Tokyo Olympics

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

Russian coach diagnosed with coronavirus after Olympic qualifiers

Anton Kadushin, who works with Gleb Bakshi, the 2019 world champion in the middleweight class, wrote on his Instagram page on Thursday that he had tested positive for the virus.

Apr 03, 2020, 11:31 AM 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

Coronavirus pandemic: ITTF extends suspension of all events until at least June 30

Besides this, the ITTF has also decided to freeze its ranking lists as of March 2020.

Mar 30, 2020, 14:05 PM IST

New dates for Olympics can be declared next week: Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori

The Olympic Games, which will be held in the summer of 2021 at the latest, is most likely to be held between June and September, said Mori.

Mar 29, 2020, 12:23 PM IST

We will be stronger than ever in 2021 Tokyo Olympics, says Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka

Coronavirus infections in Japan have climbed to more than 1,400, with 47 deaths.

Mar 28, 2020, 17:15 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

Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed till 2021 amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare, IOC says original name will remain intact

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, adding that the decision will now relieve the Indian athletes of having to train amidst lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 24, 2020, 23:26 PM IST

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe agrees with head of IOC on postponing Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo had completed preparations when the virus started spreading across the world. Despite insisting for months the Games would go ahead as planned, Abe this week said a delay may be unavoidable if the events could not be held in a complete form.

Mar 24, 2020, 18:17 PM IST

I've been struggling with coronavirus for 14 days: Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Der Burgh reflected on his experience with the coronavirus after being diagnosed with novel COVID-19.

Mar 23, 2020, 14:46 PM IST

Will wait for a month before making decision: IOA after Canada pulls out of Tokyo Games

The IOC has stated that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one option amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, although it added that cancelling the Games altogether is "not on the agenda."

Mar 23, 2020, 13:01 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Australia advises athletes to prepare for Tokyo Olympics in 2021

Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply in the past 48 hours, with several major stakeholders and national Olympic committees calling for a delay.

Mar 23, 2020, 09:30 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Serbia, Croatia Olympic committees join calls for delaying Tokyo Games 2020

The Olympic Games is slated to take place from July 24 to August 9.  


Mar 22, 2020, 16:08 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: USA Swimming calls for Tokyo Games postponement

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pressed on during the health crisis, saying the July 24-August 9 spectacle will go ahead as scheduled.

Mar 21, 2020, 09:34 AM IST

Diving, artistic swimming Olympic qualifying events postponed

The Diving Grand Prix in Singapore, which was to be held during March 29-31, is cancelled.

Mar 20, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

Too early to decide fate of Tokyo Olympics 2020, says IOC chief

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee is committed to host the Games as scheduled, which they believe will bring hope to people in difficult times.

Mar 19, 2020, 09:16 AM IST

International Olympic Committee staff to work from home starting Monday

In order to proactively limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that all its Lausanne staff will work from home starting from Monday.

Mar 15, 2020, 18:33 PM IST