New Delhi, Oct 5 (PTI) India on Tuesday pulled out of next year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games' hockey competition, citing COVID-19 concerns and UK's discriminatory quarantine rules for ...

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Hockey India President Gyanandro Ningombam communicated the federation's decision to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India on Tuesday pulled out of next year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games' hockey competition
  • India cited COVID concerns and UK's discriminatory quarantine rules for travellers from the country
  • The UK recently refused to recognise India's COVID vaccination certificates

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Indian women's hockey team during the 75th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • The IOC president said that he has conveyed his desire to the Sports Authority of India
  • The Birmingham CWG is scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8
  • India were represented by a strong 216 member contingent in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG

New Delhi, Sep 3 (PTI) The Indian hockey teams are unlikely to participate in next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to ensure that they hit peak form during the Asian Games, which is a ...

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Cricket has featured only once at the Olympics, back in the 1990 Paris Games. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • The ICC is eyeing getting cricket included in the the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics 
  • A Working Group has been convened by the ICC to lead the bid
  • The sport will be a part of the itinerary for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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Olympics-bound Sumit Malik is a freestyle wrestler from India who competes in the 125 kg category. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FederationWrest)

  • Olympics-bound Indian wrestler Sumit Malik has been suspended after failing a dope test
  • The 28-year-old is a freestyle wrestler from India who competes in the 125 kg category
  • Banned substances were found in the Commonwealth Games gold medallist's urine sample

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India is among six teams that have qualified for CWG. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The other five teams are England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa
  • They have secured qualification as a result of their standings in the ICC team rankings on April 1
  • Women’s cricket features in the Games for the first time in 22 editions