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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Men Hockey Team Beats Great Britain, Enters Semifinals After 49 Years
Tokyo Olympics: Indian Men Hockey Team Beats Great Britain, Enters Semifinals After 49 Years

Even though India's last of the eight Olympic gold medals came way back in 1980 Moscow Games, there were no semifinals in that edition as only six teams participated in the event.

Tokyo Olympics: Glittering Medals Made From Discarded Electronic Devices Show The New Path
Tokyo Olympics: Glittering Medals Made From Discarded Electronic Devices Show The New Path

While the concept of making medals from discarded laptops, mobile phones and other electronic commodities is not new, the Japanese took it to an altogether different level,

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Beats China's He Bingjao To Win Bronze In Women's Singles
Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Beats China's He Bingjao To Win Bronze In Women's Singles

It is Sindhu's second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.

Tokyo Olympics: American Schauffele Wins Golf Gold; Anirban Lahiri Ends Tied-42nd
Tokyo Olympics: American Schauffele Wins Golf Gold; Anirban Lahiri Ends Tied-42nd

Heading into the final round on a tied-28th position, Lahiri carded a one-over 72 in the final round to slip further to the tied-42nd spot with a total score of five-under 279 (67, 72, 68, 72).

Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women Hockey Team Qualifies For Quarter-Finals After 41 Years
Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women Hockey Team Qualifies For Quarter-Finals After 41 Years

Indian women team's best finish at the Olympics was in Moscow back in 1980 when they reached the semi-finals but ended fourth.

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Loses To Tai Tzu In Semifinals, To Fight For Bronze Now
Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Loses To Tai Tzu In Semifinals, To Fight For Bronze Now

This is Sindhu's 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.

Tokyo Olympics: India's First Medallist Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Recieves Warm Welcome
Tokyo Olympics: India's First Medallist Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Receives Warm Welcome

Mirabai became the second medallist from India in weightlifting, bettering Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 69 kg category at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Makes It To 2nd Round, Sumit Nagal Records India's First Tennis Singles
Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Makes It To 2nd Round, Sumit Nagal Records India's First Tennis Singles Win Since 1996

India's hope in men's singles, B Sai Praneeth suffered a shock loss against Misha Zilberman of Israel in his first Groupd D match.

AFI Threatens To Take Action Against Under-Performers At Olympics
AFI Threatens To Take Action Against Under-Performers At Olympics

During a fitness trial held on Wednesday at the Sports Authority of India Centre in Bengaluru, Sreeshankar's best jump was 7.48m, a far cry from the 8.26m he had come up during the Federation Cup in March to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari Finishes 9th In Ranking Round, To Take On Bhutanese Archer Next

Deepika will take part in women's individual and mixed team event where she is paired with her husband Atanu Das.

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Brisbane Wins Right To Host 2032 Olympics

Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.. In 2017, the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles

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IOC Approves Adding 'Together' Into Olympic Motto

The move to add "together" into the Olympic motto of "faster, higher, stronger" was unanimously approved at the 138th IOC session here on Tuesday.

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Tokyo Olympics: Odisha Announces Big Cash Reward For Gold Medal Winners

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced huge cash reward for the athletes from the state, who would be able to bag medals in the Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 23. While the state government will provide Rs 6 crore to those winning gold, Rs 4 crore for silver and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze. Patnaik made this announcement during a virtual interaction with the athletes from the state who have qualified for the games.

Tokyo Olympics 2021: First Batch Of Indian Athletes To Depart On July 17
Tokyo Olympics 2021: First Batch Of Indian Athletes To Depart On July 17

In view of the raging COVID-19 cases, the Tokyo Olympics will be held under a state of emergency in Japan without spectators from July 23 to August 8.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Spectators Banned From Games Venues

Just two weeks ago, organisers and the IOC allowed venues to be filled to 50 per cent of capacity but crowds not to exceed 10,000. The state of emergency has forced a late turnaround, which was always an option if infections got worse.

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Odisha Girl With An Enviable Trophy Cabinet Is Hungry For Olympic Berth

This is Swasti Singh from Rourkela. Swasti is just 20 years old. But her success will definitely take you by surprise. At this young age, Swasti has already won at least 18 medals in various national and international-cycling tournaments. Swasti bagged the gold medal at the 25th Senior Junior Road cycling championship that was held in March this year.

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Dutee Chand Creates New National Record In 100m, Still Misses Olympics Spot

Ace-sprinter and the fastest woman of India - Dutee Chand created a new national record in Women's 100m on Monday at the National Athletics Grand Prix in Patiala. By doing so, she has also bettered her personal best. Her previous best in 100m was 11.21 seconds.

Odisha's Medal chance in Tokyo Olympics
Will Tokyo End Odisha’s Wait For An Olympic Medal?

An Olympic medal has become a must-win challenge for Odisha since the state is now touted as a major global sports destination and the sports capital of India.

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Tokyo Marks 100 Days To Go Until Olympics Amid Covid Spike

Tokyo: Tokyo marked 100 days to go until the postponed Olympics on Wednesday amid lingering uncertainty over whether the Games can be staged safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Olympic…

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Nethra Kumanan Becomes First Indian Woman Sailor To Qualify For Olympics

New Delhi: Nethra Kumanan on Wednesday became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics after she was assured of a top-place finish in the laser radial event…

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Tokyo Wake-Up Call For Dutee Chand?

It was rare, an unbelievable defeat, and came as a shock to those who had the habit of watching India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand winning gold in her pet 100m event every time she competed in a national championship. The unexpected happened when the Odisha ace settled for a SILVER, losing to Tamil Nadu’s S […]

Kiren Rijiju: India Will Be Among Top 10 By 2028 Olympics
Kiren Rijiju: India Will Be Among Top 10 By 2028 Olympics

New Delhi: India will be amongst the top 10 medal-winning countries by the 2028 Olympic Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju predicted on Friday. “By 2028 Olympics, India will be in the top 10 medallists. Without setting an ambitious target, you cannot achieve the goal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created an Olympic task force and […]

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Cadets Resume Outdoor Hockey Training At Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: After Kalinga Stadium opened its gates for elite athletes to train for the Olympics, the cadets from the Hockey High performance Centre, the Nava Tata Hockey Academy Odisha, resumed outdoor training at the stadium following the Standard Operating Procedures as laid down by the state and COVID-19 international guidelines for players laid down by […]

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NRAI Releases 32 Names For Olympics Core Training Group

New Delhi: The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp. “In consultation with the chief coaches, a […]

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COVID-19 Impact: Tokyo Olympics To Be Cancelled If Pandemic Not Over

Tokyo: The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organising committee’s president said in comments published Tuesday. The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games, which are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, but Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro […]