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Sony starts promotional campaign for CWG

New Delhi, Feb 27: With just over one month to go for the Commonwealth Games, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) on Monday launched its promotional campaign, ‘Rang De Tiranga. Sony has designed a campaign that urges the fans to take notice and cheer on its athletes as they vie to bring home yet another huge tally

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Will try to keep shooting in CWG, assures IOA

New Delhi, Feb 26: Concerned over the possibility that shooting may be scrapped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta on Monday said he will strive to ensure that the sport is retained in the quadrennial multi-discipline event. Shooting is one of the key disciplines for India at multi-sports

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Dipa backs new gymnastics star Aruna for CWG gold

New Delhi, Feb 26: Elated at her training partner Aruna Budda Reddy capturing a bronze medal at the Gymnastics World Cup, Dipa Karmakar is optimistic that the Hyderabadi can bring home a gold medal from the upcoming Commonwealth Games in April in Gold Coast. Aruna on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian to win

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WADA backs IOC decision on Russian Olympic Committee’s status

Moscow, Feb 26: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agrees with the decision of the International Olympic Committees Executive Board on the status of the Russian Olympic Committee, WADA said in a statement. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee decided on Sunday not to reinstate the membership of the ROC by the Closing Ceremony of

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PyeongChang to host largest Winter Paralympics next month

Seoul, Feb 26:The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games will be the largest Winter Paralympics in history, local organisers said on Monday. PyeongChang’s organising committee said 570 athletes from 49 countries had registered for the March 9-18 competition as of Saturday, reports Yonhap news agency. The 2014 Sochi Paralympics had previously been the biggest, with 547

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White House gives North Korea ‘ultimatum’ for having talks

Washington, Feb 26: The White House has responded to North Korea’s willingness to hold talks with the US, saying that any discussions with Pyongyamg must lead to the regime ending its nuclear programme. The Trump administration “is committed to achieving the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the White House said in a

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Winter Olympics 2018 opened up ‘new horizons’: IOC

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 26: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Sunday said that the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games opened up “new horizons” by introducing new events and digital technology and hosting a record number of athletes. “We are embracing these new horizons,” Bach said during the event’s closing ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

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Gopi, Monika triumph in New Delhi marathon

New Delhi, Feb 2: T. Gopi and Monika Athare won the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday. Gopi clocked a personal best time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 16 seconds while Monica registered 2:43:46. “This was an opportunity where I needed to try hard and perform my best.

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Winter Olympic Games end with celebration of future

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25: The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games reached their grand finale on Sunday, with the closing ceremony highlighting the Olympic spirit of adventure while presenting a vision of the future and a message of peace. The competition wrapped up on Sunday with host South Korea having set its Winter Olympics medals record with

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