Olympic Games

Forced break has made it more challenging for wrestlers who are yet to qualify for Olympics: Bajrang Punia

India's premier wrestler Bajrang Punia feels that lost competition time owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for those who are yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics


Aug 14, 2020, 17:20 PM IST

IOC remains 'fully committed' to staging Tokyo Olympics in 2021

Japan and the IOC postponed the Tokyo Games until 2021 in March because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jul 16, 2020, 19:52 PM IST

Kenyan marathon star Wilson Kipsang banned for 4 years for anti-doping rules violations

World Athletics said Kipsang, a bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, had four whereabouts failures between April 2018 and May 2019.

Jul 04, 2020, 12:07 PM IST

Olympic shooter Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic dies aged 31

Velickovic participated in the Olympic Games twice, in London in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, where she won seventh place.

Jun 22, 2020, 17:54 PM IST

Argentina clears Tokyo Olympic athletes to resume training

The decision allows 143 sportsmen and women who have qualified for the Tokyo Games to end their home confinement and use the facilities of their respective clubs.

Jun 08, 2020, 09:31 AM IST

BWF extends qualification period for Tokyo Olympics till next year

Earlier, the international body had suspended all tournaments till July due to the coronavirus pandemic.


May 28, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO denounces cancellation claim

The Olympic Games was postponed by one year and will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

May 21, 2020, 17:38 PM IST

Olympic postponement won't hold back hungry new generation: Gagan Narang

Recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Olympic medallist, Gagan Narang in an exclusive interview with WION's Sports Editor, Digvijay Singh Deo, spoke on a lot of things ranging from the life in lockdown, postponement of Tokyo Olympics, financial struggles of sporting organisations, the impact of lack of live action on young shooters, his future goals and more.

May 15, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

IOC expecting to bear costs of up to $800 million for delayed Tokyo Olympics

In March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government decided to delay the Games, which were due to start this July, for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 15, 2020, 09:26 AM IST

Tokyo Olympic qualifying for golf extended to June next year

For the men`s Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR), points can now be accumulated through the period ending June 12, 2021 while the women`s qualifying will run through June 28.

Apr 30, 2020, 09:15 AM IST

Japan would 'scrap' Olympics if coronavirus COVID-19 not defeated by 2020, Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be "scrapped" if they could not take place then, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2020, 12:57 PM IST

Rafael Nadal pessimistic over chances of return of tennis

Professional tennis has been suspended until the end of July, at the earliest, and the Spaniard said on Sunday that serious problems stand in the way of a resumption.

Apr 27, 2020, 09:28 AM IST

After 2016 Olympics, people started saying I had final phobia: PV Sindhu

In the Rio Olympics, Sindhu went down 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to Spain's Carolina Marin in the final and had to contain with the silver medal.

Apr 25, 2020, 17:20 PM IST

I saw it coming: Shooter Apurvi Chandela opens up on Tokyo Olympics postponement and life in lockdown

The Games will now open on July 23, 2021, with the closing ceremony scheduled on August 8, 2021.

Apr 05, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

Thailand, Malaysia banned from weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics

The International Weightlifting Federation said that the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) has been suspended for three years, while Malaysia has been given a one-year ban.

Apr 04, 2020, 19:15 PM IST

IOA, NSFs welcome new dates for Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics will now be held from July 23 to August 9, 2021.

Mar 30, 2020, 20:25 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics to take place from July 23 to August 8 in 2021

The Summer Games had never been postponed in its 31 editions from the first modern Olympics in 1896, although they were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to war.

Mar 30, 2020, 18:19 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics president says new dates for Games could come this week

Tokyo Games chief Mori said he expects a telephone call this week from Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), to decide new dates.

Mar 30, 2020, 17:10 PM IST

IOC working toward July-August Olympics in 2021: Report

IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that "all options" were on the table for rescheduling, including holding the Games before the Japanese summer. 

Mar 26, 2020, 09:35 AM IST

IOC criticised after Turkish boxers test positive for coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of irresponsibility after two Turkish boxers and a trainer caught the coronavirus during a qualifying event in London this month.

Mar 26, 2020, 09:18 AM IST