THE FORMER HEAD of global athletics, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended. 

Diack was found guilty of soliciting $4.1 million (3.45 million euros) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and allow them to continue competing, including at the 2012 London Olympics.

He was fined €500,000 ($600,000) by the French Court. He has the right to appeal. 

Sep 15, 2020 15:09
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has included 94 athletes in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for support to probable athletes identified for the Tokyo 2021, Paris 2024 and Los Angles 2028 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. 
Sep 14, 2020 19:09
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has registered its official protests over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran as "very sad news". "The IOC is shocked by this announcement," the world body declared. 
Sep 08, 2020 18:09
LAUSANNE: The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year "with or without COVID", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee has asserted. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the "Games that conquered COVID". They were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to Covid-19 fears.
Sep 02, 2020 18:09
LOS ANGELES: Launching the official journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, the Local Organising Committee unveiled its Games emblem with stories that celebrate sport, art and the city's unique community.
Sep 01, 2020 16:09
LAUSANNE: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Monday welcomed the addition of The Coca-Cola Company to its roster of Worldwide Paralympic Partners. Coca-Cola Japan was an existing Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the highest tier of the domestic sponsorship programme.
Aug 28, 2020 16:08
NEW DELHI: Indian sports management company IOS Sports & Entertainment on Friday announced the signing of young javelin sensation Shivpal Singh. The 24-year-old grabbed headlines earlier this year when he became only the second javelin thrower to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He met the qualifying standard with an 85.47m throw at the ACNW Meeting in Potchefstroom in March.
Aug 27, 2020 19:08
BENGALURU: The Indian Olympic Association has adopted a new identity to commemorate 100 years of Indian participation at the Olympic Games. The new logo and brand identity was designed by India-based communication design and branding firm Smitten.
Aug 14, 2020 18:08
VIJAYANAGAR: Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), the flagship High Performance Training Centre set up by the JSW Group in Bellary, Karnataka, celebrated its 2nd year anniversary on the eve of Independence Day and staked its claim among the preferred training destinations for Indian athletes aiming for Olympic glory.
Aug 06, 2020 20:08
NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday shortlisted 258 athletes from across 12 sporting disciplines and they will be a part of the TOPS Developmental Group. This is a step towards grooming athletes for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics and the athletes have been shortlisted by SAI's Mission Olympic Cell, including the 85 selected before the lockdown.
Jul 29, 2020 18:07
NEW DELHI: As the world counts down one more year to the biggest event in the global sports calendar, adidas,under the ambit of ‘Ready For Sport’ campaign has launched the ‘What’s One More’ film- aiming to inspire and enable all athletes as they prepare for the 2021 return of the Olympic Games.