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Tokyo 2020: Olympic-size confusion

May 12, 2021 2:06:48 pm

Restrictions on athletes for the Tokyo Olympics leaves them with more questions than answers

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Indian wrestling’s image has been tarnished due to accusations against Sushil Kumar: WFI

May 11, 2021 8:38:36 am

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is concerned that the good reputation built over the years with stupendous international performances, many of them given by Sushil himself, has been ruined.

Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

Amid opposition, Japan PM says has ‘never put Olympics first’

May 10, 2021 12:08:37 pm

An opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Olympics cancelled less than three months before they begin.

National-level shooters helping with timely oxygen supply in UP

May 9, 2021 7:58:27 pm

The shooters are conducting data gathering and entry, GPS Web application monitoring, oxygen tanker location tracking, and monitoring with Regional Transport Office and Medical Department of Uttar Pradesh.

Anjum Moudgil looking for steady rhythm over 50m 3Position

May 9, 2021 6:36:53 pm

The Chandigarh-native, a specialist in the 50m Rifle 3-Prone event, had won a World Championship silver medal in an event that wasn’t hers but more importantly -- an event where Indians currently occupy three of the top 11 rankings.

Mandeep Jangra wins maiden professional bout in USA

May 9, 2021 12:47:47 pm

Mandeep Jangra, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, won his first professional bout against Luciano Ramos in a four-round unanimous decision in the super welterweight category on Saturday.

Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo

May 9, 2021 7:54:18 am

On Friday, Bisla won the semi-final to become the fourth Indian woman wrestler to seal a quota for the Tokyo Olympics. A few hours later, she went on to earn gold in the 50kg event of the Olympic qualification tournament.

Vaulting from Midnapore to Tokyo: Pranati Nayak

May 9, 2021 2:35:50 pm

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.

India’s Greco Roman wrestlers bite dust at World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia

May 8, 2021 6:51:57 pm

Overall, India will field its biggest ever contingent of eight wrestlers at the Tokyo Games -- four men's free style wrestlers and as many women wrestlers.

Croatia is safer than India currently for individual training: Anjum Moudgil

May 8, 2021 5:14:47 pm

The Olympic-bound 15-member Indian team will depart for Zagreb on May 11 for a training-cum-competition tour and then they will directly fly to Tokyo for the Olympics, which opens on July 23.

Sushil Kumar’s father-in-law, Satpal Singh, questioned

May 8, 2021 8:36:15 am

On Tuesday, Sagar Rana, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups.

Seema Bisla becomes fourth Indian female wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

May 7, 2021 10:44:19 pm

Seema booked an Olympic berth for herself after a close 2-1 win over European Championship bronze medallist Anna Lukasiak of Poland, showing tremendous defensive skills in the World Olympic Qualifiers semifinal.

G Sathiyan requests for TT table to be used in Olympics, says working on variations

May 7, 2021 6:56:33 pm

Leaving no stone unturned for his maiden Olympics, ace Indian paddler G. Sathiyan has requested the government to arrange the table which will be used at the Tokyo Games.

It’s a weird feeling in Tokyo, no atmosphere of Olympic build-up: Arjun Lal

May 7, 2021 6:52:02 pm

The Olympics open in Tokyo on July 23 but Arjun said the Games will be unlike any previous edition if they happen.

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Sports Ministry to spend Rs 73.14 lakh on Olympic-bound sailors’ European training stint

May 7, 2021 4:59:31 pm

Nethra Kumanan (laser radial), Vishnu Saravanan (laser standard) as well as KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (skiff 49er) will train in Europe ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Indian rowing team of Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualifies for Olympics

May 7, 2021 1:55:01 pm

Arjun Lal and Arvind will be the only Indian rowers in Tokyo Games which open on July 23 as the country will not participate in other Olympic qualifiers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sumit Malik seals Olympic quota; Dhankar, Kadiyan ousted

May 7, 2021 12:49:26 pm

Sumit joined Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) in India's men's free style squad bound for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Indian archers to miss Swiss World Cup

May 6, 2021 4:57:17 pm

India's Olympic-bound archers will not get to compete in the Stage 2 World Cup in Lausanne as their short-term visa application has been rejected by the Switzerland Embassy.

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Police raids to trace wrestler Sushil Kumar in murder case

May 6, 2021 10:15:28 am

According to Additional DCP (north-west) Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu, police found that a quarrel had allegedly taken place between Sushil Kumar, Ajay, Prince, Sonu, Sagar, Amit and others in the parking area of the stadium.

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Gomathi Marimuthu’s appeal against doping ban rejected by CAS

May 5, 2021 7:08:39 pm

Gomathi Marimuthu was stripped of the gold medal and handed a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal on May 26 last year

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At qualifiers in Tokyo, Indian rowers get a glimpse into what Olympics could look like

May 6, 2021 9:14:56 am

The Indian rowing team, in Tokyo for the Olympic qualifying tournament that began on Wednesday, is getting a glimpse of what the Games could look like in July-August.

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Covid situation forces shooting team to shift base to Croatia till Olympics

May 4, 2021 9:03:21 am

To shield the shooting team’s preparation from any COVID-19 forced disruption, the squad will train in Croatia before heading directly to Tokyo

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India archer Talukdar admitted to ICU after testing positive for COVID-19

May 3, 2021 9:48:52 pm

Jayanta Talukdar had returned to his hometown about a month ago after he failed to make the cut for the Olympic-bound India team and possibly contracted the virus from his doctor wife

Mirabai Chanu leaves for US for Tokyo Olympics build-up

May 1, 2021 8:22:41 am

Mirabai Chanu, who is a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), is scheduled to leave the country on Saturday along with two others, including head coach Vijay Sharma.

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All dressed up but nowhere to go: Tokyo-bound athletes grounded due to COVID-19

May 1, 2021 12:59:24 pm

Most Indians who have qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Games are grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could dent their Olympic prospects.