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(File Photo) Sonam Malik(ANI Photo)

Sonam Malik responds to WFI notice, federation awaits Vinesh reply

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had on Tuesday suspended Vinesh for indiscipline on three counts during the Tokyo Olympics and also issued notice to 19-year-old Sonam, who had sought help of SAI staff in procuring her passport before leaving for the Games.
Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS)

Neeraj's coach Klaus says going forward, aim is to be "stable" in technique

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Neeraj's coach Klaus says going forward, aim is to be "stable" in technique
File image of Glenn Maxwell(Getty Images)
File image of Glenn Maxwell(Getty Images)

Maxwell 'disgusted' by South Australia's treatment of returning Olympic athletes

By hindustantimes.com, Canberra
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2021 04:22 PM IST
The South Australian Government has chosen to impose a further mandatory quarantine period when South Australian athletes return from hotel quarantine in Sydney, effectively inflicting a 28 quarantine period for athletes at a time of mental and emotional vulnerability.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Mirabai Chanu with India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar(Mirabai Chanu / Twitter)
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Mirabai Chanu with India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar(Mirabai Chanu / Twitter)

'His words of wisdom and motivation shall always stay with me'

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Chanu opened India's medals tally at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics after she bagged a silver in the Women's 49kg category.
PV Sindhu with her Bronze Medal(AFP)
PV Sindhu with her Bronze Medal(AFP)

Professional coaching key to success for Indian sportswomen: Sindhu

PTI | , Pune
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Sindhu won a bronze in the Tokyo Games to become the only Indian woman and second overall to win two medals in the Olympics.
Mankind Pharma to give <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals at Tokyo Olympics
Mankind Pharma to give 11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals at Tokyo Olympics

Mankind Pharma to give 11 lakh each to 20 players who missed medals

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • The company understands the hardships faced by the athletes and has come forward to appreciate and acknowledge the spirit of the players, Mankind Pharma said in a statement.
Neeraj Chopra throws for gold(MINT_PRINT)
Neeraj Chopra throws for gold(MINT_PRINT)

Neeraj's gold winning feat named in top 10 moments of track & field in Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The 23-year-Chopra clinched the country's maiden Olympic medal in athletics with a best throw of 87.58m on Saturday to become only the second Indian to win an individual yellow metal in the Games.
Jvaelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L) and legendary Indian track and field athlete PT Usha (R)(HT Collage)
Jvaelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L) and legendary Indian track and field athlete PT Usha (R)(HT Collage)

Watching Neeraj Chopra I fell in love with javelin throw: PT Usha

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 04:26 PM IST
In this chat with HT, Usha talks about what makes Chopra stand out as a young athlete and why this medal was needed to inspire the younger generation.
Graham Reid
Graham Reid

Indian hockey should aim to achieve benchmark set by Belgium, Australia: Reid

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Reid, a master tactician, said a strong bonding developed between the players during the COVID-19 forced lockdown was the key to success in Tokyo.
Neeraj Chopra with his Olympic Gold Medal(PTI)
Neeraj Chopra with his Olympic Gold Medal(PTI)

Neeraj, Olympians from Punjab to be honoured at felicitation function

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will honour the Olympians while Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore would be the special guest on the occasion.
Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist hockey player PR Sreejesh during his felicitation ceremony at Kochi International Airport in Kochi on Tuesday.
Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist hockey player PR Sreejesh during his felicitation ceremony at Kochi International Airport in Kochi on Tuesday.

Sreejesh accorded grand reception in Kochi

PTI | , Kochi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 10:26 PM IST
The welcome reception, organised by the Kerala government, was led by Sports Minister V Abdurahiman with the participation of State Sports Council President Mercy Kuttan, MLA P V Sreenijan and District Collector Jafer Malik among others.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L) and wrestler Ravi Dahiya (R)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L) and wrestler Ravi Dahiya (R)

How government’s TOPS helped athletes deliver at the Tokyo Olympics

By Amrit Mathur
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Before diving into details, hit pause and rewind to 2014, when the TOP scheme was launched to fast track India’s push for Olympic medals.
Vinesh Phogat: File photo(Wrestling TV)
Vinesh Phogat: File photo(Wrestling TV)

WFI suspends Vinesh for indiscipline, notice issued to Sonam for misconduct

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:19 PM IST
It has been learnt that Vinesh, who crashed out of the Tokyo Games in the quarterfinals after a crushing defeat by 'fall', has been given time till August 16 to reply to the notice that mentioned indiscipline on three counts.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live(REUTERS)
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live(REUTERS)

Mixed feeling for Japanese after an extraordinary Olympics

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST
The people of Japan opposed the Games due to the Covid situation but the performances of host athletes helped lift the gloom.
Olivia Podmore(Twitter)
Olivia Podmore(Twitter)

New Zealand to review athletes' mental health support after Podmore death

Reuters | By hindustantimes.com, Wellington
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 05:02 PM IST
A New Zealand police spokesman said police attended a sudden death at a property in Waikato on New Zealand's upper North Island at about 4 p.m. (0400 GMT) on Monday.
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )

Watch the space, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

ANI |
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST
The men's team, coached by Graham Reid, ended the 41-year long wait for a medal at the Olympics as Manpreet Singh and boys returned with a bronze medal.
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)
The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne(PTI)

The goal was to inspire women, we created a legacy: Women's hockey coach Marijne

ANI |
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 02:33 PM IST
India women's hockey team head coach Sjoerd Marijne has said India will remain in his heart forever as the Dutch master tactician leaves the team on an all-time high
AFI to stage javelin throwing competition every year on Aug 7 to honour Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra(HT_PRINT)
AFI to stage javelin throwing competition every year on Aug 7 to honour Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra(HT_PRINT)

AFI to stage javelin throwing competition every year on Aug 7 to honour Neeraj

ANI |
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Lalit Bhanot, the Chairman of Athletics Federation of India's (AFI) Planning Committee, on Tuesday said they will stage javelin throwing competitions every year on August 7.
After Olympic gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes World Championships title next year(PTI)
After Olympic gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes World Championships title next year(PTI)

After Olympic gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes World Championships title next year

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 02:15 PM IST
A history-making Olympic gold in his pocket and having won the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now targeting a top podium finish in the World Athletics Championships to be held in USA next year.
Tokyo: Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. She won the silver medal. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_24_2021_000134A)(PTI)
Tokyo: Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. She won the silver medal. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_24_2021_000134A)(PTI)

We’re living through the beginning of a jump for gender equality in sport

By Snehal Pradhan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • The Tokyo Olympics was the most gender balanced in the history of the Games with nearly 49% of the athletes women.
Much of the public opposed Yoshihide Suga’s decision to press ahead with staging the Olympics, amid fears it could become a super-spreader event. (Kyodo News via AP)(AP)
Much of the public opposed Yoshihide Suga’s decision to press ahead with staging the Olympics, amid fears it could become a super-spreader event. (Kyodo News via AP)(AP)

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga gets no Olympics boost as he heads into election

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s initially high support was hit by disapproval of his handling of the pandemic.
Tokyo: Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy shows the gold medals he won in the men's 100mt and 4x100 relay as he checks in at the Tokyo Haneda airport on his way back to Italy at the end of 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP/PTI Photo(AP08_09_2021_000016B)(AP)
Tokyo: Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy shows the gold medals he won in the men's 100mt and 4x100 relay as he checks in at the Tokyo Haneda airport on his way back to Italy at the end of 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP/PTI Photo(AP08_09_2021_000016B)(AP)

Tokyo 2020: Double Olympic champion Jacobs shrugs off doping suspicions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Lamont Marcell Jacobs shrugs off doping suspicions Jacobs became the first Italian to win 100 metres gold, setting a European record time of 9.80 seconds in the final, and was part of his country’s triumphant 4x100 metres relay team.
Neeraj Chopra: File photo(Getty)
Neeraj Chopra: File photo(Getty)

My body was in pain day after Olympic gold but it was worth it: Neeraj Chopra

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Chopra became not just India's first Olympic gold-medallist in 13 years but also the first track and field athlete to achieve the feat.
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)
India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government(TWITTER/ANURAG THAKUR)

India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated by government

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the cynosure of all eyes in the ceremony at a five-star hotel here, held a couple of hours after the seven podium finishers made their way out of the airport amid utter chaos.
Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS) announced on Monday a special scholarship for the children of Indian sportspersons who represented their country at the recently-concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo.(Shutterstock/Representative)
Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS) announced on Monday a special scholarship for the children of Indian sportspersons who represented their country at the recently-concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo.(Shutterstock/Representative)

Global Indian Int'l School announces scholarship for Tokyo Olympians’ children

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
The ‘GIIS Olympians Scholarship’ is a special gesture of thanks to the extraordinary sportspersons who represented the country at the highest sporting event this year
Indian contingent return from Tokyo.(SAI Media/ Twitter)
Indian contingent return from Tokyo.(SAI Media/ Twitter)

Frenzy, chaos as history-making Indian Olympic contingent returns from Tokyo

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The athletes were welcomed by a Sports Authority of India delegation headed by its Director General Sandeep Pradhan. Athletics Federation of India head Adille Sumariwala also accompanied him.
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)

High time that I see my game from a different perspective: archer Deepika

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
In the form of her life after winning five World Cup medals this year, Indian archer Deepika Kumari carried the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians to get the sport their first Olympic archery medal in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)

Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held under tight restrictions, but "I believe we were able to fulfill our responsibility as the host nation,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, thanking the people for their understanding and cooperation.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)

Organisers report 28 new Covid-19 cases, total 458 recorded during Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The new cases included 13 contractors and six Games-Concerned personnels. There were also six volunteers, two Tokyo employees and one from media among the infected.
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