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PM Modi inaugurates Khelo India Winter Games

PM Modi inaugurates Khelo India Winter Games

Rediff.com26 Feb 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the second Khelo India Winter Games in Gulmarg and said that the event is a step towards making Jammu and Kashmir a hub of winter sports in the country.

'I want to show the world that India has potential in skiing'

'I want to show the world that India has potential in skiing'

Rediff.com9 Feb 2021

'To represent one's country at the biggest stage is what drives us.' 'My goal is to reach the Olympics. So, Beijing 2022 it is!'

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be the first in more 35 years to be held without spectators after organisers introduced tighter measures to protect against the coronavirus. Here is a list of international sports events hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics. Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said organisers are not considering cancelling the Olympics, which start on July 24.

How China's coronavirus is affecting sports world

How China's coronavirus is affecting sports world

Rediff.com29 Jan 2020

The list of international sporting events affected by a new virus outbreak in China grew on Wednesday with skiing World Cup races in Yanqing cancelled and Olympic women's football in Australia in doubt over concerns about athletes' safety. Badminton, tennis and basketball were among other sports whose governing bodies were rearranging events, weighing possible changes or monitoring the implications of the outbreak.

PIX: The most fashionable sports stars are here!

PIX: The most fashionable sports stars are here!

Rediff.com19 Jul 2019

The list pays tribute to the most stylish athletes in sport, including stars at the top of their games in tennis, basketball, football, golf and more.

Sports Shorts: Dipa qualifies for final round of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Sports Shorts: Dipa qualifies for final round of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Rediff.com14 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday

BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

Rediff.com11 Mar 2019

There was eye-catching sports action the world over and we summarise it all in this breathtaking photo feature...

Laureus awards PHOTOS: Top honours for Djokovic, gymnast Biles

Laureus awards PHOTOS: Top honours for Djokovic, gymnast Biles

Rediff.com19 Feb 2019

Serbian Djokovic, who 12 months ago had elbow surgery, won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, before lifting this year's Australian Open crown, to add to his tally of Grand Slam singles titles and reclaim top spot in the rankings.

Best Sports Photos of the Week!

Best Sports Photos of the Week!

Rediff.com11 Feb 2019

Best sports images from the week gone by

Raveena Tandon's *Super Cool* Swiss Holiday

Raveena Tandon's *Super Cool* Swiss Holiday

Rediff.com26 Mar 2018

Enjoying the snow away from the Mumbai summer!

Around the world with Alia, Katrina, Priyanka...

Around the world with Alia, Katrina, Priyanka...

Rediff.com26 Mar 2018

Amazing holiday ideas from Bollywood!

Inspiring moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games

Inspiring moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games

Rediff.com20 Mar 2018

Inspiring moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games

Norway grounded even after Winter Olympic Games super success

Norway grounded even after Winter Olympic Games super success

Rediff.com27 Feb 2018

Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian to win the Olympic men's downhill, the blue riband event of the Alpine skiing programme, and Norway took gold in biathlon, ski jumping, speed skating and freestyle skiing.

It's a wrap for Winter Olympics!

It's a wrap for Winter Olympics!

Rediff.com26 Feb 2018

Olympic officials have showered praise on South Korea's Winter Games organisers for staging a successful event against the odds, but they have also left it with a warning: don't leave any white elephants behind.

Sports Shorts: Nita Ambani presents medals at Winter Olympics

Sports Shorts: Nita Ambani presents medals at Winter Olympics

Rediff.com24 Feb 2018

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday.

Day 15: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 15: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com24 Feb 2018

Ester Ledecka became the first person in Winter Olympics history to capture gold medals in unrelated events after the Czech won the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday to go with her stunning Alpine skiing super-G gold.

Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

Rediff.com23 Feb 2018

They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.

Day 14: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 14: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com23 Feb 2018

Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

Day 12: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 12: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com21 Feb 2018

Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope 'like a Samurai' to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.

No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes

No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes

Rediff.com21 Feb 2018

North Korea will not be the only nation leaving the Pyeongchang Olympics without a medal, but they are one of the few minnows of winter sports to have earned rousing cheers wherever they go.

Winter Olympics Sidelights: South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang team mate out to dry

Winter Olympics Sidelights: South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang team mate out to dry

Rediff.com21 Feb 2018

Two South Korean speed skaters are facing growing calls for them to be banned from the national team after they appeared to blame a team mate for their failure to reach the semi-finals of the women's team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Day 9: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 9: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

Majestic Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games after leaving a field of rivals trailing in his wake with another technical masterclass in the giant slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Sunday.

Winter Olympics: Czech shredder Ledecka stuns Alpine world with gold

Winter Olympics: Czech shredder Ledecka stuns Alpine world with gold

Rediff.com17 Feb 2018

The 22-year-old was ranked 43rd in the World Cup standings in Super-G and was thought to have a better chance of gold in the snowboarding events she will also contest in Pyeongchang, an unprecedented doubling up.

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Rediff.com17 Feb 2018

The weather was a bone-chilling, minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit).

India's Winter Olympics campaign over

India's Winter Olympics campaign over

Rediff.com16 Feb 2018

India's Jagdish Singh, on Friday, finished a dismal 103rd in the men's 15-km free cross-country skiing race at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 8: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 8: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com16 Feb 2018

Yun Sung-bin rocketed to the men's skeleton gold on Friday and become the first athlete outside Europe or North America to win an Olympic sliding medal after dominating the event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Have you met the Federer of the slopes?

Have you met the Federer of the slopes?

Rediff.com15 Feb 2018

Svindal became not just the oldest man to win an Alpine Olympic gold but also one of the most popular

Winter Olympics sidelights: Deadly Mexican uniforms bring team to life

Winter Olympics sidelights: Deadly Mexican uniforms bring team to life

Rediff.com15 Feb 2018

The suits, which depict red flowers and blue diamonds on top of enormous skulls in a homage to the Mexican holiday, at first stoked controversy among committee members.

Day 7: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 7: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com15 Feb 2018

Several events were postponed or rescheduled, including Nordic combined, biathlon and Alpine skiing, and more than 60 tents were damaged by winds with a speed of seven metres per second as organisers warned of flying debris.

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com14 Feb 2018

North Korean pair given warm welcome on Pyeongchang debut

Winter Olympics sidelights: Finland's knitting passion is latest Pyeongchang yarn

Winter Olympics sidelights: Finland's knitting passion is latest Pyeongchang yarn

Rediff.com14 Feb 2018

The Finns started using the unique method of stress relief at the Sochi Games, where they knitted a scarf. Two years later at the Rio Olympics they added to it.

Day 5: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 5: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com13 Feb 2018

Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.

Winter Olympics sidelights: Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Games

Winter Olympics sidelights: Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Games

Rediff.com12 Feb 2018

The virus had broken out in the lead-up to the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang last Friday and led to some 1,200 security staff being quarantined. Organisers had to call in military personnel to replace them.

Valentine's Day special: Romantic getaways of the ultra rich

Valentine's Day special: Romantic getaways of the ultra rich

Rediff.com12 Feb 2018

Big cities are the breeding grounds for romance this year.

Day 2: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 2: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com10 Feb 2018

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday after powering away from the field to secure victory in the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon.

Pyeongchang on track to be coldest Olympics in decades

Pyeongchang on track to be coldest Olympics in decades

Rediff.com7 Feb 2018

Brutally cold conditions in Pyeongchang are warping skis and forcing some athletes to toss them out after training runs, an Alpine skiing course worker told Reuters on Wednesday.

Luger Keshavan to vie for medal in his 6th Winter Olympics

Luger Keshavan to vie for medal in his 6th Winter Olympics

Rediff.com2 Feb 2018

The 36-year-old Keshavan, the country's best known Winter Olympian, will be taking part in his sixth Games since his debut at Nagano in Japan in 1998. Since then he has represented the country in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Davos in photos: Inside the playground of the world's most powerful

Davos in photos: Inside the playground of the world's most powerful

Rediff.com26 Jan 2018

Going beyond the annual WEF Summit...

Winter Oly: Govt helps skier Himanshu Thakur get Iranian visa

Winter Oly: Govt helps skier Himanshu Thakur get Iranian visa

Rediff.com15 Jan 2018

The 24-year-old, who finished 72nd in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics four years ago, needs a score of 140 points or below in five races to qualify for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang from February 9 to 29.

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