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Japanese Olympian Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 prez

Japanese Olympian Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 prez

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

She added that Suga had encouraged her to make the Games successful but declined to say anything further until after a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting later in the day, when an official announcement on the post was likely to be made.

Sports Shorts: Speed skating world champ dies aged 27

Sports Shorts: Speed skating world champ dies aged 27

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

Dutch speed skater Lara van Ruijven died after battling with an autoimmune disorder.

11-year-old Brazilian shatters skating record in lockdown

11-year-old Brazilian shatters skating record in lockdown

Rediff.com12 May 2020

Gui Khury was already the youngest skateboarder to complete the 900-degree turn, a feat he pulled off aged eight.

11 Remix Videos You Must Watch!

11 Remix Videos You Must Watch!

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

These videos are like butterflies in a case, says Sreehari Nair. They have neither aged badly nor grown over-familiar.

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.

Yuvraj Singh: An enigma in Indian cricket

Yuvraj Singh: An enigma in Indian cricket

Rediff.com10 Jun 2019

Yuvraj Singh will forever remain an enigma in Indian cricket -- one of the country's greatest white ball players who could never really crack the Test code.

Sheena Bora Trial: Time, that has us handcuffed, is of no consequence in courtrooms

Sheena Bora Trial: Time, that has us handcuffed, is of no consequence in courtrooms

Rediff.com26 Jun 2018

How much more gray or bald would Inspector Alaknure have become when we see him next? Will Peter still be wearing white shirts and khaki trousers and eating large lunches? Will Judge Jagdale be still in charge of the case? Who will be the prime minister when Alaknure appears in court next?

Indian-born Dutch skater in Mumbai in search of biological parents

Indian-born Dutch skater in Mumbai in search of biological parents

Rediff.com9 May 2018

It has taken Das and her twin sister 32 years to visit India. The two sisters were just eight months old when they were adopted by a Dutch couple who raised them "like any proud parent would".

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.

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.

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.

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 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com20 Feb 2018

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.

Day 10: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 10: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com19 Feb 2018

Day 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics Sidelights: Russian medallist suspected of doping

Winter Olympics Sidelights: Russian medallist suspected of doping

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

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.

Dutch musicians strike K-pop chord with fans

Dutch musicians strike K-pop chord with fans

Rediff.com14 Feb 2018

The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining fans at the Gangneung Oval are nearly as fond of K-pop as they are of Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer.

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: No official complaints about high winds

Winter Olympics sidelights: No official complaints about high winds

Rediff.com13 Feb 2018

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.

Day 4: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 4: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com12 Feb 2018

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a record 10th Olympic speed skating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1,500 metres at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.

Day 3: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Day 3: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Rediff.com11 Feb 2018

Medvedeva sets world record, Canada lead team event

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.

Sports shorts: Koreas could parade together at Winter Olympics

Sports shorts: Koreas could parade together at Winter Olympics

Rediff.com11 Jan 2018

The two countries, technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce, agreed on Tuesday that North Korea would send a large delegation across the border to next month's Games.

Sports Shorts: Advani secures IBSF World Snooker C'ship title

Sports Shorts: Advani secures IBSF World Snooker C'ship title

Rediff.com27 Nov 2017

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

Doping program fuelled Russian medals at Sochi Olympics?

Doping program fuelled Russian medals at Sochi Olympics?

Rediff.com13 May 2016

Dozens of Russian athletes who competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program.

Meldonium tests reignite doping scandal in Russian athletics

Meldonium tests reignite doping scandal in Russian athletics

Rediff.com21 Mar 2016

The Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) said on Monday four athletes had tested positive at the Russian Winter Indoor Athletics Championships in February.

Mind blowing gadgets that you would love to own!

Mind blowing gadgets that you would love to own!

Rediff.com6 Jan 2016

Technology became more personal in 2015.

Complete list of Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsperson of the Year' winners

Complete list of Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsperson of the Year' winners

Rediff.com14 Dec 2015

Following is a list of winners of the Sportsperson of the Year award by Sports Illustrated magazine.

A miracle called Chumki

A miracle called Chumki

Rediff.com1 Nov 2015

'Would Chumki ever get to lead a normal life? How could we reinstate her in a family? Questions like these haunted me.' Indrani Roy discovers how a young child, cruelly handicapped at birth, is now living a normal, healthy life thanks to the determination of a few warm-hearted people.

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

Rediff.com28 Sep 2015

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have recommended five more sports -- baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing -- be added to the programme for the 2020 Summer Games.

Why this 50-yr-old makes India proud

Why this 50-yr-old makes India proud

Rediff.com7 Aug 2015

Raju Dabhade is the creator of the game of roll ball that will see its third World Championship in December, 2015, in Pune.

15 jaw-dropping photos of the week that was

15 jaw-dropping photos of the week that was

Rediff.com27 Jul 2015

A round-up of our favourite photographs from the week gone by

2018 Olympics: Figure skating 'Queen' Yuna named honorary ambassador

2018 Olympics: Figure skating 'Queen' Yuna named honorary ambassador

Rediff.com4 Nov 2014

Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna will play the role of honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang.

5 pieces of riding gear for your safety

5 pieces of riding gear for your safety

Rediff.com31 Oct 2014

A complete riding gear may as well save you from dying or from serious injuries. And if you say that riding gear is too hot to wear, remember -- it is always better to have sweat on yourself than blood.

5 pieces of riding gear for your safety

5 pieces of riding gear for your safety

Rediff.com31 Oct 2014

A complete riding gear may as well save you from dying or from serious injuries. And if you say that riding gear is too hot to wear, remember -- it is always better to have sweat on yourself than blood.

15 Unforgettable moments from the Sochi Winter Olympics

15 Unforgettable moments from the Sochi Winter Olympics

Rediff.com24 Feb 2014

Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics have come to a close, rediff.com brings you the moments that will be etched in memory. During the two weeks in Russia fans have seen a number of inspiring stories. Some will go into future Games, while some represent the end of an era.

Sochi Olympics: Pussy Riot crashes Russia's party; Norway strike gold

Sochi Olympics: Pussy Riot crashes Russia's party; Norway strike gold

Rediff.com19 Feb 2014

Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world's gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog, rain and snow to race.

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