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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indian men's boxing team will be in for a challenging time at the AIBA World Championships, starting at Belgrade on Monday.
Indian men's team won the bronze at Tokyo Games to end a four-decade-old Olympic medal drought in hockey.
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?
Since 1991, he’s led the Olympic Council of Asia created by his father. One year later, he joined the International Olympic Committee
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)
Wrestling Federation of India said UP government will be investing around Rs 170 crore in infrastructure and support to the wrestlers
Abbas Karimi, Nigara Shaheen and Abdullah Sediqi fled war-torn Afghanistan only to live their Olympic dreams
International Cricket Council aims to bid for the Games inclusion in Los Angeles 2028, Brisbane 2032
The Olympic flag will be raised at Paris City Hall later Monday
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.