Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Japan PM Suga says THIS after official hints at cancellation due to COVID-19

Senior Japanese ruling party official said that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the COVID-19 crisis becomes too dire.

Apr 16, 2021, 08:47 AM IST

Tokyo Games: Japan Olympic adviser urges COVID-19 vaccine option for athletes

Okabe is an infectious disease expert who helped guide Japan’s response to the H1N1 outbreak in 2009 and advises on its COVID-19 response.

Apr 13, 2021, 12:33 PM IST

Budding 'Olympic gold medalist' leaves netizens amazed with jaw-dropping flips - Watch

The boy doing the flips was so seamless that it felt like he is a trained professional and viewers couldn't resist themselves from calling him an Olympic gold medal winner.

Apr 06, 2021, 10:16 AM IST

Tokyo Games: Olympics torch relay starts as North Korea launches missiles

About 10,000 runners will carry the torch across Japan’s 47 prefectures and far-flung islands, starting from the site of the 2011 quake and tsunami that killed about 20,000 people and sent tens of thousands fleeing radioactive plumes. 

Mar 25, 2021, 08:57 AM IST

Delhi will bid for 2048 Olympics: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi has so far hosted two Asian Games, including the inaugural edition in 1951, and Commonwealth Games in 2010. 

Mar 09, 2021, 20:39 PM IST

Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled due to COVID-19, say reports

Games organisers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. Organisers and the Japanese government have consistently vowed they will press ahead with preparations for the Games, scheduled to open July 23 after having been postponed in March last year from the original 2020 date due the to the pandemic.

Jan 22, 2021, 09:18 AM IST

Olympic rings monument illuminated upon return to Tokyo Bay

The return of the monument, which stands 15.3m tall and 32.6m wide and was originally installed in January, was overshadowed by requests from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that entertainment establishments and restaurants close at 2200 JST until Dec. 17.

Dec 02, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

Britain says Russia on cyber offensive to sabotage Tokyo Olympics

British and US officials said the attacks were conducted by Unit 74455 of Russia`s GRU military intelligence agency, also known as the Main Centre for Special Technologies.

Oct 20, 2020, 00:59 AM IST

Deepak Punia, two other wrestlers test positive for COVID-19 at national camp

All three are part of a national camp at the SAI Centre in Sonepat ahead of which the wrestlers are in quarantine.

Sep 06, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Usain Bolt awaits results of coronavirus test, goes into self-isolation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt on Monday revealed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Aug 24, 2020, 22:09 PM IST

On this day in 2008, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar won his first Olympic medal

The grappler had created history when he became just the second Indian after KD Jadhav to win an Olympic medal in wrestling.

Aug 20, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

Japan's Olympic doubles champion Ayaka Takahashi announces retirement

Takahashi cited the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the reasons for her decision to step away.

Aug 20, 2020, 12:49 PM IST

Sakshi Malik: Matter of pride that I will be conferred with Arjuna Award

Malik had also won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. 

Aug 20, 2020, 10:57 AM IST

Sports Authority of India announces national archery camp for Olympic-bound athletes from August 25

Sixteen recurve archers, including eight men and as many women, will take part in the camp at the Army Sports Institute in Pune.

Aug 13, 2020, 17:53 PM IST

On this day in 2008: Abhinav Bindra won India's first individual Olympic gold

Bindra started his Olympic journey in Sydney in 2000 and had qualified in three Olympic finals.

Aug 11, 2020, 17:21 PM IST

Eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence to push India's Olympics show

Of the 15 proposals received and examined, 8 have been shortlisted based on the training facilities available in priority sports, infrastructure facilities and champion produced by the centre.

Jun 16, 2020, 18:51 PM IST

Balbir Singh Sr, three-time Olympic Gold medal-winning Hockey legend, dies at 95

The iconic player, 95, was admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on May 8. He was in a semi-comatose state since May 18 after developing a blood clot in his brain.

May 25, 2020, 08:49 AM IST

Former hockey captain Sardar Singh washes car, spends time with nephew amid coronavirus lockdown

Recently, former Indian men's hocket team skipper Sardar Singh recently took to his official Twitter handle and revealed how he is engaging time these days. 

May 15, 2020, 17:40 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics not contingent on coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine: IOC member John Coates

The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member John Coates said on Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2020, 11:51 AM IST

On this day: Born April 15, 1957: Evelyn Ashford, American sprinter

Evelyn Ashford had beaten Marlies Gohr (100m) and Marita Koch (200m) in the 1979 World Cup of Athletics and now she had Gohr`s 100 metres world record.

Apr 14, 2020, 12:31 PM IST