The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956
Ki-moon, 77, is a South Korean politician and diplomat, who has held the role since 2017. He will serve another four-year term.
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
The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped
IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'
Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.
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
The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations
Teams can include 22 players on squads, but must stay with 18 on team sheets for individual matches
A Ugandan athlete tested positive for the virus, forcing seven town officials and drivers who had close contacts with the team to self-isolate.
Sindhu remains one of the favourites to claim a medal at the delayed Tokyo Games, beginning July 23
Twenty-nine athletes from 11 countries will represent the Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo Olympics
Free condom tradition will be continued at the Tokyo Olympic Games, but the 11,000 athletes are advised not to have sex
Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.
More than 90 Indian athletes across sports have so far qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
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.
The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter
Batra, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is hoping that the Games will be held as scheduled
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.