The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had disqualified weightlifting gold medallists Cao Lei (75kg), Chen Xiexia (48 kg) and Liu Chunhong (69kg) from the Beijing Games after they tested positive for prohibited substances. China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals on Thursday following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘It’s not the same feeling as it was in the Rio Olympics last year’ IMAGE: Caster Semenya during the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 metres athlete said on Sunday. Russian Savinova-Farnosova was stripped of ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Unlike some of India's top pistol shooters, Gagan Narang is not ‘deeply saddened’ but ready to embrace it IMAGE: Gagan Narang. Photograph: Facebook Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang says shooting's ‘ecosystem’ will take a ‘hit’ if the ISSF Athletes Committee's recommendation for mixed-gender team events for future Olympics, starting with the 2020 edition in Tokyo, is ratified by the world body. In a decision that evoked mixed response, the ISSF Athletes ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had United States President-elect Donald Trump in the second place. Modi ranks 9th on the Forbes list of 74 of the World’s Most Powerful People. Forbes said India's populist prime minister remains hugely popular in his country of 1.3 billion people. ‘Modi has raised his profile as a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'When we are talking about changing the size and dimensions of the bat, all we are talking about is the balance between bat and ball and bringing that back. We feel that in the last few years that it has actually gone a little bit too far in the favour of batsmen and it is more about mishits going for six' IMAGE: MCC World Committee members John Stephenson, Ricky Ponting, Mike Brearley and Ramiz Raja at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: Harish Kotian/Rediff.com The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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