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Wrestling Federation to introduce fines on players to curb doping

Wrestling is perhaps one sport which has seen the greatest number of cases regarding doping and performance enhancing drugs intake- second probably only to athletics. When it comes to Indian grapplers competing in the National Circuit, cases of doping are rife with news seldom surfacing of the Wrestling Federation of India handing out bans to offenders. Now, that seems...

On this day in 1896, the first modern Olympic games were held

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Before the prestigious Olympic Games became the spectacle it is today, it began as a modest ensemble of athletes in Athens on April 6, 1896. But the earliest reliable date that recorded history gives for the first Olympics is 776 B.C., as is presumed by most historians. From 776 B.C., the Games were held at Olympia every four years...

Harmilan Bains breaks PU Chitra’s 1500m Universities record at Khelo India Games

Punjabi University’s Harmilan Kaur Bains improved upon PU Chitra’s All-India Universities women’s 1500m record to steal the limelight on the opening day of the athletics competition in the inaugural Khelo India University Games 2020 at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. She led from start to finish to complete her victory in 4:16.68. Harmilan, a 21-year-old from Patiala, who had shaved...

Wrestling: Asian Olympic Qualification deferred indefinitely because of Coronavirus 

Divya Kakran
The Asian Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers have been deferred indefinitely. There is no confirmation on the next date and venue. The Kyrgyzstan government has issued a directive to stop and defer all sports events in the country till next order in wake of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) spread. This has led to the postponement of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, scheduled for...

Sakshi Malik’s Olympic dreams end as Sonam through to qualifiers

Sonam Malik and Sakshi Malik (Image:
Sonam was given a lifeline by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after she was asked to fight it out in the trials that would decide who makes the qualifiers.

India bag 20 medals, their highest ever at Asian Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestlers - Asian Wrestling C'ships
India won a record-breaking 20 medals in the New Delhi's Asian Wrestling Championships held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The previous record was 16 medals at the last edition of the tournament in Xi’an in China. India also occupied the top spot of the team rankings in men’s freestyle at 95 points, followed by Iran at 83 points and...

Asian Wrestling Championships: All you need to know, preview, broadcast

Vinesh Phogat (Image: UWW)
As many as 30 wrestlers from India - 10 each in the men's and women's freestyle category along with 10 more in the Greco-Roman event - will be vying for top honours in the Asian Wrestling Championships that begins at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi from February 18. Ahead of the Olympics, the Indians...

Pakistani wrestlers get visas to India for the Asian Wrestling Championships 2020

Amidst much anxiety, four Pakistani wrestlers scheduled to participate at the Asian Wrestling Championships being held at New Delhi, India was finally granted their visas for the 18th February to 23rd February. The tense ties between the neighboring nations have been the cause for many a dispute in sports with the issuing of...

Valentine’s Day: Love stories that found their way in Indian sports

Amidst all the drama, aggression, pressure and stress you go through on the field, imagine finding someone who shares the same level of passion and temperament as you do for sports. Over the years we have seen many memorable fights and competition in the sports world but today being Valentine's day The Bridge brings you the most...

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold at Rome Ranking Series event

Vinesh Phogat
A fiesty Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal of the 2020 season at the Rome Ranking Series event after teen sensation Anshu Malik settled for a silver in 57kg competition. Vinesh downed two tough Chinese rivals on her way to the 53kg gold medal bout in which she overpowered Ecudor's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde...