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Team shaping up very well for Olympics, says Mandeep Singh

Team shaping up very well for Olympics, says Mandeep Singh

Bengaluru: Indian men's hockey team forward Mandeep Singh believes the side is gearing up well for the Tokyo Olympics, slated to begin in July this year.The Tokyo Olympics, which were slated to be held in July-August last year, had to be postponed to summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The c...

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Speculations on Tokyo Olympics hurting athletes in their preparations: IOC chief Bach

Speculations on Tokyo Olympics hurting athletes in their preparations: IOC chief Bach

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has put all speculations to rest, asserting that they are "fully concentrated on and committed" to stage the Tokyo Olympics.IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting took place on Wednesday and after that, Bach spoke to the media, reit...

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WHO expert says no need to prioritise vaccination of Tokyo Olympics participants

WHO expert says no need to prioritise vaccination of Tokyo Olympics participants

Geneva: The executive director of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, Mike Ryan, has said that there was no need to prioritize the vaccination of the athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Tokyo planned for July since there are not enough doses to vaccinate ev...

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IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines

IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.According to a news release on IOC website, IOC president Thomas Bach last Frida...

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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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