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    Three runners vie for one wildcard

    Wahid Ullah Bakul | Updated at 11:18pm on May 06, 2021

    Runners Mohammad Ismail, Shirin Akter and Jahir Rayhan are vying for one wildcard to represent Bangladesh in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. A total of three...

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    ECNEC approves Tk 1,650 crores for 186 mini stadiums

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on May 04, 2021

    The executive committee of the national economic council (ECNEC) in a meeting on Tuesday approved Tk 1,650 crores, proposed by the ministry of youth and...

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    Hatem Sarkar Sporting Club starts journey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:42pm on May 03, 2021

    Hatem Sarkar Sporting Club started its journey on May 1 in Kandi viaalge of Moshakhali union under Gafargaon upazila of Mymensingh. The club is named...

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    Swimmer Ariful gets Olympics wildcard after Junaina

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on May 02, 2021

    Swimmer Ariful Islam confirmed his wildcard berth in this year’s Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, said Bangladesh Swimming...

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    Bekele doubtful for Olympic marathon

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 05:05pm on May 02, 2021

    Running legend Kenenisa Bekele is a doubtful starter in the Tokyo Olympic marathon after sitting out the Ethiopian selection race on Saturday. The 38-year-old apparently...

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    Tokyo Olympics could be held without fans

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:02pm on April 30, 2021

    This summer's virus-postponed Olympics could be held behind closed doors, Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto told AFP on Friday, pledging to ensure the Games will...

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    Swimmer Junaina gets Tokyo Olympics wildcard

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:14pm on April 28, 2021

    Swimmer Junaina Ahmed confirmed her wildcard berth in this year’s Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8. The England-born 18-year-old...

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    Lifter Nisha set to be upgraded to gold

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on April 22, 2021

    Bangladesh weightlifter Juhora Khatun Nisha, who won silver in the women’s 81kg weightlifting category in the 2019 SA Games in Nepal, is set to be...

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    Lockdown puts Mabia’s Olympic hopes into jeopardy

    Wahid Ullah Bakul | Updated at 11:29pm on April 17, 2021

    The ongoing countrywide lockdown and the subsequent cancellation of all passenger flights have thrown the country’s premier weightlifter Mabia Akter’s hopes of participating in the...

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    Ismail blames lack of regular training for int’l failure

    Wahid Ullah Bakul | Updated at 11:54pm on April 15, 2021

    Country’s fastest man Mohammed Ismail blamed lack of regular training for his failure at the international stage after his dismal show in the just concluded...

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