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‘Rio Paralympics will be success despite funding problems’

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24 (IANS) The impending Rio Paralympics could be facing its most serious financial crisis to date but the Games’ Director of Media and Communications, Craig Spence, remains confident about its success. The Games will be held from September 7 to 18 here but Spence said the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) remained positive Full Article

Athlete Sudha tests positive for swine flu

Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian woman athlete Sudha Singh, who participated in the 3000 metre steeplechase at the recent Rio Olympics, tested positive for swine flu (H1N1), a doctor said ...Full Article

Mt Everest amputee climber Arunima felicitated

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, was felicitated by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) here on Tuesday. FLO has already offered life ...Full Article

Russia may move European Court of Human Rights over Paralympics ban

Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Russia may file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after the country’s Paralympians were banned from the upcoming games in Rio de ...Full Article

Sindhu, Gopi get rousing reception in Vijayawada

Vijayawada, Aug 23 (IANS) For a second consecutive day on Tuesday, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand basked in the glory of the silver medal she clinched ...Full Article

Tripura government gives promotions to gymnast Dipa, coach

Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The Tripura government on Tuesday gave out of turn promotions to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bisheshwar Nandi in their government jobs under the ...Full Article

Bolt’s signed running shoe auctioned for $18,000

London, Aug 23 (IANS) A signed running shoe belonging to Usain Bolt was sold for 16,000 euros ($18,152) in an internet auction. After 30 bids, the final amount doubled the ...Full Article

Sports minister forms enquiry committee to probe Jaisha allegations

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday constituted a two-member committee to enquire into women marathoner O.P. Jaisha’s allegations about official apathy and callousness during the ...Full Article

India does not play for rankings, says Kohli

Port of Spain, Aug 23 (IANS) India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is not too much concerned about losing the No.1 position in the longest format of ...Full Article

India’s (official) Olympic spend a third of UK’s — and falling

India’s last Olympic gold-medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, recently pointed to United Kingdom’s spending on athletes at the Rio Olympics, emphasising the money needed to convert performance into medals. An ...Full Article