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I can qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Jinson Johnson

The ace runner was in the city for the unveiling of the 12th edition of TCS World 10K 'Finisher's Tee'. Johnson's personal best time is 3:37.86, which he set at Gold Coast CWG, last year.

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the disaster-hit areas, and just retracting them would not be enough.


Skipping Asian Championship part of plan to qualify for Olympics, says Mary Kom

Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

British Olympic team set to have more women than men

The number of women in the British team could rise above 50 percent from 44 percent at Rio in 2016, said chief de mission Mark England

German athletes score advertising win over IOC for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

German athletes and their sponsors scored a major victory over the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, earning more possibilities to advertise during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following an easing of restrictions.

Boxing official warns time running out in Olympic standoff

Tom Virgets, the executive director of the International Boxing Association said that boxers from poorer African and Asian countries already face losing crucial funding with the qualifying system still not confirmed.


Japan's 18-year-old Olympic medal hope diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee, who swam the fastest time in the world in the 100m butterfly and second fastest in the 50m butterfly last year, said she would miss Japan's swimming trials to focus on treatment.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to made from discarded electronic devices

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics open in just over 500 days and all medals will be made from discarded smart phones, digital cameras, and other handheld games and laptops.

Olympic Council of Asia hopes to see Kuwait back in Olympic fold for 2020

Kuwait's national Olympic committee has been banned since 2015 after the government was accused of interference with a new sports law.

Wind speed to training: Officials head to Tokyo for 2020 Olympics recce

A multi-agency delegation of sports administrators, led by Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials, will travel to the Japanese capital next week where they will recce venues.