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On this day in 2008: Abhinav Bindra became first Indian to win individual Olympic gold

Abhinav Bindra. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)NEW DELHI: It was on August 11, 2008, when Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal. Bindra had achieved the feat during 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 10 metre air rifle shooter was seen at the top of his craft. The shooter had…

Tokyo Olympics: Non-contact sports to resume training in PH – Minister

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, says non-contact sports athletes will soon resume training in Port Harcourt, Rivers, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Mr John Joshua-Akanji, the minister’s Special Adviser (Media) disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. He said the proactive move was coming on…

Juan Martin Del Potro Reveals Roger Federer’s Reaction to His Bronze Medal Win at 2012 Olympics

Roger Federer has won many Grand Slams throughout his career but he has also won Olympic Medals. One of these was a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics. At the time, Juan Martin Del Potro won a bronze and he has just spoken about how Roger Federer reacted to it. How Did Roger Federer React?…

From Sochi to The Show: Marlins’ Eddy Alvarez Becomes First Winter Olympic Medalist to Play MLB

The first time Eddy Alvarez’s dreams came true, he wrapped himself in a Team USA sweater, strode into the Opening Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, and tried to hear himself think over the roar of some 40,000 fans. The second time his dreams came true, he was wearing a Miami Marlins jersey,…

Govt launches TOPS for junior athletes, shortlists 258 young talent in 12 Olympic disciplines

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday launched the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the country’s promising junior athletes, with an aim to groom these young talents for medal glory at the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. The government, in a series of decisions, also decided that training of athletes at the Sports Authority of India’s…

Coaches, Olympic qualifiers prioritized for in-depth service

posted July 29, 2020 at 08:00 pm by  Manila Standard Sports The Philippine Sports Commission confirmed Tuesday that after meeting with the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Armed Forces of The Philippines it was agreed to renew the tripartite agreement granting detailed service for national athletes.   However, given the crisis at hand, national coaches, Olympic qualifiers and…

Throwback: Young LeBron James shares a laugh with Kobe Bryant at 2008 Olympics after deciphering Black Mamba’s signal

The storied history of the LA Lakers has seen many superstars who have revolutionized the game like never before. From Magic Johnson in 1980s to Kobe Bryant in the 2000s, and now finally LeBron James, the torch has been passed down to the greatest players of each generation.Six months after the tragic demise of Kobe…

PSC, sports groups meet on resuming athletes’ training

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said Friday it has begun meeting with officials of national sports associations (NSAs) on how national athletes could resume their training in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "This is to brief them on how they will formulate their updated…