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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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Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for Olympics, breaks national record in women's discus throw

Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for Olympics, breaks national record in women's discus throw

Patiala: Kamalpreet Kaur on Friday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in women's discus throw event with a national record attempt of 65.06 metres during the ongoing Athletics Federation Cup. The Olympic qualification benchmark is 63.5 metres.Kaur has set a new national record in women's discus throw,...

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Olympics-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia takes COVID-19 vaccine

Olympics-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia takes COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, feels ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia wanted to feel secure and that is why he went ahead and got vaccinated with the Tokyo Olympics round the corner.The world number one wrestler on Thursday said that he has already receive...

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Indian paddlers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Indian paddlers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee and women's sensation Manika Batra have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that starts from July 23 this year. Sathiyan qualified by finishing top of the South Asia group at the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament ...

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Possibilities are limitless for me at Olympics: Bhavani

Possibilities are limitless for me at Olympics: Bhavani

New Delhi: India's sabre fencer Bhavani Devi said that she is not going to restrict herself at this year's Tokyo Olympics. Bhavani became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics earlier this month."I want to give my absolute best at the Tokyo Olympics and am not going to restrict myself ...

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If I want to win a medal in Olympics, have to keep everything else aside: World No.1 Bajrang

If I want to win a medal in Olympics, have to keep everything else aside: World No.1 Bajrang

New Delhi: It doesn't get bigger than the Olympics for an athlete and ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia is leaving no stone unturned as he looks to hit top gear in the home stretch of his preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.Earlier this month, the World No.1 stopped using his social media h...

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Federation Cup: Murali Sreeshankar qualifies for Olympics with National Record in long-jump

Federation Cup: Murali Sreeshankar qualifies for Olympics with National Record in long-jump

Patiala: Murali Sreeshankar on Tuesday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the long-jump event after he set a national record in the ongoing Federation Cup.The 21-year-old Sreeshankar set a national record after making a jump of 8.26 metres in his final attempt at the Federation Cup and as a result,...

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