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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
A file photo of Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)

Time to serve para-sports: Deepa Malik announces retirement

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Deepa was the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games, winning a silver in shot put at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won the gold in F-53/54 javelin throw at the Para Athletic Grand Prix in Dubai in 2018.
New Delhi, India- Dec 30, 2017: Padma shri awardee para-athlete Deepa Malik(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India- Dec 30, 2017: Padma shri awardee para-athlete Deepa Malik(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Paralympic body to pitch for ministry grants again

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The national lockdown to combat Covid-19 has stalled both. It meant PCI barely managed to pay Rs 1.08 lakh to World Para Athletics last month as affiliation fee.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

BWF suspends all its tournaments till July

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
According to a BWF release, the decision was taken in “close consultation and consensus” with the Host Member Associations (HMA) and Continental Confederations (CC).
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics logo.(tTwitter)
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics logo.(tTwitter)

Beijing 2022 Olympics face ‘special situation’ after Tokyo delay

Beijing | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2020 11:28 AM IST
However, with the Beijing Winter Games beginning on February 4, 2022 there is the unusual challenge of almost back-to-back Olympics.
Para-badminton players Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar pose with their doubles medals at Basel 2019 Championships, Switzerland.(PTI)
Para-badminton players Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar pose with their doubles medals at Basel 2019 Championships, Switzerland.(PTI)

Brazil Para Badminton: Bhagat secures double gold, India finish with 10 medals

São Paulo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:33 PM IST
World No. 1 Bhagat picked up the gold medals in men’s singles SL3 and men’s doubles SL3-SL4 categories along with Manoj Sarkar and, thus accumulated the important ranking points towards the qualification to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where Para Badminton will make its debut.
Dancers perform at the opening ceremony of the New National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.(AP)
Dancers perform at the opening ceremony of the New National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.(AP)

India eye record medal haul at Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Archery, athletics, badminton and shooting are the sports where India could gain 13 more slots in Tokyo, according to Singh.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder(REUTERS)
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder(REUTERS)

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

Lausanne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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
A file photo of paralympian Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)
A file photo of paralympian Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)

Paralympian Deepa Malik named for New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 06:37 PM IST
As a Sir Edmund Hillary Prime Minister’s Fellow for New Zealand, Deepa will travel to New Zealand and meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, undertake a series of visits to Paralympic sporting organisations, and engage with Kiwi athletes, students and the media.
Deepa Malik, a noted para athlete, Monday joined the BJP with the party asserting that her presence will strengthen the organisation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Deepa Malik, a noted para athlete, Monday joined the BJP with the party asserting that her presence will strengthen the organisation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Paralympic Games winner Deepa Malik joins BJP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 07:01 PM IST
With the BJP yet to announce all its candidates in Haryana for the Lok Sabha elections, Malik may be in the reckoning for one of the seats, sources said.
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