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IOC walks back on trans athlete rules, but gaps remain

IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility.
IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility. (Representational image)(AFP/Getty Images)
IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility. (Representational image)(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After Tokyo debacle, pistol shooter Abhishek Verma for one coach in command

  • India’s federation and the elite shooters are reviewing their showing in Japan after the sport failed to deliver a medal for the second Olympics in a row.
After Tokyo debacle, pistol shooter Abhishek Verma for one coach in command(Vijay Verma/PTI)
After Tokyo debacle, pistol shooter Abhishek Verma for one coach in command(Vijay Verma/PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Rupinder, Lakra overwhelmed by PM Modi's letter of appreciation on retirement

PM also sent out the letter to Birendra Lakra on his retirement from the game. Both Pal and Lakra were part of India's recent Bronze Medal-winning team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The duo announced their retirement on the same day, that is, September 30.
Tokyo Bronze medallists Rupinder, Lakra overwhelmed by PM Modi's letter of appreciation on retirement(File)
Tokyo Bronze medallists Rupinder, Lakra overwhelmed by PM Modi's letter of appreciation on retirement(File)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Getting ready for 2022, Kamalpreet Kaur wants to ‘forget Tokyo’

The discus thrower says she needs to overcome getting scared of wet conditions
India's Kamalpreet Kaur participates in the women's discus throw final event at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Kamalpreet Kaur participates in the women's discus throw final event at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics

  • With the experience of three Olympics behind him, the dream of an Olympic medal continues to drive the Haryana boxer
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
After injury in Tokyo, Vikash Krishan aims for yet another Olympics(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur determined to improve in wet conditions

  • Kaur finished sixth in the women's discus throw event at Tokyo 2020 after rain interrupted play briefly.
India's Kamalpreet Kaur(PTI)
India's Kamalpreet Kaur(PTI)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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‘I used insights gained as reserve to fire in actual play’: Simranjeet

Talking about his big break into the senior side, Simranjeet credited the seniors for guiding him and sharing useful tips which he still follows to this day.
Simranjeet Singh: File photo(REUTERS)
Simranjeet Singh: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Rupal Chaudhary's grit, long trek for a track, drives bigger dreams

  • The 16-year-old from a village near Meerut won the U-18 race at the national 400m meet this week, raising hopes of a bright future
Image used for representational purpose(File)
Image used for representational purpose(File)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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BySharad Deep, Lucknow

Savita Punia, Vandana Katariya on life after Tokyo Olympics

Savita, Vandana Katariya speak to HT
Savita, Vandana Katariya speak to HT
Published on Sep 23, 2021 04:16 PM IST
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Savita, Vandana reflect on life after India's historic performance in Tokyo

India women's hockey team led by captain Rani Rampal and coach Sjoerd Marijne scripted history by reaching the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Savita and Vandana Katariya collage.(AP)
Savita and Vandana Katariya collage.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Olympic gold medalist Madison Wilson hospitalized for Covid

Wilson, who is fully vaccinated, was forced to withdraw from the International Swim League competition in Naples, Italy because of the diagnosis.
Madison Wilson of Australia in action(REUTERS)
Madison Wilson of Australia in action(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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PTI | , Naples

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic history

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Published on Sep 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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Staying in the moment helped us in Tokyo: Udita

Udita is currently part of the 25-member senior women’s core probable group for the national camp in SAI, Bengaluru.
Indian Woman Hockey player Udita: File photo
Indian Woman Hockey player Udita: File photo
Published on Sep 15, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout

  • Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.
Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout(TWITTER)
Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout(TWITTER)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 08:39 AM IST
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‘Boost to our morale’: PM Modi shares clip of interaction with Paralympic stars

2020 Tokyo Paralympics: The event this year was the most successful Paralympic season for India yet, with athletes securing a total of 19 medals — 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze. Before this edition, India had won 12 medals — 4 of each colour — in all previous Paralympic appearances combined.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating India's historic success at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with the athletes.  (Photo via www.narendramodi.in)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating India's historic success at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with the athletes.  (Photo via www.narendramodi.in)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 01:28 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HT NxT: Abhinav Bindra calls Olympic Games the 'epitome of sporting success'

  • In wake of India's fine show in Tokyo, the country's first individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, in conversation with veteran sports journalist Sharda Ugra on Day 1 of Hindustan Times' virtual HT NxT, called the Olympic Games the epitome of sporting success'.
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

  • A carefully tailored programme that continued through lockdown and a top-notch recovery process helped in the jump from last in Rio to fourth in Tokyo
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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ByRudraneil Sengupta, Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi

Tune out post-Tokyo festivities, reset now for Paris

  • Indian sports is the marathon runner who after the first 30 minutes knows there are more than 30 kilometres to go—time to lengthen the stride and steel yourself for the long grind ahead.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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ByAmrit Mathur

‘Our performance in Tokyo a huge confidence booster’: Women hockey player Tete

  • India women's hockey team player Tete added that she feels blessed to have received an opportunity to play in an Olympic Games at a very young age.
Salima Tete
Salima Tete
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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Manika alleges national coach Roy asked her to fix match in Olympic qualifiers

According to TTFI sources, the world number 56 stated she would not have been able to focus on her match if someone who asked to her indulge in match-fixing months earlier was sitting by her side.
India's Manika Batra(PTI)
India's Manika Batra(PTI)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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Bajrang may seek re-trials close to Worlds, carried two injuries into Olympics

Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from Tokyo Olympics after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off against Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov, taking the mat for that bout without taping his knee.
Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to World Championship, reveals he carried two injuries into Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)
Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to World Championship, reveals he carried two injuries into Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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Chopra explains rules, says javelins in rack for everyone

  • India’s track and field Olympics gold winner says his remarks about Pak thrower Nadeem is being used as propaganda
New Delhi, India - Aug. 10, 2021:Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medalist and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra during the press conference at Hotel Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Aug. 10, 2021:Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medalist and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra during the press conference at Hotel Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

What Neeraj Chopra said on ‘Pakistan tampered with javelin’ remark

Neeraj Chopra clarifies on Pak javelin rival
Neeraj Chopra clarifies on Pak javelin rival
Published on Aug 26, 2021 06:59 PM IST
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"This has been a rebirth of hockey in India"

  • Every time he packs his bag, Manpreet Singh makes it a point to put the medal in before anything else.
National Hockey Team captain Manpreet Singh(HT Photo)
National Hockey Team captain Manpreet Singh(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2021 07:50 AM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta

Harmanpreet, Gurjit, Sreejesh in short-list for FIH annual honours

The Indian men's team head coach Graham Reid and women's team counterpart Sjoerd Marijne were among three nominees for FIH Coach of the Year award for men and women.
Harmanpreet Singh (L), Gurjit Kaur and PR Sreejesh (R)(HT Collage)
Harmanpreet Singh (L), Gurjit Kaur and PR Sreejesh (R)(HT Collage)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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Debutants’ Tokyo tales: Djokovic, delight and nerves

This was an Olympics like none other; delayed by a year and held amid a pandemic and with multiple restrictions and protocols. There were no spectators and athletes’ movement was restricted between the Village or the hotel to the competition venues.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 10:41 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Tokyo Olympics delivery most complex of career, says Coates

  • Staging the Tokyo Olympics amid the global coronavirus pandemic was one of the "most complex" tasks of his career, International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates said.
President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates. (Getty)
President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates. (Getty)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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How can India become an athletics powerhouse?

  • India had just one distance runner qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes blame their federation for a lack of performance. Coaches blame athletes and the federation. Officials blame athletes and coaches. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Getnet Wale of Ethiopia, Avinash Sable of India, Abraham Kibiwott of Kenya and Zak Seddon of Britain in action during Heat 2 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Getnet Wale of Ethiopia, Avinash Sable of India, Abraham Kibiwott of Kenya and Zak Seddon of Britain in action during Heat 2 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 09:08 PM IST
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ByHugo van den Broek

'Went all out in Rome qualifier, was hard to re-peak in the Olympics soon after'

Prakash wrote a new chapter in the history of Indian swimming by becoming the first swimmer from the country to qualify for the Olympics by breaching the 'A' standard time at a qualifying meet in Rome on June 26. A day later, Nataraj replicated the feat to seal his berth for the Tokyo Games.
Sajan Prakash, of India, swims in a heat of the men's 100-meter butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
Sajan Prakash, of India, swims in a heat of the men's 100-meter butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 05:48 PM IST
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