Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 million yen _ about $60,000. This is good for the opening and closing ceremony, nine days of track and field with luxury seating and sumptuous dining. Low-end packages dip down to about $1,500 for one session at a less popular event.
It was on August 14, 1990, when Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, popularly known as "Master Blaster" made his presence felt on the field when he scored his first ton in the International cricket.Tendulkar scored 119 runs against England in 1990 and this knock by the batsman helped the side to save the match at Old Trafford. "#ThisThatDayYear: Rewind to 1990 and the world witnessed @sachin_rt 's maiden international ton. At the tender age of 17, the little master scored his first ton in whites at Old Trafford. What a moment," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted."#OnThisDay in 1990, Sachin Tendulkar made the first of his hundred international hundreds. His unbeaten final-day 119 helped India save the second Test against England at Old Trafford, and made him Test cricket's third-youngest centurion," International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted. In pic - In this photo dated April 2, 2011, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is carried by fellow team members after Team India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.
Skipper Virat Kohli became the second-highest run-getter for India in ODIs as he played a knock of 120 runs against Windies in the second ODI on Sunday.
After years of defiance, BCCI has finally agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency. This brings India's cricketing body under the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). While the decision — which comes on the heels of the controversy involving India cricketer Prithvi Shaw failing a dope test and getting a retrospective ban — also opens up the possibility of BCCI becoming a sports federation under government norms.
In the last few weeks, the cutting-edge of Formula One technology, coupled with old-fashioned muscle and hand-eye co-ordination, has witnessed record-breaking pit stops.At the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in mid-July, Red Bull managed to change the four wheels of Pierre Gasly's car in a mind-boggling 1.91sec.
India's hunt for a new coach has attracted top international names, including Australian Tom Moody, despite skipper Virat Kohli backing Ravi Shastri to get a new deal, reports said Wednesday.The deadline for applications ended Tuesday as the Indian side set off for a tour of the West Indies with pressure mounting on Shastri after the team were upset by New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final.
If you were also torn between ICC Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon Men’s Final, IT'S FINE! Sunday was an epic day for all the sports enthusiasts. On the cricket side, there was a wild collision between England and New Zealand which ended with first ever Super Over. On the tennis side, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win his fifth Grand Slam title on grass. It was also the longest Wimbledon final in history.
Iceland Cricket has offered Ambati Rayudu, India's middle-order batsman, permanent residency in their country so that he can play for them after being rejected time and again by Team India.
Patel, who is said to keep a close track of the team, wishes to be present when India lifts the World Cup at the iconic Lord's on July 14.
While June 23 is celebrated as Olympic day all over the world, Indian cricket can lay claim to June 25. Not only did India win the World Cup on June 25 (1983), India’s cricket journey had also started on June 25 (1932) at Lord’s when CK Nayudu’s men faced the MCC under Douglas Jardine. In pic: CK Nayudu
The boxing world saw a major upset in June when Mexican Andy Ruiz (Jr) defeated Unified World Champion Anthony Joshua. Ruiz now holds three championship belts — the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization.This upset has poured cold water on the much anticipated face-off between Joshua and WBC champ Deontay Wilder. Joshua will now take on Ruiz again in November 2019. ET Magazine looks at some famous upsets in boxing history
Imran Khan won a Cricket World Cup for Pakistan long before he won an election to be prime minister. The PM had a few ideas on how Pakistan might end its run of six World Cup losses to archrival India, so he sent a few thoughts via social media for the team. The main advice from the 1992 World Cup-winning captain ahead of Sunday's game: bat first if you win the toss; pick specialist batters and specialist bowlers.
Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all international cricket on Monday. In an international career that spanned nearly 17 years, Yuvraj established himself as arguably one of the greatest limited overs players India has ever produced. In 304 ODI matches, Yuvraj scored 8701 runs and averaged 36.55, making him India's seventh highest run-scorer in the format. He was also a more than handy spinner and was recognised as one of the best fielders in the world at his peak. Here's a look at five of Yuvraj's best performances with the bat:
Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too.What's in a name? Things get complicated when it comes to deciding what to call the clay-court Grand Slam tournament being contested now on the southwestern edge of Paris.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Croatia international Igor Stimac as the head coach of the Indian men's national team after AIFF's Executive Committee ratified the recommendation by the Technical Committee.
India’s GS Lakshmi has become the first female match referee after the International Cricket Council (ICC) named the 51-year-old in its list of elite match officials on Tuesday.
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