Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil, Germany drawn in same pool

In Group C, Argentina, gold medallists at 2004 Athens 2004 and 2008 Beijing, take on 1992 Barcelona Olympic champions Spain in what is primed to be one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes of the group stage. They will be joined by Australia and Egypt.

Apr 21, 2021, 23:28 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Meet Nethra K, India’s first woman sailor to make it to the Olympics

Nethra is gearing up for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as the first Indian woman sailor to make it to the highest level of the competitive sport.

Apr 20, 2021, 20:45 PM IST

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

Tokyo Games: Nethra Kumanan makes history, first Indian woman sailor to qualify for Olympics

Kumanan was in sublime form, finishing Race 9 and 10 in first and second positions, respectively. The first Indian woman to win a sailing World Cup medal last year has 18 nett points, while her nearest rival, Hong Kong’s Stephanie Norton, is placed fourth with 41 points going into Thursday’s Medal race.

Apr 09, 2021, 10:29 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics-bound Sania Mirza included in TOPS after gap of four years

Sania Mirza has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on her protected ranking before she took a break from the game due to pregnancy. 

Apr 07, 2021, 23:42 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: Cancer-surviving swimmer books her Olympic berth

Rikako Ikee was overcome with tears in the water after the race, and could barely speak out of the water later, sniffling and crying at the same time.

Apr 05, 2021, 10:25 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Five prominent Indian athletes test positive for COVID-19

A Tamil Nadu athlete who had finished second in his event in the last month's 24th National Federation Cup Athletics Championships is one of the prominent athletes who has tested positive.

Apr 03, 2021, 00:26 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics: IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Olympic-bound athletes for COVID-19

The Indian Olympic Association has asked the authorities to expedite the process to get the Olympic-bound athletes get vaccinated soon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Apr 02, 2021, 20:50 PM IST

North Korea fuels tension ahead of Tokyo Olympics, test-fires ballistic missiles

North Korea test-fired its first ballistic missiles since President Joe Biden took office on Thursday, as it expands its military capabilities and increases pressure on Washington while nuclear negotiations remain stalled. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the launches threaten "peace and safety in Japan and the region," and that Tokyo will closely coordinate with Washington and Seoul on the North's testing activities.

Mar 25, 2021, 10:58 AM IST

Tokyo organisers expected to discuss foreign spectators on Saturday

Tokyo Olympics organisers face tough decisions on whether to allow international fans into Japan and on how many spectators to allow into venues, as they design health protocols aimed at hosting a safe Games during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 19, 2021, 21:15 PM IST

Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, breaks national record in women's discus throw

The Olympic qualification benchmark is 63.5 metres. Kamalpreet Kaur has set a new national record in women`s discus throw, breaking the previous record held by Krishna Poonia when she made a throw of 64.76 metres in 2012. 

Mar 19, 2021, 18:55 PM IST

Long jumper Murli Sreeshankar qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, Dhanalakshmi beats Dutee Chand to win 100m gold

Murli Sreeshankar's 8.26m jump came in his fifth attempt as he improved his earlier national record of 8.20m which he had registered in 2018.  

Mar 16, 2021, 20:07 PM IST

Tokyo Games: Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

Bhavani Devi qualifies through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method. Two individual spots were up for grabs for the Asia and Oceania region based on the World Rankings as of April 5, 2021.

Mar 15, 2021, 09:25 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Hosts Japan decline China's vaccination offer due to THIS reason

The Tokyo Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year, was postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and will now take place from July 23 to August 8. 

Mar 12, 2021, 17:13 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics: China offers vaccines to all participating athletes, says IOC

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, were the first Games outside wartime to be cancelled but have been rescheduled for July 23 to August 8. 

Mar 12, 2021, 08:28 AM IST

No overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics: Report

The opening ceremony of the torch relay will also be held without spectators, Kyodo news agency said. 

Mar 09, 2021, 20:11 PM IST

Olympics: Tokyo 2021 chief Yoshiro Mori raised sexist storm, refuses to resign

The hashtag ‘Mori, please resign’ was trending on Twitter in Japan on Thursday morning and some users on the platform were calling on sponsors to pressure the Tokyo organising committee into dropping Mori from the top post. The JOC decided in 2019 to aim for more than 40 percent female members on the board, but there are just five women among the board’s 24 members. 

Feb 04, 2021, 13:55 PM IST

Gravitas: With uncertainties still hovering over Tokyo Games, how difficult is the way ahead?

What about Japan's devastation when it comes to the coronavirus? Japan had declared an emergency around the Tokyo area cluster about a fortnight ago. The emergency has now been extended to seven more areas. The Wuhan virus cases are surging in the country.

Jan 24, 2021, 11:47 AM IST