7 new events included in 2022 Winter Olympics

Lausanne (Switzerland), July 19 : Seven new events will be included in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has said. The IOC on Wednesday approved the addition of monobob and freestyle ski big air, as well as dynamic mixed team formats including short track mixed relay, a ski jumping […]

Shooter Jitu dropped from TOP scheme

New Delhi, July 18 : Star shooter Jitu Rai has been dropped from the latest list of sportspersons being supported by the much touted Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). Apart from Rai, fellow shooters Yashaswini Deswal, Amanpreet Singh and Neeraj Kumar have also been dropped from the scheme. The Sports Authourity of India (SAI) cited […]

Olympic Council of Asia praises Indonesia’s Asiad preparations

[Yogyakarta : Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, center, receives the Asian Games torch from former tennis star Yustejo Tarik as Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Puan Maharani, right, looks on, during a ceremony at Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Asian Games torch is headed out on an […]

4th leg of 3×3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22

Chennai, July 18 : The fourth leg of the 3×3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22. The fourth leg will see the addition of Canada’s Bikramjit Gill, joining the Indian and international basketball players in 3BL including Leandro Souza de Lima, Inderbir Singh Gill and Kiran Shastri who will […]

North Korea, South Korea to unify in 3 sports in Asian Games

Jakarta, July 18 : Athletes from the North Korea and South Korea will jointly compete in three sports during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this year, the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed on Wednesday. The Asian Games’ participants from the two countries will field a unified Korea team in six events, the council […]

Olympic Council of Asia praises Indonesia’s Asiad preparations

Jakarta, July 18 : The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has praised Indonesia’s preparations for the upcoming Asian Games, a top official of the council said on Wednesday. “Indonesia has done an excellent job in preparation for the Games and achieved a great deal in a short space of time,” OCA President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad […]