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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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IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period

IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period

New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own res...

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Beijing 2022 organisers to evaluate impact of new Olympic dates

Beijing 2022 organisers to evaluate impact of new Olympic dates

Beijing: With the Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to the summer of 2021, Beijing 2022 organisers have said they will evaluate the impact of the new dates to ensure the success of the Olympic Winter Games.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organising committee jointly announced on Mo...

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Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to begin from July 23, 2021 and will be ending on August 8. All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for the Games next year, following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.<blockquote class="twitt...

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