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India punished by Olympic body for denying Pakistani shooters visas

Two shooters and a coach were denied visas to attend the shooting World Cup

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February 22, 2019


Afridi calls for inclusion of 10-over cricket in the Olympics

He believes that the format will change the nature of the sport

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December 1, 2018


India gets Olympic warning after Kosovo boxer denied visa

Donjeta Sadiku and her two coaches were denied Indian visas

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November 16, 2018


A team of 50 refugees will compete at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

The IOC head said this is a reminder that refugees are “not forgotten”.

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October 11, 2018


Boxing’s Olympic future is in jeopardy

The International Olympic Committee says governance issues must be addressed in the sport

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October 4, 2018


Whistleblower warns anti-doping agency of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

WADA revealed last week that its compliance committee had recommended lifting its three-year ban after receiving assurances from Russia

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September 19, 2018


Video: Olympic legend Usain Bolt runs in zero gravity

The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness

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September 13, 2018


Olympic taekwondo champion banned for life in abuse case

Steven Lopez has been deemed “permanently ineligible” from future competition in a ruling made by the center on Thursday following a four-month investigation

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September 8, 2018


Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club

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August 18, 2018


Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket prices revealed

The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony.

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July 20, 2018


When sporting events were marred by politics

Sports is considered to be a binding factor in the international community and tournaments take place no matter how much hostilities are there between countries. However, sporting events have been marred by political events unfolding across the world.

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July 20, 2018


Olympics: Five things to watch on day 14

NEWS DESK: The showdown for the women’s figure skating title reaches its climax at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday while the top teams in men’s ice hockey battle for a place in the final, reported AFP. Here are the highlights of day 14: Figure skating Russian rivals Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take their battle…

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February 23, 2018


Olympics: Five things to watch on day 11

NEWS DESK: Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in line for the ice dance gold while biathlon star Martin Fourcade eyes a third title on Tuesday, when five gold medals are awarded, reported AFP. Five things to watch out for on day 11: Figure skating Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed…

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February 20, 2018


Winter Olympics 2018: Canada rise to the top in team skate

GANGEUNG: Dual Sochi 2014 silver medallist Patrick Chan was among the star names to take a tumble but Canada still asserted their position as favourites for Winter Olympic figure skating team gold on Friday. American quad wonder Nathan Chen and Russia’s European champion Mikhail Kolyada also fell on the first day of action at the…

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February 9, 2018


Death and denial in top flight Olympics ski-racing

NEWS DESK: Elite downhill racers will strap on their skis at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics aware of the risks but sometimes in denial about the real dangers despite two deaths in the run-up to the Games, reported AFP. German teenager Max Burkhart and France’s two-time Olympian David Poisson both died in racing incidents in Canada,…

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February 6, 2018


Hope for the dominant World-XI show

By Muzamil Asif After quite a while, hockey will take centre-stage in the country as the World-XI has arrived in Karachi on Wednesday featuring some of the world’s top stars to join in its bid to bring international action to Pakistan. The star-studded World hockey XI will play two high-profile exhibition matches against Pakistan Junior’s…

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January 20, 2018


Olympics: IOC to rule on Russia’s 2018 Games fate

The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping violations, in one of the weightiest decisions ever faced by the Olympic movement. The build-up to the high-stakes summit in Lausanne 66 days before the start of the 2018 Games has been dominated by an…

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December 4, 2017


Sports apart from cricket, demolishing in the country

By Muzamil Asif   Pakistan is running on a pleasant track as far as the resumption of International events is concerned. As, recently we have witnessed packed international events of cricket, Football, Wrestling and of course Nishan-e-Haider Hockey tournament which featured 11 International goalkeepers from Australia and Argentina, after a gap of almost 8 years in…

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October 26, 2017


Olympics: Bach lifts lid on 2024-2028 joint award

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach lifted the lid on how the joint award of the 2024-2028 Olympics came about here Monday, revealing that the idea had originated with US officials. Talking to reporters as he wrapped up a two-day visit of Los Angeles after the city was confirmed as hosts for the 2028 Olympics…

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September 19, 2017


Afghan amputee swimmer aims for international success

KABUL: It took a pair of landmines that severed Malek Mohammad’s legs for him to find his life’s passion for swimming in land-locked Afghanistan. He was 11 years old when he stepped on the mines as he gathered firewood in a vacant lot in Kabul, a city still trying to recover from years of civil…

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June 16, 2017


Olympics: Paris joins Los Angeles in rejecting 2028 Olympic bid

PARIS: Paris 2024 Olympic bid directors rejected on Wednesday the notion of hosting the 2028 Games, saying their target was the 2024 edition, reflecting the position of rival bidders Los Angeles. Statements from the two bidders come in the wake of reports the IOC had been planning to resolve the 2024 competition by offering the…

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March 22, 2017