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Olympics roundup: Mirabai makes history on a gloomy day for India in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu provided the silver lining on a day when some of the most talented Indian shooters, including pistol marksman Saurabh Chaudhary and rifle ace Elavenil Valarivan, flattered to deceive on the first full day of competitions at the Tokyo Olympics here.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The medal rounds of the Tokyo Olympics begin on Saturday -- and India enters the race with a grand total of 28 medals bagged across all the editions of the Olympics it has participated in since 1920. That was the year India sent its first team to the Games.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton,Other Sports
India at the Olympics: Medal hunt starts on Saturday
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) India's hunt for medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games starts early on Saturday morning with the country's athletes figuring in three medal events.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with traditional Japanese motifs, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tibetan bodies resent awarding Winter Olympics to Beijing
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Four Tibetan organisations based in Switzerland have filed a complaint against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Swiss National Contact Point in Bern for alleged violation of OECD guidelines over the awarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Olympics: Jadhav to pair up with Deepika in archery mixed team event
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Pravin Jadhav's better performance compared to Atanu Das in the ranking round has prompted him to be paired with Deepika Kumari for the archery mixed team event. The event, making its debut in the Olympics, will he held on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Czech PM unhappy as six test Covid positive in Tokyo (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee has come under fire from the country's Prime Minister after six athletes and officials tested positive for Coronavirus in Japan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Fewer than 1,000 to watch opening ceremony in stadium: official
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Only about 950 people, including officials and reporters, will be allowed to watch Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in the main stadium, a senior official from the organising committee said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: IOA to give Rs 75 lakh to gold winner at Tokyo
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A day before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian Olympic Association has announced cash awards to the medal winners and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) that are participating in the mega event.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Tough draw for Mary Kom in Tokyo boxing competition
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Six-time World Champion MC Mary Kom of India, who is hoping to add another medal to her bronze from London 2012, has been handed a tough draw for the Olympics boxing competition on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Germany hockey captain allowed to wear rainbow colours at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The international Olympic Committee has allowed Germany womens team captain Nike Lorenz, to wear a rainbow colour band on her socks at the Tokyo Olympic Games to support sexual diversity.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Syrian 12-year-old Hend youngest athlete at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza, who is just 12 years old, is set to become the youngest athlete to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Mentally, physically ready for first game, hockey forward Mandeep
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Indian hockey team is mentally and physically ready to take on New Zealand in its opening match on Saturday, striker Mandeep Singh said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
India at Tokyo Olympics: Huge expectations, high aspirations
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) The 127-member Indian contingent will enter the Tokyo Olympic Games with soaring expectations of returning with their best medal haul ever even as the pandemic plays havoc with their preparations and mental health.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Czech Oly body launches probe after 3rd athlete tests positive
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee (COV) has initiated an inquiry after a third athlete from their contingent tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Artist Pattnaik unveils sand art for Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics
Puri, July 22 (IANS) Renowned sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a piece of sand art to wish the Indian contingent success in the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to begin on Friday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Guinea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Guinea, a small African country, has pulled out of the Olympic Games that begin on Friday, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variants.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: 28 Indian athletes to participate in opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Only 28 members, comprising six officials and 22 athletes, of the Indian contingent will participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the organisers suggested restricting the number of athletes attending the curtain-raiser due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Opening ceremony director sacked over old Holocaust skit
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The director of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired after his decades-old comedy skit on Holocaust came into limelight.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Games set to begin amid lack of enthusiasm
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Olympic Games, beginning on Friday, is the world's biggest sporting extravaganza but in the Japanese capital, which is the host city, there is clear lack of enthusiasm.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Covid false alarm has IOA officials sweating
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) On a day when the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was considering reducing its opening ceremony contingent to a bare minimum, an error by a user in entering information into the Games Organising Committee's health app had officials worried for some time as three Indians were shown to have Covid-19 symptoms.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Polish swimming federation in line of fire after goof-up
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) Six Polish swimmers were sent home from the Olympics after the the country's swimming federation (PZP) committed an administrative error and sent them to Tokyo even though they had not qualified for the Games.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana boxers dominate as 11 women storm into semis (ld,correcting headline)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Reigning world champion Gitika led the way as 11 Haryana boxers progressed to the semifinals of the Youth Men's and Women's National Championships at the Delhi Public School (DPS) in Sonipat on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana boxers dominate as 11 women storm into finals
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A total of 11 Haryana boxers, led by reigning world champion Gitika, progressed into the semifinals of the Youth Men's and Women's National Championships at the Delhi Public School (DPS) in Sonipat on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Skateboarding a guideline for life, says Germany's youngest Tokyo athlete
Berlin, July 20 (IANS) Skateboarding is a perfect metaphor for life, says Lilly Stoephasius, Germany's youngest athlete competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Ugandan athlete who fled Tokyo found in central Japan
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) The Ugandan athlete who had gone missing from his country's training camp near Tokyo has been found in central Japan, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
3810 anti-doping tests conducted in athletics this season
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Covid-19 restrictions may have been a big hurdle but it did not hamper the anti-doping efforts in athletics, which has seen 3,810 samples being collected in the first six months of the year.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Covid watch: Organisers do not rule out cancellation of Tokyo 2020 Games
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Toshiro Muto on Tuesday did not rule out a last-minute cancellation of the Games if the Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Opening ceremony composer quits over abuse of disabled children
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) A famous Japanese musician who was involved in composing music for the opening ceremony of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has quit after admitting to "inhuman" sexual abuse of disabled children as a schoolboy.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Deepika stuns world champion Alfiya at Youth National Boxing
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Haryana's Deepika stunned the reigning Youth World Champion Alfiya Pathan, to cause a major upset at the 4th Youth men's and womens National Boxing Championships at Delhi Public School (DPS) in Sonipat.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Cardboard beds in Games Village are not 'anti-sex'
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) The cardboard beds that the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have provided in the Games Village have divided sportspersons in Tokyo with one group terming them "anti-sex" while other approving them as sturdy and good for the environment as they are recyclable.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Rowers train hard, enjoy the sights in Games Village
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) The Indian rowing team had another rigorous practice session in Tokyo on Monday and later went to check out the Olympic Village.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Covid watch: Olympic Village still safe, says IOC health advisor
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) Though a total of 58 positive cases, including four athletes, have been reported from the Tokyo Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee still considers the Games Village safe and cited it as success of robust methods put in place in the Japanese capital.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Chongatham moves into pre-quarters of Youth National Boxing
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Youth World Championships bronze medallist Bishwamitra Chongatham made it to the men's 51kg pre-quarterfinals of the Youth Men's and Womens National Boxing Championships, outshining Manipur's Jackson Pukhrambam 5-0 in the opening-round match on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Indian rowers have first training session in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Indian rowers, led by chief national coach Ismail Baig, had a lengthy first practice session at the Sea Forest Waterway (Central Breakwater) in Tokyo Bay, on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Bajrang cites footballer Ozil to discourage food wastage
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Coming from a rural background and from a poor family, India's top wrestler Bajrang Punia is against food wastage and has recently come out in support of German footballer Mesut Ozil for doing the same.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Chinese gymnasts eye redemption at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The third batch of China's Olympic delegation, composed of athletes in shooting, gymnastics, tennis, taekwondo, badminton, hockey and boxing, arrived here on Sunday, five days before the 32nd Summer Olympic Games begin.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
World champ Gitika makes perfect start at Youth Nat'l Boxing
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Reigning world champion Gitika dished out a solid performance in the opening round of the women's 48kg at the Youth National Boxing Championships, dominating her opponent Payal Zala from Gujarat as the referee stopped the contest in the first round on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France: Pogacar all set to win title
Saint-Emilion (France), July 17 (IANS) Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert won Stage 20 of Tour de France but Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar is all set to win the title and the yellow jersey after he finished seventh in Saturday's stage.
2021-07-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
China's flag-bearers named for Olympics opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Women's volleyball team skipper Zhu Ting and taekwondo athlete Zhao Shuai have been named as the Chinese delegation's flag-bearers for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) announced on Saturday.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: IOC puts in place measures to curb corruption in Tokyo Games (Ld correcting headline)
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Along with providing security and guarding against Covid-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also has to ensure that the Olympic Games are secured against corruption.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: IOC puts in place measures to manipulate Tokyo Games
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Along with providing security and guarding against Covid-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also has to ensure that the Olympic Games are secured against corruption.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: 80,000 Covid tests planned daily for Tokyo 2020
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) With 11,500 athletes and around 79,000 administrators, support staff and media personnel reaching Japan in the next few days, the Tokyo Olympic Games will also see a massive operation to ensure everyone involved is healthy.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: IOC to bring 'vibes of the world' to Tokyo venues
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) With the Japanese government banning spectators from the Tokyo Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has put in place efforts to bring 'vibes of the world to the venues so that the participants feel the usual atmosphere of competition. The IOC on Saturday shared with its executive board its efforts to make the 'silent' games more vibrant.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai starts practice, shooters, rowers land in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had her first practice session in Tokyo on Saturday. Mirabai, along with her coach Vijay Sharma, assistant coach Sandeep Kumar and other members of the staff had landed in Tokyo from the training base in St Louis, USA on Friday.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19 infection rate low within Olympics, says IOC chief
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that only 15 people related to the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for COVID-19. He reiterated that the upcoming Olympics are not a threat to the people of Japan despite a positive case emerging from the Athletes Village.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France: Matej Mohoric wins Stage 19
Libourne (France), July 16 (IANS) Matej Mohoric of Slovenia claimed Stage 19th of the Tour de France, attacking the breakaway group to surge ahead for a solo victory in the prestigious cycle race, on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Para shuttlers Yathiraj, Sarkar get bipartite quotas for Paralympics
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) India's chances for medals in the next month's Tokyo Paralympic Games got a boost with the country getting to field two more para-shuttlers after both got through based on bipartite quotas. Para-badminton is making its Paralympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Games starting on August 24.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics: Overseas athlete infected with COVID-19 in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 15 (IANS) An overseas athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games, organisers said on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports