Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Tokyo Games


AI-powered record-breaking basketball robot in Japan's B League is learning to dribble and pass

October 14, 2022 1:26 pm

The CUE robot broke the world record by making 2,000 consecutive shots at the Tokyo Olympics.

How PV Sindhu forgets her losses and moves on to the next medal

August 08, 2021 1:38 pm

For PV Sindhu, the first woman from India to win two individual Olympic medals, it’s all about the action, erasing the past and living in the moment

The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their end

August 07, 2021 10:23 pm

Imperfect but not impossible, these Olympics - willed into existence despite a pandemic that sparked worldwide skepticism and hard-wired opposition from Japan's own citizens - just might go down as the Games that changed sports for good.

I didn't know it would be gold, unbelievable feeling: Neeraj Chopra

August 07, 2021 8:38 pm

Chopra had topped the qualification three days ago and did better than that in the finals as he produced a best throw of 87.58m to become only the second Indian to win individual gold in Olympics, also the first track-and-field medal for the country.

Tokyo 2020: Why Russians are competing at the Olympics under the name ROC

August 08, 2021 12:30 pm

Russia, which has historically been among the world’s top sporting nations, has been ‘banned’ from the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Five fashionable moments from the opening ceremony

July 24, 2021 12:55 pm

On July 23, at the opening ceremony, we saw contingents displaying some interesting fashionable choices which made a buzz around the world

Explained: Does Olympic champ Roehler's withdrawal improve Neeraj Chopra's medal prospects at Tokyo?

June 29, 2021 7:20 am

Does the absence of top throwers, defending Olympic champion Thomas Roehler from Germany and Estonia's Magnus Kirt, brighten India's Neeraj Chopra's chances for winning an elusive track and field medal?

Tokyo Olympics: Even as IOC moves ahead, opposition gets stronger in Japan

May 27, 2021 1:51 pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has remained firm in its “absolute yes” stance, while recent surveys have revealed that a majority of Japanese citizens are calling for the Games to be cancelled or postponed.

Most Japan firms say Olympics should be cancelled or postponed, poll shows

May 21, 2021 9:14 am

With just nine weeks to go before the Games, states of emergency have been imposed in much of Japan until the end of the month to counter a spike in infections that has resulted in a shortage of medical staff and hospital beds in some areas.

Vaulting from Midnapore to Tokyo: Pranati Nayak

July 15, 2021 10:49 am

As an 8-year-old, gymnast Pranati Nayak was rejected by a coach for being too thin. Now she is leaving nothing to chance ahead of her maiden Olympics, including training her palate for Japanese food.