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Keen to see how I go up against the best in DTM, says Indian racer Arjun Maini

Keen to see how I go up against the best in DTM, says Indian racer Arjun Maini

New Delhi [India], May 6 (ANI): Arjun Maini, who is set to race for the Mercedes-AMG Performance Team GetSpeed in the upcoming 2021 DTM season at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3, expressed that he is looking forward to seeing how he goes up against the best."One thing that I have had to get used t...

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Rower Jakar in line for Olympic quota place

Rower Jakar in line for Olympic quota place

Tokyo, May 6 (IANS) India's Jakar Khan has emerged as a strong contender for an Olympic quota place in the men's single scull after his preliminary round performance in the World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta on Thursday.Khan posted a time of 8 minutes 07.32 se...

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Recurve archers fail to get visa, won't participate in World Cup

Recurve archers fail to get visa, won't participate in World Cup

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The eight-member Indian recurve archery team, including four in the women's category, will not compete in the Lausanne World Cup starting May 17 due to failure to get visas."The European nations are denying visas due to the second wave of Covid-19 in India. Even if we travel,...

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SAI approaches Malaysian govt to allow Indian shuttlers to travel for Malaysian Open

SAI approaches Malaysian govt to allow Indian shuttlers to travel for Malaysian Open

New Delhi [India], May 6 (ANI): The Sports Ministry, through the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), has approached the Malaysian government requesting for permission to the Indian Badminton team to travel to participate in the Malaysian Open scheduled from May 25 to May 30. This is in light of a te...

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Tokyo Olympics: Pfizer, BioNTech to supply vaccines for athletes

Tokyo Olympics: Pfizer, BioNTech to supply vaccines for athletes

Tokyo [Japan], May 6 (ANI): As part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE to donate doses of their...

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Malaysian Open: Oly hopes of Indian shuttlers in limbo as travel restriction sees team withdraw from event

Malaysian Open: Oly hopes of Indian shuttlers in limbo as travel restriction sees team withdraw from event

New Delhi [India], May 6 (ANI): The Indian badminton team has withdraw from the Malaysian Open, scheduled from May 25 to 30, owing to a temporary travel restriction imposed by the Malaysian government on travellers from India.The ban came into effect from April 28. The tournament is one of the last ...

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Mary Kom on her own as personal coach down with Covid

Mary Kom on her own as personal coach down with Covid

Yadav is undergoing a 15-day quarantine at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium."It is a difficult situation. Last week my Covid-19 report was negative. Since then I haven't interacted with anyone but my Wednesday's Covid-19 test revealed that I'm positive. I was supposed to join the national c...

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IWF welcomes revised Olympic qualification system for weightlifting at Tokyo

IWF welcomes revised Olympic qualification system for weightlifting at Tokyo

Lausanne [Switzerland], May 6 (ANI): The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has welcomed the publication of the revised Olympic qualification system, developed in agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Adjustments had become necessary in order to reflect the circumstances...

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Reigning TT world champion Liu suffers twin losses in 'simulation'

Reigning TT world champion Liu suffers twin losses in 'simulation'

Xinxiang (China), May 6 (IANS) Reigning world champion Liu Shiwen suffered two failures in one day and was ousted from both the women's singles and mixed doubles quarter-finals at China's table tennis Olympic simulation here on Wednesday.The 30-year-old player, partnering Xu Xin, was shown the door ...

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Olympic-bound sailors' preparation delayed

Olympic-bound sailors' preparation delayed

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The preparation for Tokyo Olympics of sailors KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar could be delayed as they cannot travel to Portugal due to restrictions put in place for Indian travellers.Both Ganapathy and Thakkar have qualified in the 49er category. "Portugal is the right place ...

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