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There has been change in perception about women's hockey after Olympic performance: India players

March 08, 2022 5:40 pm

India ended at fourth place in the Tokyo Games women's hockey after losing to Great Britain in the bronze medal play-off last year.

In absence of strong domestic structure, Indian hockey can’t build on Tokyo success

January 26, 2022 5:11 pm

In its obsessive pursuit of an Olympic medal, India had focused exclusively on the core group of 30-odd players, who have been in and around the national team. The rung below, however, remains severely undercooked.

Yearender 2021: From the frenzy around Neeraj's historic gold to Sreejesh's deserving smile at Tokyo Olympics

December 26, 2021 9:56 am

As the ongoing year 2021 comes to a close, we take a look back at the moments that made a lasting impression during and after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Meet Ravi Dahiya, the wrestler-philosopher

January 26, 2022 5:41 pm

Tokyo silver medallist Ravi Dahiya has fought adversity on the mat and off it, gaining new perspectives in sport and life.

For Indian shooters, gold but no glitter

October 12, 2021 1:12 pm

Indian shooters top medal table at junior worlds but misleading results, rankings and Tokyo debacle call for realism

‘Sreeshankar and I are being singled out for criticism ... but ready to collaborate with experienced coach'

September 16, 2021 1:07 pm

Murali believes he and his son, the national record holder, are being singled out for criticism despite the latter not being the only Indian athlete missing the final at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: WFI got its numbers wrong for coaches, physios

August 17, 2021 9:51 am

WFI could not find space for Poornima Raman Ngomdir, Vinesh Phogat’s physio, despite the 53kg wrestler being a medal contender.

Vinesh Phogat breaks silence: Everyone outside is treating me like I am a dead thing... One medal (lost) and everything is finished

August 15, 2021 6:51 am

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat recalls her last day struggle at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo's Olympic fears give way to acceptance, to a point

August 12, 2021 1:18 pm

There are still worries that Japan will pay a price for hosting these Games; recent days have seen record numbers of virus cases. But for now, among many, a sense of pride and goodwill is lingering.

A pot of medals at the LGBTQ Rainbow

August 12, 2021 7:31 am

The number of ‘out’ athletes at Tokyo was higher than at any previous Games, and so was the number of medallists


Breakfast with Modi: Indian Olympians meet PM day after attending Independence Day celebrations

August 16, 2021 2:38 pm

A day after praising them from the ramparts of the Red Fort in his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who participated in the Olympics and made India proud.

Tokyo 2020, Day 6 in pics: PV Sindhu, Satish Kumar, men’s hockey team win, Mary Kom loses

July 29, 2021 5:11 pm

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Mia Blichfeldt in straight games to advance to quarters. Indian hockey men team gave a confident performance to beat reigning champions Argentina 3-0 and advance to quarterfinals.

Mirabai Chanu wins Olympics silver: 'Been dreaming of this for the past five years'

July 24, 2021 8:44 pm

A confident smile never leaving her face, Mirabai Chanu ended India's over two-decade long wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category silver medal five years after leaving the same platform in tears following a disastrous debut.

Instead of athletes and visitors for Olympics, Tokyo airport stands empty

April 14, 2020 12:06 pm

The Tokyo Airport has a deserted look at a time when athleltes, tourists and fans should be pouring in for Olympics 2020, which has been postponed to next year due to coronavirus.

Coronavirus and its threat to Tokyo Olympics

March 03, 2020 7:06 pm

The Tokyo Olympics open in five months on July 24. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organisers very anxious.