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International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Brisbane Picked By International Olympic Committee To Host 2032 Summer Games

Jul 21, 2021 Agencies

The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956

IOC Re-elects Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon As Chair Of Ethics Commission

Jul 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Ki-moon, 77, is a South Korean politician and diplomat, who has held the role since 2017. He will serve another four-year term.

Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto

The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

Jul 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped

New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'

10 July, 2021

Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Delivers Message Of Reassurance To Athletes On Arrival In Tokyo

Associated Press (AP)

Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.

08 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Greeted By State Of Emergency


Thomas Bach's arrival comes just two weeks before the postponed Olympic Games are set to open. He largely avoided cameras and went to the International Olympic Committee's games headquarters in Tokyo

05 July, 2021

Olympics Are 'On The Wrong Side Of History' When It Comes To Free Speech


The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations

01 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: International Olympic Committee To Expand Football Rosters To 22 For The Games

Associated Press (AP)

Teams can include 22 players on squads, but must stay with 18 on team sheets for individual matches

28 June, 2021

Tokyo Games: Japan Ups Health Controls As Olympic Athlete Tests Positive For COVID-19

Associated Press (AP)

A Ugandan athlete tested positive for the virus, forcing seven town officials and drivers who had close contacts with the team to self-isolate.

20 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Jwala Gutta Says, PV Sindhu Will Be Under Pressure, Winning Medal Won't Be Easy


Sindhu remains one of the favourites to claim a medal at the delayed Tokyo Games, beginning July 23


20 June, 2021

World Refugee Day 2021: IOC's Refugee Olympic Team To March Second After Greece In Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

Outlook Web Bureau

Twenty-nine athletes from 11 countries will represent the Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo Olympics

06 June, 2021

Sex In Olympic Village: There Will Be Lots Of Condoms At Tokyo Games, But What's The Use

Outlook Web Bureau

Free condom tradition will be continued at the Tokyo Olympic Games, but the 11,000 athletes are advised not to have sex

28 May, 2021

IOC Tries To Reassure Olympic Athletes Over COVID-19 Waiver Releasing Tokyo Organisers From Liability

Associated Press (AP)

Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.

26 May, 2021

Indian Olympic Association Seeks Details Of Olympic-bound Vaccinated Athletes From National Federations


More than 90 Indian athletes across sports have so far qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

24 May, 2021

Japan Opens Mass Vaccination Centres Two Months Before Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Worries about public safety while many Japanese remain unvaccinated have prompted growing protests and calls for cancelling the games, set to start on July 23.

19 May, 2021

Amid COVID-19 Surge Tokyo Doctors Call On Organisers To Cancel Olympic Games


The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter


15 May, 2021

IOA's Narinder Batra In Favour Of Conducting Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


Batra, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is hoping that the Games will be held as scheduled

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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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.

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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