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Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with big throw in South Africa

January 29, 2020 8:33 am

"We have spoken to the South African Athletics Association and they have confirmed that it is a recognised international meet. Therefore, Neeraj's attempt will earn him a quota place for the 2020 Olympics," Devesh Bhal, operations manager, Athletics Federation of India, told The Indian Express.

Explained: Golf’s uneasy relationship with the Olympics

January 22, 2020 8:28 am

A lot of athletes said an Olympic gold should be the pinnacle for an athlete whose sport is part of the programme. That, many feel, is not the case with golf.

Japan's Aeon aims to start selling eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics

January 21, 2020 2:12 pm

Japan is one of the world's biggest consumers of seafood, eating around 33 kg per capita compared with around five kg in the United States, according to Euromonitor.

Delhi: To up medals tally, Bill passed in House for sports university

December 03, 2019 3:05 am

The government has identified 90 acres of land in West Delhi’s Mundka to build the university and also announced that they will appoint an experienced sportsperson as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Shiva Thapa, six others enter semifinals of Olympic Test event for boxing

October 29, 2019 2:25 pm

Shiva Thapa (63kg) secured himself a medal at the Olympic Test event for boxing by winning his quarterfinal bout on Tuesday while six other Indians made the last-four stage without even stepping inside the ring.

Abhinav Bindra trains three for refugee team to Olympics

July 30, 2019 10:39 am

Abhinav Bindra and Niccolo Campriani’s careers ended on the same day in 2016, but in a highly contrasting fashion. Bindra, with his last shot at the Olympic Games, missed podium finish by a heartbreakingly narrow margin.

One Year To Go: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

July 24, 2019 9:25 pm

A fencing gold medalist at the 1976 Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach showed off his skills in a demonstration with school children. Japanese Prime Minister was also scheduled to take part during the day-long festival.

Wrestler Artur Taymazov loses second Olympic gold medal for doping

July 23, 2019 11:13 pm

The International Olympic Committee says Taymazov, who already lost his 2008 gold medal for doping, has now been stripped of the 2012 gold in the 120-kilogram category.

Bhavani Devi: History-maker at World Fencing Championships boosts hopes for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 22, 2019 8:46 pm

Owing to her massive jump in rankings, from 67 to 44, Bhavani Devi's chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as the first-ever Indian fencer through the Asian qualifiers have increased by leaps and bounds.

India must start winning medals in 'double digits' to host 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

July 20, 2019 10:03 pm

Batra was felicitated by the Athletics Federation of India on Saturday for his recent election as a member of International Olympic Committee on the concluding day of its Annual General Body Meeting.

OLYMPICS PHOTOS

Everything you need to know about Olympic gymnast Dipa Karmakar

April 19, 2016 2:41 pm

Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics. But who is this girl?