Rio 2016: Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa Pride Of India In An Otherwise Bleak Olympic Journey
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Rio 2016: Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa Pride Of India In An Otherwise Bleak Olympic Journey

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were threatening to become one of the biggest disasters for Indian sports till almost the end of the event, before PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik gave India podium finishes which looked like a far cry at one time.

Sprinter Dharambir Singh Handed Eight-Year Ban For Doping
Press Trust of India

Sprinter Dharambir Singh Handed Eight-Year Ban For Doping

Dharambir Singh, a 200-metre runner, returned positive for an anabolic steroid in an in-competition test conducted by the NADA during the Indian Grand Prix Meet in Bengaluru on July 11

Sakshi Malik
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Sakshi Malik's Coach Yet to Get Cash Award

Sakshi Malik's coach Kuldeep Malik's attempts to get in touch with Haryana government and the Railway Sports Promotion Board have gone in vain.

NITI Aayog Targets 50 Medals For India in 2024 Olympics
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NITI Aayog Targets 50 Medals For India in 2024 Olympics

The NITI Aayog's plan comes after India, having sent its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro last month, returned with only two medals from the Games

Paralympics Medallists to be Recommended For Padma Awards
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Paralympics Medallists to be Recommended For Padma Awards

Rio 2016 Paralympics medallists will be recommended for the Padma awards this year by the Sports Ministry

Hurt Ritu Rani Retires From International Hockey
Press Trust of India

Hurt Ritu Rani Retires From International Hockey

After being left out of the Rio Olympics squad, Ritu Rani got married to a Patiala-based Punjabi singer Harsh Sharma on August 18.

Deepa Malik
Press Trust of India

Deepa Malik's Life Story is Inspiring, Says Sakshi Malik

Deepa Malik had created history last week by becoming the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympic Games. She won a silver in the shot put F-53 event

Rio Paralympics End With Music - And Relief
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Rio Paralympics End With Music - And Relief

The 2016 Rio Paralympics came to a close with a glitzy closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Paralympics Stages Final Show In Shadow Of Tragedy
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Rio Paralympics Stages Final Show In Shadow Of Tragedy

The upbeat mood at Rio Paralympics was darkened late on Saturday by the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who fell during a mountainous descent in the road race and died before he could be treated in hospital

Amit Kumar Saroha Misses Medal By Whisker, Finishes Fourth in Club Throw
Abhishek Paul

Amit Kumar Saroha Misses Medal By Whisker, Finishes Fourth in Club Throw

Amit Kumar Saroha, with a throw of 26.63m, finished fourth in men's club throw F51 at Rio Paralympics. India have so far won four medals at the Games, including two gold

Narsingh Yadav
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Narsingh Yadav's Doping Case Referred To CBI by Wrestling Federation of India

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He missed the Rio Olympics due to the ban. The Wrestling Federation of India has now referred the case to the CBI

Did SAI Official
Mahavir Rawat

Did SAI Official's Blunder Cost Sundar Gurjar A Medal At Rio Paralympics?

Sundar Singh Gurjar, India's big medal hope in men's javelin throw at the Rio Paralympics, did not start his event after failing to be present at the time of roll call

Paralympic Pele: Brazil Hails Blind Soccer Star
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Paralympic Pele: Brazil Hails Blind Soccer Star

Jefinho, who could win a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal with Brazil's soccer 5-a-side team, has been dubbed the 'Paralympic Pele' for his success and playing style

Matt Stutzman, US Archer With No Arms, Jokes About Buying First Bow
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Matt Stutzman, US Archer With No Arms, Jokes About Buying First Bow

Matt Stutzman won silver at the London Paralympics and last year was certified by the Guinness World Records for the longest, accurate shot at 283.47 meters (930.04 feet)

Sports Minister Vijay Goel Non-Committal on Khel Ratna For Paralympic Medallists
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Sports Minister Vijay Goel Non-Committal on Khel Ratna For Paralympic Medallists

An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for the Khel Ratna award during an Olympic year but Vijay Goel said there is no such policy in place for the paralympians

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'Dad I Topped, Now It's Your Turn': Daughter Jiya Told Devendra Jhajharia

Jiya, who would accompany Devendra Jhajaria to training in Rajasthan, struck a deal with her father that if she topped in the lower kindergarten exam, he would have to win a gold in Rio Paralympics

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'Shark Boy' Achmat Hassiem Swims For Paralympic Glory -- And Saving Sharks

The fates of Achmat Hassiem and sharks have been inextricably wrapped up since that day off Cape Town when a great white caught him during a lifeguard training drill. The shark then almost killed him. Today, the injury has propelled him into the Rio Paralympics

Devendra Jhajharia Applauded by PM Modi, Sporting Greats After Rio Gold
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Devendra Jhajharia Applauded by PM Modi, Sporting Greats After Rio Gold

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood king Amitabh Bachchan, many Indian public figures showered Devendra Jhajharia with accolades on Twitter following his gold medal-winning feat in Rio

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