Olympics Flame

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Japan To Close Tokyo Games By Quenching Olympics Flame

Japan will quench the Olympic flame after more than a year on August 8, closing one of the biggest and most controversial events in the pandemic so far. Unlike the last Tokyo Games in 1964, this year's Olympics lacked electric energy and remained far from being a financial success for the host nation. Nevertheless, the organizers' efforts to prevent the event of 50,000 from becoming Covid-19 superspreaders were applaudable. 

Sun, 08 Aug 2021 - 03:33 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Tokyo Games, Japan, Olympic Flame, superspreaders

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Aditi Ashok

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Tokyo Olympics: Anurag Thakur Praises Golfer Aditi Ashok On Finishing 4th

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur applauded golfer Aditi Ashok for an impeccable performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Thakur tweeted, "India's first woman golfer to finish 4th at the Olympics Games! Aditi Ashok, deserves a standing ovation for her exemplary performance". Law and Justice Union Minister Kiren Rijiju praised the 23-year-old wishing her the best for her future journey. Meanwhile, the official Olympics account also praised her fight for… read-more

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 12:49 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Aditi Ashok, Tokyo Games, Golf, Anurag Thakur

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American Fencers Wear Pink Mask To Protest Against Sexual Assault

In a protest against American fencer Alen Hadzic, his teammates Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald, and Yeisser Ramirez wore pink face masks at Tokyo Olympics on July 30. Hadzic, who was accused of sexual misconduct by three women following his Tokyo Olympics qualification, was the only one not wearing the pink mask. "These athletes wanted to have a voice where US Fencing and SafeSport failed,” a US fencer said.

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 04:32 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Alen Hadzic, sexual misconduct, Tokyo Games, Fencing

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Satish Kumar

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Satish Kumar, India's First Superheavyweight Boxer Enters Olympics Quarterfinals

India's first boxer in the superheavyweight category at the Olympics, Satish Kumar, started with a win against Jamaica's Ricardo Brown at the Tokyo Games. Kumar made it to the quarterfinals with a score of 4-1 in the 16 stages round. With speed as the key, the 32-year-old landed a few but effective punches while keeping himself out of the Jamaican's reach, restricting Brown from getting into a rhythm.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 - 12:08 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Satish Kumar, Superheavyweight boxer, Tokyo Games, Quarterfinals

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PV Sindhu

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Beats Israel's Polikarpova In First Match

Rio Games Silver Medalist and reigning world champion PV Sindhu secured another round in the Tokyo Games after a straight-game win against Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova in the women's singles group J match on July 25. The "World Number Seven" defeated the 58th ranked Polikarpova 21-7 21-10 with her trademark straight and cross-court smashes and drops. Sindhu will next face Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong.

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 11:30 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: PV Sindhu, Tokyo Games, Badminton, Ksenia Polikarpova

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Kentaro Kobayashi

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Olympics Show Director Expelled For Making Jokes On Holocaust

After a video from the 1990s of Kentaro Kobayashi resurfaced, he was dismissed as the Show Director of the Olympics opening ceremony a day before the Tokyo Olympics started. Japan's Olympic Chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video which shows him making jokes on the Holocaust reminded "painful acts of history". This controversy has added to the long list of scandals that have surrounded the Tokyo Games this year.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 07:08 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Kentaro Kobayashi, Tokyo Games, holocaust, show director

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Mirabai Chanu

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'I Am Competing With Myself', Says Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who is ready to showcase her talent in Tokyo Olympics on July 24 said “I am competing with myself". She is participating in this Olympics five years after she was ruled out as her five out of six lifts were considered invalid in Rio. The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the strongest contenders who is likely to challenge China’s Hou Zhihui.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 05:25 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Tokyo Games, Mirabai Chanu, Weightlifting, Rio Olympics

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia Faces Knee Injury In Russia's Local tournament

While competing in a local tournament in Russia with A Kudyev, wrestler Bajrang Punia sustained a right knee injury. Emphasizing the suffering of Punia, his Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis said, "He is fine and normal. He has been given a pain-killing injection. It does not look serious, he should be okay." However, Bajrang bagged the second position in the 65 kg category in the Tokyo Games.

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 06:11 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Bajrang Punia, Tokyo Games, Coach, tournament

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Saina Nehwal

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Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Fail To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will miss the Tokyo Olympics after they failed to qualify the Badminton World Federation rankings list. With the tournaments' official qualifying window closing on June 15, the BWF announced to hold no more matches. According to the rules only top 16 shuttlers as of June 15 will qualify for the games. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth, Chirag Shetty have qualified for games.

Sat, 29 May 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Badminton, Tokyo Games

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Long Jumper M Sreeshankar

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M Sreeshankar Breaks His Own Record; Qualifies For Tokyo Olympic

Long jumper M Sreeshankar qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games on March 16, besides improving his own national record at the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships. With a splendid 8.26m leap in his fifth attempt, Shreeshankar surpassed the Olympic qualification mark set at 8.22m. Additionally, in the women's 100m sprint finals, while Hima Das suffered a red card for a false start, Tamil Nadu's Dhanalakshmi defeated national record… read-more

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 09:58 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: M Sreeshankar, Tokyo Games, Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Dhanalakshmi, Federation Cup National Athletics Championships

Courtesy: The Indian Express