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Balbir Singh Sr cremated with state honours 25.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
Hockey icon Balbir Singh Senior, who died at 96 after battling multiple health issues, was on Monday cremated in Chandigarh with full state honours, with Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi declaring that the Mohali stadium will be named after the legendary player. The mortal remains of the three-time Olympic gold medallist was consigned to flames at an electric crematorium here, with his maternal grandson Kabir performing the last rites in the presence of Sikh priests.
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Balbir Singh: India mourns loss of hockey legend and independence hero 25.5.2020 BBC: World
Balbir Singh, who has died aged 95, helped seal hockey gold for newly independent India in 1948.
"Thankful That Tracks Have Been Opened": Dutee Chand 25.5.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Dutee Chand is following all the necessary guidelines announced by the Sports Authority of India in its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the resumption of sporting activities in the country.
How Balbir went about search for missing memorabilia 25.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
In 1985, Balbir Singh Sr had donated his medals and memorabilia to the then SAI Secretary on being told that they would be displayed in a show window at the then proposed National Sports Museum.
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'Greatest day of Independent India's sporting history' 25.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
'As our national anthem was being played and the tricolour was going up, I felt that I too was flying with the flag. The sense of patriotism that I felt was beyond any other feeling in the world'
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On this day: Born May 26, 1966: Zola Budd, South African athlete 25.5.2020 Reuters: Sports News
Zola Budd fears her running career will be defined by one of the Olympic Games' most controversial moments, one that may unfairly detract from an incredible talent who still holds records unbeaten for almost four decades.
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Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away 25.5.2020 Xtratime
XtraTime Web Desk: Three time Olympic gold medal winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passed away in Chandigarh on Monday. The legendary hockey player breathed his last at the Fortis…
PM Modi leads tribute to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr 25.5.2020 Xtratime
XtraTime Web Desk: The sporting fraternity on Monday paid rich tributes to Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. who passed away in Chandigarh. The legendary hockey player from Punjab led…
Balbir Singh Sr's wish to see his lost memorabilia remains unfulfilled 25.5.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
For last eight years he left no stones unturned to regain his lost memorabilia, which he had donated way back in 1985 to the Sports Authority of India, but Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr's last wish to see his treasure remained unfulfilled.
Andrew Bogut leaves Sydney Kings, not retired yet 25.5.2020 SportsKeeda
Andrew Bogut announced his exit from the Sydney Kings via social media on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Three-time Olympic Indian hockey champion Balbir Singh Sr passes away aged 95 25.5.2020 SportsKeeda
Balbir Singh Sr was a part of India's Olympic gold medal-winning squads in 1948, 1952 and 1956.
'He was one of India's greatest sporting icons' 25.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
Tributes pour in for Hockey great Balbir Singh Sr.
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condoles demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr 25.5.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday expressed his deep sorrow on the death of Balbir Singh Senior, saying the hockey legend exemplified qualities of perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship and will remain an inspiration for the generation of players.
Factbox: Balbir Singh Sr - Hockey legend, author, motivator 25.5.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
In his debut at the Olympics, Balbir smashed six goals and continued his form in the final against Great Britain, scoring two goals in India's first Olympic gold medal win. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1957, making him the first hockey player to receive the honour. After his retirement, Balbir Singh Sr became the manager of the India's World Cup-winning team of 1975.
Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies at 96 25.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
Balbir Sr's three Olympic gold medals came in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) as vice-captain, and Melbourne (1956) as captain.
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Novak Djokovic's mother says he cried the most after Olympics loss to Del Potro 25.5.2020 SportsKeeda
Novak Djokovic's mother Djana said her son felt he had disappointed his entire country after his Rio Olympic loss.
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies at the age of 95 25.5.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Hockey legend and winner of three Olympic gold medals, Balbir Singh Sr died at the age of 95 at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday.Singh, who captained India at the 1956 Olympic Games and was also the manager of the 1975 World Cup-winning team, had been fighting a pulmonary illness over the last two years.
It is not expected that each player will play all tournaments: BWF 24.5.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Badminton World Federation seems to completely agree with the sentiment. After no action since the past couple of months due to the Covid-19 spread, the world body has recently released a revised schedule. BWF secretary general Thomas Lund feels given the situation, this is the best the world body could do to bring things close to being normal.
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Indian boxers eager for national camp to start: coach 24.5.2020 Rediff: Sports
India's chief men's boxing coach C A Kuttappa says he cannot wait for the national camp to resume on June 10 after the coronavirus-forced disruption as he is not satisfied with the Olympic-bound pugilists' fitness training at home. The Boxing Federation of India plans to bring its Tokyo-bound boxers -- both men and women -- together in Patiala amid strict COVID-19 safety guidelines which bar access to ring and human sparring for now from June 10.
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Track And Field Athletes To Begin Outdoor Training After Two Months 24.5.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Track and field athletes will return to outdoor training after two months but the early focus will be entirely on their fitness regimens to avoid injury.
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