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IOC will follow WHO advice on Olympics cancellation: Bach

In an interview with German television ARD, Bach said his organisation has been in regular contact with WHO experts since mid-February over the issue.
A man walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.(AP)
A man walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:22 AM IST
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Berlin | ByPress Trust of India

Olympic chiefs prepare for ‘successful’ Tokyo 2020

Many sporting events around the world have either been cancelled or postponed in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Tokyo: A woman takes pictures of the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo.(AP)
Tokyo: A woman takes pictures of the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 10:28 AM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

Olympic chiefs prepare for ‘successful’ Tokyo 2020

IOC president Thomas Bach, speaking at the opening of the Olympic body’s two-day executive board meeting in Lausanne, said: “We are preparing for a successful Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.”
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach speaks at the opening of the executive board meeting of the IOC at the Olympic House in Lausanne.(AP)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach speaks at the opening of the executive board meeting of the IOC at the Olympic House in Lausanne.(AP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

India to switch to world’s cleanest petrol, diesel from April 1

India will join the select league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur as it looks to cut vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities.
India will switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
India will switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan team given visas for Asian Wrestling Championships in Delhi

In a last-minute dash, the IOA and Sports Ministry swung into action and convinced the MHA that denying visas to the Pakistani contingent could lead to strong repercussions from the IOC in an Olympic year.
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Representational image.(FIle)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 09:42 AM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal takes top spot in IOC’s Boxing Task Force rankings for Qualifiers

In 2009, Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh did it for the first time after he opened India’s account at the world championships with a bronze in the 75kg division.
File image of Indian pugilist Amit Panghal.(PTI)
File image of Indian pugilist Amit Panghal.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

IOC signs annual deal on option to buy crude from Russia’s Rosneft

Indian state refiners typically buy Russian oil via the spot market rather than under contract. The nation’s crude imports from Russia have typically been low since the freight costs tend to exceed those for Middle East supplies.
The contract gives IOC has the option to take as much as 40,000 bpd of oil this year from RussiasRosneft, said a source(Bloomberg)
The contract gives IOC has the option to take as much as 40,000 bpd of oil this year from RussiasRosneft, said a source(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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How will BS-6 fuel impact your pocket? Here’s what oil companies have to say

In the transition to BS-VI fuels, BS-V norms have been skipped in order to have a more stringent standard at the earliest to curb pollution levels.
Domestic petrol and diesel prices are reviewed by oil marketing companies on a daily basis.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Domestic petrol and diesel prices are reviewed by oil marketing companies on a daily basis.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Virus attack: Wuhan loses boxing Olympic qualifier

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has thrown its hat in the ring, opening up the possibility of the qualifiers being shifted to India.
Boxing gloves(Twitter)
Boxing gloves(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

VAT tribunal directs Chandigarh’s oldest petrol pump in Sector 22 to pay tax dues of 4.31 crore

Dismissing its plea, tribunal said the pump collected tax from the public but didn’t deposit it with the government
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Updated on Jan 07, 2020 06:49 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil final budget of $12.6 billion

Revenues from domestic sponsorship and robust ticket sales have increased income by 30 billion yen, according to the fourth and final version of the Olympic budget.
In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games(AP)
In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games(AP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 11:26 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAFP

Relief for Indian taekwondo players, team asked to be included in South Asian Games

The IOC asked the organisers to include the Indian taekwondo team even at this late juncture, saying the athletes should not suffer from a sitaution they are not responsibile for.
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Image for representation(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 27, 2019 02:11 PM IST
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Rio Games judges barred; display of Rd scores in Tokyo

The decision was taken by the Boxing Task Force (BTF) constituted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to conduct the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers and the boxing competition at the 2020 Olympics.
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Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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IOC rolls out winter-grade diesel for Ladakh; Amit Shah says committed to development of region

Motorists in high-altitude sectors such as Ladakh, Kargil, Kaza and Keylong face the problem of freezing of diesel in their vehicles when winter temperatures drop to as low as minus 30-degrees Celsius.
Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a function on Sunday to launch the fuel in the Ladakh region through a video link(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a function on Sunday to launch the fuel in the Ladakh region through a video link(PTI)
Published on Nov 17, 2019 08:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

IOA rejects new Draft National Sports Code, says might lead to IOC suspension

The IOA was suspended by the IOC in December 2012 for government interference and was reinstated 14 months later after assurances on autonomy.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta during the press conference in New Delhi.(The India Today Group via Getty)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta during the press conference in New Delhi.(The India Today Group via Getty)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Gene testing in Tokyo to track dope cheats

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach asked WADA “to collect the appropriate samples to be analysed by the new genetic sequencing method as early as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
A file photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
A file photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to ‘regain trust’

The new system, where judges’ scoring is updated in real time on a screen, will be tested at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, where the Tokyo 2020 boxing competition will be held.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Tokyo Olympics marathon and race walks could be moved to Sapporo: IOC

Organisers had been looking for ways to protect athletes and spectators from Tokyo’s sweltering temperatures expected during next year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder(REUTERS)
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

KKavinder Bisht, Sanjeet move ahead with tough wins, Brijesh Yadav ousted from World Boxing Championship

Kavinder Bisht, who was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 Hamburg edition and is among the strongest contenders for a medal this time around, stood out for his pace and endurance during Sunday’s bout
Indian boxer Kavinder Bisht (R)(Twitter)
Indian boxer Kavinder Bisht (R)(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 10:59 PM IST
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Ekaterinburg (Russia) | ByPress Trust of India

South Korea seeks IOC ban on controversial Japan flag

The ‘Rising Sun’ flag has been an ensign for Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Forces since 1954, but in much of East Asia, it is seen as a symbol of the country’s military aggression during World War II.
The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 02:11 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAFP

Expert group to assist boxing taskforce for Tokyo Olympics

The first meeting of expert group is on September 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti has been invited to be part of the expert group.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Goa sports minister must quit for National Games delay: Congress

State Congress President Girish Chodankar also demanded an audit and review of all ongoing works for the National Games by the Chief Minister, claiming there were exorbitant expenses and duplication of work in many cases.
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Updated on Sep 01, 2019 07:00 PM IST
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Panaji | ByIndo Asian News Service

With 2020 Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, IOC appoints authorised ticket reseller for India

The 2008 Games in Beijing was the turning point for Olympic sports in India as Abhinav Bindra won the country’s maiden individual gold.
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Updated on Aug 28, 2019 06:50 PM IST
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We want India at Commonwealth Games, no question: UK minister

The Indian Olympic Association (IOC) is set to decide next month whether to boycott the Games after it was confirmed that shooting would not be included for the first time since 1970
FILE PHOTO: Shooting - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions - Finals - Belmont Shooting Centre - Brisbane, Australia - April 14, 2018. Sanjeev Rajput of India.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Shooting - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions - Finals - Belmont Shooting Centre - Brisbane, Australia - April 14, 2018. Sanjeev Rajput of India.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price cut by Rs. 62.50

Non-subsidised or market priced LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates.
Non-subsidised or market priced LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates, will now cost Rs. 574.50 with effect from Wednesday midnight, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said in a statement.(HT FILE)
Non-subsidised or market priced LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates, will now cost Rs. 574.50 with effect from Wednesday midnight, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said in a statement.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 01, 2019 07:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

IOC reforms Olympic host city race

IOC president Thomas Bach used that phrase in the run-up to the awarding of the 2024 Games, for which Paris won the right, with Los Angeles handed the 2028 Games at the same time.
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)
File photo of Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 26, 2019 07:59 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAFP

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics -- in 1956 in Cortina d’Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin.
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

IOC nod to India for hosting international events

the IOC director of Olympic solidarity and NOC (National Olympic Committees) relations, James MacLeod, wrote to the IOA that it was satisfied with the steps taken by the government, and the restrictions were being withdrawn. This is a relief for India, which has expressed interest in hosting the Olympic Games in 2032 and the Asian Games in 2030.
New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra during the press conference, in New Delhi on Friday, Jun, 02, 2018. (PTI Photo by Ravi Choudhary)(PTI6_2_2018_000114A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra during the press conference, in New Delhi on Friday, Jun, 02, 2018. (PTI Photo by Ravi Choudhary)(PTI6_2_2018_000114A)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Shooting all set for an image makeover

The new dress code is expected to come into effect after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. No longer will shooters, especially shotgun (trap, skeet and double trap) be able to come to the ranges in track pants, jeans, or multi-coloured jackets, visors and shoes.
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Published on Jun 21, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAjai Masand

Patiala jail inmates to run petrol pump, food street

Punjab’s minister for jails said jail inmates will also run a food street in Patiala, which will be set up at a land adjacent to Thapar University.
As a pilot project, the first such fuel station is being opened at Patiala Punjab Jail Training School.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
As a pilot project, the first such fuel station is being opened at Patiala Punjab Jail Training School.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 12:30 PM IST
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