The Everest had just reopened after a gap of a year because of the pandemic and climbers from around the world, with their Sherpas, had crowded the camp waiting for a window to trek to the world's highest peak.
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?
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first openly transgender athlete selected for the Olympics. Do rules allow trans athletes to participate? Has her participation prompted controversy?
The 58-year-old German, who is the only man to throw the javelin over 100 metres and the coach behind Indian star Neeraj Chopra's rise, said training for the Olympics was unplanned and diet not fit for elite athletes.
Lesser number of venues for a cricket tournament means reduction in the potential health risk for players and greater the ability to maintain secure bio bubbles around teams during the pandemic, says Tom Moffat, chief executive, Federation of International Cricketers' Associations, in an interview to The Indian Express.
Republican legislators in more than half of the US states are pushing for new laws aimed at banning transgender women/girls from playing for teams in school and university sports. It has created a hot button issue with political and cultural ramifications.
Snesarev first coached Indian athletes in 2005 and his proudest moment came five years later when Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut won gold and silver respectively in the 10,000 metres and Sudha Singh took the steeplechase gold at Guangzhou.