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The Neeraj Chopra effect, a year on from the historic Tokyo gold

  • As India mark a year to the day (Aug 7) since he won the country’s first Olympic medal in athletics, the craze to take up javelin training has spread even among children who are six years old
Neeraj Chopra during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo.(AP / PTI)
Neeraj Chopra during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo.(AP / PTI)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:21 PM IST

‘Thank you for your support, India!’: Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo 2020 throwback post

  • Neeraj Chopra celebrated his Tokyo Olympics javelin throw gold medal with a throwback post on Twitter.
Neeraj Chopra poses with his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra poses with his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 04:22 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics board member under investigation: Report

  • Former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi has been reportedly accused of taking payments by an Olympic sponsor.
Haruyuki Takahashi arriving to attend a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting.(AFP)
Haruyuki Takahashi arriving to attend a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 01:24 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics aftermath still being untangled a year later

  • Japan's goal after the postponement was to get through it, mindful that Beijing was holding the Winter Olympics in China just six months after Tokyo's close. For the International Olympic Committee, it was a priority to get the Games on television and keep big sponsors — the sources of 90% of IOC income — happy.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto, left, and Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto, right, hold Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics logo(AP)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto, left, and Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto, right, hold Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics logo(AP)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:28 PM IST
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'Olympics was 3 months away': Lovlina’s inspiring journey behind Tokyo bronze

  • Ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022, Lovlina Borgohain spoke about her journey to Tokyo Olympics 2020, where she won a bronze medal.
Lovlina Borgohain celebrates after the fight against Chen Nien-Chin of Taiwan at Tokyo Games.(Reuters)
Lovlina Borgohain celebrates after the fight against Chen Nien-Chin of Taiwan at Tokyo Games.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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