Sunday, March 26, 2017

Peru Back On 2018 Dakar Rally Track With Bolivia, Argentina

Moscow, March 23 (IANS) In the next edition of the FIA Dakar Rally, the motorsports competition's route will stretch across the South American territories...

59 Countries & Regions Set For World Cross Country Meet In...

Kampala, March 22 (IANS) A total of 59 countries and regions will take part in the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...

Harikrishna Among Favourites In Shenzhen-Longgang Chess Tourney

Shenzhen (China), March 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna will begin as one of the favourites in the prestigious Shenzhen Longgang Chess Grand...

‘New Anti-Doping Agency ITA May Be Truly Independent’

Moscow, March 22 (IANS) There are reasons to believe that the new Independent Anti-Doping Testing Agency (ITA) to be established soon will be truly...

‘Now Or Never’ In 2024 Olympic Bid, Says Paris Bid Team

Paris, March 22 (IANS) The Paris Olympic bid team has shrugged off the possibility of waiting for another four years to host the Olympic...

Bachendri Pal To Lead All-Women Expedition To Mt. Everest

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Bachendri Pal, India's first woman to climb Mount Everest, is leading a women's expedition to the mountain's base camp...

Kenya Plots To Sweep Medals At World Cross-Country In Kampala

Nairobi, March 21 (IANS) The Kenyans have ruled the World Cross-Country athletics Championships in all the four editions held in Africa. That trend is...

National Observers Appointed For 12 Olympic Disciplines

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The sports ministry on Monday appointed National Observers for 12 Olympic disciplines for preparation and implementation of the long-term...

Rahul, Tejaswini, Neeraj Claim Titles At Domestic Shooting Meet

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rahul Punia of the Navy won the men's 50m Rifle Prone title beating Olympian Sanjeev Rajput in the final...

Racing Champ Ashwin Sundar, Wife Die In Car Crash

Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Double Formula 4 racing title holder Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhita died here on Saturday after the car they...

Asian BIlliards, Ladies Snooker Meet In Chandigarh In April

Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Players from 15 countries will participate in the ONGC 16th Asian Billiards, 18th U-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the first...

Boll To Compete In Inaugural Season Of T2 Asia-Pacific TT League

Beijing, March 17 (IANS) German star paddler Timo Boll will take part in the newly-launched T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2 APAC) which is...

Stadium In Fukushima To Be Used As Venue For 2020 Tokyo...

Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said here on Friday that the Fukushima Azuma Baseball...

US Gymnastics Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

Washington, March 17 (IANS) The President and CEO of the US Gymnastics, Steve Penny, has quit following intensified pressure on the organisation over its...

WADA Chief Backs ‘Clean’ Russian Athletes At 2018 Winter Olympics

Lausanne, March 14 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has no objections whatsoever against the participation of Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games...

Kenyan Athletes Urge Compliance With IOC To Avoid Ban

Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Kenyan athletes on Tuesday called upon the government to do all it takes to avoid impending International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

Colombian Racewalker Arevalo Says His Time Has Come

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), March 14 (IANS) Colombian 20-km racewalker Eider Arevalo says that, after years of coming close, he feels that his time has...

S. Africa Lose Bid To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Johannesburg, March 14 (IANS) Durban will not host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said. South Africa won the bid in mid-2016,...

Kenya’s Kipyegon, Tirop Ready For World Cross Country Challenge In Uganda

Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) With just a week before the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Kenya is confident it has polished skills of...

Russian Anti-Doping Agency Expects Partial WADA Recognition By May

Lausanne, March 13 (IANS) The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) expects to be granted a partial approval of its compliance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping...

Russia Must Recognise McLaren Report’s Findings To Be Reinstated: WADA

Lausanne, March 13 (IANS) Russia needs to recognise the findings of the now-infamous McLaren report on the alleged violations of doping rules during the...

WADA Chief Calls For ADAMS Security Improvements To Fend Off Cyber...

Lausanne, March 13 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agencys (WADA) global doping control database requires extra protection from possible cyber intrusion, WADA President Craig Reedie...

Olympic Champs Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen To Compete In Swimming Nationals

Qingdao (China), March 13 (IANS) Olympic champions Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen are expected to compete at the Chinese national swimming championships next month...

Kipkemoi, Helen Bekele Win At 39th Barcelona Marathon

Barcelona, March 12 (IANS) Kenya's Jonah Kipkemoi, 27, won the men's race of the 39th edition of the Marathon of Barcelona on Sunday while...