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Tokyo 2020 takes 'out-of-the-box' approach with cardboard beds

January 09, 2020 2:31 pm

The environmentally conscious sleeping arrangements were put on display for the media for the first time on Thursday at a mock apartment in the Tokyo 2020 headquarters, though construction of residential sections of the Olympic and Paralympic village were completed in December.

WFI turns down Sushil Kumar's request to postpone Olympics qualification trials

January 02, 2020 5:04 pm

Is this the end of the road for Sushil Kumar, the only Indian since independence to win two individual Olympic medals? He has cited out of trials for Tokyo 2020 citing a hand injury and requested a postponement.

Mirabai Chanu ranked eighth in latest Olympic qualification rankings

January 02, 2020 4:29 pm

After recovering from a back injury, which marred her progress in 2018, Chanu has constantly improved her performance in 2019

Target Tokyo: Road ahead for India's sharp shooters

December 29, 2019 9:04 am

In 2019, Indian shooters recorded world-class scores, dominated podium at World Cups and secured most Olympic quotas ever by the country. The challenge will now be to repeat the same performance at the Games in seven months’ time.

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, books Olympic qualifiers spot

December 28, 2019 3:56 pm

Mary Kom will fight for Tokyo 2020 spot in the Asia-Oceanic qualifiers from February 3-14 next year in Wuhan, China after beating Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category at the boxing trials.

Hitting the bull's eye: Indian shooters raise hopes of bumper Olympics with stunning 2019 show

December 24, 2019 12:42 pm

At the forefront of the incredible showing was an extremely talented youth brigade that knew no fear. Some of them studied hard, did their homework, appeared for exams, practised harder and then shot, to win. While some dominated the range first and wrote their papers later.

Looking to book berth in Tokyo Olympics: National record holder Srihari Nataraj

December 21, 2019 1:28 pm

The 18-year-old Nataraj said his biggest goal is to win a medal at the 2024 Olympics. He also felt the Khelo India Youth Games is a good initiative to spot talent. Nataraj has participated in the first two editions of the competition and is currently preparing for the third edition, which will be held in Guwahati from January 10 to 22.

Shinzo Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

December 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, his speech at the Kengo Kuma-designed venue praising the efforts to finish on schedule after an early setback.

Paralympics chief 'disgusted' with Russia for letting down nation's clean athletes

December 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Paralympics boss Andrew Parsons expressed disgust on Tuesday that Russian authorities had let down the country's clean athletes.

Will Russia be thrown out of the Olympics on Monday? A primer

December 09, 2019 12:53 pm

For the better part of a decade, drama linked to Russia’s broad doping apparatus has cast a dark shadow of doubt over some of the world’s biggest sports competitions