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Kunming Marathon to be held online on December 6

Kunming Marathon to be held online on December 6

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) The 5th Kunming Marathon will be held on December 6 in an online format, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) announced on Sunday.The original edition of the SCO Kunming Marathon, which has been held annually since 2016, attracted more than 80,000 participants. This eve...

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China confirms participation in Tokyo gymnastics event in November

China confirms participation in Tokyo gymnastics event in November

Tokyo, Oct 14 (IANS) The Chinese national gymnastics team has confirmed its participation in Japan's first international tournament in more than half a year, a top team official has said."This is our first international competition since the Covid-19 outbreak. We will be isolated for 14 days of quar...

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Dita named ambassador for Half Marathon C'ships Gdynia 2020

Dita named ambassador for Half Marathon C'ships Gdynia 2020

Gdynia (Poland), Oct 14 (IANS) Romania's 2008 Olympic champion Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships to be held in Gdynia on Saturday.The Romanian competed at eight editions of the World Half Marathon Championships and earned seven medals i...

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Tokyo to host international gymnastics event on Nov 8

Tokyo to host international gymnastics event on Nov 8

Tokyo, Oct 13 (IANS) The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced Tokyo will host an international gymnastics tournament on November 8."As part of the return to international competition, the FIG will hold a unique Artistic Gymnastics event to bring together some of the world's best a...

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'Sunfeast India Run As One' raises over Rs 3 crore

'Sunfeast India Run As One' raises over Rs 3 crore

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The 'Sunfeast India Run As One' movement, which was initiated by Procam International on August 15, has raised over Rs 3.12 crore through active participation in support of livelihoods affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.The platform witnessed heartfelt support and encourageme...

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Cheptegei & Gidey break world records in Valencia

Cheptegei & Gidey break world records in Valencia

Valencia, Oct 8 (IANS) Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia have smashed world records over 10,000m and 5,000m respectively at Valencia meeting which had been billed as ‘World Record Day by organisers.On Wednesday evening, Gidey was the first to go into the annals of athletics ...

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SAI coaches to take 'age-appropriate fitness tests' twice a year

SAI coaches to take 'age-appropriate fitness tests' twice a year

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has asked all coaches of the organisation to take fitness tests twice a year, with the record for same being maintained in their personal files.As part of the fitness protocol, all coaches will have to clear the following tests: Body Compos...

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World Athletics award Heritage Plaque to 6 historic road races

World Athletics award Heritage Plaque to 6 historic road races

Monaco, Oct 3 (IANS) Six of the world's oldest footraces have been awarded the Heritage Plaque by World Athletics.The road races are Around the Bay Road Race, Hamilton, Ontario- founded 1894, YMCA Turkey Trot, Buffalo, New York - founded 1896, Bechovice 10k, Prague - founded 1897, Giro Podistico di ...

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SAI issues SOP for 'GRTP' for Covid-positive athletes

SAI issues SOP for 'GRTP' for Covid-positive athletes

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has issued guidelines (SOP) for high-performance athletes who are training at SAI centres and tested positive for coronavirus.Under the new guidelines, termed "Graduated Return to Play" (GRTP), all SAI officials and centres have been asked ...

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Athens Marathon cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Athens Marathon cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Athens, Oct 2 (IANS) The 2020 Athens Marathon, which was slated to take place on November 7-8, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) in a statement on Thursday said that they had discussed several measures to hold the annual event in a safe manner,...

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