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Charter flight to take Indian shooters to Croatia

Charter flight to take Indian shooters to Croatia

New Delhi: In view of the raging Covid-19 pandemic in India, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has arranged for a charter flight for the Olympic-bound shooters to travel to Croatia to train and compete in the European Shooting Championships this month."The national team will leave for E...

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Organisers announce Covid-19 countermeasures for Tokyo Olympics

Organisers announce Covid-19 countermeasures for Tokyo Olympics

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan on Wednesday agreed on measures to ensure the safe organis...

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Japan declares emergency 3 months before Olympics

Japan declares emergency 3 months before Olympics

Tokyo: Japan announced a new virus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, as the country battles surging infections just three months before the Olympic opening ceremony.Following a rise in COVID cases, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in a cabinet meeting Friday t...

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Sai Praneeth focusing on 'fitness' ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Sai Praneeth focusing on 'fitness' ahead of Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: Sai Praneeth is India's lone shuttler who is in contention for direct qualification for the Tokyo Games, courtesy his ranking (13) in the race to Tokyo, Olympic qualification list.After having a troubled start to the year in Bangkok, in the Yonex Thailand Open, where he was ousted in the ...

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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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