Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Tag Archives: Olympic

Indian Olympic medallist arrested over death

Photo – Twitter NEW DELHI – Two-time Olympic wrestling medallist Sushil Kumar was arrested on Sunday, Indian police said, after a week-long manhunt over the alleged murder of a fellow athlete. Kumar went into hiding after 24-year-old Sagar Dhankad was badly beaten during a brawl between two groups of wrestlers ...

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Tokyo 2020 must be simple and safe: John Coates

SYDNEY: Senior Olympic official John Coates has reiterated that Tokyo must stage a simplified Summer Games next year with the health and safety of athletes the most important consideration in the planning. Australian Coates heads up the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which have ...

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IOC withdraws Olympic places from India event

NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee on Thursday cancelled places for the 2020 Tokyo Games shooting competition to be awarded at an event in India after the host country refused to give visas to Pakistani shooters. India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week ...

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Russian Athletes Shed Their Clothes in Pursuit of the ‘Natural Truth’

MOSCOW: The videos released as part of the project feature prominent Olympic athletes sharing their true stories of attaining success and overcoming challenges, while wearing nothing that might conceal their “natural state.” A new project called the Natural Truth, launched jointly by the Russian Olympic Committee and Siberian Wellness corporation, witnessed ...

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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON: The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics filed the petition in Indianapolis, where it is based. It ...

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US gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

(Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook) NEW YORK: The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp. Nassar is serving a ...

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Record-setting Savchenko-Massot win emotional pairs skating gold

GANGNEUNG:  Aljona Savchenko promised Bruno Massot that they would win Olympic pairs figure skating gold and they did it in style with a magical record-breaking free dance – and promptly burst into floods of tears. The German duo’s sensational four-and-a-half-minute routine just denied China’s world champions Sui Wenjing and Han ...

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Winter Olympics begin

SEOUL: In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, ...

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T10 cricket is ideal for Olympics, says Eoin Morgan

LONDON: Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week for the inaugural Ten10 league. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for a further push to take cricket into the ...

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Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

LONDON: British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title on late night winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012. The 34-year-old, who will bid to add a third successive world double in the 5000m later in the ...

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