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IOA nominates Rakesh Gupta as official minutes recorder

IOA nominates Rakesh Gupta as official minutes recorder

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday nominated Rakesh Gupta, Joint Secretary of IOA, as the official minutes recorder for all IOA Executive Committee Meetings (EC), Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Special General Body Meetings (SGM)."As you are aware that...

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Djokovic, Serena reminisce Nelson Mandela's speech on 20th anniversary of Laureus World Sports Awards

Djokovic, Serena reminisce Nelson Mandela's speech on 20th anniversary of Laureus World Sports Awards

London [UK], May 25 (ANI): Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and American player Serena Williams on Monday reminisced about the speech delivered by former South Africa President Nelson Mandela at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards two decades ago. On this day 20 years ago, Mandela had delive...

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COVID-19: Japan baseball league nears return

COVID-19: Japan baseball league nears return

Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) The Japanese baseball season is set for resumption after two teams reportedly held practice games on Monday. The league has been suspended since March 20 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.Orix Buffaloes and SoftBank Hawks held respective intra-squad sc...

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Kiren Rijiju condoles demise of Balbir Singh Sr

Kiren Rijiju condoles demise of Balbir Singh Sr

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Monday condoled the demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr who passed away this morning at the age of 95 after battling multiple health issues in Mohali.Rijiju paid his heartfelt tribute and prayed for the ...

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Dutee Chand returns to track after 2 months

Dutee Chand returns to track after 2 months

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 25 (ANI): Indian sprinter Dutee Chand on Monday resumed her training after a two-month break due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.The 24-year-old hit the track at Kalinga Stadium here in Bhubaneswar. "I am thankful that tracks have been opened, we were sitting i...

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Nehwal, Kashyap, Praneeth lash out at BWF's revamped 2020 calendar

Nehwal, Kashyap, Praneeth lash out at BWF's revamped 2020 calendar

New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth on Friday lashed out at the revamped tournament calendar announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the remaining 2020 season following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Taking to Twitter, Kashyap compl...

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SAI releases Rs 8.25 cr as Out of Pocket allowance for 2,749 Khelo India athletes

SAI releases Rs 8.25 cr as Out of Pocket allowance for 2,749 Khelo India athletes

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday informed that it has released over Rs 8,24,70,000 as Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA) for 2749 Khelo India athletes for the first quarter of 2020-21."The money has been transferred to the bank accounts of the athletes on May...

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Chinese javelin thrower Shiying conserving energy for Olympics

Chinese javelin thrower Shiying conserving energy for Olympics

Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Liu Shiying, a silver medallist in the women's javelin event at the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships, is conserving energy for the Tokyo Olympics through a winter camp."I am trying to build my physical energy during winter camp, getting myself ready for the Tokyo Olympi...

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Kiren Rijiju extends greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr

Kiren Rijiju extends greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Sunday extended greetings to people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Rijiju took to Twitter and wrote: "Eid Mubarak! Best wishes to everyone celebrating #EidAlFitr May Allah bring you joy, happiness, peace and...

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Japanese pro wrestler Hana Kimura dies aged 22

Japanese pro wrestler Hana Kimura dies aged 22

Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) Japanese professional wrestler Hana Kimura died at the age of 22. While the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, Kimura had posted a number of troubling social media posts in recent days.Kimura's last post on Instagram was a picture of herself and a cat with the message: "I ...

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