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BOA holds 1st AGM

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) yesterday held its maiden Annual General Meeting since its inception in 1979, with BOA president and army chief General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque in chair and 49 members of the general assembly present, at the Kurmitola Golf Club.

January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018

Fishy tale as Olympic venues face uncertain future

Thousands of fans will pack the futuristic Gangneung Oval for the Olympic speed skating competition next month. But afterwards, one suggestion is for the cavernous steel-grey structure to store frozen fish.

February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017

BOA holds 1st AGM

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) yesterday held its maiden Annual General Meeting since its inception in 1979, with BOA president and army chief General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque in chair and 49 members of the general assembly present, at the Kurmitola Golf Club.

July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016

Inspired Murray bids for Olympic glory

Andy Murray reveals the secret behind the personalised notes that fueled his Wimbledon triumph and will inspire his bid for more Olympic glory.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

Bolt gears up for Olympic trials

Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

Brazil ‘Olympic’ jaguar shot dead

A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

IAAF to decide on Russia

Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final decision on Olympic participation.

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

Bolt prepared to return gold

Usain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay team mate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

WHO to conduct Zika Olympic examination

The World Health Organization is to conduct an examination into the risks of holding the Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment" and "unwarranted attacks".