IMAGE: Coach Nikolai Snesarev, (Left to Right), Lalita Babar, O P Jaisha and Sudha Singh India's middle and long distance coach Nikolai Snesarev of Belarus was on Friday found dead in his hostel room at the National Institute of Sports here, the Athletics Federation of India said. The dead body of the 72-year-old Snesarev, who returned to India after a gap of two years to be at the helm till the end of September, has been sent to a government hospital for post mortem. "When the door was broken, he was found lying on his bed. The Sports Authority of India doctor at the NIS declared him dead and the ED (team) of the SAI has referred the body to the government hospital for post mortem." "We don't know the cause of death. We will know it later after post mortem." Snesarev was at the NIS running track in the morning with his wards but did not turn up for the meet which started at 2pm. "He died with his boots on, having overseen his wards' training this morning," … [Read more...] about India’s athletics coach found dead in hostel room
Next V ijender Singh 's knowledge about Hindi movies is as good as his boxing. Ask him to repeat any dialogue or song from a particular movie and he knows it all. And he is not a bad boxer either! Earlier this month, Vijender became the first Indian boxer to qualify for a third successive Olympic Games. It gives him a chance to better his showing from the previous Olympics at Beijing, where he won a bronze medal. The 26-year-old, who will lead a seven-man team at the Games, is confident of Indian boxers returning from London with a few medals this time. - 'I was born only to do boxing' The ace pugilist revealed that he will not be doing any endorsements or shows till July because his focus is solely on winning a gold medal at the summer Games. In a freewheeling interview with Harish Kotian , India's first ever Olympic medal winner in boxing speaks about his plans for the mega event, and why he thinks he can win a gold … [Read more...] about I want to be the Sachin Tendulkar of boxing: Vijender
IMAGE: Polls show most Japanese households oppose holding the Tokyo Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Japan's government will decide whether to let overseas spectators attend the Summer Olympics in Tokyo by the end of March, Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Wednesday. Her comments were echoed by the head of the organising committee for the Games, Seiko Hashimoto, who said she would like to reach the decision by March 25. Polls show most Japanese oppose holding the Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mainichi newspaper earlier reported that the government was planning to ban overseas spectators due to worries they would spread the coronavirus, citing multiple unnamed sources. "On the matter of overseas spectators ... I personally want to have it decided by the 25th of this month, when the Olympic torch relay will be kicked off," Hashimoto told reporters after a virtual meeting with International Olympic … [Read more...] about No overseas spectators for Tokyo Olympics?
ARSENAL are ahead at Burnley after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early goal. KICK-OFF: 12.30pm TV CHANNEL: BT Sport 1 STREAM: BT Sport and BT Sport app BURNLEY: 1 Pope, 2 Lowton, 5 Tarkowski, 6 Mee, 3 Taylor, 11 McNeil, 18 Westwood, 8 Brownhill, 7 Gudmundsson, 9 Wood, 27 Vydra ARSENAL TEAM: 1 Leno, 21 Chambers, 23 David Luiz, 22 Mari, 3 Tierney, 18 Partey, 34 Xhaka, 7 Saka, 11 Odegaard, 12 Willian, 14 Aubameyang FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Stay up to date with all the action from Turf Moor in our live blog below... Nyle Smith just now FIRST HALF SUMMARY Talk about throwing a spanner in the works. Arsenal couldn't of had a better start with Aubameyang getting his customary goal inside the first six minutes and from that point on, his side were crusing. But Burnley started to slowly grow into the game and pressure made diamonds because Chris Wood forced Granit Xhaka into making a mistake leading to a … [Read more...] about Burnley vs Arsenal LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, team news and kick-off time as Aubameyang gives Gunners early lead
IMAGE: FC Goa squandered a lead twice in their 2-2 draw against Mumbai City FC. Photograph: ISL/Twitter FC Goa missed the chance to enter the second leg of the Indian Super League semifinals with an advantage as they squandered a lead twice in their 2-2 draw against Mumbai City FC, in Margao, on Friday. Goa broke the deadlock through Igor Angulo's penalty (20') before his goal was cancelled out by Hugo Boumous (38'). The Gaurs then took the lead again through Saviour Gama (59') but Mourtada Fall (62') soon netted a vital equaliser to help the Islanders escape with a vital point. Mumbai keeper Amrinder Singh was called into action early on, making a routine save in the fifth minute. Jorge Ortiz's cutback found Gama whose effort was parried away for a corner. But, just moments after being denied a penalty, Goa were awarded one when Mandar Rao Dessai clipped Ortiz in the box. Angulo stepped up to take the spot-kick and sent Amrinder the wrong way to notch up his … [Read more...] about ISL semis: FC Goa, Mumbai play out draw in first leg
IMAGE: Kirti Gupta, Manisha Keer and Rajeshwari Kumari. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter Indian women's trap team trio of Kirti Gupta, Manisha Keer and Rajeshwari Kumari lost 4-6 to Russia to settle for a silver medal on the concluding day of the ISSF World Cup in Cairo. The Indian team engineered a fantastic comeback in the gold medal match on Thursday, coming back from 0-4 down to tie the final at 4-4. However, it could not hold on in the last series of 15-shot per team and had to be content with second best. The trio's effort ensured that the Indian squad finished the World Cup with two medals, with the men's skeet team bagging a bronze earlier in the tournament. Kirti, Manisha and Rajeshwari shot a combined score of 444 to make it to the gold medal match along with Russia, who topped the qualifying round with a total of 463. There were a total of seven 25-shot rounds, five of which had been shot in the previous days. On Thursday, all three Indian women shot scores of 20 … [Read more...] about Indian women’s trap team settles for silver in ISSF World Cup