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Athletics: Thompson-Herah posts second-fastest 100m ever

Athletics: Thompson-Herah posts second-fastest 100m ever

Rediff.com22 Aug 2021

Periault and Duffy were running shoulder to shoulder but the Frenchwoman pulled away from the Bermudan on the third lap of the run.

PIX: Climbing makes thrilling debut at Tokyo Olympics

PIX: Climbing makes thrilling debut at Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com3 Aug 2021

Frenchman Bassa Mawem scaled close to the world record in the speed section of the Tokyo Games climbing competition, as more than a third of the 20-man field posted personal bests in a sensational start to the sport's Olympic debut on Tuesday.

Tokyo Games: AMAZING Pix!

Tokyo Games: AMAZING Pix!

Rediff.com27 Jul 2021

Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.

PICS: Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

PICS: Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

Rediff.com26 Jul 2021

Pint-sized 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya took gold in street skateboarding -- new to the Olympics in Tokyo -- while in one of the Games's staple sports a "Terminator" hunted down a dominator to set the swimming pool alight.

Athletes want their chance to shine at Tokyo Olympics

Athletes want their chance to shine at Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

While the debate over the political, financial and health implications of holding the Tokyo Olympics in July rages around the world, triple jump gold medal hopeful Will Claye believes a crucial voice is not always being heard - that of the athlete.

World's oldest Ironman has 'will to live' into his 90s

World's oldest Ironman has 'will to live' into his 90s

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

In 2018 at the age of 85 years and 328 days, Inada went to Kailua-Kona in Hawaii and set a new mark for the oldest person to complete the world championship Ironman -- a feat beyond most people decades younger than him.

How reading helped Sreejesh cope with lockdown stress

How reading helped Sreejesh cope with lockdown stress

Rediff.com23 Jun 2020

The confinement hasn't ended even though he is back home from one but celebrated Indian hockey goalkeeper P R Sreejesh is not complaining as, at least, there are no mental demons to fight. The two-time Olympian said the more-than-two-month long stay at the Sports Authority of India's south centre in Bengaluru owing to the COVID-19 lockdown was beginning to weaken his and several other players' mind and he took to reading motivational books to keep himself going.

Triathlon champ, now a healthcare worker, baptized at Easter

Triathlon champ, now a healthcare worker, baptized at Easter

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

Vanek, who won the 2014 Triathlon World Cup, joined the emergency services last November and now works day and night, dressed in personal protective gear and mask, resuscitating people if needed and administering coronavirus tests.

Next year's Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8

Next year's Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. The Games were postponed last week - the first such delay in the 124-year history of the modern Olympics. The move was a huge blow for Japan, which invested $13 billion in the run-up to the event and raised $3 billion from domestic sponsors.

Stop the clock: Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement

Stop the clock: Japan awakes to reality of Tokyo Games postponement

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

On Wednesday the countdown had been replaced by the current date - "25-3" for March 25 in the days display - and the current time, after the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone the Games by one year.

'Preserving human life is most important thing right now'

'Preserving human life is most important thing right now'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

It is the first break in the four-year cycle for the summer Olympics since the 1940 and 1944 Games were cancelled because of World War Two.

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.

10 Ways To Manage Your Time

10 Ways To Manage Your Time

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

'E-mail can become a 24-hour, 7-day/week job if we respond to everything.' 'Be selective, communicate to your teams that you prefer live conversation versus e-mail, and don't be afraid to push "Delete"!' A fascinating excerpt from Mike Thomas's Agents of Change: Unleashing The Innovation of Real-Life Superheroes.

Sports events, concerts in UAE canceled, postponed as coronavirus spreads

Sports events, concerts in UAE canceled, postponed as coronavirus spreads

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

There have been at least 1,641 cases of the virus in the Gulf region. Dubai has postponed its March boat show until November and Abu Dhabi postponed the ITU World Triathlon event this month, after earlier cancelling a cycling event in which two riders were diagnosed with the virus.

Can too much exercise cause cardiac arrest?

Can too much exercise cause cardiac arrest?

Rediff.com1 Mar 2020

People who aren't accustomed to high-intensity exercise, when thrown to such hard participation, can risk sudden cardiac arrest.

PICS: Fireworks, Olympic rings monument light up Tokyo

PICS: Fireworks, Olympic rings monument light up Tokyo

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

Tokyo was certainly in a celebratory mood on Friday as a vibrant performance, including fireworks in the shape and colour of the five Olympic rings, briefly lit up the skyline of the city of over 14 million people.

This Mumbai teenager is world's youngest Ironman

This Mumbai teenager is world's youngest Ironman

Rediff.com11 Dec 2019

18-year-old Aditya Choudhary successfully completed the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in six hours and five minutes.

SAG 2019: India continue impressive show with 15 gold medals

SAG 2019: India continue impressive show with 15 gold medals

Rediff.com4 Dec 2019

Track and field athletes led India's gold rush on the third day of competitions at the 13th South Asian Games as the country added a whopping 29 medals to jump to the top of the medals tally, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday.

SAG: India men, women win badminton gold

SAG: India men, women win badminton gold

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

India is being represented by 487 athletes in more than 15 disciplines.

Sports Shorts: Boxers Panghal, Kaushik felicitated

Sports Shorts: Boxers Panghal, Kaushik felicitated

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday

Tokyo 2020 tests fake snow to beat the heat

Tokyo 2020 tests fake snow to beat the heat

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Some in the crowd grimaced as the snow came pelting down, but most seemed to enjoy it.

Lyles runs year's second fastest 200m in Paris

Lyles runs year's second fastest 200m in Paris

Rediff.com25 Aug 2019

World championship favourite Noah Lyles stormed to the year's second fastest 200 metres, 19.65 seconds, as he returned to competition at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday. Reigning World champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey was more than three-tenths of a second adrift in 20.01 and Canadian Aaron Brown finished third in 20.13.

Discover the Ironman in you in Goa this Oct

Discover the Ironman in you in Goa this Oct

Rediff.com25 Jun 2019

'We have received around 1,000 participants from 20 countries, with 10 per cent being women.'

Why so many die climbing Everest

Why so many die climbing Everest

Rediff.com19 Jun 2019

Long queues near the top prolonged the wait times this year, causing oxygen tanks and physical endurance to drain on the way down. The 'traffic jams' likely contributed to the death of 11 people including three Indians.

The CFO who runs 20 km a day

The CFO who runs 20 km a day

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

Pankaj Vasani tells us how he moved from an unhealthy life to walking and running 20 kilometres a day.

One issue still clouding 2020 Olympic swimming venue...

One issue still clouding 2020 Olympic swimming venue...

Rediff.com5 Oct 2018

Tokyo 2020 organisers are determined to stage Olympic swimming events in the city centre Odaiba Marine Park venue despite continuing confusion over the water quality.

PHOTOS: It's a mad, mad world!

PHOTOS: It's a mad, mad world!

Rediff.com12 Jul 2018

We live in a wonderfully weird world and here's the proof!

How PolicyBazaar's Yashish Dahiya changed India's insurance scene

How PolicyBazaar's Yashish Dahiya changed India's insurance scene

Rediff.com6 Jul 2018

Dahiya's first internet-based venture to sell insurance failed, but he was convinced digital was the future

India names 524-member contingent for Asian Games

India names 524-member contingent for Asian Games

Rediff.com3 Jul 2018

The contingent comprises 277 men and 247 women athletes. In the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the Indian contingent featured 541 athletes across 28 disciplines.

CWG: World champion Glaetzer eliminated after 'nightmare' blunder

CWG: World champion Glaetzer eliminated after 'nightmare' blunder

Rediff.com7 Apr 2018

World champion Matthew Glaetzer, favourite to win the men's sprint gold at the Commonwealth Games, crashed out of the preliminary rounds on Saturday after an 'embarrassing' tactical blunder against Malaysian rank outsider Muhammad Sahrom.

PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 1 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 1 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Rediff.com5 Apr 2018

Day 1 witnessed a lot of action across events at Gold Coast. Here are some highlights -- in pictures -- from the opening day's events...

PHOTOS: Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as CWG opened

PHOTOS: Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as CWG opened

Rediff.com4 Apr 2018

Aborigines inhabited Australia more than 50,000 years before the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay near Sydney in 1788 after the country had been declared 'terra nullius', or unoccupied.

All you must know about Gold Coast CWG

All you must know about Gold Coast CWG

Rediff.com2 Apr 2018

Facts on the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia's Gold Coast:

How Milind Soman made it easier for women to run

How Milind Soman made it easier for women to run

Rediff.com21 Jan 2018

Exclusive video: The supermodel & marathoner on the Indian sensibilities of his athleisure line.

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Rediff.com26 Jun 2017

Eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes after setting out from California, Srinivas Gokulnath created history by becoming the first Indian to complete what is considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world -- the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo category.

Monaco Grand Prix: Button to make one-off F1 return

Monaco Grand Prix: Button to make one-off F1 return

Rediff.com14 Apr 2017

Britain's Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day, McLaren announced on Friday.

F1: Hamilton backs Button to replace Alonso in Monaco

F1: Hamilton backs Button to replace Alonso in Monaco

Rediff.com14 Apr 2017

Lewis Hamilton hopes fellow Briton Jenson Button will make a comeback and replace McLaren's Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix when the Spaniard is away competing in the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Meet the 27-yr-old who visited every nation in the world in 567 days

Meet the 27-yr-old who visited every nation in the world in 567 days

Rediff.com22 Feb 2017

Meet Cassie de Pecol, a 27-year-old traveller from Connecticut, United States, who visited 196 countries in 18-and-a-half months, making her the fastest person to visit every country in the world.

Murray bags BBC award for record third time

Murray bags BBC award for record third time

Rediff.com19 Dec 2016

World No. 1 Andy Murray capped off his glorious year by winning the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for a record third time.

IOA chief Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order

IOA chief Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order

Rediff.com22 Aug 2016

Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for outstanding service to the Olympic movement on Sunday.

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