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India's Neeraj Chopra with the gold medal after winning the men's javelin throw final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on 7 August 2021 | PTI Photo

71% Indian parents game if child chooses sport other than cricket as a career, survey says

A survey conducted by community platform LocalCircles on the impact of India’s Tokyo Olympics contingent also said 51% of families had at least one member following the event.
Indian Olympic medallists at a government felicitate ceremony in New Delhi on 9 August 2021

Indian Olympic medal-winners return from Tokyo, govt throws grand felicitation ceremony

The event was held a few hours after the winners made their way out of the Delhi airport amid utter chaos. PV Sindhu & Mirabai Chanu were absent as they are already home.

Another medal missed – Arshad Nadeem’s loss makes Pakistanis demand better sports facilities

Pakistanis want their atheltes to win both medals and hearts. But they also know why Tokyo Olympics couldn't end the country's dry run since Barcelona 1992.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter/ ANI

Medals India won at Tokyo Olympics has certainly made the nation proud, elated: PM Modi

PM Modi Sunday said this is the time to keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talent emerges and get the opportunity to represent India.

Ministers to Hockey India, all are quiet on casteist attack on Dalit player Vandana Katariya

What do India's sports bodies have in common? Silence on discrimination.
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India couldn’t have had a better Olympics. Must inspire others for Paris 2024

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Subedar Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo shows Army Sports Institute’s efforts have paid off

The stellar performance of Indian women in the Tokyo Olympics shows the need to expand the scope of Army's Mission Olympics Programme to admit girls in institutes too.
Indian women's hockey team after winning against Australia, 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Twitter/TheHockeyIndia/

Hockey India is sitting on an untapped goldmine – fans who want more of the sport

The success of Indian women’s and men’s hockey teams at Tokyo Olympics will likely bring new set of fans into the sport, something that SRK’s Chak De! India did.
India's Neeraj Chopra with the gold medal after winning the men's javelin throw final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on 7 August 2021 | PTI Photo

‘Feels unbelievable, didn’t know it would be gold’ — Neeraj Chopra says after Olympic win

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed the young javelin thrower's 'unparalleled grit' for the landmark gold-winning feat at the Tokyo Games.
India's Neeraj Chopra during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday on 7 August 2021

Neeraj Chopra bags 1st gold for India at Tokyo Olympics by winning men’s javelin throw event

He threw a distance of 87.58 meters at the Tokyo Olympics to become the first Indian to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics.