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May 25, 2020

Djokovic, Serena reminisce Nelson Mandela’s speech on 20th anniversary of Laureus World Sports Awards

London , May 25 (ANI): Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and American player Serena Williams on Monday reminisced about the speech delivered by former South Africa President Nelson Mandela at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards two decades ago. On this day 20 years ago, Mandela had delivered one of the most powerful speeches in sporting history."Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela had said.Mandela continued: "It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It…

Sophie Ecclestone aims to become ‘one of the best players’

London , May 25 (ANI): England women cricket team's Sophie Ecclestone has said that she is aiming to become one of the best players who has ever played women's cricket."Just to become one of the best players that's ever played women's cricket really, and be one of the best spinners and be remembered by that," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Ecclestone as saying when asked to name her greatest ambition in cricket.Since making her international debut at the age of 17 in a T20 match, Ecclestone has done exceedingly well in the shortest…

IOA nominates Rakesh Gupta as official minutes recorder

New Delhi , May 25 (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday nominated Rakesh Gupta, Joint Secretary of IOA, as the official minutes recorder for all IOA Executive Committee Meetings (EC), Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Special General Body Meetings (SGM)."As you are aware that the minutes of IOA EC are to be made and circulated within 14 days of the meeting and that of AGM/SGM are to be made and circulated within 30 days of the meeting," IOA President Narinder Dhruv Batra said in a letter written to…

Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix suffers knee injury

Madrid , May 25 (ANI): Atletico Madrid player Joao Felix has suffered a knee injury, the club said on Monday."Joao Felix has suffered a low-grade medial collateral ligament left knee sprain, as confirmed by tests he underwent at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra. The Portuguese international is pending response to treatment," the club said in a statement.La Liga has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.However, the players have returned to training and La Liga president Javier Tebas had said the league…

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr cremated with state honours

Chandigarh , May 26 (ANI): Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away at the age of 95, was cremated with state honours on Monday.Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi was also present at the funeral and announced that the Mohali Stadium will be named after Balbir Singh."Definitely, we will do it. He is the biggest name in the world of hockey. The Chief Minister (Captain Amarinder Singh) will make the announcement in this regard," Sodhi told reporters when asked if the Mohali stadium will be named…
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