Tag: Rio Olympics

World records broken at Rio even before the Games begin!

For the first time ever, Rio is hosting a refugee contingent consisting of athletes from across the world who have been displaced. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there are 65 million people who are displaced by war and persecution across the world. The ten athletes who[Read More…]

Sardar Singh replaced with PR Sreejesh for Rio

Sardar Singh has been dropped as captain of the Indian hockey team, and will not represent the country at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will take the helm instead. SV Sunil has been named as the vice captain. Defender Birender Lakra will have to skip the Games owing[Read More…]

Nirmala’s run up to Rio

Indian quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran qualified for the Rio Olympics after clocking 51.48 secs in 400m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships on Friday. She became the 24th track and field athlete from India to qualify for the Rio Olympics after she cleared the Olympic qualification mark of 52.20 secs[Read More…]

Newsd Sports Conclave 2016

Newsd presents Sports Conclave 2016, powered by Hero MotoCorp, with key-note speaker Rajiv Yadav, Secretary of Sports in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. His speech is followed by a panel discussion with the Sports Secretary, VK Mahendru, ONGC Head Corporate Sports, Amit Kumar Dahiya, Wrestler, Shweta Singh, Shooter[Read More…]

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