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OLYMPICS NEWS

IOC gives $25M more to Olympic athletes, teams

April 25, 2020 3:12 pm

The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021.

Avengers of 1964 who reclaimed gold in last Tokyo Olympics

April 23, 2020 1:12 pm

India's invincibility tag was wearing off with an Asiad final loss to Pakistan in 1962 where opposition wingers raided in blitzy attacks on both flanks. Then came India's Avengers of 1964 who reclaimed the gold the last time Olympics happened at Tokyo.

Bhawana Jat disappointed with Olympic postponement, unsure about next year

April 14, 2020 6:29 pm

Bhawana Jat, who qualified for the Olympics in 20km race walk after winning at the National Championships in February, feels that the athletes are staring at an uncertain future.

Olympians become trainers to help those stranded at home

April 10, 2020 9:24 am

World Athletics is filling the gaps in its empty schedule with a range of online exercise tips and educational resources, particularly aimed at children.

Abhinav Bindra's right turn on road to redemption — 2006 World Championship

April 01, 2020 6:05 pm

As the world is at standstill, The Indian Express looks back at sporting memories — starting with how a World Championship gold in 2006 put Abhinav Bindra on track for Olympic glory two years later.

Olympic gold medallist Cameron Van der Burgh battling 'worst virus' for 14 days

March 24, 2020 9:44 am

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics and silver in Rio four years later before retiring in 2018.

Russia backs IOC's plan for Tokyo Olympics

March 23, 2020 7:20 pm

The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”

The Olympics that never were — 1916, 1940 and 1944

March 22, 2020 3:43 pm

The Olympic games were cancelled altogether because of World War I (1916) and World War II (1940 and 1944) — and in those latter two quadrennials, both the Summer and Winter Games were shelved.

As coronavirus spreads, Olympics face ticking clock and a tough call

March 06, 2020 2:36 pm

Holding the Olympics without spectators, and having to refund ticket sales, could cost Tokyo organizers some $850 million, according to the organizing committee’s budget documents.

China's Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years

February 28, 2020 3:59 pm

The 28-year-old Sun Yang is China's top swimmer, having won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic games and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and the case has attracted huge interest in his homeland.

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?