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Athletes want their chance to shine at Tokyo Games

The Games were postponed last year on safety grounds as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world and the threat to the health of athletes and the local community is still the major stumbling block to the Olympics going ahead.
Olympic Symbol in the Odaiba section in Tokyo: File Photo(AP)
Olympic Symbol in the Odaiba section in Tokyo: File Photo(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 08:03 PM IST
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80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happen

The polls were conducted by the Japanese news agency Kyodo and TBS — the Tokyo Broadcasting System. The results are bad news for Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee as they continue to say the postponed Olympics will open on July 23.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman walk past near the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman walk past near the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)(AP)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 03:52 PM IST
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Ridhi Phor: Teenage archery prodigy targets Olympics

Ridhi Phor is only 16. She is an archer. She has learnt to do all of this. And she has learnt to do it all very well. “Archery is a lonely sport because it’s just you out there with your thoughts,” she says.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 12:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Global push: Centre recognises yoga as competitive sport

The ministries of Ayush and sports have worked in collaboration towards making it happen with the aim of spreading awareness about yoga, the benefits it offers and the discipline’s spiritual background among the young.
People performing yoga marking on International Yoga Day at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
People performing yoga marking on International Yoga Day at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 03:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

India hockey coach Reid hopes to resume international action from early next year

The Australian said the sooner India gets to play international matches, the better willbe their preparations for the Tokyo Games, which has been shifted to next year due to the global pandemic.
Indian hockey coach Graham Reid.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Indian hockey coach Graham Reid.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 06:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Weightlifting, boxing officials react with caution to “inevitable” reduction in quotas for 2024 Olympics

Weightlifting will see 76 fewer participants while boxing’s strength has been reduced by 34 athletes.
The 2024 Olympics Games will be held in Paris(Getty Images)
The 2024 Olympics Games will be held in Paris(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Mumbai | By B Shrikant

Sports Ministry upgrades six centres to CoE, sanctions Rs 67.32 crore as financial support

The support to the centres will be in the form of infrastructure upgradation, setting up of sports science facilities and provision of quality coaches and sports science human resources
Khelo India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(Twitter)
Khelo India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics organisers have ‘cast-iron determination’ to stage Games in 2021: Coe

Coe, who was recently made a member of the International Olympic Committee, visited Tokyo last month and met several top-ranking officials there, including the organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and the sports and Olympics ministers in the Japanese government.
File image of Sebastien Coe.(File)
File image of Sebastien Coe.(File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Gurugram | By Press Trust of India

Hockey India ensuring Covid-19 is not a setback for India’s Tokyo Olympic dream

The national men’s and women’s hockey teams have resumed preparations in SAI, Bengaluru after a brief break.
Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath.
Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath.
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 01:46 AM IST
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Luge Federation appoints Keshavan as coach and High Performance Director

“The federation considered your performance and achievements and noted with appreciation that you have represented India for 22 years and have participated in 6 Olympic Games,” federation president Deepa Mehta wrote.
File image of Shiva Keshavan.(File)
File image of Shiva Keshavan.(File)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Player’s mentality has to match toughness of Olympic Games: Reid

Reid, a part of the silver-winning Australian team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, put things into perspective. “The Olympic Games is the toughest competition in the sporting world and therefore a player’s mentality has to match it.
File image of Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
File image of Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Ministry extends contract of existing foreign coaches to Sept 2021, new coaches to have 4-yr tenures

The four-year contracts to be given to new coaches will, however, be on the basis of recommendation from the respective National Sports Federations.
Sports Ministry logo.
Sports Ministry logo.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Top 10 is something we have to achieve by 2028 Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

“In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” Rijiju said in an Insta live show ‘In The Sportlight’ hosted by budding table tennis player Mudit Dani.
Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiran Rijiju during winter sport program Khelo India.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiran Rijiju during winter sport program Khelo India.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

IOC to open talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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GENEVA | By Associated Press

NADA to prioritise testing of Tokyo Olympics probables

This revised testing programme will be based on intelligent testing protocols and will focus on detecting doping during what has now been a long ‘off-season’.
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Updated on May 08, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh

Paris 2024 organisers vow to not change Olympic ‘DNA’

Tony Estanguet, in a conference call Wednesday, added that his committee would not bow to external criticism to change the DNA of the Summer Games in four years’ time.
This picture taken on October 21, 2019 shows a logo during a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games.(AFP)
This picture taken on October 21, 2019 shows a logo during a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games.(AFP)
Updated on May 06, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Postponing Games will cost IOC ‘several hundred million dollars’, says Bach

The IOC, which has approximately $1 billion (926 million euros) in reserves, took the historic decision to postpone the Games, scheduled to open on July 24, until July 23 to August 8, 2021.
File image of IOC chairman Thomas Bach.(AP)
File image of IOC chairman Thomas Bach.(AP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 06:15 PM IST
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Lausanne | By AFP

Olympic committee official calls for postponement of Tokyo Games

Retired judo athlete Kaori Yamaguchi, who is also a member of JOC executive board, told Japan’s Nikkei newspaper that athletes are not able to prepare adequately for the Olympic Games scheduled to start from July 24.
TOPSHOT - The logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is seen in Tokyo on March 15, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)(AFP)
TOPSHOT - The logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is seen in Tokyo on March 15, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Indo Asian News Service

Manish Kaushik seals record 9th boxing quota for Tokyo Games

Kaushik defeated second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the Olympic Games. It was a repeat of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) final. However, it was Kaushik who ended up on the winning side this time around.
Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)
Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Javelin thrower Shivpal qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Neeraj Chopra

The 24-year-old Shivpal crossed the qualifying standard of 85m by hurling the spear to a distance of 85.47m in his fifth attempt to win gold in the ACNW Meeting at the McArthur Stadium late on Tuesday.
A file photo of Shivpal Singh.(Twitter)
A file photo of Shivpal Singh.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Potchefstroom | By Press Trust of India

Coronavirus: Could the Tokyo Olympics be cancelled?

The 2020 Olympics are due to open in Tokyo on July 24 but with coronavirus sweeping the world, there is growing concern that the Games will be either postponed or even cancelled.
So will the Tokyo Olympics go ahead?(AP)
So will the Tokyo Olympics go ahead?(AP)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 11:28 PM IST
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Lausanne | By AFP

Don’t have words to express my joy, says Satish Kumar, India’s first +91kg boxer to make Olympic cut

Kumar is an Asian Games bronze-medallist (2014), a Commonwealth Games silver-winner (2018) and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships (2015 and 2019).
Satish Kumar.(File)
Satish Kumar.(File)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press 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 | By Agence France-Presse

Expect Tokyo Olympics to go ahead as scheduled despite coronavirus concerns: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in July-August this year but a senior IOC member Dick Pound has said that the event might have to be cancelled if the deadly coronavirus outbreak is not brought under control by May.
Representative image(AP)
Representative image(AP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

IOA requests Sourav Ganguly to be India’s Goodwill Ambassador at Tokyo 2020

IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has written to Ganguly extending the honour to be the same at the Games which will be held in Tokyo between July 24 to August 9.
A file photo of Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 01:57 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

FIH unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

The FIH said the new model removes much of the subjectivity surrounding continental weighting by creating a system which is fair to all.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday unveiled a new world ranking system for 2020(Getty Images)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday unveiled a new world ranking system for 2020(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Lausanne | By PTI

HTLS 2019: ‘When you have a goal, nothing will stand in your way’ - Michael Phelps

Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time — he has 28 medals in total from five Olympic Games — spoke at length about his journey on the first day of the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Michael Phelps, Swimming Champion and Olympic Record Holder during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Michael Phelps, Swimming Champion and Olympic Record Holder during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lower-ranked teams also tough: Graham Reid

Coach feels no competition at the end of ongoing camp has provided team with opportunity to focus on strength, conditioning
ANTWERP - 2019 Test Matches: India Belgium v India Photo: Graham Reid WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK(Frank Uijlenbroek)
ANTWERP - 2019 Test Matches: India Belgium v India Photo: Graham Reid WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant

FIH Pro League will serve as good preparation for Olympics: Rupinder Pal Singh

India secured its place in next year’s Olympics by beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in a two-match Olympics Qualifiers in Bhubaneswar last week.
File image of India hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh.(Getty Images)
File image of India hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 11:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Sreejesh and his quest for a third Olympic Games

With India set to play the crucial FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers against Russia on Friday and Saturday, Sreejesh will once again be the last line of defence, though if the home team’s current world ranking is an indicator, they should have little trouble making it to the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh during a media interaction at Sports Authority of India, in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh during a media interaction at Sports Authority of India, in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By B Shrikant
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