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, 4 days 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
'It is okay, many people will think my career will end and I won't come back. I also think somewhere deep in my heart that maybe it is the end of my career, so let's see how it is' IMAGE: India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal. Making a comeback after undergoing a knee surgery, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says that she sometimes feels her badminton career could come to an end due to the injuries she has suffered. Saina, recently made a member of the International Olympic Committee's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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