The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially branded as Tokyo 2020, is scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Sindhu, who had lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the 2016 Olympics final, has been clubbed in an easy Group J, also comprising Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi.
The eight-time Wimbledon champion had also missed the 2016 Rio Olympics due to knee injury.
India will be sending a 228-strong contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, including 119 athletes, IOA President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday.
In Hockey, teams unable to compete due to COVID-19 will not be disqualified and will be marked as DNS (Did Not Start). In case a team in the knockout stages is no longer able to compete due to COVID-19 their minimum ranking achieved will be protected and, if time allows, their opponent will advance to the next round.
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.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also announced an award of Rs 15 lakh for each of the athletes who have qualified for the Olympics. The cash will be given for preparation for the games.
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.
The relaxation has been given to hockey, football, water polo, handball, and rugby, whose squads comprised fewer players than that available to them in other international competitions.
In an exclusive interview to OTV’s Niranjan Reddy, Dutee now preparing for probably her last Olympic showdown, expressed her prospects of securing a medal at the mega sporting extraveganza.
Indian woman swimmer Maana Patel's participation in the Tokyo Olympics has been confirmed through 'Universality quota', the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) said.
In a good news to the sports lovers across Odisha, the ‘Sprint Queen’ of India, Dutee Chand has qualified for Tokyo Olympics in both 100m and 200m races via World Rankings route
Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj officially booked himself a Tokyo Olympics berth on Wednesday after the sport's world governing body FINA approved his 'A' standard qualification time in the men's 100m backstroke time trial at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome.
Star sprinter Hima Das, who sustained a hamstring injury on Saturday while running 100m heats is set to miss the Tokyo Olympics as the women's 4x100m of which she was a part earlier clocked 44.15 seconds, well outside the targeted time of 43.03 seconds.
Tamil Nadu chief minister, M.K. Stalin has announced a cash prize of Rs 3 crore for those athletes who wins gold in the Tokyo Olympics which is starting from July 23.
"I am grateful to all the support I have received from SFI, SAI and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS)."
"I want the Olympics movement and the importance of Olympics to be understood by everyone, spread across the length and breadth of India. Sports is the biggest soft power of a nation," said Rijiju.
Long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah's chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed once again to achieve the qualification time of 27min 28sec at the specially-arranged race at the British Athletics Championships.
Dutee Chand missed the automatic qualification mark of 11.15 seconds by two hundredths of a second during the Indian Grand Prix 4 here on Monday, though she broke her own national record.
On the occasion of Olympic Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is proud of the contributions made to sports by athletes who have represented the country at the Olympics over the years.
While the countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has already begun, several athletes from Odisha are optimistic about putting up a good show in the international event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday appointed experienced defender Birendra Lakra of Odisha as the vice-captain of the 16-member Olympic-bound Indian Men's Hockey Team.
Ace sprinter Sprinter Dutee Chand shattered a national record in the women's 100m event. She completed the race in 11.17seconds. However, the Olympic Qualification time in this event is 11.15s.
Shot-putter Tejinder Singh Toor crossed the Olympic Qualification mark with a throw of 21.49m and broke his own National Record. The Olympic Qualifying effort in this event is 21.10m.
The Indian athletes and officials travelling for the Olympics have been asked by the Japanese government to undergo daily COVID-19 tests for a week prior to their departure and not to interact with anyone from another country.