Friday, Oct 07, 2022


Beijing Winter Olympics: China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of The Games

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.

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.

Paris Olympics 2024: Summer Games Opening Ceremony To Be Held On River Seine

The 2024 Paris Games opening ceremony vision was unveiled on Monday as an event organizers hope will be unique in Olympic history and free for hundreds of thousands to watch on the riverside.

ICC Still Hopes Of Featuring At 2028 Los Angeles Olympics As 'Additional Sport’

Dec 11, 2021 PTI

Cricket, along with three other sports were excluded from the provisional list of sports at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The final list will be out after a voting process at the IOC Session in Beijing in February next year.

2028 Los Angeles Olympics: IOC Excludes Cricket, Three Other Sports From Provisional List

The decision comes as a major setback for the ICC who had already started working for cricket's inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics. Cricket's only appearance at the Olympics was during the 1990 edition in Paris.

10 December, 2021

Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Associated Press (AP)

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will be put to IOC members for approval in February.

09 December, 2021

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Associated Press (AP)

Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be held February 4-20 over human rights concerns.

08 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia Joins US In Diplomatic Boycott Of The Games

Associated Press (AP)

Scott Morrison said it should come as no surprise that Australian officials would boycott Beijing Winter Olympics after the nation's relationship with China had broken down in recent years.

05 December, 2021

PM Lauds Neeraj Chopra For Motivating Young Students On Sports, Fitness

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for motivating young students at a school, saying such efforts will increase curiosity towards sports and exercising.

24 October, 2021

Fresh Indian Men's Boxing Squad To Kick Off AIBA World Championships


Indian men's boxing team will be in for a challenging time at the AIBA World Championships, starting at Belgrade on Monday.

20 September, 2021

India Defender Varun Kumar 'Lucky' To Be Part Of Tokyo Olympics Hockey History


Indian men's team won the bronze at Tokyo Games to end a four-decade-old Olympic medal drought in hockey.


18 September, 2021

Can Sprinter Dutee Chand Ever Win An Olympic Medal? Anju Bobby George Talks About Her Chances

Koushik Paul

She may be one of the fastest in India but Dutee Chand has never impressed at the Olympic level. Is it stage fright or just average performance?

10 September, 2021

Olympic Power Broker Sheikh Ahmad Found Guilty Of Forgery, Linked To Bogus Kuwaiti Coup Plot


Since 1991, he’s led the Olympic Council of Asia created by his father. One year later, he joined the International Olympic Committee

29 August, 2021

Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President For 12 Years, Dies At 79

Associated Press (AP)

Under Rogge's watch, the IOC took the Olympics to new countries and continents — awarding the first Summer Games to South America (Rio de Janeiro in 2016)

26 August, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Government To Sponsor Indian Wrestling Till 2032 Olympics


Wrestling Federation of India said UP government will be investing around Rs 170 crore in infrastructure and support to the wrestlers

16 August, 2021

Taliban's Killing Fields And How Three Afghanistan Bravehearts Escaped To Live Their Olympic Dreams

Soumitra Bose

Abbas Karimi, Nigara Shaheen and Abdullah Sediqi fled war-torn Afghanistan only to live their Olympic dreams

10 August, 2021

ICC Confirms Its Bid For Cricket’s Inclusion In 2028 Los Angeles Games

Outlook Web Bureau

International Cricket Council aims to bid for the Games inclusion in Los Angeles 2028, Brisbane 2032


09 August, 2021

Olympic Flag Reaches Paris For 2024 Games


The Olympic flag will be raised at Paris City Hall later Monday

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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