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Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals in Olympics

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round at Rio de Janeiro. The Tripura-girl, who is the country’s first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated ‘Produnova’ vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two …

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Great Britain outclass India 3-0 in women’s hockey

Indian women’s hockey team could not produce the performance of their opening match against Japan as Great Britain convincingly overpowered them 3-0 in the second match of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last night. After a cautious first quarter, the English women who are the London 2012 bronze medalists, unleashed their fury by scoring within two minutes in …

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Rio Olympics: USA leads medal tally

USA leads at Rio Olympics with 3 Gold and 12 medals in the kitty; China and Australia at second and third position; Michael Phelps creates history by bagging his 19th Olympic gold. World number one Novak Djokovic crashed out of Rio Olympics in the first round on Sunday by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, who had also defeated him in …

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Jitu Rai finishes 8th in men’s 10m air pistol event

Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark today in the men’s 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Army’s Jitu, bronze medalist at Incheon Asian Games in the event in 2014, shot an overall 78.7 to finish eighth in the field of eight finalists …

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Sprinter Dharambir Singh fails dope test: Reports

Indian 200 meter sprinter Dharambir Singh, who became the first Indian athlete to qualify for the Olympics after 36 years, has not traveled to Rio for the Games. Reports suggest that he has reportedly been told to stay back after failing a drugs test conducted by NADA. The final word on this is still awaited. Dharambir Singh passed the Olympic …

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IOC welcomes Refugee Olympic Team

The 10 members of the first Refugee Olympic Team were welcomed by the International Olympic Committee in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. The athletes were introduced to the gathered delegates, before each of them shook hands with IOC President Thomas Bach. Rio’s Olympics open this Friday and run until August 21 and are the first to include a team entirely …

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Clean chit for Narsingh Yadav

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav gets NADA’s clean chit on Dope controversy, NADA terms entire episode a conspiracy, World Wrestling Federation to take final decision on Yadav’s participation in Olympics. National Anti Doping Agency or NADA has given clean chit to wrestler Narsingh Yadav to participate in Rio Olympics beginning 5th of this month. The NADA disciplinary panel has exonerated Yadav from …

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Rio 2016: Russia’s weightlifting team banned

Russia’s weightlifting team has been banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences. Two of the eight-strong weightlifting team had already been banned for prior violations, and another four were named in the McLaren report into the issue. Russia’s Sports Minister said 272 of the original 387 athletes selected had been cleared to complete in Rio. A …

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Narsingh Yadav case: NADA defers decision

The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic participation was today prolonged further after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing here. A day after Narsingh and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test, which according to them, was a …

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More Russians banned in mounting Rio toll

Ninteen more Russian rowers were banned from the Olympics, taking the toll of the nation’s athletes suspended from Rio to 108 after explosive revelations of state-run doping across Russian sport. As the list of supsended Russians grew, the International Olympic Commitee continued to face fierce criticism for failing to ban Russia outright. Germany’s Olympic discus champion Robert Harting launched a …

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