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Archer Sagor finishes 45th in ranking round

Bangladesh archer Sagor Islam finished 45th out of 64 participants in the ranking round of the men’s individual event in the ongoing Paris Olympics 2024 after scoring 652 on Thursday.

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Durant brushes off age concerns ahead of Olympic challenge

Kevin Durant on Thursday brushed off suggestions from team-mate Joel Embiid that the advanced age of the USA's star-studded Olympic basketball squad could hinder their bid for a fifth consecutive gold medal in Paris.

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Palestinians slam IOC 'double standards' over Israel at Paris Olympics

The head of the Palestine Olympic Committee criticised "double standards" from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday over its decision to allow Israel to compete at the Paris Games.

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Djokovic says don't write me off for Olympic gold

Novak Djokovic says he has "high expectations" as he chases an elusive Olympic gold medal, with his confidence unshaken despite a poor year by his stellar standards.

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Djokovic, Nadal set for Olympics second-round showdown

Nadal, a singles gold medallist at the 2008 Olympics, is playing in his final Games having also won doubles gold in Rio in 2016, while Djokovic was a bronze medallist in singles in 2008.

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Paris Games organisers investigating pitch invasion chaos

Paris Olympics organisers are looking into what led to a pitch invasion during the opening match of the Olympic soccer tournament between Argentina and Morocco, they said on Thursday.

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Murray to play only doubles in Paris Games farewell

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray said he will not compete in the singles competition at the Paris Games and will prioritise the doubles event in the final tournament of his career before retirement.

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Afghan cyclist sisters defy Taliban to fulfil Olympic dream

The Hashimi siblings are the first cyclists - male or female - to represent Afghanistan at the Games.

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Sagor chosen as Bangladesh’s flagbearer

“I want to thank the Bangladesh Olympic Association [BOA] for giving me the opportunity to carry the national flag, which is a great honor for me,” said Sagor at the official press conference at the BOA today.

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Central Paris locks down for Olympics as athletes arrive

French security forces began locking down large parts of central Paris on Thursday ahead of the hugely complex Olympics opening ceremony next week on the river Seine.

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Paris 2024 opening ceremony will see big police presence, official says

The ceremony, staged for the first time outside a stadium, will involve around 80 boats ferrying international athletes on a six km (3.7 mile) route along the river Seine towards the Eiffel Tower, said the official, Lambis Konstantinidis.

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Father's last wish takes Salukvadze to brink of a 10th Games

"I thought my father had never asked for anything and this might be his last request. So I gathered all my strength and agreed."

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Will the Seine be clean enough to swim in at Paris Olympics?

Otherwise, the marathon swimming event will take place at the reserve site of Vaires-sur-Marne

1w ago

Acclaimed shooter Ateequr Rahman no more

Ateequr Rahman, the first international gold medal-winning shooter from Bangladesh, breathed his last at the Suhrawardy Medical College at around 10:00am today.

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'Not just quota, whole country needs reform'

Sports stars have started voicing their support for the quota protests and condemning the violence unleashed on the protesters across the country over the last two days.

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Nadal on entry list for US Open

The 38-year-old Spanish left-hander has a protected ranking of ninth to put himself into the field for the Flushing Meadows fortnight, which begins on August 26.

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‘My target is to qualify for the final round in Olympics’

Robiul Islam will become the ninth shooter from Bangladesh to compete in the Olympic Games through wild-card entries. The multiple-medal winner in junior and senior level, in bot air rifle and air gun events, dreams of becoming the first shooter from the country to make it into the final round of the Olympics.

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Djokovic vows Wimbledon return despite clock ticking

"I don't have any limitations in my mind. I still want to keep going and play as long as I feel like I can play on this high level."

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