Monday, 27 March, 2023
TopicTokyo Olympics 2020

Topic: Tokyo Olympics 2020

Support rises in Japan for Tokyo Games as country racks up gold medals

Previously plagued by concerns over the pandemic and a list of scandals, positive remarks about the Olympics have risen significantly in Japan since the opening ceremony.

India’s Lovlina Borgohain beats former world champion, enters boxing semifinals at Olympics

Borgohain prevailed 4-1 and upstaged Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to make the last four where she will square off against reigning world champion, Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli.

Indian archer Deepika Kumari ousts former world champion to reach Olympics quarterfinals

Kumari delivered a perfect 10, hitting the bull's eye, to topple Russia's Ksenia Perova in a thrilling one-arrow shoot-off to advance to women's individual quarterfinals.

The many joys of watching Indians at Tokyo 2020. But it’s the commentary that excites more

Want to cry tears of joy watching Indian athletes in Tokyo? Let Sony's Olympics coverage add to it.

Indian shooters crash out of Olympics qualifying round in 10m air rifle mixed event

Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar stood at 12th position while Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar ended 18th out of 29 pairs. The mixed events are making their Olympic debut.

Western media ugly, not athletes: China slams Reuters, CNN over Olympics photos, headlines

The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka posted screenshots of Reuters reports on Chinese athletes who won gold at Tokyo Olympics, accusing it of bias and deliberately using 'ugly' images.

Dutch tennis player Jean-Julien Roger withdraws from Olympics after testing Covid positive

Earlier the organisers in their daily Covid update announced three athletes, four contractors, eight Games-concerned personnel and one Games employee have been found positive.

Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics, a first in 21 years

Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics with her victory in the 49kg category and opened the country's account in the games on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics linked Covid-19 cases cross 100 with 19 new infections

Olympic organisers in their daily Covid update announced that 3 athletes,10 Games-concerned personnel, 3 mediapersons and contractors associated with the event have been found positive.

Indian athletes from 7 sports to skip Olympics opening ceremony over Covid concerns

Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra said that flag bearers-Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh will be among the 30 athletes participating in the opening ceremony.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.