Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Olympics 2021


Global Indian Int'l School announces scholarship for Tokyo olympians' children

August 09, 2021 11:25 pm

The ‘GIIS Olympians Scholarship’ is a special gesture of thanks to the extraordinary sportspersons who represented the country at the highest sporting event this year, and showed pure determination and grit to carry the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians.

Winning without Roger Federer: Belinda Bencic reaches Olympic tennis final

July 29, 2021 4:26 pm

The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Games.

How with 4 Olympics golds, Jesse Owens ran Hitler out of his Aryan supremacy theory

July 28, 2021 7:27 pm

If the Berlin Games with all its pomp and politics is remembered as Hitler’s project to exhibit his supremacist ideology, it is also recalled to this day as the summer when Jessie Owens defied the narrative and emerged as an unlikely hero.

Tokyo 2020: Why Russians are competing at the Olympics under the name ROC

August 08, 2021 12:30 pm

Russia, which has historically been among the world’s top sporting nations, has been ‘banned’ from the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka: Oscar-nominated Garrett Bradley rewrites the format of sports documentary

July 24, 2021 6:18 pm

Sports celebrates the indomitability of human spirit, but by showcasing fragility, Bradley is questioning its absence. With Naomi Osaka, the director underlines the difference between genius and greatness, weakness and vulnerability

Olympics: Tokyo Games organisers say they tried to find solutions for breastfeeding moms

July 24, 2021 2:52 pm

The issue came to prominence after Spanish synchronised swimmer Ona Carbonell expressed anguish in an Instagram post.

The 1964 games proclaimed a new Japan; there’s less to cheer this time

July 22, 2021 2:15 pm

To the generation of Japanese who look back fondly on the 1964 Games, the prospect of a diminished, largely unwelcome Olympics is a grave disappointment.

Irish gymnast leaps on cardboard beds at Athletes Village to bust 'anti-sex' myth

July 19, 2021 9:42 pm

Organisers said athletes competing in the Games would sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard and mattresses made of polyethylene materials that would be reused to make plastic products after the Games.

Fencer Bhavani Devi makes history, qualifies for Olympics

March 15, 2021 4:04 pm

For an Indian to dream of cracking those highest of echelons of Olympic sport - when equipment is niche, coaching is specialised, the sport isn't particularly easy to just lace up shoes and pick up - this qualification points to Bhavani's individual endeavour and her blazing ambition.


Tokyo Olympics 2020: At the opening ceremony, a splash of colours and display of culture

July 24, 2021 7:14 pm

At Olympics, countries either get recognised for their designers, or they come up with some interesting stuff to make their uniforms special.