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COVID-19: Tokyo Oly organising committee staff member tests positive

COVID-19: Tokyo Oly organising committee staff member tests positive

Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) A member of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee has tested positive for COVID-19. The committee said in a statement on Friday that the female staffer has been working from home since July 30 and her last day working on site at any Tokyo 2020 facility was on July 29."The Tokyo...

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Two-time European 800m champion Krol handed doping ban

Two-time European 800m champion Krol handed doping ban

Paris, Aug 7 (IANS) Two-time European 800-meter champion Nataliia Krol of Ukraine has been handed a 20-month ban for doping violation by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)."The AIU has banned Ukrainian middle-distance runner Nataliia Krol for 20 months with effect from January 16, 2020 for the prese...

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Think I didn't get a fair chance: Bolt on A-League stint

Think I didn't get a fair chance: Bolt on A-League stint

Jamaica, Aug 6 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt recently jogged down memory lane and recalled his short football stint with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League.Following a decade of dominance, Bolt hung up his illustrious boots after finishing third in the 100m event at...

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Phased restart of training at SAI NCOEs from Oct 1, says Rijiju

Phased restart of training at SAI NCOEs from Oct 1, says Rijiju

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) National Centres of Excellence (NCOE) across the country will be opened in a "phased manner" starting on October 1.In a review meeting held by the ministry and SAI, Rijiju also said that...

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258 athletes shortlisted across 12 disciplines for TOPS developmental scheme

258 athletes shortlisted across 12 disciplines for TOPS developmental scheme

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) 258 athletes have been shortlisted in 12 sporting disciplines by the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell who will be part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Developmental Group, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. This includes 85 who we...

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Rijiju urges states to identify infra for KISCE

Rijiju urges states to identify infra for KISCE

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday urged states to identify their best sporting infrastructure for the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).While chairing the first General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme, Rijiju addressed officials of state sports ...

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Diamond League in Doha rescheduled for September 25

Diamond League in Doha rescheduled for September 25

Zurich, Aug 4 (IANS) The 2020 Diamond League has announced a further change to its 2020 calendar amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the date for the Doha meet brought forward by around a fortnight.The fifth meeting of the season, which was scheduled for October 9, will now take place instead on Septem...

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Coleman must be more responsible after missed tests, feels Lyles

Coleman must be more responsible after missed tests, feels Lyles

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Hot on the heels of Christian Coleman being provisionally suspended for breaching whereabouts rules, World 200 metres champion Noah Lyles said his fellow American sprinter must show more responsibility.World 100 metres champion Coleman was provisionally suspended in June by the ...

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Moroccan runner El Mahjoub Dazza handed four-year doping ban

Moroccan runner El Mahjoub Dazza handed four-year doping ban

Rabat, Aug 1 (IANS) A high profile marathon runner El Mahjoub Dazza of Morocco has been suspended for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) due to anomalies in his biological passport."The World Athletes Disciplinary Tribunal has banned long-distance runner El Mahjoub Dazza of Morocco for...

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World Athletics preparing for COVID-19 impact on 2021 competitions

World Athletics preparing for COVID-19 impact on 2021 competitions

Monaco, July 31 (IANS) World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said that the global governing body for athletics is working on a contingency plan for a second consecutive year in which competitions would be impacted by COVID-19 just as they were in 2020. Coe told media after the World Athletics ...

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