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Julyana Al-Sadeq (R) bears a resemblance to Lady Gaga (L).

Fans compare Lady Gaga with Tokyo Olympics athlete Julyana Al-Sadeq. See pics

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2021 09:41 AM IST
  • Fans have found a lookalike of singer Lady Gaga at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They found similarities between her and a Taekwondo athlete from Jordan.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Getty Images)

Narinder Batra says Indian officials in Tokyo happy with arrangements

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:09 PM IST
These officials will receive the first batch of the Indian Contingent of 90 in the Village, when it lands in Tokyo on July 18.
Oleg Verniaiev(Instagram)
Oleg Verniaiev(Instagram)

Gymnast Oleg Verniaiev out of Olympics after doping ban

AP | , Kyiv, Ukraine
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 02:14 PM IST
The Ukrainian gymnast said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and was banned after a ruling by the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, which hears disciplinary cases in the sport.
The Arjuna award: file photo(Twitter)
The Arjuna award: file photo(Twitter)

National sports awards selection to be delayed to include Olympic medallists

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The awards are given away each year by the country's president on August 29, the National Sports Day which is also the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The Olympics will run from July 23 to August 8.
Indian judoka Sushila Devi(SAI Media / Twitter)
Indian judoka Sushila Devi(SAI Media / Twitter)

Judoka Sushila Devi to finetune preparations in Delhi before Tokyo: SAI

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Sushila Devi, along with her coach Jiwan Sharma, will leave for Tokyo from the national capital.
Britain's Andy Murray during practice.(Reuters)
Britain's Andy Murray during practice.(Reuters)

Andy Murray named in Britain's tennis squad for Tokyo Games

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Murray, 34, will compete in the men's singles alongside Dan Evans and team up with Joe Salisbury in the doubles.
Donavan Brazier: File Photo(Twitter)
Donavan Brazier: File Photo(Twitter)

World champion Brazier suffers shocking defeat at US Olympic trials

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Clayton Murphy, 26, who picked up bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, won in a blistering, world-leading 1:43.17. Isaiah Jewett, 24, finished second with a personal best 1:43.85.
New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard: File Photo(AP)
New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard: File Photo(AP)

Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

Reuters | , Wellington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Hubbard will compete in the super-heavyweight 87-kg category, her selection made possible by updated qualifying requirements.
Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)

"Team bonding" in quarantine could help India in last Qualifiers: Deepika Kumari

PTI | , Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The world number three Deepika, who has already qualified for Olympics in the individual recurve category, has a different challenge this time though.
The Olympics, delayed a year by the pandemic, are set to start on July 23.(Reuters file photo)
The Olympics, delayed a year by the pandemic, are set to start on July 23.(Reuters file photo)

Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants, with new daily cases soaring above 7,000 at one point and seriously ill patients straining hospitals in Tokyo, Osaka and other metropolitan areas.
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)

Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open due to elbow injury

PTI | , Warsaw
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Deepak Punia was to take the mat for the 86kg event but forfeited his quarterfinal against American Zahid Valencia.
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)

Olympic preparation going haywire as top players prefer to train individually

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 08:21 PM IST
With the coronavirus-induced restrictions already affecting the players' preparations for the July-August Tokyo Games, top players preferring to work with their individual coaches is also not helping the team's cause.
Olympian archer Deepika Kumari: File photo(PTI)
Olympian archer Deepika Kumari: File photo(PTI)

Indian women archery team reaches Paris

PTI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The women's trio of Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari will have to finish in top-3 to make the last available berth for the Tokyo Olympics which opens on July 23.
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)

IOA asks 5 Tokyo-bound COVID-19 recovered athletes to get first dose of vaccine

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 03:19 PM IST
The IOA said 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine. The body said that there are 62 fully vaccinated athletes, including four para-athletes.
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)

Sania thanks Rijiju, others after son and sister get UK visa

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Weeks after the sports ministry sought intervention of India's external affairs ministry on the issue, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said that the visa for Sania's son and sister has been approved.
A man walks by the logo of the Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo,(AP)
A man walks by the logo of the Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo,(AP)

Japan considers asking Olympic fans for negative COVID tests, vaccinations

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 09:33 AM IST
With the opening of the Games less than two months away, public confidence has been shaken by a fourth wave of coronavirus infections and a slow vaccination rollout.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.(REUTERS)

Olympics-Japan looks to extend COVID-19 states of emergency ahead of Games

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 09:41 AM IST
The state of emergency in the capital and eight other prefectures had been scheduled to end on May 31, but strains on the medical system remain severe. Japan's southern island of Okinawa is already under a state of emergency set to end on June 20.
Tokyo Olympics could go ahead without fans(Twitter)
Tokyo Olympics could go ahead without fans(Twitter)

Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board to reach 42%

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:51 PM IST
  • To accommodate the new women, the size of the board was increased from 35 to 45. Several resignations on Tuesday also created more space.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Japan's Naomi Osaka is interviewed after winning her semi final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Japan's Naomi Osaka is interviewed after winning her semi final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina(REUTERS)

Osaka says Tokyo 2020 chief resignation over sexist comments was 'really good'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:01 PM IST
On Thursday, after about two weeks of international furore, he was replaced by Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, a woman who has competed in seven Olympics, was born just days before Tokyo hosted the 1964 games, and was named after the Olympic flame.
Rural governor talks of cancelling local Olympic torch relay(AP)
Rural governor talks of cancelling local Olympic torch relay(AP)

Rural governor talks of cancelling local Olympic torch relay

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee began rolling out the first edition of so-called Playbooks for the Games earlier this month.
Japan National Stadium, where the opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)
Japan National Stadium, where the opening ceremony and many other events are planned for Tokyo 2020 Olympics(AP)

Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:08 PM IST
In a speech opening a new Parliament session, Suga said his government would revise laws to make anti-virus measures enforceable with penalties and compensation.
People watch illuminated Olympic rings floating in the waters off Odaiba island in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. While Japan�s infection count has been well below other rich industrialized nations, the pandemic has been a persistent cloud over the Olympics since they were delayed almost a year ago. Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
People watch illuminated Olympic rings floating in the waters off Odaiba island in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. While Japan�s infection count has been well below other rich industrialized nations, the pandemic has been a persistent cloud over the Olympics since they were delayed almost a year ago. Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Former IOC vice president says UN could rule on Tokyo Games

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • The Olympics are to open on July 23 but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics may allow foreign fans; there will be rules

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto, after a meeting Thursday about infection countermeasures, confirmed for the first time that a limited number of non-Japanese fans may be allowed to attend.
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP)

With swift backstrokes, Srihari stokes big hopes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Srihari Nataraj says he wants to focus on the senior national championships and the Asian age-group competition in Bengaluru, and will continue training to qualify for the Olympics
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