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Azeem Rafiq slow to repay £10k grant from Sport England for coaching sessions that never took place

Azeem Rafiq has been slow to repay Sport England’s £10,000 grant for coaching sessions for asylum seekers that never took place. Azeem Rafiq was asked to pay back £9,960 to Sport England in 2015 He repaid most of the money a few weeks after a request from Barnsley CC But £2,160 had been spent in …

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For World Championships medallists Srikanth and Sen, Tokyo 2022 will be a tougher challenge

The calm after the storm is in Indian badminton. And this World Cup, which begins Monday, could be the first hint of the fading of a sporting success story of the last decade, which has seen an Indian medal win at either the Olympics or the World Championships every year since 2011. In its worst …

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From Virat Kohli to Mirabai Chanu: Sporting icons wish countrymen on India’s Independence Day

On Monday (August 15) India celebrates 75 years of independence from the British Raj. The country had on August 15, 1947 (It’s the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, but it’s still the 76th Independence Day). Every year, Landmark Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. As India immersed itself in the celebrations and …

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Comparing India’s medal tally at the Commonwealth Games over the years

Despite the lack of sports disciplines such as shooting, tennis, archery and Greco-Roman wrestling, India recorded a fabulous campaign at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as the athletes returned home with an impressive 61 medals. India dominated the wrestling and weightlifting games, winning a total of 12 and 10 medals respectively in two sports disciplines. It …

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From PV Sindhu & Co. to lawn bowls’ memorable run: India’s top 5 performances in CWG’22

After a memorable run at the Tokyo Olympics last year, the Indian contingent once again roared and inspired at the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham. The full squad of Team India consisted of multiple medal contenders such as PV Sindhu, Indian Men’s Hockey Team led by Manpreet Singh, Indian Women’s Cricket Team …

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Expresso Sports Feature: Why do athletes go ‘missing’ from international sporting events?

You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here’s an article on why many athletes are missing from international sporting events, presented by The Indian Express.“During the 22nd Commonwealth Games it was reported that three members of the Sri Lanka team had gone missing. While two of those players have since been approached by police, …

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