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109-year-old Kagawa becomes world's oldest Olympic torch bearer

109-year-old Kagawa becomes world's oldest Olympic torch bearer

Tokyo: Shigeko Kagawa, a 109-year-old woman, has become the oldest Olympic torch bearer after she took part in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Nara Prefecture on Monday.Kagawa, who was born in 1911, took the record from Aida Mendes of Brazil who walked with the Rio Olympic torch in Macapa, Brazil w...

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Tokyo marks 100 days to go until Olympics amid Covid spike

Tokyo marks 100 days to go until Olympics amid Covid spike

Tokyo: Tokyo marked 100 days to go until the postponed Olympics on Wednesday amid lingering uncertainty over whether the Games can be staged safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The Olympic host city has been under a month-long semi-state of emergency over the pandemic since Monday amid a growing numbe...

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Wrestlers Anshu, Sonam secure Olympics quota

Wrestlers Anshu, Sonam secure Olympics quota

New Delhi: India's Anshu Malik had to settle for silver after she went down fighting to Mongolia's Khongorzul Baldsaikahan 7-4 in women's 57kg while injured Sonam Malik gave a walkover to China's Lia Long in the 62kg final on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Olympic qualifiers in Almaty on Frid...

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KC Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar and Vishnu Saravanan qualify for Tokyo Olympics

KC Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar and Vishnu Saravanan qualify for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: Indian sailor Vishnu Saravanan on Thursday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the Laser Std Class Sailing event. In addition, the pair of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar has also qualified for the Olympics."Many congratulations to Vishnu Saravanan who has qualified for #Tokyo2020 in the L...

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Nethra Kumanan becomes first Indian woman sailor to qualify for Olympics

Nethra Kumanan becomes first Indian woman sailor to qualify for Olympics

New Delhi: India's Nethra Kumanan on Thursday scripted history as she became the first woman sailor from the country to qualify for the Olympics. "Nethra Kumanan secures a trailblazing qualification for @Tokyo2020, becoming 1st Indian woman sailor at the Olympic Games and the 1st Indian to qual...

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Judoka tests positive, team pulls out of Olympics qualifiers

Judoka tests positive, team pulls out of Olympics qualifiers

The coronavirus pandemic struck India's 16-member judo squad forcing it to pull out of the Asian Oceania Olympics qualifiers that started on Tuesday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan."Withdrawal from the Olympics qualifiers has dashed national team's hopes of earning valuable points in order to win one contine...

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Robot helps carry the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch

Robot helps carry the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch

Tokyo: Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Torch Relay featured a robot helping to carry the Flame in Toyota, Japan on Tuesday.The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay kicked off in Fukushima on March 25. It will travel through all of the country's 47 prefectures over the next 121 days before arriving in To...

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North Korea opts out of Tokyo Olympics

North Korea opts out of Tokyo Olympics

Seoul: North Korea does not plan to take part in this year's Tokyo Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report.Pyongyang's Olympic Committee made the decision on March 25, according to the website Sport in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which reports on...

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NRAI announces Shooting teams for Tokyo Olympics

NRAI announces Shooting teams for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the governing body of the Olympic sport of Shooting in the country, on Sunday announced a 15-member Indian contingent for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.The Selection Committee after a meeting on Sunday afternoon which lasted for over five hour...

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Olympics: IOC to cull accredited personnel due to Covid-19

Olympics: IOC to cull accredited personnel due to Covid-19

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to grant accreditation only to those people who have essential and operational roles at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo. This step will significantly reduce the number of accredited people at the Games which will begin on July 23.T...

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