Sunday, Dec 05, 2021

Olympic Games

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Former Brazilian Olympic Committee Boss, Sentenced To Jail

Nov 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, who also headed the Rio 2016 organizing committee, was found guilty of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion. The 79-year-old executive won't be jailed until all his appeals are heard.

US High Jumper Erik Kynard To Get 2012 Olympic Gold Medal From Russian Doper

Erik Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters was placed second in the 2012 London Olympics behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.

Olympic Flame Arrives In Beijing For Winter Games Amid Boycott Calls

Oct 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed to produce the more open political and social environment in China that many had hoped for.

IOC Voices Olympic Concern At FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plan

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month to redraft the calendar of international competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart.

14 October, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

Associated Press (AP)

There has been widespread criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghur Muslims, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.

09 October, 2021

Motera Best Venue For Hosting Olympics, India In Talks With IOC For 2036 Games: Narinder Batra


A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra added.

25 August, 2021

India Interested In Hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach


Even after Brisbane, Australia, was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC enjoys a queue of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond

02 August, 2021

Naveen Patnaik, The School Goalkeeper Defending Indian Hockey Like No One Else

Ruben Banerjee

Since 2018 when Odisha hosted the hockey World Cup, the state has taken the role of being the sport's official sponsor. Courtesy CM Patnaik, hockey in India can again hope for better days.

22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1988, 1992 And 1996 Games


At 1988 Seoul Games, Swedish fencer Kerstin Palm became the first woman to take part in seven Olympics. And more fun facts...

22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1976, 1980 And 1984 Games


Fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was awarded the first-ever perfect score of 10.0 during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. And more fascinating facts...


21 July, 2021

Brisbane Picked By International Olympic Committee To Host 2032 Summer Games


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

20 July, 2021

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

19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1952, 1956 And 1960 Games


USA's Cassius Marcellus Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, won the light-heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. And more interesting facts

18 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1932, 1936 And 1948 Games


The 1948 Games were held after a 12-year hiatus, caused by the outbreak of World War II. And more fun facts

05 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Australia To Send 472 Athletes, Including 16 Indigenous Stars


The Australian Olympic Committee said Monday that 254 women and 218 men would travel to Tokyo for the games which begin July 23

01 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka, Ash Barty On Entry Lists


Novak Djokovic has made clear he'd like to pursue a Golden Slam, something only Steffi Graf has done, in 1988: winning all four major tennis tournaments and an Olympic singles gold medal in the same year


30 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Arrives In Japanese Capital On July 8; COVID-19 Infections On Rise Again


Thomas Bach is also expected to visit Hiroshima on July 16, at the same time as his vice president and colleague John Coates is to visit Nagasaki

Photo Gallery

Beneficiaries wait to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses in Nadia district.

PTI Photo

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with UP BJP chief Swantantra Dev Singh and party workers takes part in a cleanliness campaign in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

National Highway-5 wears almost deserted look amid incessant rains owing to Cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam and AIADMK senior leaders pay tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her fifth death anniversary, near Marina Beach in Chennai.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Angry villagers burn vehicles belonging to security personnel after 13 civilians were killed by the security forces from Assam Rifles in an anti-insurgency operations, at Oting village under Mon district of Nagaland.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh