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Coronavirus: BCCI donates Rs 51 crore for fight against Covid-19

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) donated Rs 51 crore to Prime Minister's Relief Fund for disaster management in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary and Office Bearers of the...
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‘Shame on BCCI’ trends on Twitter as netizens urges support from body

Sports icons and sports bodies from India have come forward to lend their helping hand towards for people into their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. From Sachin Tendulkar to Hima Das and Dipa Karmakar have provided monetary relief and...
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Bhaichung Bhutia in AFC’s video awareness campaign in fight against coronavirus pandemic

The campaign carries the message of solidarity in these challenging times and promotes the guidelines put in place by WHO to practice good personal hygiene, social distancing and where enforced, respecting the #StayAtHome rules.
India's chief national coach Pullela Gopichand(Image: TheSecular_News)

Pullela Gopichand heaps praise on SAI’s online workshop for athletes amid lockdown

The sessions on opening day was attended by athletes and para athletes from all sport, including Olympic probables shooters Divyash Panwar, Apurvi Chandela, Abhishek Verma, Anish Bhanwala, boxers Lovlina Borgohain and Nikhat Zarin along with swimmer Srihari Nataraj.
Mamta Banerjee urges people for support (Image: Twitter)

Mohun Bagan donates Rs 20 lakh to combat COVID-19 pandemic

This is a campaign started by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee where in people can contribute to the fight against the pandemic by supporting the Chief Minister's relief fund.
Nisar Ahmed, Indian Sprinter (Image: Livemint)

It will take eight weeks for athletes to fully recover after lockdown: SAI

One of his major concerns was gaining weight from the excessive rest or lack of physical activity.
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ISL 2020-21 Transfer Rumours: ATK-Mohun Bagan sign Churchill Brothers star

The 25-year-old mideo, who impressed for Churchill Brothers in the I-League this season, has agreed a two-year deal with ATK-Mohun Bagan.
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Athletes can compete if they finish their punishment: WADA President

WADA president has cleared that the athletes who were punished for doping will be allowed to participate in next year's Olympics if they complete their punishment by then.
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Amid lockdown, Indian shooters will soon run out of ammunition

While India is witnessing a total lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak, a new crisis has cropped up for the top shooters of our country. With the lockdown being observed across many countries of the world, shooters will not be able...

Fresh schedule for Olympics may not suit everybody, says World Athletics president Sebastian Coe

"We are probably not going to reach a solution that meets with the approval of every sport.  But there does have to be an element of flexibility and there is going to be flexibility for the next two years." explained Coe.

Indian shot putter Navin Chikara suspended for four years for flunking dope test

Chikara, 23, has been banned for using a prohibited substance and his suspension period is effective from July 27, 2018, the Athletics Integrity Unit of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on March 27.

Kabaddi stars Ajay Thakur, Fazel Atrachali and other players urge fans to stay home...

The Kabbadi stars took to Instagram to spread the message and inspire people to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Saina Nehwal was among the several players who slammed BWF for not canceling All England Championship (Image: AFP)

Badminton World Federation addresses criticism on not prioritizing health of players

Top shuttles have criticized the sports governing body for carrying out with the All England Championship even as COVID-19 virus had spread and started claiming lives.

Prominent players unite to form Chess Players Forum

The Forum aims to present the chess players’ voice to the governing bodies of the game as well as to the Government of India, and to liaise with them on various issues involving chess players.

Abhinav Bindra vows to stand by his ‘team’ amid coronavirus crisis

"I can't claim to do much as India fights the corona pandemic but, despite, the uncertainty I am committed to my team for the foreseeable future. I will carry the load for as long as I can. Till we are back to helping our patients,athletes and clients," Bindra tweeted.

TCS World 10k Bengaluru Marathon postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The 13th edition of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru scheduled to take place on May 17, was on March 26 postponed in view of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, the race promoters said. The online registration for all categories of...

Coronavirus: Assam Cricket Association offers to convert Baspara Stadium into qurantine centers

Assam Cricket Association president Romen Dutta and secretary Devajit Saikia, on behalf of the state body, has decided to offer the Barsapara Stadium and its premises to Government of Assam for establishing temporary hospital and quarantine centre.
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Committee working to clear July and August window for Olympics next year

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair John Coates said they are working closely with international federations to find a window in July and August next year to reschedule the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The re-arranged dates for Olympics...

Coronavirus: When will sports resume? China gives the world hope

Without sports, we are starved and we crave to know when will PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri and others return to action. How long until we can feast our eyes again?

Indian sports icons who did their bit to help fight coronavirus

Here is how the sporting community is uniting and doing their bit in India's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What has T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur learnt from 50-over’s skipper Mithali Raj?

Sitting at her home skipper of Indian Women's T20 Cricket Team decided to have a Q&A session with her followers which is when she was asked what had she learnt from Mithali Raj.

Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight coronavirus pandemic

Tendulkar has decided to contribute Rs. 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Basketball players Pranav Prince, Achintya Krishna honing skills at home amid lockdown

Pranav is invested in reading, Achintya is honing his skills with the Ukulele. While it is being advised to stay indoors, both are still trying to maintain a connect with the sport they love, in their own way.

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for 2021 games

The IOC and international sports federations held a teleconference on March 26 where it was decided to respect the qualification process.

Coronavirus: Indian Table Tennis player Takeme Sarkar stuck in Spain

Takeme Sarkar had gone to compete in the Spanish League in Malaga, about 12 kilometres from capital Madrid. The 14th ranked India player, who hails from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, was slated to return on March 24.
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What could be possible new dates for Tokyo Olympics?

With Tokyo Olympics getting postponed by a year IOC and the Olympic Organizing Committee are looking for a fresh schedule of the Tokyo games with the possibility of having the mega event during spring in Japan.

Coronavirus: Hima Das to donate 1 month’s salary to help people

Sprinter Hima Das on Thursday pledged to support the Assam government to fight the emergency situation amid COVID-19 pandemic. The Assam girl twitted: Friends it’s high time to stand together & support people who need us. I am contributing 1...

Ace shooter Sanjeev Rajput presses ‘reset button’ after Olympics postponement

Formerly with the Indian Navy, Rajput has faced the highs and lows of life with dignity, never complaining about the problems that knocked on his door for no fault of his.
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With Olympics postponed, Leander Paes might delay his retirement

India's seasoned tennis star Leander Paes is considering to extend his career by one more year to aim for an eighth Olympic appearance following the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paes, who will...
Sharath Kamal had won India's first gold in table tennis at commonwealth games 14 years ago.

This day That year: Sharath Kamal wins for India its first gold at Commonwealth...

Sharath Kamal had won India's first gold at commonwealth games in table tennis today in 2006 in Melbourne.
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90% increase in sports viewership in last 4 years- BARC report

There has been a 90% increase in the viewership of sports in television in the last four years with most of the cricketing events getting the majority of the views.

Postponed Olympics gives tainted wrestler Nar Singh a second chance

If the Olympic Games were to be held as scheduled earlier in July-August, Yadav would not have got the chance to compete in them. But now a full year at his disposal he can stake claim in 74kg category in which India is yet to secure a quota.

Enjoy the favourite games of 90s kids in 2020

Of all the generations, the luckiest are probably those who spent their childhood in the 1990s. Why? Because it is the only generation that got to relish both offline and online worlds and witness this revolutionary transformation of almost...
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5 beneficial characteristics of online rummy

Gaming in our country is flourishing and becoming more popular by the day. From the younger generation to men and women of all ages, online games have become a significant part of everyone's life. Indian Rummy has also increased...

Coronavirus: PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakhs in fight against Covid-19

PV Sindhu, on Thursday, joined famous sports personalities from around the world to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Watch: Amid lockdown Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju inspires people to stay fit

As Indian are forced to stay indoors during the nationwide 21-day lockdown, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju inspired people to stay fit by promoting the #FItIndiaChallenge.

Mithali Raj asks BCCI to launch women’s IPL next year, says the board shouldn’t...

After India lost the T20 World Cup in the finals earlier this month, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar had called for a full-fledged women's IPL from next year to unearth talent.

How big is the loss to Japan for postponing the Tokyo Olympics?

The Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei put the added cost at $2.7 billion, citing an estimate from local organizers.

Coronavirus: How sportspersons can overcome their anxiety?

It’s a tough time. We’re are amid a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. While some are directly being affected by the coronavirus, others are bracing for what may come. And all of us are...

FIFA could reschedule Women’s U-17 World Cup due to coronavirus pandemic threat

The pandemic has led to either cancellation or postponement of all sporting events lined up in the coming times, the biggest being the Tokyo Olympics and Euros.
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Coronavirus: All India Football Federation to hold Masters Programme exam online

The first set of entrance examination was conducted on 23 February across the country while the second set will be held on 29 March. Keeping the current health crisis in mind, the AIFF has decided to hold this exam online.
Suresh Raina and Rajyavardhan Rathore (Image: Twitter)

What happened when Suresh Raina went live with Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Rathore?

In any other circumstance, postponement/cancelation of Olympics would have been a huge disappointment for the athletes who have been preparing for that one day for the longest time. But since this postponement was so that the rapid spread of...
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly (Source: HT)

Sourav Ganguly to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh for underprivileged

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has come forward in support of those affected by the 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, pledging to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh for the underprivileged. Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice will provide...
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Range simulators to help Indian shooters practice indoors — Jaspal Rana

Confined to their homes owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, India's marksmen and women will soon be provided with shooting range simulators -- SIUS Ascor's electronic target systems -- which will allow them to practice indoors efficiently. Work is already...
B. Sai Praneeth (Image: India All Sports - Twitter)

Badminton: Indian shuttlers urge federation to freeze ranking for Olympic qualification

The Olympics postponement brought some relief but Indian shuttlers, including B Sai Praneeth, are still wondering why the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is yet to freeze the rankings and sought clarity about the qualification process of the Tokyo Games. The...
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With Olympics being postponed, coaches to churn out new plans

The athletes are playing the waiting game for now but coaches involved with India's Olympic-bound bunch have already put their thinking hats on to redraw the preparation plans a day after the Games got postponed to 2021. The deadly...

Indian team hockey captains vow to stay committed to their goals

A day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee jointly announced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the growing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Men and Women's Hockey team...
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Indian Paralympic body welcomes postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday welcomed the postponement of Tokyo Olympics to 2021, calling it a "big relief" for para athletes who were in a dilemma over their preparation. "PCI will also now be in a better...
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Table Tennis: More preparation time for Indian paddlers but foreign coach unlikely

The postponement of Tokyo Olympics to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic has given India's table tennis squad more time to prepare and given the current scenario, the sport's governing body TTFI is looking to fill the head...
Neeraj Chopra (Image: TOI)

We should look at the Olympics postponement positively — Neeraj Chopra

His much-awaited Olympic debut has been delayed by a year but star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is unfazed as he feels humanity needs to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic more than anything else right now. Chopra qualified for the...