Skater suffers life-threatening injury after 16-foot fall during rehearsal for Opening Ceremony
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Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Skater suffers life-threatening injury after 16-foot fall during rehearsal for Opening Ceremony

A female skater was severely injured after falling to the ice from about five meters (16 feet) during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne, police said Wednesday.

Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Warm weather, rains affect preparations for upcoming Lausanne Games
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Winter Youth Olympics 2020: Warm weather, rains affect preparations for upcoming Lausanne Games

St Moritz prides itself as the birthplace of modern winter sports but the Swiss city has been hit by warm weather and had to wait until days before the Lausanne 2020 winter Youth Olympics to confirm its lake is iced up and ready for speed skating events.

World Cup 2022 qualifier: North Korea set to host their first competitive game in Men's football against rivals South Korea
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World Cup 2022 qualifier: North Korea set to host their first competitive game in Men's football against rivals South Korea

The development should ease concerns over the fixture, which comes at a time of renewed tensions between the two Koreas following a series of missile tests by the North.

IOC seeks clarifications on financial security of Stockholm's bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
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IOC seeks clarifications on financial security of Stockholm's bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The IOC said Wednesday it had asked Stockholm for clarifications over financial backing for its bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics 2026 candidates Stockholm, Milan have 'fully embraced' cost-cutting reforms, says IOC
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Winter Olympics 2026 candidates Stockholm, Milan have 'fully embraced' cost-cutting reforms, says IOC

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi went down as the most expensive in history, costing an estimated 50 billion dollars (45m euros)

Germany's double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announces retirement at 25 after struggling with health issues
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Germany's double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announces retirement at 25 after struggling with health issues

Dahlmeier has won seven world championship gold medals, and last year in Pyeongchang she became the first female biathlete to win both the sprint and the pursuit at the same Olympics

IOC evaluation commission chief Octavian Morariu 'very, very positive' about Italy's 2026 Winter Olympics bid
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IOC evaluation commission chief Octavian Morariu 'very, very positive' about Italy's 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Italy's financial capital Milan and ski resort Cortina D'Ampezzo in the Dolomites are presenting a joint bid to stage Italy's fourth Olympic Games.

South Korean Olympic chief apologises for 'systematic flaw' which failed to prevent sexual assault of athletes by coaches
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South Korean Olympic chief apologises for 'systematic flaw' which failed to prevent sexual assault of athletes by coaches

The head of South Korea's top sports body apologised for a litany of sexual assault cases between young athletes and their coaches.

Milan, Stockholm present bids to host 2026 Winter Olympics after string of withdrawals from rival cities
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Milan, Stockholm present bids to host 2026 Winter Olympics after string of withdrawals from rival cities

The race to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has highlighted a general trend in recent years against staging the expensive showcase sporting event.

Firstpost Explains: Why are so many cities pulling out of bids to host once-prestigious Olympics
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Firstpost Explains: Why are so many cities pulling out of bids to host once-prestigious Olympics

Earlier last week, Calgary citizens voted against the city hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. But why are so many cities pulling out of bids to host the once-prestigious Games? Firstpost explains

Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires; says she is ready for 'new chapter' in life
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Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires; says she is ready for 'new chapter' in life

Arguably Britain's greatest Winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold has decided to call it quits on her immensely successful career at the age of 29, choosing instead to focus on nurturing young talent.

Italy to propose new Milan-Cortina joint bid for 2026 Winter Olympics, but claim door still open for Turin after withdrawal
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Italy to propose new Milan-Cortina joint bid for 2026 Winter Olympics, but claim door still open for Turin after withdrawal

Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across three cities and instead proposing a joint initiative by just Milan and Cortina.

Bulgaria preparing bid to host 2024 Youth Winter Olympics after receiving encouragement from IOC president Thomas Bach
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Bulgaria preparing bid to host 2024 Youth Winter Olympics after receiving encouragement from IOC president Thomas Bach

Bulgaria will prepare a bid to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2024 after receiving a message of encouragement from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Friday.

Suspect confesses to killing Olympic figure skater Denis Ten even as Kazakhstan authorities arrest second attacker
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Suspect confesses to killing Olympic figure skater Denis Ten even as Kazakhstan authorities arrest second attacker

One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said on Friday.