BWF to vote on change to scoring system post-Tokyo Olympics | Badminton News – Times of India

LONDON: Badminton‘s world governing body will vote in May on a proposal to change the sport’s scoring system after this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it said on Saturday. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said it had taken forward a proposal from Badminton Indonesia and Badminton Maldives to amend the rulebook. Matches are played in … Read more

Italian swimming star Federica Pellegrini books place at fifth Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

ROME: Italian swimming star Federica Pellegrini booked her spot at a fifth Olympics on Friday by attaining the 200m freestyle qualifying standard. The world record holder and 2008 Olympic champion at the distance eased to victory in 1min 56.69sec, inside the required time of 1min 56.90. “It’s not been an easy few months, but now … Read more

IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Olympic-bound athletes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Concerned at the increasing number of athletes contracting COVID-19 at top training centres, the Indian Olympic Association has asked the authorities to expedite the process to get the Olympic-bound athletes get vaccinated soon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Thirty sports persons and support staff across disciplines returned positive … Read more

SV Sunil ignored for Argentina sojourn as India return to action in FIH Pro League | Hockey News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Indian men’s hockey team will begin its journey in the FIH Pro League, following a 13-month pandemic-induced break, with the Argentina leg of the League, slated on April 10 and 11. This is also the beginning of an uncertain yet crucial phase for the team. India are scheduled to face Great Britain, Spain … Read more

With 52 shooting WC medals in two seasons, India zoom to 10th in overall world ranking | More sports News – Times of India

PUNE: The recently concluded ISSF World Cup in Delhi has boosted the morale of Indian shooters ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. It has also lifted India’s position in the overall ranking of medallist countries since the event began in 1986. With 30 medals (15 gold, 9 silver 6 bronze) won in Delhi last week, India … Read more

Tokyo Games are sign of light at end of pandemic tunnel: Thomas Bach | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

ATHENS: The summer Olympic Games in Tokyo show that there is light at the end of the tunnel of the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Bach was in Athens to attend a ceremony for the unveiling of new lighting at the Panathenaic Stadium, the marble stadium that hosted the … Read more