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Happy Birthday Nita Ambani: Here are 6 interesting facts about the Indian philanthropist and businesswoman

Happy Birthday Nita Ambani: Here are 6 interesting facts about the Indian philanthropist and businesswoman

Nita Ambani, chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, is one of the most influential women in India. She is also the chairpers...Read More

Execution of wrestler Navid Afkari by Iran 'deeply upsetting': International Olympic Committee

Execution of wrestler Navid Afkari by Iran 'deeply upsetting': International Olympic Committee

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday said that the execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari is "dee...Read More

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 - almost exactly one year after the games were due to ...Read More

Here are answers for most frequently asked questions on Tokyo Olympics postponement amid coronavirus pandemic

Here are answers for most frequently asked questions on Tokyo Olympics postponement amid coronavirus pandemic

The fate of Toky Olympics has left scores of fans with countless questions. Here we uncover it, one at a time.

Athletes who have qualified
for 2020 will keep 2021 Olympics spot

Athletes who have qualified for 2020 will keep 2021 Olympics spot

Around 57% of the 11,000 scheduled participants for Tokyo had already made sure of taking part when the International Olympic Committee (...Read More

Six athletes for whom Olympics in 2021 may come too late with age concern

Six athletes for whom Olympics in 2021 may come too late with age concern

The historic decision taken over the COVID -19 outbreak has left not just the organisers in a dizzy but there are some renowned athletes ...Read More

'I am relieved that the Olympics have been postponed': MM Somaya

'I am relieved that the Olympics have been postponed': MM Somaya

The Free Press Journal spoke to some sportspersons regarding Tokyo Olympics postponement and this is what they had to say.

Too early to decide fate of Tokyo 2020, says IOC president Bach

Too early to decide fate of Tokyo 2020, says IOC president Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach stressed it's too early to decide the fate of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in a teleconference with representatives...Read More

Any day now, IOC could say: Check back with us in 2021

Any day now, IOC could say: Check back with us in 2021

On Tuesday, at least four more huge spectacles were taken down by the coronavirus: the French Open tennis tournament and Kentucky Derby h...Read More

Chinese wrestlers denied visas by India due to coronavirus outbreak

Chinese wrestlers denied visas by India due to coronavirus outbreak

India stopped issuing visas to Chinese nationals from January 15 in the wake of the crisis in the country that has arisen from the deadly...Read More

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC confident of venues being ready on time

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC confident of venues being ready on time

Tokyo: Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (I...Read More

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games

New York: Russia has been banned from participating in 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to the New York T...Read More

Chinese sculptor donates Pierre de Coubertin statue to IOC

Chinese sculptor donates Pierre de Coubertin statue to IOC

Lausanne: China’s world-renowned sculptor Wu Weishan presented a Pierre de Coubertin statue as a gift to the International Olympic Commit...Read More

Yogeshwar’s London Olympic bronze may be upgraded to silver

Yogeshwar’s London Olympic bronze may be upgraded to silver

New Delhi: Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt‘s bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics could be upgraded to silver after runner-up Besik Ku...Read More

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports

Rio de Janeiro: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

Tributes flow for former FIFA head Joao Havelange

Tributes flow for former FIFA head Joao Havelange

Rio de Janeiro: Tributes have poured in for world football governing body FIFA’s former president Joao Havelange, who has died aged 100.

‘Most Russian paralympians absolutely clean’

‘Most Russian paralympians absolutely clean’

Moscow: Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov on Tuesday said that most of his country’s paralympians are absolutely “clea...Read More

279 Russian athletes cleared to compete in Rio Olympics

279 Russian athletes cleared to compete in Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Eight more Russian athletes were allowed to take part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday bringing the total...Read More

Brazil’s Rousseff ‘sad to miss’ Rio Olympic Games party

Brazil’s Rousseff ‘sad to miss’ Rio Olympic Games party

Brasilia: Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Friday expressed her sadness at not participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ...Read More

100 samples from 2008, 2012 Olympics tested positive after reanalysis

100 samples from 2008, 2012 Olympics tested positive after reanalysis

Rio de Janerio: About 100 doping samples collected at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London tested positive for performance-enhancing...Read More

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