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International Olympics Academy reopens after 2 years of renovation

International Olympics Academy reopens after 2 years of renovation

Athens [Greece], October 18 (ANI): The International Olympic Academy (IOA) in ancient Olympia has officially reopened after a two-year renovation on Sunday.The revamped facilities of the interdisciplinary centre for Olympic education and studies were inaugurated during a ceremony attended by Interna...

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IOC EB celebrates 100th anniversary in Ancient Olympia

IOC EB celebrates 100th anniversary in Ancient Olympia

Athens [Greece], October 18 (ANI): The 100th anniversary of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) was celebrated on Sunday.With the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, in attendance, the IOC EB assembled for a ceremony at the Coubertin Grove, the pl...

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Indian Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa wins Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour

Indian Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa wins Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour

New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Sixteen-year-old Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has won the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour finals after defeating Christopher Yoo of the USA.Praggnanandhaa defeated the American opponent by 3-0 to claim the victory in the final. The Indian Grand...

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Fencer Bhavani Devi wins Charlellville National Competition in France

Fencer Bhavani Devi wins Charlellville National Competition in France

Paris [France], October 18 (ANI): Ace Indian fencer Bhavani Devi has won the Women's Sabre Individual event at the Charlellville National Competition in France.Bhavani thanked coach Christian Bauer, Arnaud Schneider, and all the teammates for her victory."Won the Charlellville National Competition, ...

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Thomas Cup: Indonesia defeat China, claim title after 19 years

Thomas Cup: Indonesia defeat China, claim title after 19 years

Aarhus [Denmark], October 18 (ANI): The Indonesian men's badminton team on Sunday defeated China in the final match of the Thomas Cup 2021.The Asian powerhouse had won 13 titles before this, but they got stuck on that number since 2002. They had featured in two more finals, in 2010 and 2016, failing...

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Rajendra wins feature event in Rally de Hampi

Rajendra wins feature event in Rally de Hampi

Hosapete (Karnataka), Oct 17 (IANS) Rajendra RE of Team TVS Racing, the 2019 National champion, won the feature event and the overall honours and 2019 World Cup Baja winner Aishwarya Pissay won in Ladies Class as they led a sweep by Team TVS Racing the Rally de Hampi, the first round of the National...

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World Snooker Qualifiers: Amee Kamani, Varsha Sanjeev score contrasting wins

World Snooker Qualifiers: Amee Kamani, Varsha Sanjeev score contrasting wins

Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Amee Kamani of Madhya Pradesh and Varsha Sanjeev of Tamil Nadu recorded contrasting victories in their opening round 'Y' Camp (1st leg) matches of World Snooker Qualifiers, a Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) National Selection Tournament, here on Sunday.The MP c...

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Dutch Open 2021: Defending champ Lakshya Sen loses in men's singles final against Loh Kean Yew

Dutch Open 2021: Defending champ Lakshya Sen loses in men's singles final against Loh Kean Yew

Almere [Netherlands], October 17 (ANI): India's Lakshya Sen, the defending champion and top seed, lost to Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final of the Dutch Open 2021 here at the Topsportcentrum in Almere, on Sunday.The world No. 25 Lakshya Sen went down to the 41st-ranked Singaporean 21-12, 21-16...

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Angela Tanui, Tamirat Tola reign supreme at Amsterdam Marathon

Angela Tanui, Tamirat Tola reign supreme at Amsterdam Marathon

Amsterdam [Netherlands], October 17 (ANI): Angela Tanui and Tamirat Tola produced the fastest ever times on Dutch soil with their victories at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, clocking 2:17:57 and 2:03:39 respectively at the World Athletics Elite Platinum Label road race on Sunday.Tanui, who was a late a...

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IOC supports concerns over FIFA's plans for biennial World Cup

IOC supports concerns over FIFA's plans for biennial World Cup

Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 17 (IANS) The international football federation, FIFA's plans to hold its flagship Men's World Cup every two years has raised heckles in the clubs' circuit. The plan to switch the Men's World Cup from a quadrennial schedule to a biennial is now causing concerns among othe...

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