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IOC Gives Itself More Power To Remove Sports From Olympics

Aug 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The International Olympic Committee voted in the new powers amid prolonged issues with the leadership of weightlifting and boxing.

SS Narayan, Two-Time Football Olympian And Former India Goalkeeper Dies, Aged 86

Aug 05, 2021 PTI

Narayan made his debut against Yugoslavia at the Melbourne Olympics on December 4, 1956


Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Speaker Biswajit Daimary has decided to suspend work for half an hour when Lovlina, the first woman Olympian from Assam, will be in the ring at the boxing semi-final of Tokyo Olympics.

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

Aug 02, 2021 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.


Anu Malik Trolled For Copying Israeli National Anthem For ‘Diljale’s ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’

After the Israeli National Anthem played at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, many users to to Twitter and alleged that Anu Malik copied the Israeli National Anthem for his song ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’.

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27 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Gay Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave On The Games

Associated Press (AP)

A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympics, with a record number of openly gay competitors in Tokyo


23 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Day 1: Indian Archers Off To Underwhelming Start, Deepika Kumari The Saving Grace - Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

Catch highlights of the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics. India's lone women archer Deepika Kumari finished ninth, while the male trio fail to make an impact in the ranking round


22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Australia Shocks Argentina 2-0 In Men's Football

Associated Press (AP)

Australia is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the other game


22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal And 3 Others Get First Round Bye, Tough Draw For Other Indian Boxers

PTI

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will square off against Dominica's Miguelina Hernandez, while Lovlina Borgohain and Simranjit Kaur got a bye


21 July, 2021

Olympics, Pandemic And Politics: There's No Separating Them

Agencies

How do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protracted pandemic?


20 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1964, 1968 And 1972 Games

PTI

Starting from the 1972 Olympic Games, the host cities were allowed to rework the reverse side of the medals. And more fun facts...


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19 July, 2021

Global Shares Fall On Virus Fears; Oil Slips On OPEC Deal

Associated Press (AP)

France's CAC 40 shed 1.1 per cent in early trading to 6,388.62, while Germany's DAX was down 1.1 per cent at 15,370.28


19 July, 2021

Covid Impact: Asian Shares Fall As Wall Street Declines Amid Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed nearly 1.2 per cent in early trading to 27,677.60, while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.9 per cent to 3,247.68.


16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Special Series: Blast From Past - Fun Facts From 1912, 1920 Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The 1912, Stockholm Olympics was the last Games where first-placed winners were awarded medals made completely of gold.


16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Gold For Both Finalists In Hockey In Case Of No Title Clash Due To COVID

PTI

FIH said the discretion to withdraw from hockey events in Tokyo due to positive COVID cases lies with the respective competing teams


16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Made In India Brands To Power Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw Events At The Games

PTI

India-based Anand Track and Field Equipment (ATE), Bhalla International and Nelco will be providing implements for shot put, discus and hammer throw events


16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

Associated Press (AP)

The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped


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15 July, 2021

New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

Associated Press (AP)

IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'


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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