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User: issaccorp Topic: Athletics
Category: WorldNews
Last updated: Dec 01 2020 23:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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IOC President Bach to stay on until 2025 1.12.2020 Rediff: Sports
Presidents are limited to two terms in office under the rules of the Olympic body. The length of the first presidential term is eight years with re-election securing another four years in office.
Thomas Bach unopposed in bid for second term as IOC president: Official 1.12.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday.
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Thomas Bach Unopposed In Bid For Second Term As IOC President 1.12.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Thomas Bach was elected as an IOC member at the age of 37, and since then has gone on to have an influential presence within the body, and took over the leadership from Jacques Rogge in 2013.
Giant Olympic Rings Return As Tokyo Bids To Build Excitement 1.12.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
The Olympic rings were installed in Tokyo's Odaiba bay area at the start of the year, but were towed away in August for maintenance and inspections. They returned Tuesday with a fresh coat of paint...
PIX: Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay 1.12.2020 Rediff: Sports
The Olympic rings monument was reinstalled in Tokyo Bay on Tuesday, after being removed in August for maintenance, as organisers ramp up preparations for next year's postponed Summer Games.
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Arpinder Singh Questions Sports Ministry After Olympic Scheme Snub 30.11.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Arpinder Singh was dropped from the TOPS core group while the likes of Neeraj Chopra, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Hima Das were retained after a "performance review".
Covid vaccine before Olympics is a must for athletes: Sushil Kumar 30.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has said that the coronavirus vaccine is a must for players as the world moves closer to next year's Tokyo Olympics. "We are preparing for the Olympics and I feel that vaccine for Covid-19 is necessary. When athletes start training, at times there is a chance of them getting infected so it is really important that a vaccine should come," he said.
Asiad medallist triple jumper Arpinder dropped from TOPS 29.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
If the Arjuna Award snub wasn't enough, now Asian Games gold medallist triple jumper Arpinder Singh finds himself dropped from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group with only a few months to go for the qualifying competitions to restart.
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COVID vaccine: Olympic-bound athletes to get priority 29.11.2020 Rediff: Sports
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said India's Olympic-bound athletes and the support staff will be given priority when the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in the country.
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Olympic-Bound Athletes To Be Given Priority For COVID-19 Vaccine: Rijiju 29.11.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said that Olympic-bound athletes and the support staff will be given priority when a vaccine is available for COVID-19.
Olympic-Bound Avinash Sable Breaks National Record At Delhi Half Marathon 29.11.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Delhi half marathon: Avinash Sable became the first Indian to run a half marathon under sixty one minutes.
Race walker KT Irfan, sprinter Dutee Chand included in TOPS core group 29.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
The Olympic-bound duo of race walker K T Irfan and javelin thrower Shivpal Singh along with sprinter Dutee Chand have been included in the core group of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), the sports ministry said on Sunday.
Armyman Sable breaks record at Delhi half marathon 29.11.2020 Rediff: Sports
The 26-year-old Avinash Sable, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 3000m steeplechase event during the World Athletics Championships last year, became the first Indian to run a half marathon under sixty one minutes.
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Olympic-bound athletes will be given priority when vaccine is available: Rijiju 29.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said that Olympic-bound athletes and the support staff will be given priority when a vaccine is available for COVID-19.
I'm definitely in the race for 2021 Tokyo Olympics, asserts Saina Nehwal 29.11.2020 SportsCafe.in
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has asserted that she is all geared up and working hard for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic medallist is all set to make her comeback in professional badminton during the BWF Asian Tour which has been pushed back to January 2021.
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"Definitely In The Race": Saina Nehwal Aims To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics 28.11.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Saina Nehwal feels if Roger Federer can go strong at an old age, then even she can. The ace shuttler revealed that she can become the best in the world again.
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Dutee Chand included in core group of Centre's TOP scheme 28.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Odia athlete Dutee Chand has been included in the core group of the Centre's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for Olympics preparation.
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Definitely, I'm in race for Olympics: Saina Nehwal 28.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal on Saturday said she's definitely in the race for the Tokyo Olympics but before that she has to get back to her rhythm and win tournaments.
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Narsingh Yadav, two others test positive for Covid-19 28.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Tokyo Olympics hopeful and Sushil Kumar's challenger in 74kg men's freestyle category, wrestler Narsingh Yadav, on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 at the SAI's Sonepat centre in a fresh round of testing. Gurpreet Singh in 77kg Greco-Roman and physiotherapist Vishal Rai too have tested positive for the virus.
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Tokyo Olympics Test Events To Resume In March 27.11.2020 NDTV Sports - Latest
Test events for Tokyo Olympics, postponed from 2020 to 2021, will be held in March next year. A call on fan attendance will be taken in the spring.
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