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SAI sanctions two month training period for Olympic probable swimmers in Dubai

SAI sanctions two month training period for Olympic probable swimmers in Dubai

New Delhi : The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved two months training period for three Olympic-probable swimmers in Dubai.The three swimmers namely Virdhawal Khade (50m freestyle), Srihari Nataraj (100m backstroke), Kushagra Rawat (400m freestyle) will be accompanied by their coach to Dub...

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Postponed Olympics to follow original schedule, all venues secured

Postponed Olympics to follow original schedule, all venues secured

Lausanne: The Tokyo Olympics will follow the same competition schedule that was decided initially for its original schedule before it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, organisers said on Thursday at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) first ever virtual session that...

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IOC reveals updated qualification process for postponed Tokyo Oly

IOC reveals updated qualification process for postponed Tokyo Oly

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared June 29, 2021 as the new qualification deadline for the postponed Tokyo Olympics. Accordingly, the deadline for final entries has been revised to July 5, 2021, the IOC said.A total of 57 per cent of all the qualification places had bee...

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Tokyo Governor says Olympics, Paralympics could be streamlined and simplified

Tokyo Governor says Olympics, Paralympics could be streamlined and simplified

Tokyo: Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko said on Thursday that discussions are underway to streamline the Olympics and Paralympics."The people of Tokyo and Japan will need to show understanding for the games to be held. To gain that support we are considering what needs to be streamlined and simplified," ...

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Dream is to see my students win 10 Olympic golds: Malleswari

Dream is to see my students win 10 Olympic golds: Malleswari

New Delhi: Karnam Malleswari made history at the 2000 Sydney Olympics by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. To get there however, she had the challenge of dealing with societal taboos that come with being a woman in a sport like weightlifting apart from maneuvering the challeng...

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Matter of time before India wins another Olympic gold: Bindra

Matter of time before India wins another Olympic gold: Bindra

New Delhi: Legendary shooter Abhinav Bindra Abhinav Bindra believes it is only a matter of time before India gets another individual gold medallist at the Games.Bindra, who won the coveted gold in 2008 Beijing Olympics, thus far remains the only Indian to have won an individual gold at the Olympics ...

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Olympic silver medallist Araujo 'improving' after COVID-19 scare

Olympic silver medallist Araujo 'improving' after COVID-19 scare

Rio de Janeiro: Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Marcio Araujo has said that he is showing signs of improvement after falling ill with COVID-19.Less than a day after being turned away from overwhelmed hospitals in Brazil's northeastern city of Fortaleza, Araujo said on Sunday some of his sy...

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'Every player believes India can finish in top 3 in Hockey at Olympics'

'Every player believes India can finish in top 3 in Hockey at Olympics'

Bengaluru: Indian Men's Hockey team's Sumit said 'every player in the core group' believes that the team can finish in the top three positions at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics."I remember when we won the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2014 and steadily kept improving performance in the lead up to the FIH Men's Ju...

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Japan scientist 'pessimistic' Olympics go on next year

Japan scientist 'pessimistic' Olympics go on next year

The Olympic Games draw 11,000 athletes, with 4,400 Paralympics participants along with a large number of support staff.For the Tokyo Games, athletes will be made to stay in a sprawling housing complex on Tokyo Bay.The Olympics also draws thousands of foreign visitors, and depend on air travel and hu...

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IOC releases revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles

IOC releases revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles

New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles according to which allocated quotas remain valid and International Federations (IFs) could extend the age eligibility criteria for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.According to the revised ...

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