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, 2 months 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
China, host of the 2008 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympic Games , has turned into a major sports power, if its medal tally at the recent Rio Olympics is any indication. Japan, which will hold the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and South Korea, where the 2018 ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
'An example is mixed pair test event over here in air pistol (which Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won). So we have the best chance of picking up an extra medal in the two air events. That's why I believe it is in our interest, this change. I am not worried about it' IMAGE: India's Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai (centre) celebrate after winning mixed team 10m Air Pistol event of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Terming pistol and rifle events as "strength areas" ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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