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  • Indian contingent to buy extra chairs, TV sets

    Rio de Janeiro: With the Games Organising Committee expressing its inability to provide additional chairs and TV sets, the Indian Olympic contingent’s Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta has now decided to buy them through the country’s embassy here.

  • Anirban-Lahiri

    A medal at Rio will have a big impact on golf in India: Lahiri

    Troon (Scotland): Excited to be part of the Indian Olympic contingent, ace golfer Anirban Lahiri said he wants to return with a medal from Rio Games as it will make a big impact on golf in India and Asia. Three Indian golfers — Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok have qualified for the Olympics.

  • For Dada, MS is passé, Kohli the rage

    New Delhi :  Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly does not think that current limited over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will last till 2019 and feels that it is high time Indian selectors appoint a new captain to lead the side in the next ICC World Cup.

  • Ganguly wishes Tendulkar goodluck

    Kolkata : Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday wished luck to his former-teammate Sachin Tendulkar after he accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) proposal to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the country’s contingent at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

  • Bindra agrees to be ambassador; IOA waits for Tendulkar, Rahman

    New Delhi :  Celebrated shooter Abhinav Bindra was on Friday roped in as goodwill ambassador of India’s Olympic contingent alongside Bollywood star Salman Khan, while cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was also approached for the role after the controversial actor’s appointment created an uproar.

  • Real champs frown at ‘reel’ champ Salman!

    New Delhi :  Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision.

  • Yogeshwar slams Salman’s appointment

    New Delhi :  Bollywood star Salman Khan’s appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador has not gone down well with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who feels a sportsperson should have been chosen for the role.

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