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    Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round of their UFC lightweight bout in Abu Dhabi Sunday to register revenge over the Irish superstar.

  • Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games shifted to April

    The postponed Banabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games will be held from April 1 to 10 in the capital and the divisional cities, decided a meeting of the executive committee of Bangladesh Olympic Association today.

  • Sports stars rally behind L'Equipe journos

    In a rare display of affection for sports writers, 180 elite athletes signed a letter published on Friday in support of striking journalists at venerable French daily L'Equipe.

  • 'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

    A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that "anything can happen" with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in cases.

  • Hicham, Angela scoop top prizes in Bangabandhu Marathon

    Hicham Laqouahi of Morocco won the men's elite competition of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon while Kenya's at the Angela Jim Asunde won the women's category in the same event.

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    Butthan Co-Competition held at Rajshahi

    The two-day long Mujib Year 14th National Bhuttan Co-Competition 2020 came to an end today at Rajshahi Engineers Institute Sports Ground.

  • Rafi bags third place in Artistic Gymnastics of Mikhail Voronin Cup

    Bangladesh’s Abu Sayeed Rafi became third in the junior category of the International tournament in Artistic Gymnastics Mikhail Voronin Cup 2020 Penza Russia.

  • Swiss court rejects Russian appeal against Olympic ban

    A Swiss court on Thursday upheld doping sanctions that will prevent Russian athletes from competing at major international events under the country's flag, but halved the period of the ban to two from four years.

  • Army's Independent ADA Brigade 6 and 7 win Bangladesh Army Squash C'ship

    Bangladesh Army’s Independent ADA Brigade six and seven (combined team) won the Bangladesh Army Squash Championship 2020 today.

  • Shakil bags silver in 10-metre air pistol online event

    Commonwealth Games silver medalist Shakil Ahmed bagged a 10-metre air pistol silver medal in online competition titled Polish Open Kaliber today.

  • Russia takes four-year doping ban battle to court

    Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from international sport this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over state-sanctioned doping.

  • Logo, slogan of Doha 2030 Asian Games bid launched

    Qatar yesterday launched its campaign for the 2030 Asian Games, a bid process set to see it go head-to-head with bitter rival Saudi Arabia.

  • Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus: report

    Usain Bolt was in quarantine on Monday as Jamaican media reported the sprint legend had tested positive for the coronavirus, just days after he celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish party.

  • Virus vaccine key for Olympics go-ahead in 2021: Tokyo chief

    The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year's time, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.

  • World 100m champion Coleman suspended over new missed test

    World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after violating anti-doping whereabouts rules.

  • UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement

    Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.

  • HPWA helps out 500 hockey players

    The Hockey Players' Welfare Association (HPWA) came forward to help out some 500 hockey players who have been facing difficulties due to the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Olympics: Organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

    The Tokyo Olympics next July will be a "uniquely risky" event, demanding flexibility from organisers amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if a vaccine has not been rolled out by then, medical experts say.

  • Bolt goes viral with 'social distancing' Olympic photo

    Retired track star Usain Bolt showed he's still a few steps ahead when he posted an AFP picture of him outstripping his rivals at the Beijing Olympics with the cheeky caption: "social distancing".

  • Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed, says IOC member Dick Pound

    The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday, as a window slowly began to open that would allow the showcase to be staged next year.

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    Canada withdraws from 2020 Games as Japan, IOC consider postponement

    Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time.

  • Olympic postponement may be inevitable, says Japan's PM

    Postponing the Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic may become "inevitable", Japan's prime minister conceded Monday, after the International Olympic Committee said a delay was being considered as pressure grows from athletes and sports bodies.

  • Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games deferred

    Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the postponement of the ninth edition of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games following the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

  • LPGA event cancelled, Olympic soccer qualifiers changed due to coronavirus

    The outbreak of the new coronavirus caused further disruption to the international sporting calendar on Friday with the elite women's LPGA golf tour cancelling an event in China and Olympic soccer qualifying matches in Australia having to be shuffled.

  • Sana gets rewarded with promotion

    South Asian Games’ triple gold medallist archer Ruman Sana has been promoted to the lance naik post from soldier’s post during a reception today hosted by the Bangladesh Ansar and VDP to its athletes who won medals at the regional multi-sports extravaganza in Nepal in December last year.

  • Sana in shortlist for World Archery’s Athlete of the Year award

    Roman Sana, who led the gold rush as the Red and Greens clinched all 10 team and individual archery events in the 13th South Asian Games, has been nominated for the 2019 Athlete of the Year award by the sport’s governing body, the World Archery Federation. Bangladesh coach Martin Frederick also made the shortlist for the coach of the year award.

  • Russia banned from all global sport

    Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to Russia's already tarnished sporting reputation.

  • SA Games 2019 archery event

    Ety, Sana complete Bangladesh’s clean sweep in archery

    Ety Khatun, who along with Roman Sana yesterday had led the gold rush for Bangladesh as the red and greens clinched all six team events, wins gold in her individual event to add to two medals she won at team events yesterday. Sana went on to win his individual event following Ety’s success to complete a historic clean sweep for Bangladesh.

  • Suma, Sohel bag gold in individual compound events

    Archers Suma Biswash and Sohel Rana brought further glory for Bangladesh this morning after both won their individual compound events to clinch gold in the 13th South Asian Games.

  • Bangladesh win gold in archery event

    Bangladesh claim six out six golds in archery team events

    Bangladesh began their archery gold-hunt in style at Pokhara, winning gold in the Recurve Men’s team and Recurve Women's team event -- both against Sri Lanka -- at the 13th South Asian Games this morning. They went to on to win gold in all the six archery team events today. The third gold medal of the day came from the recurve mixed team, who beat Bhutan. The compound men’s and women’s team also bagged gold to make it five before the compound mixed team beat Nepal to make it six out six.