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April 20, 2018 12:00 AM No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

NEW DELHI: IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement. Bach said it would be a “red line” for the International Olympic Committee that no computer game that encourages violence would be allowed.eSports have already been admitted 5

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM POA to honour CWG medal winners

LAHORE: Lt Gen (retd) Syed Arif Hasan, President Pakistan Olympic Association, has planned a reception in honour of medal-winning athletes of the country who brought laurels to the country in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG). The reception will be held on April 20 at Olympic House. Pakistan athletes won one gold medal and four bronze in wrestling 1

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pak hockey team for Youth Olympic qualifiers named

ISLAMABAD: A nine-member Pakistan hockey team along with four standbys has been announced for the Asian qualifiers for the Youth Olympics to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 25-29. It is pertinent to mention that the hockey event of the Youth Olympics is played on 5-a-side format. Squad: Awais Arshad (goalkeeper), Waqas Ahmed (captain), Ali Raza, Mohibullah 3

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Former Armstrong doctor provided drugs to Spanish team

MADRID: Spain’s Olympic track cycling team from Atlanta 1996 was supplied banned substances by Lance Armstrong’s disgraced former doctor Michele Ferrari, El Pais newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to a 2016 testimony, seen by El Pais, from Spanish doctor Luis Garcia del Moral, the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) took part in a doping programme 1

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM CNS vows to make Asian Tour event at KGC huge success

KARACHI: The organisers of the CNS Open Golf Championship, which will mark the return of the Asian Tour to Pakistan, on Tuesday vowed to make the US$300,000 tournament a mega success. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the Chief of Naval Staff, said in a statement that Pakistan’s golfing fraternity was thrilled to welcome back the Asian Tour.The Asian Tour will make a welcome 4

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Semenya completes Commonwealth double

GOLD COAST, Australia: South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off controversy over her right to compete after completing a Commonwealth Games double with victory in the women’s 800 metres on Friday. The 27-year-old, who identifies as a woman but has elevated testosterone levels, dedicated her gold medal to the late Winnie Mandela after her crushing win. Elsewhere 2

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Semenya defiant after sweeping to CW Games double

GOLD COAST, Australia: South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off controversy over her right to compete after completing a Commonwealth Games double with victory in the women’s 800 metres on Friday. The 27-year-old, who identifies as a woman but has elevated testosterone levels, dedicated her gold medal to the late Winnie Mandela after her crushing win.Elsewhere 2

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bayern face Real and Liverpool play Romain CL semis

NYON, Switzerland: Defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League while Liverpool play AS Roma in a repeat of the 1984 final. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real will travel to Bayern’s Allianz Arena for the first leg on April 25 as the Spanish giants go in search of a third successive European crown. Jurgen Klopp’s 3

April 11, 2018 12:00 AM Aussie swimmers finish on high note

GOLD COAST, Australia: Hosts Australia produced two astonishing relay fight-backs on the final night of the Commonwealth Games swimming Tuesday as Canadian teenager Taylor Ruck bagged a record-equalling eighth medal. Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers mowed down England’s Ben Proud on the final leg, the freestyle, as the Aussies won an absorbing 4x100 metres 1

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Heavyweights batteredin 100m freestyle stunner

GOLD COAST, Australia: Scotland’s Duncan Scott produced arguably the upset of the Commonwealth Games swimming programme so far on Sunday when he beat Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers with a late surge to win the men’s 100m freestyle title. The 20-year-old, who had already won three bronze medals, had been sixth at the turn for home but chased down a tiring 4