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New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1710 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of FIDE chess World Cup in Sochi.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-OLY-VIRUS-2NDLD ATHLETE Czech Republic's Ondrej Perusic 3rd athlete to be COVID positive at Olympic Village Tokyo, Jul 19 (PTI) Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic became the third athlete at the Olympic Games Village to test positive for COVID-19, while a woman gymnast training in Chiba prefecture also got infected on Monday, dealing a fresh set of blows to the mega-event which opens in less than four days.

SPO-OLY-BOX-IND-EVALUATOR Lenny D'Gama to be lone Indian Technical Official at Tokyo Olympics boxing competition By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Veteran Lenny D'Gama will be the lone Indian Technical Official at the Olympics boxing competition in Tokyo where he, along with two others, will be responsible for the evaluation of referees and judges.

SPO-OLY-TT-SATHIYAN Sathiyan feeding off historic Asian Games performance against Japan for success in maiden Olympics By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Beating Japanese world number four two years ago, producing a historic medal-winning performance against Japan at the Asian Games and the experience of playing local league in the Olympic host nation fills paddler G Sathiyan with confidence ahead of his maiden Summer Games.

SPO-OLY-WREST-RAVI-VILLAGE Nahri: A village desperately waiting for Ravi Dahiya's Olympic medal By Amanpreet Singh Sonepat (Haryana), Jul 19 (PTI) Can the fortunes of a village be linked to the Olympic success of a wrestler? Well, at least the 15,000 odd people living in the Nahri village in Sonepat district think so.

SPO-CRI-IND-SL-PREVIEW India will aim to stamp authority over Sri Lanka in second ODI Colombo, Jul 19 (PTI) India's young guns will get another opportunity to flaunt their exceptional talent and secure a series win against a hapless Sri Lankan outfit in the second ODI here on Tuesday.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-WARMUP India in England: Pant still in isolation as all eyes on 'opener' Mayank against County Select XI Durham, Jul 19 (PTI) Mayank Agarwal's fight to reclaim his place in Indian Test eleven starts on Tuesday when he walks out to open in a three-day game against 'County Select XI', starting here tomorrow as best friend KL Rahul gears up to keep wickets in Rishabh Pant's absence.

SPO-OLY-IND-TRAINING Indian athletes start training ahead of Tokyo Olympics Tokyo, Jul 19 (PTI) Indian athletes hit the ground running as they started their pre-Olympic training a day after landing here, hoping to live up to massive expectations in the pandemic-hit Games.

SPO-CRI-IND-SL-KULDEEP One or two bad games can't finish you but doubts do creep in when you are not playing: Kuldeep Colombo, Jul 19 (PTI) India spinner Kuldeep Yadav begs to differ from sceptics who were ready to write his cricketing epitaph after a few bad performances but feels self-doubt does creep in when a player is being overlooked for long periods.

SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI Big boost for Lahiri ahead of Olympics, finishes T-3 at Barbasol Championship Nicholasville (US), Jul 19 (PTI) Olympic-bound Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired a stellar seven-under 65 to finish tied third at the Barbasol Championship here for his best result of the season, a timely boost ahead of the Tokyo Games.

SPO-OLY-TRIVIA Olympics: Blast from the past New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) With the Tokyo Olympics approaching, PTI takes a look at interesting facts and trivia about the Games from its previous editions. PTI ATK ATK

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