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Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)

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

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • 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'.
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)

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

By Rudraneil Sengupta, Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • 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
File image of Pramod Bhagat.(Pramod Bhagat/Instagram)
File image of Pramod Bhagat.(Pramod Bhagat/Instagram)

Paralympics: Bhagat, Suhas, Krishna enter finals; Manoj, Tarun lose in semis

PTI |
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2021 11:09 AM IST
The 33-year-old, who is also the world no 1 and current Asian champion, secured a 21-11 21-16 win over Fujihara in men's singles SL3 class semifinals that lasted 36 minutes.
Representational image,(Getty Images)
Representational image,(Getty Images)

Rakesh makes quarterfinal exit, Indian challenge ends in compound section

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The third-seeded Rakesh, who had shot the best Indian qualifying score of 699 out of a possible 720 in the ranking round, found the going tough against the 2016 Olympics mixed open champion to lose by two points (143-145)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has permitted Indian passport holders, who haven't been in the country in the last 14 days, to obtain tourist visas.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has permitted Indian passport holders, who haven't been in the country in the last 14 days, to obtain tourist visas.

News updates from HT: UAE to approve tourist visas for Indian passport holders

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates. (Getty)
President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates. (Getty)

Tokyo Olympics delivery most complex of career, says Coates

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • 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.
In the video, PM Modi can be seen talking to Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, archer Deepika Kumari, silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya and fencer Bhawani Devi among others.(PIB)
In the video, PM Modi can be seen talking to Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, archer Deepika Kumari, silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya and fencer Bhawani Devi among others.(PIB)

PM Modi shares glimpses of interaction with Tokyo 2020 contingent

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2021 10:57 AM IST
  • PM Modi offered ice cream to Olympics medal winner PV Sindhu during his interaction with the Indian contingent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Indian wrestling team during a meet with the Tokyo Olympics contingent, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Indian wrestling team during a meet with the Tokyo Olympics contingent, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)

PM Modi meets with India Olympic contingent

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted the Olympic-returned Indian athletes for breakfast at his residence.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)

Delhi preparing to host Olympics after 2047, says Kejriwal on Independence Day

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Kejriwal said that his government has set up Delhi Sports University, which is not only for athletes from the national capital but for the entire country. “I call upon everyone to come and avail the facilities,” the chief minister of Delhi said.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

Tokyo Paralympics: PM Modi to interact with athletes on August 17

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The Tokyo Paralympic Games is scheduled to be held between August 24 and September 5. India will start its campaign on August 27 with men's and women's archery events.
Mankind Pharma to give <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals at Tokyo Olympics
Mankind Pharma to give 11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals at Tokyo Olympics

Mankind Pharma to give 11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • The company understands the hardships faced by the athletes and has come forward to appreciate and acknowledge the spirit of the players, Mankind Pharma said in a statement.
Neeraj Chopra throws for gold(MINT_PRINT)
Neeraj Chopra throws for gold(MINT_PRINT)

Neeraj's gold winning feat named in top 10 moments of track & field in Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The 23-year-Chopra clinched the country's maiden Olympic medal in athletics with a best throw of 87.58m on Saturday to become only the second Indian to win an individual yellow metal in the Games.
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)

The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne

ANI |
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 02:33 PM IST
India women's hockey team head coach Sjoerd Marijne has said India will remain in his heart forever as the Dutch master tactician leaves the team on an all-time high
Tokyo: Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. She won the silver medal. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_24_2021_000134A)(PTI)
Tokyo: Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. She won the silver medal. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_24_2021_000134A)(PTI)

We’re living through the beginning of a jump for gender equality in sport

By Snehal Pradhan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • The Tokyo Olympics was the most gender balanced in the history of the Games with nearly 49% of the athletes women.
The petrol pump owner said it's a two-day scheme to honour the Olympian. (ANI Twitter)
The petrol pump owner said it's a two-day scheme to honour the Olympian. (ANI Twitter)

Here's how a Gujarat petrol pump owner is honouring Neeraj Chopra's golden feat

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Ayuub Pathan, a petrol pump owner in Bharuch, is offering free petrol, up to 501, to people who share their names with Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra.
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)

India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated by government

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the cynosure of all eyes in the ceremony at a five-star hotel here, held a couple of hours after the seven podium finishers made their way out of the airport amid utter chaos.
Indian contingent return from Tokyo.(SAI Media/ Twitter)
Indian contingent return from Tokyo.(SAI Media/ Twitter)

Frenzy, chaos as history-making Indian Olympic contingent returns from Tokyo

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The athletes were welcomed by a Sports Authority of India delegation headed by its Director General Sandeep Pradhan. Athletics Federation of India head Adille Sumariwala also accompanied him.
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)

High time that I see my game from a different perspective: archer Deepika

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
In the form of her life after winning five World Cup medals this year, Indian archer Deepika Kumari carried the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians to get the sport their first Olympic archery medal in Tokyo.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)

Organisers report 28 new Covid-19 cases, total 458 recorded during Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The new cases included 13 contractors and six Games-Concerned personnels. There were also six volunteers, two Tokyo employees and one from media among the infected.
Bronze medallists Lovlina Borgohain of India poses for photos. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo(REUTERS)
Bronze medallists Lovlina Borgohain of India poses for photos. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo(REUTERS)

Lovlina Borgohain says will start afresh in every aspect for Paris 2024

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 12:18 PM IST
In an exclusive interview to PTI, Borgohain, who clinched the welterweight (69kg) bronze, spoke about the hardships she endured to get where she is, the joy of watching the triumph of human spirit at the Games and how her regular life now becomes much more eventful thanks to overnight fam
Spectators watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on a big screen at the Olympics fan zone in Trocadero Gardens in Paris, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Celebrations were held in Paris Sunday as part of the handover ceremony of Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024, as Paris will be the next Summer Games host in 2024. The passing of the hosting baton will be split between the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and a public party and concert in Paris. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)(AP)
Spectators watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on a big screen at the Olympics fan zone in Trocadero Gardens in Paris, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Celebrations were held in Paris Sunday as part of the handover ceremony of Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024, as Paris will be the next Summer Games host in 2024. The passing of the hosting baton will be split between the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and a public party and concert in Paris. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)(AP)

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • Barred from bringing family and friends with them to Japan, playing in empty arenas and not allowed to sightsee in Tokyo, some athletes found themselves day-dreaming about the French capital's Olympic rendezvous in 2024.
Aditi Ashok of India in action.(REUTERS)
Aditi Ashok of India in action.(REUTERS)

Probably most disheartened I've ever been: Aditi Ashok on missing medal in Tokyo

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 11:08 AM IST
She said that is leaving Tokyo with "bittersweet memories" as she tried her best till the very end in the event but still ended up missing out on a medal.
The image shows the Amul doodle dedicated to Olympian Neeraj Chopra.(Instagram/@amul_india)
The image shows the Amul doodle dedicated to Olympian Neeraj Chopra.(Instagram/@amul_india)

Amul dedicates doodle to Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Seen it yet?

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 10:42 AM IST
  • The post shared on Twitter and Instagram shows a doodle of the 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra showing his Olympic gold medal to the Amul girl.
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)

Bajrang Punia bemoans knee injury after Tokyo bronze

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 11:37 PM IST
  • Bajrang Punia was injured in June during a tournament in Russia in the build-up to the Olympics and he was a touch tentative, until he discarded the knee protection coming into the playoff.
Empty stands are seen at the Tokyo Stadium as athletes compete in the swimming portion of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)
Empty stands are seen at the Tokyo Stadium as athletes compete in the swimming portion of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Tokyo 2020: The silence and the screams

By N Ananthanarayanan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:55 PM IST
  • With no spectators, who make the quadrennial event feel like no other sporting event in the world, some of the great performances across a fortnight had to make do with shrieks of delight or tears of joy or dismay from the athletes themselves.
India won seven medals at the Tokyo 2020 - their best haul at the the Olympics. (Getty Images)
India won seven medals at the Tokyo 2020 - their best haul at the the Olympics. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Indian athletes return with extraordinary results

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:13 PM IST
  • Indian athletes produced a show to remember in the 16 days of Tokyo Olympics, winning the country a total of seven medals.
USA athletes show their gold medals during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(AP)
USA athletes show their gold medals during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(AP)

US pip China to stay atop medal table as curtain falls on Games

By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:10 PM IST
  • Heading into the last day of Tokyo 2020, the Americans found themselves in unfamiliar territory of second spot in the medals tally. They were still dominating in the volume of overall medals, but China had two more gold—the decisive column in arranging the order.
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