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SRM student becomes first Indian woman to qualify for Olympics

SRM student becomes first Indian woman to qualify for Olympics

SRM Institute of Science and Technology's (SRMIST) student NethraKumanan has become the first Indian woman to qualify for the upcoming Ol...Read More

Yoshiro Mori resigns as president of Tokyo Olympic organizing committee over sexist remarks

Yoshiro Mori resigns as president of Tokyo Olympic organizing committee over sexist remarks

Tokyo: Yoshiro Mori resigned Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments implying women t...Read More

Don't count my tenure if India's doesn't reach top ten of 2028 Olympics, says Kiren Rijiju

Don't count my tenure if India's doesn't reach top ten of 2028 Olympics, says Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that his tenure as Sports Minister would not hold any importance if India is not able to make it to the top-t...Read More

Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics 'will be held this summer' despite rising COVID-19 cases, says Japan PM Yoshihide Suga

Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics 'will be held this summer' despite rising COVID-19 cases, says Japan PM Yoshihide Suga

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday said the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics "will be held this summer" despite con...Read More

Movers and shakers;
Angsty dance form goes to the Olympics, and Indians ready their moves too

Movers and shakers; Angsty dance form goes to the Olympics, and Indians ready their moves too

New DelhiFrom the sidewalks of New York City where it was born in the 1970s, breakdancing, or more correctly breaking, has reached an are...Read More

Olympism and Fascism: a cosy relationship?

Olympism and Fascism: a cosy relationship?

Peace, friendship, equality, respect, solidarity etc, are some of the shibboleths than have marked the Olympic movement. Ironically, the...Read More

Sports Ministry to establish KISCE to enhance India's Olympics performance

Sports Ministry to establish KISCE to enhance India's Olympics performance

The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. One KISCE will b...Read More

True flag-bearer of Indian hockey

True flag-bearer of Indian hockey

MumbaiBalbir Singh Sr, the legend of Indian hockey, passed away in Chandigarh in early hours of Monday, creating a big vacuum in the hock...Read More

UEFA defers women’s Euro, to avoid clash with 2021 Olympics, event pushed to 2022

UEFA defers women’s Euro, to avoid clash with 2021 Olympics, event pushed to 2022

The switch was inevitable after the IOC decided last month on a one-year postponement for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus ...Read More

IOC President hails PM Narendra Modi's commitment and contribution to battle coronavirus; supporting Olympic Games

IOC President hails PM Narendra Modi's commitment and contribution to battle coronavirus; supporting Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach expressed his regard to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment and...Read More

FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in India to be postponed

FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in India to be postponed

As a mega event like Olympics is postponed, we will have to look at the damage the COVID-19 has done all over the world," said the official.

1964 Olympic torchbearer frets about virus-hit Olympic relay

1964 Olympic torchbearer frets about virus-hit Olympic relay

Even though it was 56 years ago, Kazuo Goto still vividly remembers his pride as he carried the Olympic flame on the last day of the torc...Read More

IOC urged to make quick Olympic decision as US backs postponement

IOC urged to make quick Olympic decision as US backs postponement

The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes ...Read More

Jaguars and underpants: When Olympic torch relays go wrong

Jaguars and underpants: When Olympic torch relays go wrong

From a jaguar on the loose to an elaborate hoax involving burning underwear, the Olympic torch relay has had its fair share of mishaps.

Latest coronavirus updates: Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be postponed for a year?

Latest coronavirus updates: Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be postponed for a year?

According to International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound, a one year postponement of this year's Tokyo Olympics is on the c...Read More

Cancellation of Olympics not on agenda, decision on timing to be made soon, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Cancellation of Olympics not on agenda, decision on timing to be made soon, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach said a decision on when the Games take place would be made "within the next four weeks".

Doping tests drop by 75%

Doping tests drop by 75%

New Delhi: National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Director General Navin Agarwal, however, said that his organisation will be able to conduct...Read More

Life surely more important, sports must take back seat to battle coronavirus

Life surely more important, sports must take back seat to battle coronavirus

Sport in the time of COVID-19 is a no-no. Fear looms large as every country on the planet comes to terms with the coronavirus scourge tha...Read More

Coronage might end their career at games

Coronage might end their career at games

If the CORONAGE (the Coronavirus menace) takes its toll on the Tokyo Olympics this year, for the following stars who are the rays of hope...Read More

Summer Olympics 2020: Despite coronavirus pandemic, Japan's Shinzo Abe not keen on changing schedule

Summer Olympics 2020: Despite coronavirus pandemic, Japan's Shinzo Abe not keen on changing schedule

The preparations for the Olympic Games have been hit hard since the outbreak of the coronavirus in January.

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