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Higher And Stronger, India's Olympic Medallists Make Their New Year 2022 Wishes

Jan 01, 2022 Aditya Kumar

After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Dec 27, 2021 Aparajita Upadhyay

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.

Year In Review 2021: From Gabba Cricket Test Win To Tokyo Olympics Hockey Bronze - 10 Memorable Moments For India

After sporting events in 2020 were hampered by coronavirus, 2021 saw major events like the Tokyo Olympics being staged. Indian athletes, especially the Paralympians, shone in Tokyo 2020 but cricket was not to be left behind.

Year In Review 2021: Neeraj Chopra's Golden Finish To Shooters Firing Blanks, Tokyo 2020 Was A Mixed Bag For India

Dec 18, 2021 Koushik Paul

India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the advice of India head coach Vijay Sharma.

05 September, 2021

Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

Outlook Web Bureau

On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

04 September, 2021

Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal


Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics

29 August, 2021

Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari


Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, said that sports culture will grow in the country

17 August, 2021

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver


Mirabai Chanu said she is focussed on the Asian Games gold medal, which remains the only accolade missing from her cabinet.

09 August, 2021

India's Tokyo Olympics High - No Better Religion Than This To Unify A Medal-Thirsty Nation

Jayanta Oinam

There were many misses but India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. Neeraj Chopra's gold sent the country delirious with joy and pride

08 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra To Get Rs 1cr From BCCI As Indian Cricket Board Announces Rewards For Tokyo Olympics Medalists


Javelin thrower Chopra secured India's second individual gold in Olympic history with a sensational performance

05 August, 2021

Manipur CM: The Killer Instinct Of Manipuri Athletes Makes Them Win

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh speaks about the ‘sporting spirit’ of Manipur.

31 July, 2021

Breaking Biases: Now Is The Time To Reclaim Women Athletes

Devina Chandola

Apart from being subject to lack of opportunities, women athletes in India also have to deal with gender stereotyping

27 July, 2021

Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver


A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.

26 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Given Hero's Welcome

Outlook Web Bureau

The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening

26 July, 2021

Manipur To Appoint Saikhom Mirabai Chanu As Additional Superintendent Of Police


The state government is also rewarding Mirabai Chanu with Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in weightlifting

26 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Returns To Warm But Chaotic Reception


Inside the airport, Chanu was greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' by the staff present there and felicitated by officials of SAI

26 July, 2021

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Silver To Turn Into Gold? Doping Cloud On Zhihui Hou Looms

Outlook Web Bureau

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to clinch silver medal behind China's Zhihui Hou

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz