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India names former gold medallist Bindra in task force

MUMBAI: India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was named on a panel entrusted with the task of preparing the blueprint for the country’s success at the next three Games, the sports ministry said on Monday. The world’s second-most populous country sent more than 120 athletes to Rio de Janeiro last year with hopes… Read More »

West Ham's Gold vents frustration at Chelsea fixture switch

REUTERS: West Ham’s joint-chairman David Gold has voiced his frustration with broadcasters for moving games at short notice after his team’s Premier League clash against Chelsea was pushed back two days to March 6 in the latest round of television picks. The Premier League sold its latest television rights for more than five billion pounds… Read More »

Sailing – France wins RS:X women's title, Scott locks up Finn gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: France’s Charline Picon claimed Olympic gold in the women’s RS:X sailboard competition in a fiercely contested medal race that pushed Italy’s Flavia Tartaglini, the leader before the medal round, out of the podium positions. With only six points separating the top six of 10 sailors qualified for the medal round after 12… Read More »

Olympics: Croatia brothers strike gold in men's double sculls

RIO DE JANEIRO: Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic grabbed rowing gold on Thursday (Aug 11) in the men’s double sculls. The siblings, born just 15 months apart, stormed past halfway leaders and silver medallists Lithuania to win Croatia’s second gold of the Games with Norway picking up their first medal in bronze. Let’s block… Read More »