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Eight Indian boxers secure Olympic berths

In the ongoing Asian qualifiers at Jordan, World bronze-medallist Simranjit Kaur defeated the second seed Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia, to secure her first Olympic place. Veteran boxers Mary Kom and Amit Panghal were also qualified for the Olympics as they advanced to semi-final bouts. As of now, the number of Indian boxers securing Olympic berths ..

PV Sindhu becomes an athlete member of Team Visa for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Payment technology company Visa has appointed world badminton champion Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu) as its brand ambassador for two years. Besides promoting the brand through advertising campaigns, Sindhu has also become an athlete member of Team Visa for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Visa has been supporting the Olympic Games as a worldwide sponsor ..

National Sports Day (NSD)

The National Sports Day (NSD) is celebrated every year in India on 29th of August to mark the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was known as ‘The Wizard’ or ‘The Magician’ of hockey for his superb ball control. He won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, ..

International Olympic Committee (IOC) opens its new headquarters in Lausanne

On June 23, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formally opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games were revived. The new headquarters costs 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million). The Olympic House has been built on the site of the former headquarters, and 95% of the old materials ..

Breakdancing to make next move in Olympic status at Paris 2024 Summer Games

The International Olympic Committee is all set to spin the menu of sports offerings on its head. The approval has got so close to add break dancing to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. This decision was taken by the IOC’s executive board decided at its meeting on 26th March, 2019, in Lausanne, Switzerland. This ..

International Olympic Committee recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games when the full membership meets in June. A final decision must be made by the board in December 2020 after further monitoring of the four. The addition of these four ..

UAE hosts Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019

The Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 has started at Abu Dhabi in UAE on March 14. It is a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. The event has already made history by welcoming a record-breaking 200 nations at the Games. Of the 200 nations, 195 ..

Rani wins gold in 78 kg category at Senior National Women’s Judo Championship 2019

Lady Head constable Rani of 5th Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) of Himachal Pradesh Police won a Gold medal in 78 kg category in the Senior National Women’s Judo Championship at Visakhapatnam on January 7, 2019. Rani was also declared the best Judoka at the Championship.