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Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Dec 25, 2021 Jayanta Oinam

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.

Year In Review 2021: How Sports Fans Came Back From The Dead After COVID Ran Amok

Dec 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

It was a year of the neo-normal. From digital payments to tests for coronavirus, sports tried its best to get the better of the deadly virus.


Modi, Mamata Both Figure On TIME List Of '100 Most Influential People' Of 2021

The political rivals rub shoulders with world ‘Leaders’: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Adar Poonawal figures on the list of ‘Pioneers’.

Simone Biles Slams Authorities For Ignoring Gymnastics Coach Larry Nassar’s Sexual Abuse

Sep 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Biles said USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew she was abused by their official team doctor long before the issue came into public.


Simone Biles Says, Mental Health Advocacy Part Of Post-Tokyo Olympic Tour

Simone Biles has no regrets about her decision to opt-out of five of the six finals in Tokyo because of a mental block

09 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Among World's Top Trends; India 'Loudest' Country On Facebook During Tokyo Olympics

Outlook Web Bureau

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra gained a whopping 2.6 million Instagram followers (+1900% increase)


03 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Guan Chenchen Wins Gold, Simone Biles Clinches Bronze In Balance Beam

Associated Press (AP)

The American gymnastics star finished behind gold medalist Guan Chenchen and silver medalist Tang Xijing both of China.


02 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: American Gymnast Simone Biles To Return For Balance Beam Finals

Agencies

Biles removed herself from the team final on July 27 after a shaky performance on vault during the first rotation


01 August, 2021

Simone Biles Opts Out Of Floor Exercise Final At Tokyo Olympics

Agencies

Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Simone Biles in the finals, which are scheduled for Monday


31 July, 2021

EXPLAINER: How 'The Twisties' Stopped Simone Biles Cold

Agencies

The 'twisties' are the sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins — or sometimes any spins — for a particular maneuver


31 July, 2021

Simone Biles Withdraws From Vault, Uneven Bars At Tokyo Olympics

Agencies

Biles continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she'll compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam


28 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Offering Mental Health Helpline For Athletes

Associated Press (AP)

IOC made the announcement after USA's Simone Biles dropped out of the competition due to problems dealing with psychological pressure to perform.


28 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles Withdraws From All-around Gymnastics Competition

Agencies

USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete


27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles Says Withdrew From Artistic Gymnastics Final To 'Put Mental Health First'

Associated Press (AP)

Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team competition when she realized following a shaky vault she wasn't in the right headspace to compete.


27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Rough Day For Stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka At The Games

Associated Press (AP)

Osaka was knocked out from the tennis tournament, while Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team competition


27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Russia Topple USA In Gymnastics After Simone Biles' Injury

Associated Press (AP)

Russia— barred at the Olympics from using its name, flag or anthem— swept the gymnastics team gold medals


27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles Out Of Artistic Gymnastics Team Finals With Injury

Associated Press (AP)

The USA will be forced to finish the rest of the competition without her, hampering their bid to claim a third straight Olympic title


28 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee Lock Up Spots On US Gymnastics Team

Agencies

Simone Biles will arrive in Tokyo as the face of her sport, US delegation and perhaps the Olympic movement


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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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