Tokyo Games

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

COVID-19: North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to coronavirus scare

It will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since it boycotted Seoul in 1988 amid the Cold War.

Apr 06, 2021, 10:24 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

Olympics: Japan stands firm on Tokyo Games, denies report of cancellation

A government spokesman said there was 'no truth' to a report in the Times newspaper that the government had privately concluded the Games would have to be cancelled because of the virus. The Times, citing an unidentified senior member of the ruling coalition, said the government's focus was now on securing the Games for Tokyo in the next available year, 2032.

Jan 22, 2021, 12:57 PM IST

I am an upgraded individual in comparison to Rio Olympics: Indian archer Atanu Das

Having already become the only recurve athlete to have secured qualification for Olympics 2021, Das shoots 800 arrows per day i.e nearly 50 arrows every hour with an aim to hit perfection at the Tokyo Games.

Nov 15, 2020, 18:30 PM IST

IOC president Thomas Bach sounds optimistic note on Tokyo Games 2021

The Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled for this summer, were postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 24, 2020, 20:05 PM IST

Olympics Games 2021: Tokyo flame to go on display to public next month

The flame will be displayed at the JOC museum, which is near the National Stadium purpose-built for the Games.

Aug 24, 2020, 16:04 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

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

FIBA confirms rescheduled dates for Olympic qualifying events

Following a discussion with the IOC, FIBA has confirmed that the Olympic qualifying events for basketball will now take place from June 29, 2021 to July 4,2021.

May 15, 2020, 16:25 PM 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 Olympics 2020 delay could help 10,000m title defence, says Mo Farah

The six-times world champion over 5,000 and 10,000 metres said he had been enjoying more time with his family and getting creative in training in London, with gyms closed and limits on outdoor running.

May 13, 2020, 19:15 PM 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

FIBA confirms revised global basketball calendar amid coronavirus pandemic

 The FIBA Olympic qualifying events will take place between June 22 and July 4, 2021--with exact dates pending International Olympic Committee's (IOC) approval.

Apr 10, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

World Athletics Championships resheduled to avoid clash with Tokyo Olympics 2021

The Tokyo Olympics has been reschedule to July 23 to August 8, 2021 in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 09, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

'Timely decision was taken': Abhinav Bindra on Tokyo Olympics postponement

Abhinav Bindra, in an exclusive interview with WION’s Sports Editor Digvijay Singh Deo, opened up on the postponed Games, how Japan is going to overcome the setback and the cost of pushing the quadrennial event back by a year.

Apr 06, 2020, 14:53 PM IST

Shooter Anjum Moudgil opens up on Olympics postponement, life in lockdown, love for painting and much more

Ace Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil, in an exclusive interview with WION’s Sports Editor, Digvijay Singh Deo, opened up about a lot of things ranging from IOC's decision to postpone the Games, unable to train outdoors due to lockdown, shooting training at home, painting and much more.

Apr 06, 2020, 13:49 PM IST

Sports is not important than life: Kidambi Srikanth opens up on Olympics dream, life in lockdown and more

Ace Indian badminton player, Kidambi Srikanth, in an exclusive interview with WION's Sports Editor Digvijay Singh Deo, spoke about a lot of things ranging from the decision to postpone Olympics, how it will affect the qualification scenario, his run of form of late, how he is managing to remain fit amid the lockdown and much more. 

Apr 05, 2020, 18:57 PM IST