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India's PV Sindhu (File photo)(AFP)

Olympics: India's Sindhu forges ahead in empty stadium at Tokyo 2020

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 08:03 AM IST
Olympics: Sindhu was beaten to the gold in Rio by Spain's Carolina Marin, who withdrew from the Tokyo Games in June after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
A photo of Kentaro Kobayashi is held up by Tokyo 2020 organisers. (Getty Images)
A photo of Kentaro Kobayashi is held up by Tokyo 2020 organisers. (Getty Images)

Olympics: Uneasy build-up to unusual Tokyo opening show

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 11:30 PM IST
  • With Covid cases rising in Tokyo, the Olympics doesn’t feel like a celebration. Yet. On Wednesday, there were 1,832 cases in Tokyo, a six-month high.
World No.2 Chen Yu Fei promises to be a serious threat to India's PV Sindhu. (Getty Images)
World No.2 Chen Yu Fei promises to be a serious threat to India's PV Sindhu. (Getty Images)

Olympics: China plan to take own special road to glory in Tokyo

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • If the opportunity comes for World No 7 PV Sindhu to face World No.2 Chen Yu Fei or World No. 8 He Bing Jiao, or Amit Panghal to fight Hu Jianguan in the ring, for the Indians, it may feel like facing an unknown opponent.
Swiss cancel House of Switzerland public site at Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games(Photo by Erik Zünder on Unsplash)
Swiss cancel House of Switzerland public site at Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games(Photo by Erik Zünder on Unsplash)

Swiss cancel House of Switzerland public site at Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 02:25 PM IST
In a first, since the agency that markets Switzerland abroad took on responsibility for the site at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Swiss government cancels House of Switzerland public site at Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games amid Covid-19 spike
Presenting Delhi Budget 2021-22, finance minister Manish Sisodia said that the government "aims to bring the sports facilities and the sports atmosphere in the city to such a level through the new Sports University so that we can apply to host the 39th Olympics in 2048."
Presenting Delhi Budget 2021-22, finance minister Manish Sisodia said that the government "aims to bring the sports facilities and the sports atmosphere in the city to such a level through the new Sports University so that we can apply to host the 39th Olympics in 2048."

Delhi to bid for hosting Olympics 2048: Manish Sisodia

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:06 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too said that Delhi will bid for the 2048 Olympics and the Delhi government will take up whatever infrastructure and other necessities that are needed to be created for the same.
Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, reacts to fireworks going off on her birthday cake in Budapest.(AP)
Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, reacts to fireworks going off on her birthday cake in Budapest.(AP)

'I love life': Oldest living Olympic champion turns 100

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:05 PM IST
  • The Holocaust survivor and winner of 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics — including five golds — celebrates her 100th birthday on Saturday in her native Budapest, punctuating a life of achievement, adventure, tragedy and perseverance which, she says, passed by in a flash.
Tokyo: Tokyo Olympics are being threatened by a fast-spreading virus that has shut down most schools, sports competitions and Olympic-related events in the country.(AP)
Tokyo: Tokyo Olympics are being threatened by a fast-spreading virus that has shut down most schools, sports competitions and Olympic-related events in the country.(AP)

Situation should be carefully monitored: Abhinav Bindra on coronavirus threat to Olympics

Gurgaon | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:32 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday unequivocally backed this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, urging athletes to prepare “full steam” despite the coronavirus threat.
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