As Usain Bolt knelt on the track and planted a farewell kiss on the finish line at the Olympic Stadium, the athletics world pondered the imponderable. With that touching gesture, the colossus of track and field had closed a glorious chapter in his career ... Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
'To have had this six-month layoff, rejuvenated, refreshed... maybe mentally I needed this rest more than I thought I would.' IMAGE: Roger Federer celebrates a point. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Roger Federer believes his six-month absence due to a knee injury could help prolong his playing career, with the 17-times Grand Slam winner saying he has enjoyed the break.The 35-year-old Swiss had surgery on his left knee in February and, after missing the French Open with a back injury, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Serena Williams versus Venus Williams. Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal. These are the finals of the Australian Open, and, just in case you were wondering, you haven't travelled 10 years back in time. Instead, tennis' veterans have turned back the clock to ...catchnews.com, 3 weeks ago
The Belarusian men's canoe and kayak team was wrongly banned from last year's Olympics for drug offences and has had its suspension from all competition lifted, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.A CAS Panel ruled that there was ...First Post.com, 4 weeks 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, 1 month ago
Meanwhile, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday extended sanctions against Russia over doping until further notice. IMAGE: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters Three senior athletics officials have had their provisional suspension from the sport extended by the IAAF's Ethics Board as it continues its investigation into their alleged involvement in a suspected ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: IAAF chief Sebastian Coe. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF A sweeping reform package that changes how the scandal-hit governing body of world athletics operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress on Saturday. "This is a very important moment in the history of our sport," IAAF president Sebastian Coe told reporters after Congress members voted 182 to 10 in favour of the reforms. The "Time for Change" proposals, the centrepiece of Coe's agenda for ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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