Cricket, a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, has only once featured in a Games - in Paris in 1900. IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits a six to take India to victory against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Getty Images The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said on ... Rediff.com, 5 hours ago
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Olympic champion Hackett found after going missing Olympic swimming great Hackett arrested after 'breakdown' Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has been found safe and sound after being reported missing on Thursday, the triple Olympic champion's father Neville said. "Grant's been found alive and sober," Neville Hackett said outside the family's Mermaid Waters home. "He's spoken to police. "He's actually hiding because he's very, very embarrassed about all this," he said, adding that ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said on Thursday. The founder of the modern Olympics, Frenchman Pierre de ...Sify, 3 hours ago
Anju Bobby George, India’s top track and field athlete, could be in line for 2004 Olympic silver medal, 13 years after the Games. According to reports, Anju (finished 5th) along with fellow long jumpers, Australia's Bronwyn Thompson (4th) and England's Jade Johnson (6th), have urged a probe into the long jump event at the Athens Olympics. The trio has alleged that the performance of the Russians – Tatyana Lebedeva, Irina Meleshina and Tatyana Kotova – who were on the podium at ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago Anju may hold India's first-ever Olympic medal in athletics Mathrubhumi, 1 day ago Anju gets support Deccan Herald, 1 day ago Anju mulls legal route after Lebedeva lands in cheat list Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Australia hopes to bring a full delegation of athletes to the 2022 Asian Summer Games in China and is seeking approval from the continent's Olympic council, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has said.DNA, 1 month ago
Fireworks followed two days of lull with Ankur Mittal clinching the silver medal in a marathon double trap final after the duo of Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu claimed the top prize in 10m air pistol mixed event at the ISSF World Cup, here today. The 24-year-old ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Jitu-Heena triumph in 10m mixed event at World Cup IMAGE: Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai celebrate winning the 10 metre mixed team air pistol event. Photograph: PTI Fireworks followed two days of lull with Ankur Mittal clinching the silver medal in a marathon double trap final after the duo of Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu claimed the top prize in 10m air pistol mixed event at the ISSF World Cup, in New Delhi, on Monday. However, since the mixed event is being used on a trial basis in line with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni stumped every cricket fan on Wednesday when he informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is stepping down as the skipper of India's One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International sides, ending a ...Sify, 2 months ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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