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Tokyo Olympics


BCCI's Rs 18-crore Olympics bill includes campaign song by Mohit Chauhan, mementoes for Indian athletes

July 24, 2022 6:55 pm

The Board listed total Olympics' expenses of over Rs 18 crore, including Rs 68 lakh to an event management company, Rs 4 crore for cash awards for medalists, and Rs 5 crore for purchase of 'PM Cares' mementos for athletes.

In-form sprinter Shericka Jackson ready to wipe away 'third Jamaican' tag

July 12, 2022 3:38 pm

Shericka Jackson has already shown her credentials as she bids to emerge from the superstar shadows of Elaine-Thompson Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.

Shooting World Cup: Arjun Babuta strikes gold in 10m air rifle final

July 11, 2022 2:21 pm

The 23-year old who has been playing for India at the international stage since 2016, got the better of USA's Kozeniesky by 17-9 in the gold medal clash.

Caster Semenya included in 5,000m entry list for world championships

July 09, 2022 1:55 pm

Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion at 800m, began running the 5,000m after she was barred from competing in any race from 400m to a mile.

Tokyo closes books on costly, pandemic-delayed Olympics Tokyo

June 21, 2022 3:51 pm

Organizers of last year's COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics were expected to place the final cost of the Games at 1.42 trillion yen, about twice what was forecast when the IOC awarded them in 2013.

Neeraj Chopra on life after Tokyo 2020 win: 'More people recognise me now...but inside, I’m the same person'

June 14, 2022 12:29 pm

"I go into every competition with the desire to do my best, and all my preparations are planned toward helping me achieve that," the Padma Shri winner said

Naomi Osaka breaks from IMG to start own sports agency

May 12, 2022 11:12 am

Duguid and Osaka began discussing the venture at the Tokyo Olympics last year, Duguid told Reuters via email, adding that the firm, called Evolve, will operate as a "small boutique and bespoke agency."

Diksha Dagar tops stroke-play, enters last eight in Deaflympics

May 09, 2022 3:22 pm

Diksha should have an easy passage into the semis as the German had qualified as the eighth-best with rounds of 100 and 96.

Despite Neeraj Chopra's gold, Covid-19 scare keeps top javelin coaches away

May 07, 2022 3:53 pm

Chopra is currently training in Turkey with coach Dr Klaus Bartonietz, a biomechanics expert. But AFI believes that a core group of youngsters with promise needs a foreign hand to guide them during the next Olympic cycle if India wants to become a javelin nation.

2 top athletes fail dope test; dropped from camp, face ban

April 30, 2022 8:15 am

India is ranked third in doping, according to the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released in 2021. With 152 cases across disciplines, the country is marginally below leaders Russia (167) and Italy (157) on this list.


Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Bajrang Punia: Indian Olympians come home to grand welcome

August 09, 2021 8:37 pm

The seven podium finishers made their way out of the Delhi airport amid utter chaos.

In Photos: Extraordinary Tokyo Olympics draws to close with message of moving forward

August 08, 2021 10:56 pm

With a large firework display adding a burst of sound to the dancing, singing and merry-making, the Japanese capital pulled the curtains down on one of history's most unique Games.

Neeraj Chopra ends India's gold drought in Olympics

August 07, 2021 7:16 pm

Apart from Neeraj Chopra, India's only previous medals in Olympic track and field were two silver medals won by Norman Pritchard in the 200-meters and the 200-meter hurdles at the Paris Games in 1900

Small details tell Olympian-sized stories

August 06, 2021 4:06 pm

From Indian archer Atanu Das' small ring cut to look like the Olympic rings to American sprinter Javianne Oliver’s perfectly coloured fingernails -- take a look at all these details

India at Tokyo 2020: Bajrang Punia, Aditi Ashok keep medal hopes alive

August 06, 2021 10:56 pm

While India finished fourth in women's hockey, Bajrang Punia stormed into the men's 65kg wrestling semi-final. Aditi Ashok held the second spot in the women's golf event for the third straight day.

Tokyo 2020: India add to men's hockey history, win Olympic medal after 41 years

August 05, 2021 11:00 am

India won their 12th Olympic medal in men's hockey after a wait of 41 years as they claimed the bronze with a 5-4 win over Germany in the play-off match of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo 2020: India drag-flicks past Australia to book historic semi-final spot

August 02, 2021 11:31 am

India served up one of the greatest moments in their Games history when the women's hockey team defeated favourites Australia 1-0 to advance to their first-ever semi-final at the Olympics.

India at Tokyo 2020: Sindhu bags historic bronze, India hockey team reaches semi-final

August 03, 2021 10:15 am

PV Sindhu created history on Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics as she beat China's He Bingjiao to win bronze medal.

Women's hockey enters QFs for 1st time in 41 years; losses for Panghal, Sindhu

July 31, 2021 9:05 pm

The women's hockey team's perseverance was rewarded with a first Olympic quarterfinal berth in over four decades, while discus thrower Kamalpreet Singh rose from relative obscurity to be in contention for a medal but it was a bad day in office for the stars of Indian contingent here on Saturday.

India at Tokyo 2020: Lovlina assures second medal, Sindhu moves into semis

July 30, 2021 3:20 pm

Lovlina Borgohain won her boxing quarter-final to assure India of its second medal at this Olympics. PV Sindhu also showed her class as she stormed into badminton semi-finals, beating Akane Yamaguchi in straight games.