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Athletes could be kicked out of Olympics for violating Covid rules

Post Date: June 17, 2021

Tokyo: Athletes and officials who violate the Covid-19 rules could be kicked out of the Olympics, according to revised rules outlined in the third and final editions of the Tokyo 2020 playbook revealed. The third version of the playbook, published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the Tokyo 2020...

India name 15 for WTC final as Axar, Sundar excluded


Southampton: India named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, starting on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl here. From the main squad that has travelled to England, Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and KL...

Ronaldo’s brace powers Portugal to win, France pip Germany


Seville: When Cristiano Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener against Hungary, history had already been made -- the 36-year-old became the first player to appear at five editions of the European Championship. But it was not the only record he set that day -- the double he hit in Portugal's...

Golf: Indian-American teen Megha Ganne finishes T-14th at US Women’s Open


San Francisco: American golfer of Indian origin Megha Ganne finished a creditable Tied-14th at the US Women's Open Championship here. As Megha fell by the wayside with a final round 77, Filipina Yuka Saso overcame back-to-back double bogeys early in the round to make the playoff before going on to become the first player from the...

Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record


Hengelo (The Netherlands): Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here.   "I expected to run a world record. I would like to try to break the 29-minute [barrier] in 10,000m in future," the 23 years old said in the...

Top Aussie players may withdraw from WI tour


Sydney: Seven top Australian players -- Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson -- could pull out of the national team's white-ball series in the West Indies next month, according to media reports. The development comes a day after Cricket Australia announced six additions to their 23-member...

Sunil Chhetri now 3 short of Pele’s 77 international goals


Doha: Ace forward Sunil Chhetri has become the world's second most prolific goal scorer among the active players -- his tally of 74 is second only to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo's 103 -- but the India captain is not counting them as yet. In the all-time goal scorers' list, Chhetri is three goals short of...

IOA chief quashes reports that India may be barred from Olympics


New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association Chief Narinder Batra has quashed reports that India along with several other countries may get barred from entering Japan for the Tokyo Olympics because of the rise in Covid-19 cases in these countries. Reacting to the reports Batra told the media that the claims have been refuted and there is...

Panghal, Thapa go down in finals of Asian boxing


Dubai: India’s Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) lost close finals of the Asian Boxing Championships, and finished with silver medals. Panghal went down fighting 2-3 against reigning Olympic and world champion Zoirov Shakhobidin of Uzbekistan. The Indian put up a great fight but it wasn't enough, losing 29-28, 28-29, 28-29, 28-29, 30-27. Thapa too...