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Yearender 2021: Tokyo Olympics Performances Usher In New Dawn For Indian Hockey

Dec 27, 2021 Saumojyoti S Choudhury

A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Dec 27, 2021 Aparajita Upadhyay

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.

Yearender 2021: Neeraj Chopra Heralds New Era In Indian Athletics With Olympic Gold

While Neeraj Chopra's golden moment is a new beginning in Indian athletics, but the year 2021 also witnessed the end of an era with the demise of legendary Milkha Singh.

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.

Yearender 2021: Olympic Glory, Heartbreak And A Murder Story In Dangal Of A Year For Indian Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.

24 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Indian Shooters Flattered To Deceive, Fired Blanks At Tokyo 2020

Abhishek Hore

The outstanding results achieved by Indian shooters everywhere else, at other times in 2021, were applauded but they were never supposed to mitigate the extreme pain caused by the debacle at the Tokyo Olympics.

23 December, 2021

Badminton Yearender 2021: PV Sindhu's Journey To Greatness, Kidambi Srikanth's Resurgence

Amit Kumar Das

If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.

18 December, 2021

Year In Review 2021: Neeraj Chopra's Golden Finish To Shooters Firing Blanks, Tokyo 2020 Was A Mixed Bag For India

Koushik Paul

India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.

15 December, 2021

Neeraj Chopra 'A Very Strong Element' In India's Athletics Profile: Sebastian Coe


Neeraj Chopra won India's first athletics medal in the Olympics in Tokyo. Terming India's first gold in athletics 'as a hugely important moment', Sebastian Coe advised the country to use it in raising the profile of the sport.

21 October, 2021

Doping: Russian Triathlete Becomes First Disqualification From Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Igor Polyanskiy admitted doping with EPO, an endurance boosting hormone, ahead of the Olympics and is banned until during the 2024 Paris Games.

18 October, 2021

Masks? Vaccine? How Japan Scripted Overnight Covid-19 Success Story

Associated Press (AP)

Daily new Covid-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low.


02 October, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Woos Fans With His Javelin Throw Skills, Underwater - WATCH

Koushik Paul

Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra has a busy 2022 ahead with Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships fast approaching.

28 September, 2021

SAI Gives Promotions To 5 Tokyo Olympics Stars; Announces Grant For Late Ngangom Dingko Singh's Family

Outlook Web Bureau

Ngangom Dingko Singh, Asian Games gold-medallist and an Arjuna award-winning boxer, aged 42, died of liver cancer in June this year.

14 September, 2021

Deepika Padukone To Play PV Sindhu In Biopic? Rumours Are Rife

Outlook Web Bureau

Lending credence to the rumours, Sindhu and Padukone were seen dining out. Here's what they shared after having a 'smashing time' together.

09 September, 2021

North Korea Suspended From Competing At Beijing Winter Games


North Korea withdrew its team from the Tokyo Olympics citing a need to protect athletes from the COVID-19 pandemic

05 September, 2021

Paralympic Games Closing Marks End Of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic Saga


These were unprecedented Olympics and Paralympics, postponed for a year and marked by footnotes and asterisks. The final act came Sunday (September 5)

05 September, 2021

Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

Outlook Web Bureau

On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics


03 September, 2021

Olympic Medal After 41 Years Is Great, But Indian Hockey Needs To 'Unlock And Display': Graham Reid


With the team on a well-deserved break at the moment, Reid highlighted that once the group returns to the national coaching camp in Bengaluru, they will hit the ground running

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.

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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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