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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.
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People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk near a banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP)
People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk near a banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP)

Japan minister says "anything can happen" with Tokyo Games

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Kono's statements contradict the official government position and that of the local organizing committee. They have both said repeatedly the games will take place and will be “safe and secure.”
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

BFI president requests Health Minister to vaccinate Tokyo-bound athletes

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Singh said vaccination will help in “preparedness of athletes, facilitate their access to the Olympic village and will also safeguard our top performers of the country from the possibility of being infected.”
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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)

80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happen

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:52 PM IST
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.
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Rani Rampal became the first woman hockey player to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.(Getty Images)
Rani Rampal became the first woman hockey player to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.(Getty Images)

‘Winning Olympic medal will remain the ultimate goal’: Rani Rampal sets sights on Tokyo Games after Khel Ratna honour

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 06:19 PM IST
After winning the Khel Ratna award, Rani Rampal’s next target is the Olympic medal that has eluded Indian hockey for decades now.
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Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan training at the Karni Singh Shooting range.(HT Photo)
Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan training at the Karni Singh Shooting range.(HT Photo)

This Olympics will test mental toughness like no other: Mairaj Khan

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:57 PM IST
You don’t know what to expect, how to prepare, says the India skeet shooter.
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Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre, a venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.(Reutesr)
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre, a venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.(Reutesr)

Tokyo Olympics organisers open empty Games venues up for public use

By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:27 PM IST
The newly built Canoe Slalom Centre opened on Monday for athletes to practice, while the recently renovated Tatsumi Swimming Centre, which is set to host water polo, will be available for use from mid-August.
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The Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI Image)
The Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI Image)

Hockey schedule for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games released

By B Shrikant | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The men’s team has been clubbed alongside Australia, Argentina, Spain, New Zealand and hosts Japan in a tough Pool A, while in the women’s competition, India are placed in Pool A alongside Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and South Africa.
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Bach said the IOC was committed to holding the Games next year though it had to be prepared for various scenarios including quarantining athletes.(Getty Images)
Bach said the IOC was committed to holding the Games next year though it had to be prepared for various scenarios including quarantining athletes.(Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled if not held in 2021: IOC chief

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the multi-sports event cannot take place in 2021 unless the virus is contained and Bach said he understood his position.
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