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Uganda athletes to take part in various International competitions in order to boost fitness
Uganda athletes to take part in various International competitions in order to boost fitness

Stephen KiprotichUgandan athletes will feature at several international tournaments to boost their fitness ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics in August.Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation told Xinhua on Monday that next month is going to be busy as several athletes will go for the World Half Marathon in Cardiff, World University Cross Country and the Africa Cross Country event in Cameroon.He said the country's star athle

Feb 2 2016
Tokyo Olympics in 2020 to have Men's shooters compete against Womens shooters
Tokyo Olympics in 2020 to have Men's shooters compete against Womens shooters

Shan Zhen won the gold in the only time wne men competed against women at the OlympicsThe 2020 edition of the Olympic Games, to be staged in the Japanese capital of Tokyo will see shooting in a new avatar. The sport will have both the Men and Women competing against one another.The International Shooting Sports Federation(ISSF) is trying to figure out a plan to fit in the International Olympic Committee(IOC)’s ‘Agenda 2020&r

Feb 1 2016
ICC to discuss World T20 and participation in Olympic and Commonwealth Games
ICC to discuss World T20 and participation in Olympic and Commonwealth Games

The World T20 will start on March 8 in IndiaIssues regarding the upcoming World Twenty20 championship in India and the game's potential participation in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games will be among the key issues on the anvil at the International Cricket Council's (ICC) board meeting in Dubai on February 4, an official said on Sunday.The World T20 is scheduled to be held in India in March-April and the ICC board is expected to discuss

Jan 31 2016
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy:
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy: "Indian hockey team should benefit from rejigged Olympic format"

India have been clubbed with Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Irelan and Canada in Pool B for the OlympicsMid and low-ranked hockey teams like India will benefit from the introduction of the quarter-final stage in 2016 Rio Olympics, making the task of top teams tougher, feels Australian legend Jay Stacy.In each Olympics since the 1984 Moscow Games, 12 teams were divided into two pools comprising six teams each from which two top teams directly en

Jan 31 2016
Maria Sharapova has to play for Russia if she wants to be a part of the Rio Olympics, says Russian Tennis President
Maria Sharapova has to play for Russia if she wants to be a part of the Rio Olympics, says Russian Tennis President

She said her main goal is to play at the Summer Olympics.Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova must play for the national team next week at the Federation Cup fixture if she wants to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Shamil Tarpishchev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), has said."If Sharapova wants to play at the Olympics, she will have to play for the national team," Tarpishchev said on Tuesday, reports TASS."There

2016 Rio Olympics: Indian hockey team captain Ritu Rani is determined to do well
2016 Rio Olympics: Indian hockey team captain Ritu Rani is determined to do well

India to play in Olympics after 36 years.Having led the Indian women's hockey team to Olympic qualification after 36 years, skipper Ritu Rani is determined to leave a mark when the Rio de Janeiro games start in August. India secured only their second appearance ever at the Games with a fifth-place finish at the Hockey World League semi-finals in July last year.Their qualification was confirmed when a place opened up after the Netherlands

Jan 22 2016
Pullela Gopichand says shuttlers used PBL to prepare for Olympics
Pullela Gopichand says shuttlers used PBL to prepare for Olympics

Gopichand has hailed the PBL as a preparatory ground for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Although some have questioned the timing of the tournament, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand believes the Premier Badminton League (PBL) was used to prepare for the all-important Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August."It depends on how you look at it. We are still seven months away from the Olympics. There is time, and players used this tournament

Jan 21 2016
The National Olympic Stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be eco-friendly
The National Olympic Stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be eco-friendly

While the games begin on August 31 this year, the stadium for the next edition has already been planned.The host stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics -- the National Olympic Stadium -- will be an eco-friendly and open enclosure and will draw inspiration from traditional Japanese architecture, the architect in charge of designing the complex said on Friday.Kengo Kuma, in his first public appearance since being selected, explained that wood will be

Jan 15 2016
Argentine coach Gerardo Martino against Lionel Messi taking part in the Rio Olympic Games
Argentine coach Gerardo Martino against Lionel Messi taking part in the Rio Olympic Games

He admitted to not having discussed the subject with Messi yet.Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has claimed that calling up Lionel Messi to take part in the Rio Olympic Games would risk burning the star out, with the striker already billed to grace the centenary edition of the Copa America this year."Exposing Leo by using him in another competition after all the football he's played would be overkill, in my opinion. It would come back to

Jan 12 2016
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