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Tokyo Olympics: All Eyes On Dutee As India Set To Kick Off Athletics Campaign

A week on, and India's performance in the Tokyo Olympics has been rather dismal with just a single silver medal to her name all thanks to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.

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IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period

New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways. The Olympics was originally […]

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Not considering cancelling Olympics: Tokyo 2020 OC chief

Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori on Wednesday dismissed speculation that the Games might be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. “I am totally not considering this,” Mori told reporters at a briefing when asked about a possible cancellation. Also Read: IOC Confident Of ‘Successful’ Hosting Of Tokyo Olympics Asked when the […]

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India's Bhawna Jat secures Olympic qualification in 20 km race walk

Ranchi: India’s Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after setting a new national record in the 20km race walk category at the National Championships here on Saturday. The athlete from Rajasthan clocked 1:29.54, well inside the Olympic qualification time of 1:31.00. Bhawna’s effort was a massive improvement on her personal best of 1:38.30, set […]

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India Men Seal Olympics Berth With 7-1 Drubbing Of Russia

Bhubaneshwar: The Indian men’s hockey team on Saturday qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 7-1 drubbing of 22nd ranked Russia in the second leg of their Olympic qualifiers here. World No. 5 India came into the match with a 4-2 lead in the first leg, which meant that the aggregate score at the […]

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Captain Rani's Strike Sends India To 2020 Olympics

Bhubaneswar: The Indian women’s hockey team on Saturday confirmed a place in the 2020 Olympics after surviving an extraordinary fightback from the USA in the second leg of their Olympic qualifier at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar. The USA fought back from a 5-1 deficit from the first leg to level the score 5-5 in […]

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Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan): India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg) qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships here on Wednesday. The 25-year-old scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medallist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games. Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout […]

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High-Level Committee To Strategise For 2020, 2024 Olympics

New Delhi: A high-level committee has been constituted by the Sports Ministry to coordinate and strategise the preparation for the Olympics games in 2020 and 2024. The committee, under the chairmanship of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju — which was constituted on Friday — will ensure that the performance of the Indian athletes is optimised in […]

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I am not finished yet: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand Wednesday declared that she is not finished yet and the gold she won at the World University Games last week would spur her to achieve more despite the negative vibes from some quarters after her recent admission of same-sex relationship. The 23-year-old Dutee became the first Indian woman track and […]

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2020 Tokyo Olympics seems a realistic possibility: Sania Mirza

New Delhi: For Sania Mirza, becoming a mother has been “the most eventful thing” in her life, but she is now working on getting herself back on the tennis court. The tennis star says playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics seems like a realistic goal, but she doesn’t want to put too much pressure on […]

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India squad announced for 2020 Women's Olympic qualifiers

New Delhi: The Indian senior national women’s football team will travel to Myanmar for the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying tournament later this month, the squad for which was announced on Saturday. Coach Maymol Rocky named the final squad of players that will make the trip to Yangon. Over the last two […]