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How the army plans to correct its male-only Mission Olympics programme by inducting women

Subedar Neeraj Chopra’s javelin gold at the Tokyo Olympics is the jewel in the crown of the Indian Army’s Mission Olympics programme. The initiative, which...

View: It’s time to become a sensitive and inclusive sporting nation

Two Indians, draped in the tricolour, celebrating in front of a near packed stadium after winning Olympic medals. It was to this rarity that India...

Highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind urges all citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible

Addressing the nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind today said this year’s Independence Day has special significance because...

Tokyo Olympics: View: The Tokyo Olympics has improved political mood in Asia

Participants in the Tokyo Olympics were encouraged to make the sports as exciting as possible, even in largely empty arenas. As one skateboarder explained, in...

The stars of India’s best ever Olympic performance

India capped off its best-ever performance in the Olympics with a haul of seven medals, including a gold. As the Tokyo Olympics come to a...

87.58 for 1.3 bn: Will Neeraj Chopra’s giant javelin hurl spearhead a turn in the country’s Olympic medal-hauling capabilities?

‘Koi kasar nahin chodenge’ — will spare no effort. That was the last text Neeraj Chopra exchanged with one of his support group at Inspire...

Meet the Indian men’s hockey team which broke a 41 year medal jinx

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 05, 2021) There was a school of thought before the Tokyo Olympics began that these Games could well...

Simone Biles Cleared to Compete, Wins Bronze in Balance Beam

Aug. 3, 2021 — Simone Biles made a celebrated return to the Tokyo Olympics, with a last stand on the balance beam that earned...

18 Heartwarming Photos Of Olympians Embracing New COVID Protocols

It’s a moment every athlete at the Olympic Games has dreamed about: standing on the podium and bowing their head to receive a well-earned medal...

India Inc floored by Indian women’s hockey team: Anand Mahindra gives a standing ovation, Gautam Adani calls it a ‘Chak De! India’ show

Indian women’s hockey team get one step closer to win an Olympic Gold, leaving the entire nation excited for the finals at the Tokyo Games...

Dominant India beat Argentina 3-1 to seal QF berth in Olympic men’s hockey

The Indian men’s hockey team stormed into the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina, scoring two goals...

USOPC leader: ‘Thrilled’ Biles felt safe to make decision

In a way, the massive upheaval that upended the U.S. Olympic world over the past five years was designed for the sort of moment Simone...

Runner’s Olympic Dreams Were Nearly Killed Because Of His DACA Status

Runner Luis Grijalva just barely beat the race against time. The 22-year-old announced Tuesday that he was finally granted permission to go to Tokyo to...

Mirabai Chanu had a ‘painful’ night before winning the silver medal

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 27, 2021) It may have been a day to forget for Indian athletes in Tokyo on Monday, but...

TT: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee off to promising start in singles after India’s tame defeat in mixed doubles

India’s slim hopes for a table tennis medal in mixed doubles vanished in no time but Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee made promising starts to...

She’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom

Editor’s note: This is the part of a series highlighting the 2021 Olympic Games with a specific emphasis on health and wellness. ...

View: India needs an Olympic fan base

The world’s attention is on the Tokyo Olympics. More than any other event, the Olympic Games symbolise an inclusive and global movement. More nations (205)...

Olympics can be India’s best sporting moment

An Olympics with no spectators in the stadiums. An Olympics in which, as on Tuesday, 71 people, including staff and athletes, have been found Covid-positive,...

Swimmers Sent Home Early From Tokyo After Olympic-Sized Error By National Federation

Six swimmers selected to represent Poland at the Tokyo Olympics returned home from Japan early after their country’s national federation picked too many athletes by mistake....

Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes

Russia is competing under another new name at the Tokyo Olympics, the latest fallout from the Games’ longest-running doping saga. You won’t see the Russian...

Tokyo 2020: Hydrogen shows promises of a carbon-free future

Tokyo 2020 will be the very first time in Olympic history that the Olympic cauldron will be powered with hydrogen, marking the Olympic Movement’s commitment...

Do Trans Women Athletes Have Advantages?

Editor’s note: This is the part of a series highlighting the 2021 Olympic Games with a specific emphasis on health and wellness. ...

Simone Biles Stuns Crowd With Electrifying U.S. Olympic Trials Routines

Simone Biles took the lead with the top women’s gymnastics score at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday night, stunning the crowd and viewers at...

A month before the Olympics, how is Japan faring with COVID?

With a month to go until the Tokyo Olympics and a state of emergency freshly lifted in most of the country, Japan is seeing relatively...

The Safest Way To Hold Tokyo Olympics Is ‘No Fans,’ Top Medical Adviser Says

TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in...