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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.

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.

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.

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FIH Pro League: India Take On Netherlands With Eye On Olympics

Bhubaneswar: India men’s hockey team will take on world No.3 the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday. This will be India’s debut in the FIH Pro League after having missed the first edition. India will play Netherlands in two matches in their opening tie at […]

Sports To Be Made Part Of CBSE System, Says Minister Kiren Rijiju

Chennai: Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (independent-in-charge) Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the CBSE was preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education to determine the achievement of a student. “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, […]

Dream to see India host Olympics someday: Nita Ambani

London: Nita Ambani, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, on Wednesday called upon the global leaders in sports to see India as a land of limitless opportunities, saying it is her dream to see India host major sporting events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in the […]

Panghal loses to Zoirov in final of World C'ships, bags silver

Ekaterinburg (Russia): Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov beat India’s Amit Panghal 5:0 by unanimous decision in the final of the 52-kg category of the World Championships on Saturday. Panghal had to be satisfied with a silver for what was undoubtedly an impressive show at the Worlds. The first round did see Zoirov have the upperhand for a […]

BK Nayak Becomes First Indian Medical Officer For Olympics

New Delhi: Col (Dr.) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak has been appointed the FIH Medical Officer for hockey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nayak was previously the medical officer for the men’s hockey team for the World Cup that was held in Bhubaneswar in 2018. He is the first Indian to be appointed in the role. Hockey […]

Amit Panghal seeded 2nd, gets bye along with three others at World Boxing C'ships

Ekaterinburg (Russia): Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) was seeded second and got a bye into the pre-quarterfinals along with three others as Indian boxers aimed for a medal haul of more than a bronze in the men’s World Boxing Championships, starting here on Monday. Amit was joined in the last-16 by Asian silver-winning duo of […]

World Archery suspends AAI

Kolkata: The World Archery on Thursday suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month. The decision is effective from Monday and the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian […]

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 […]

My focus is on medals for India, not rankings: Bajrang Punia

New Delhi: Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has said he is happy to top the ranking charts but his main focus is to win more medals for the country, especially in the Olympics. Bajrang, who recently bagged the first position in the 65-kg category at the United World Wrestling (UWW) event, also said he is […]

Olympics gold my dream, training hard for it: Mary Kom

New Delhi: A sixth world title added to her cabinet, ace Indian boxer M C Mary Kom Wednesday said she is now aiming for a gold in the Olympics. The 36-year-old claimed her sixth gold at the world event, making her the most successful boxer in the tournament’s history with an overall tally of seven […]

Dutee Chand expresses dissatisfaction over allotment of residential plot

Bhubaneswar: International Odia athlete and Olympian Dutee Chand on Tuesday criticised the Odisha government for not keeping its promise of allotting her a government quarter or residential plot in Bhubaneswar. Dutee took to the social networking site Facebook to express her dissatisfaction. “Our State government has failed to keep its promise of providing residential plots […]

Op-Ed: Dutee Could Have Done Without Row Over VIP Status

Is Dutee Chand a VIP? Going strictly by the definition of the term, which stands for Very Important Person, she certainly is one. After all, she is the fastest woman athlete in the country at the moment, has represented India at the Olympics and has won several medals for the country in international events. What […]