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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Bangladesh's gold-medalist karateka Marzan

    Karateka Priya ‘out of danger’ after hit below ear at SA games

    Bangladesh's gold-medalist karateka Marzan Akter Priya has been hospitaled after being injured during the team karate final on Wednesday. She is out of danger now after treatment, confirmed karate federation general secretary Kyaw Shwe Hla.

  • Dipu Chakma win gold medal at SA Games

    Dipu secures Bangladesh’s first gold at SA games

    Dipu Chakma secured Bangladesh’s first gold medal in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games by winning the taekwondo poomsae event 29-plus-year category at Satdobato, Lalitpur today.

  • Antara bags Bangladesh's first medal at SA games

    Pakistan's Shahida won the first gold medal of the 13th South Asian Games, beating Nepal's Chanchala Danuwar in the final of women's individual kata event of karate in Lalitpur, Nepal today. Humaira Akhter Antara secured Bangladesh's first medal, a bronze, in the event, after narrowly missing out on the final.

  • Curtains close on World Championships

    Sprint hurdler Nia Ali led a final day gold rush for the United States as the curtain came down on the World Championships on Sunday.

  • US bag three more golds as Worlds draw to close

    Sprint hurdler Nia Ali led a final day gold rush for the United States as the curtain came down on the World Championships on Sunday.

  • Gatlin gets first gold in relay

    Justin Gatlin celebrated his first relay gold medal on Saturday as the United States lifted their 4x100 metres curse with victory at the World Championships.

  • Naser races to 400m title

    Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser stunned race favourite Shaunae Miller-Uibo to take the women’s 400 metres world title on Thursday in the third fastest time ever run of 48.14 seconds.

  • The neglect of a gold-winner

    Having been ignored from Bangladesh international squads in the past, South Asian (SA) Games double-gold medallist swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila removed herself from the ongoing training camp for December’s SA Games, citing a lack of physical fitness.

  • Naser destroys field, stuns Miller-Uibo to win 400 metres

    Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo as she became the first Asian to win the women's 400 metres world title on Thursday.

  • Lyles brightens dark day with 200m gold

    American Noah Lyles shot to 200 metres world championships gold on Tuesday, providing a bright finish to a day darkened by yet another doping scandal.

  • Fraser-Pryce, Felix make history

    Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce surged to an unprecedented fourth 100m crown and US legend Allyson Felix broke

  • Fraser-Pryce blazes to history with fourth world gold

    Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to 100 metres gold on Sunday to become the first person to win four gold medals over the distance at the athletics world championships.

  • Brilliant Coleman blasts to 100m world gold

    Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career.

  • ‘Most of the athletes are now more interested in cricket and football’

    Despite the fact that athletics in Bangladesh has a storied past, the only time athletes are seen in the spotlight these days is when the National Athletics Championships roll around each year. Although there are numerous athletes in Bangladesh contesting various

  • Athletics fed courting South African coach

    The Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) is planning to rope in South African athletics coach named Godwin Odinukaeze for sprinters and hurdlers ahead of the South Asian Games, which will be held in Nepal from December 1 to 10.

  • Ex-footballer sets high-jump record

    Having left athletics, Umme Hafsa Rumki tried her luck in football and saw a good future after being chosen as a member of senior women’s football team. But the girl from Sirajganj again came back to the sport she loved most and broke a 15-year-old high-jump record to justify her decision to continue as a high-jumper.

  • Athletics team off to Doha

    A nine-member Bangladesh athletic contingent left for Qatar yesterday to take part in the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha from April 21 to 24.

  • Dreams bigger than the challenges they face

    Marzana Akter injured her legs in 2015 when she fell off a tree, and has been unable to walk since then. She has to move around in a wheelchair now, but her dreams are much bigger than her condition. She is now first year student of Bangladesh Health Profession Institute (BHPI).

  • Masters athletics underway

    The Freedom fighter Rajob Ali Khan 3rd National Masters (35-70 age groups) Athletic Championships got underway at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.