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Javelin thrower Annu Rani scripts new national record but misses Oly mark

Javelin thrower Annu Rani scripts new national record but misses Oly mark

Patiala: Javelin thrower Annu Rani's single-minded determination to produce a throw in excess of the Olympic qualification standard of 64.00m led her to rewrite her own national record with a 63.24m effort on the opening day of the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at the Netaji Sub...

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Bhavani Devi first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

Bhavani Devi first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

New Delhi: India's international sabre fencer Bhavani Devi has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23 by virtue of improving her world ranking to 42, confirmed the Fencing Association of India.The 27-year-old from Chennai is the first Indian fencer ever to make the cut for the Olympics. S...

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China offers vaccine doses for Tokyo, Beijing Olympic participants

China offers vaccine doses for Tokyo, Beijing Olympic participants

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday said that the Chinese Olympic Committee has offered vaccine doses for the participants of this year's Tokyo Olympics as well as the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. "I can inform that a significant number of Olympic...

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Olympics on track, don't believe rumours, says Rijiju

Olympics on track, don't believe rumours, says Rijiju

New Delhi: Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports on Monday said that he is confident of the Tokyo Olympics going ahead this year and he urged people to not fall prey to rumours which are doing the rounds regarding the Games.Tokyo Olympics are set to take place from July 23-Au...

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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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