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A woman wearing a protective mask walks with an umbrella to shield from the sun walks in front of a Tokyo 2020 display.(AP)

2 more Olympic athletes among 91 total Tokyo virus cases

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 09:43 AM IST
  • Skateboarder Candy Jacobs of the Netherlands and table tennis player Pavel Sirucek of the Czech Republic tested positive and had to leave the village to enter a quarantine hotel in cases announced Wednesday.
Naomi Osaka.(Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka.(Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka makes her return against Zheng at Tokyo Olympics

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 09:38 AM IST
  • The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the top names at the Games, is returning to competition after she withdrew from the French Open following the first round to take a mental health break.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preview.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preview.(REUTERS)

Olympics-Director fired over Holocaust comments on eve of opening ceremony

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 09:00 AM IST
The news is the latest in a series of embarrassments for Tokyo organisers that have sparked outrage at home and abroad
Sergio Aguero brought an end to his 10-year-old stay at the Etihad.(Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero brought an end to his 10-year-old stay at the Etihad.(Getty Images)

Manchester City pay tribute to Sergio Aguero through their new home kit

By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • Aguero played 275 games for the club, scoring 184 goals and registering 47 assists. During his decade-long association with the club, he lifted the EPL title five times. Apart from that he also won six EFL Cup titles and two FA Cup titles.
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe(Reuters photo)
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe(Reuters photo)

Olympics-Japan former PM Abe to miss Games opening ceremony - media

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Abe stepped down from office last year due to health reasons, and his replacement as prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, is expected to attend. Abe's office could not immediately be reached on Thursday, a public holiday in Japan.
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)

Our strongest contingent, expecting four medals: Sakshi Malik

By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Malik clinched bronze and became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
A barge with the Olympic rings mounted on it floats in the water ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)
A barge with the Olympic rings mounted on it floats in the water ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)

New path to Olympic glory: Test, trace, isolate

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 12:08 AM IST
While more than 11,000 athletes are going to be tested every day, availability of antigen test kits and collection of samples have become a cause of worry already as athletes from 206 different countries have begun to come into Tokyo.
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)

Osaka to play at US Open, 'Big Three' lead men's field

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Osaka will be part of a women's field at the U.S. Open that will also include world number one Ash Barty, who lifted her second major title at Wimbledon earlier this month.
The Olympic Rings installed on a floating platform in Tokyo(Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
The Olympic Rings installed on a floating platform in Tokyo(Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)

Wrong entries in the health status App raise Covid-19 alarm in Indian camp

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 11:31 PM IST
The deputy chef de mission Prem Verma though clarified that no one has shown symptoms for the virus and there was no positive case.
Afghanistan shooter Mahdi(Team Afghanistan / Twitter)
Afghanistan shooter Mahdi(Team Afghanistan / Twitter)

Abhinav Bindra touch in Afghan shooter’s Tokyo dream

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Mahdi will be one of just five Afghans going to Tokyo. Previously, he’d found a way to cope with the Olympic postponement
The Olympic Rings: File photo(Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
The Olympic Rings: File photo(Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)

Chilean Taekwondo player, Dutch skateboarder, Czech paddler test positive

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Chilean Taekwondo player Fernanda Aguirre, Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs and Czech TT player Pavel Sirucek were on Wednesday forced to withdraw from their respective events and placed in quarantine.
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.(Getty Images)
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.(Getty Images)

Six officials, besides athletes, allowed for Games Opening

By HT Correspondent, Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 11:26 PM IST
A final decision on the number of athletes who will be present during the march will be taken on Thursday.
The logo for the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
The logo for the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Getty Images)

Olympics: Britain to have just 30 athletes in opening ceremony - Reports

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:30 PM IST
  • Only 30 of the 376 British athletes at the Olympics will participate in the Games opening ceremony here on Friday owing to Covid-19 concerns, media reports have stated.
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)

DD Sports to broadcast Tokyo Olympics live

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:30 PM IST
DD Sports to broadcast Tokyo Olympics live, other DD channels, AIR to run special programmes
The Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their championship win. (NBA.com)
The Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their championship win. (NBA.com)

Antetokounmpo's 50 ends Bucks' 50-year wait for an NBA Championship

UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • The Milwaukee Bucks were crowned NBA Champions for the first time in 50 years beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6.
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during a pre-season warm-up match (Representational image)(Getty Images)
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during a pre-season warm-up match (Representational image)(Getty Images)

Arsenal cancels US trip after positive Covid-19 tests

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • The Premier League team had been scheduled to depart Thursday and play against Inter Milan in Orlando on Sunday. It said a “small number” of the traveling party tested positive.
Tokyo Olympics bound badmiton player PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, (PTI)
Tokyo Olympics bound badmiton player PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, (PTI)

Olympics - Sindhu will be among favourites to win gold medal at Tokyo: Gopichand

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics: India will be fielding its biggest-ever Olympic contingent -- more than 120 athletes -- at the Tokyo Olympics which begins on Friday.
PV Sindhu (not in frame) is a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo(Pool via REUTERS)
PV Sindhu (not in frame) is a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo(Pool via REUTERS)

'I don't have words': PV Sindhu in awe of Ronaldo's skills

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • Sindhu minced no words to express her adulation for the 36-year-old footballer. "I don’t have words, the way he plays, the skill and the technique he has is tremendous," she commented to Olympics.com before flying to Tokyo.
Tennis player Novak Djokovic speaks to the media before traveling to Japan where he will represent Serbia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Belgrade, Serbia, (REUTERS)
Tennis player Novak Djokovic speaks to the media before traveling to Japan where he will represent Serbia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Belgrade, Serbia, (REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Djokovic arrives in Tokyo for the Games

AP |
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Olympics: If Djokovic wins gold in men's singles and at the U.S. Open, he would be the first male tennis player to complete a "Golden Slam" — all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympics in the same calendar year.
Softball action begins at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. (REUTERS)
Softball action begins at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. (REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Japan win softball opener as Games 'of hope' begin

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 02:54 PM IST
Olympics and Japanese officials have forged ahead with the sports spectacle despite opposition in the country to hosting more than 11,000 athletes, staff and media - dozens of whom have already tested positive for COVID-19.
India's Amit Panghal.(AP)
India's Amit Panghal.(AP)

Tokyo 2020: Amit Panghal form guide - Strength, weaknesses, recent results

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 02:52 PM IST
  • The 2018 Asian Games gold-medal-winning boxer Amit Panghal will be competing in his first Olympics and the pressure of that may work against him, though
Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu form guide - Strengths, weaknesses, recent results.(Getty Images)
Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu form guide - Strengths, weaknesses, recent results.(Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu form guide - Strengths, weaknesses, recent results

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 02:51 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu form guide - Strengths, weaknesses, recent results
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach announces Brisbane as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session at Hotel Okura on July 21, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.(Getty Images)
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach announces Brisbane as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session at Hotel Okura on July 21, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.(Getty Images)

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympic Games

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956.
Pau Torres of Vilarreal
Pau Torres of Vilarreal

LaLiga will have more Olympians in Tokyo than any other league

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • In addition to the 20 Spaniards, there are another 10 LaLiga players at the tournament representing other countries in the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics will begin from July 23(Twitter)
Tokyo Olympics will begin from July 23(Twitter)

World leaders from 15 nations to attend opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:27 PM IST
The decision to limit the number of attendees during the opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Tokyo was taken in view of the organisers' efforts to control the raging Covid-19 pandemic
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)

IOC hopes spectators can attend Beijing Games

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:11 PM IST
  • The IOC official monitoring preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games says he hopes spectators from all over the world will be allowed to travel to China watch the next Olympics in person.
The Olympic rings in display at Tokyo(SAI)
The Olympic rings in display at Tokyo(SAI)

Anti-doping measures at Tokyo Olympics: Close to 5,000 samples to be conducted

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 10:21 AM IST
The IOC heard the latest updates on the anti-doping programme from both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the ITA, plus a report from the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).
An Uber Eats delivery person carries items near the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and other events are planned for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)
An Uber Eats delivery person carries items near the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and other events are planned for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)

WHO head: Covid-19 has not defeated Tokyo Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 10:08 AM IST
The number of Games-linked Covid-19 cases in Japan this month was 79 on Wednesday, with more international athletes testing positive at home and unable to travel.
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