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  • Indonesia ready to host 2018 Asian Para Games
    SourcesIndonesia ready to host 2018 Asian Para Games

    After the conclusion of the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesia is set to hold the 2018 Asian Paralympic Games, from October 6-13 here.

    1 year ago
  • Alcis Sports announces partnership with IIS
    SourcesAlcis Sports announces partnership with IIS

    An Indian performance wear brand, Alcis Sports, on Thursday announced their partnership with Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), under which the company will exclusively provide its technologically advanced sportswear for all athletes of the institute. The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) is India's first privately funded High-Performance Training Centre, and was recently inaugurated in Vijayanagar, Karnataka, according to a statement.

    1 year ago
  • Asiad just a trailer, Olympics next mission: Army chief
    SourcesAsiad just a trailer, Olympics next mission: Army chief

    Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the performance of army players at the Asian Games is just a trailer and the next target is to improve the country's medals tally at the Tokyo Olympics.

    1 year ago
  • Russian swimmer Yefimova might continue to compete in 2024 Olympics
    SourcesRussian swimmer Yefimova might continue to compete in 2024 Olympics

    Fife-time world swimming champion Yuliya Yefimova of Russia says she may make a decision concerning her professional career in a spontaneous manner, and she may stay to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games.

    1 year ago
  • Kenya to train, sensitise lawyers on anti-doping laws to help fight scourge
    SourcesKenya to train, sensitise lawyers on anti-doping laws to help fight scourge

    Kenya has decried the lack of capacity in having competent lawyers to handle doping cases, Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) CEO Japhter Rugut said on Saturday. "We currently have many matters in court at the Sports Disputes Tribunal we have instituted since inception. What we have found out is that we have very few lawyers in this country who have specialised in Anti-Doping issues," said Rugut. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has classified Kenya, Ethiopia, Belarus and Ukraine as countries with highest potential of athletes abusing banned substances to enhance their performance, reports Xinhua news agency. Rugut said ADAK will soon submit a written proposal that will provide the framework on how it aspires to provide the technical grounding to advocates through its legal department. The country's anti-doping agency will put in place mechanisms to ensure that lawyers participating in the sensitisation and training forums earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points through the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). LSK CEO Mercy Wambua welcomed the proposal, saying skills in the area of anti-doping is one of the areas that would benefit lawyers. "We look forward to working with ADAK in this endeavor and urge our members to take up the opportunity and ground themselves in anti-doping (laws)," she said. Over 50 Kenyan athletes have failed doping tests in the past six years. All Kenyan athletes going for international competition will be tested three times in the 10 months prior to World Championships and Olympics.

    2 years ago
  • Bindra questions TOPS selection but demands accountability from athletes (IANS Interview)
    SourcesBindra questions TOPS selection but demands accountability from athletes (IANS Interview)

    Questioning the frequent addition and dropping of many seasoned athletes from the Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme, Beijing Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra also called for accountability from the athletes with consistent performances.

    2 years ago
  • Kenya sprinters good enough to reign supreme at worlds, says coach Mwaniki
    SourcesKenya sprinters good enough to reign supreme at worlds, says coach Mwaniki

    Kenya head coach Stephen Mwaniki believes his team will unruffle the USA and Jamaica domination of sprint events at the 2019 Doha World Championships.

    2 years ago
  • Rookies dominate China's Asiad squad in preparation for Tokyo Olympics
    SourcesRookies dominate China's Asiad squad in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

    China on Monday announced its squad for the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Indonesia later this month, with 631 out of the 845 competitors lacking any Asiad or Olympic experience.

    2 years ago
  • Is size of turban part of Sikh religion, asks SC
    SourcesIs size of turban part of Sikh religion, asks SC

    The Supreme Court on Friday sought to know if the topknot/ half or bun turban (patka) can be worn by Sikh athletes with helmets during participation in sporting events such as cycling, if it doesn't affect their faith".

    2 years ago
  • Kavita an inspiration for young women athletes: WWE Superstar Strowman
    SourcesKavita an inspiration for young women athletes: WWE Superstar Strowman

    World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Braun Strowman has showered praise on Kavita Devi, the only Indian woman in WWE, and said she is an inspiration for young athletes.

    2 years ago