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Tokyo Olympics To Be Cancelled If Not Held Next Year: IOC Chief

London: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach conceded that Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next year. The multi-national event was initially set to be hosted in July this year but due to coronavirus pandemic, it will now take place from July 23 till August 8. Earlier, Japan […]

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Silence of the stands: Dutee Chand speaks her mind as she starts training after 2 months

New Delhi: The lone athlete to start outdoor training after relaxation in lockdown guidelines, sprinter Dutee Chand only has the “eerie silence” of the stands for company as she tries “to wake” her body up at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The 24-year-old Dutee began outdoor training on Monday after the Odisha government gave permission […]

World Archery Releases Updated Olympic Qualification Procedure

Lausanne (Switzerland): World Archery released its updated qualification procedures for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. It confirmed in its statement that no further qualification events will take place this year. Furthermore, the period in which athletes can shoot minimum qualifying scores has been extended until June 28, 2021. “Continental qualification events in the Americas, […]

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New Delhi loses hosting rights for 2021 boxing World Championships

New Delhi: New Delhi on Tuesday lost hosting rights for the 2021 men’s boxing World Championships after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) failed to pay the host fee. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said that additionally, the BFI will now have to pay a cancellation fee of $500. “After New Delhi didn’t fulfill its […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Impact: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed, Games To Be Held In 2021

Tokyo: In view of COVID-19 impact across the world, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed the postponement after he reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to hold the games in 2021. “I proposed to postpone for about a year and President Bach responded […]

Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics, Joins Neeraj Chopra

Potchefstroom: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh has qualified for his maiden Olympic Games in Tokyo this year by breaching the qualification mark at an event here. Shivpal became the second Indian javelin thrower after star athlete Neeraj Chopra to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old Shivpal crossed the qualifying standard of 85m by hurling […]

Amit Panghal Qualifies As Six Indian Boxers Make Olympic Cut

Amman: World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) defeated Carlo Paalam of Philippines 4-1 to secure the sixth quota for India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by entering the semifinals of the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers here on Monday. World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg), however, went down 2-3 to third seed and Asian Games […]

IOC Confident Of 'Successful' Hosting Of Tokyo Olympics

Lausanne (Switzerland): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board on Tuesday expressed its full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games in Tokyo to be held between July 24 to August 9 this year. The IOC board heard a report on all the measures taken so far to address the coronavirus situation, which was […]

Neeraj Chopra Qualifies For Tokyo 2020

New Delhi: After recovering from an elbow injury, ace India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East meeting in South Africa. This was the Olympic medal hopeful’s first competitive event after recovering from the injury. The Athletics Federation of India […]

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 […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Hockey Pools Confirmed

Geneva: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the draws of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. According to the pools, the 2016 Men’s Gold medallists, Argentina will face Australia, India, Spain, New Zealand and hosts Japan in Group A. Group B includes Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Canada and South Africa. The Women’s Gold medallists in […]

Chinki Yadav 11th Indian Shooter To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics

Doha: Chinki Yadav on Friday secured the second quota for Tokyo Olympics in women’s 25m Pistol event as she entered the finals at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championship. She shot 296 to register a total of 588, finishing behind Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpainboon, who shot 590 in the qualifications. On Thursday, she had shot 292 to […]

Shooter Deepak Kumar Bags Bronze And Manu Bhaker Wins Gold

Doha: Deepak Kumar secured India’s 10th Olympic quota in shooting while Manu Bhaker claimed the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal in the 14th Asian Championship here on Tuesday. Deepak gifted himself a bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle on the opening day of the championship. The Jakarta Asian Games silver medallist shot 227.8 […]

Trained The Entire Year For These Two Matches: Skipper Rani

Bhubaneswar: The Indian women’s team will look to book their spots at the Tokyo Olympic Games when they take part in the Olympic qualifiers on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium. World No. 9 Indian are scheduled to play World No. 13 USA. The winners of the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha […]

Tokyo Olympics: India to host 3×3 basketball qualifiers

Mies (Switzerland): India will be hosting the 3×3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March next year, basketball world governing body FIBA has announced. The tournament will feature 40 teams (20 in each gender), the location for which will be announced later. Six tickets (three per gender) to next year Olympics will be […]

Vinesh Is One Of India's Finest Female Wrestlers: Geeta Phogat

Kolkata: Geeta Phogat, who won Indias first ever gold medal in womens wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, lauded India’s performance at the just-concluded World wrestling championships, saying she is very hopeful of the contingent doing well in Tokyo Olympics next year. Four wrestlers bagged medals and as many Olympic quota places from the World […]

PV Sindhu Joins Team Visa For Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: Visa, the global leader in payments technology, has signed up newly crowned World Champion P.V. Sindhu as an athlete member of Team Visa for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Team Visa athletes are selected on the basis of their expected demonstration of strong competitive performance at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, regardless of […]

Deepak Punia Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Reigning junior world champion Deepak Punia on Saturday became the fourth Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after moving to the 86kg semifinals at the World Wrestling Championship here on Saturday. Competing in his maiden senior World Championship, Deepak locked the quota after prevailing 7-6 in a tense semifinal against Colombia’s Carlos […]

Bajrang, Ravi qualify for Tokyo Olympics by reaching semis at Worlds

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Bajrang Punia qualified for Tokyo Olympics by strolling into the semifinals while Ravi Dahiya joined him with shock victories over his more fancied rivals in the World Wrestling Championships here on Thursday. Making full use of an easy 65kg draw, Bajrang steam-rolled one opponent after another to stay on course for his maiden […]

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 […]

All Eyes On Bajrang, Vinesh At World Championships

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): A reality check awaits India’s top wrestlers at the World Championships where they will chase not only glory but also Tokyo Olympics qualification, here from Saturday. The run-up to the Worlds has been spectacular for Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat while decent results have provided a dose of confidence to a few others […]

WADA Suspends India's National Dope Testing Laboratory

New Delhi: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months in what could be a massive blow to anti-doping movement in the country with less than a year left for Tokyo Olympics. It is understood that National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still carry on […]

I''ll not comeback to prove anything, results in second innings will be bonus: Sania

New Delhi: Star Indian tennis player Sania Mirza says she has achieved everything in her path-breaking career and has “nothing to prove” in her second innings, which is likely to begin by January 2020. In her quest to make a comeback to competitive tennis after more than two years after becoming a mother, the 32-year-old […]