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

Jul 05, 2021 Agencies

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

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

Jul 01, 2021 Agencies

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


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

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Wins Support From G-7 For Hosting Games

Jun 14, 2021 Agencies

Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations before the Olympic Games kick off on 23 July


Will Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium Host The Olympics In 2036 or 2040?

Home minister Amit Shah had said that the Sardar Patel sports complex will be developed to host Olympic and other international event in future

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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


15 May, 2021

Chhatrasal Stadium Brawl: Non-bailable Warrants Issued Against Olympian Sushil Kumar, Others

PTI

Sushil, who has been named in the FIR, is on the run, and the police said raids were being conducted in the Delhi-NCR region and neighbouring states to nab him


07 May, 2021

Rowers Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics In Double Sculls

PTI

Another Indian, Jakar Khan finished fourth in the men's singles sculls final which offers five Olympic quotas but he missed out as a country gets only one qualifying spot from this regatta.


29 April, 2021

Tokyo Olympic-bound Athletes Can Train During Quarantine, But Grant Of Leave Will Be Exception, Says SAI

PTI

The latest move comes after several athletes at various national camps across the country tested positive for COVID-19.


11 March, 2021

International Olympic Committee And China Make Coronavirus Vaccine Deal For Tokyo, Beijing Games

Agencies

The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing are scheduled for February


09 March, 2021

Delhi Olympics: Hosting 2048 Games Is Our Goal, Says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi has hosted two Asian Games, including the inaugural edition in 1951, and Commonwealth Games in 2010


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03 March, 2021

Reports Suggest No Fans From Abroad For Postponed Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The report came just an hour before Tokyo organizers held “five-party” talks online with the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the central government of Japan.


28 February, 2021

Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid

Outlook Web Bureau

With this announcement, India also lost out in the race to host 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and 2030 Asian Games.


26 February, 2021

How And Why The International Olympic Committee Could Find A 2032 Olympic Host So Soon

Associated Press (AP)

International Olympic Committee named the Australian city of Brisbane its preferred host in a new bidding process not needing a vote or even any rival candidates


26 February, 2021

US Olympics Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Kills Himself After Being Charged Of Sexual Assault

Associated Press (AP)

John Geddert faced 24 charges that could have carried years in prison had he been convicted


25 February, 2021

Australian Bid Put On IOC Fast Track To Host 2032 Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

International Olympic Committee named the bid centered on the coastal city in the state of Queensland as its preferred candidate.


25 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay Plans To Kick Off In One Month

Associated Press (AP)

It was at this stage at the start of the torch relay just under a year ago that the Olympics were postponed because of the coronavirus.


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16 February, 2021

Tokyo Olympics To Pick Yoshiro Mori Replacement; Is A Woman Likely?

Associated Press (AP)

A panel to pick Mori's replacement, set up by the organizing committee, met on Tuesday.


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.

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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.

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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