Olympic Games

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.

published on : 21st January 2022

China anti-virus measures in full force after Beijing reports positive case

The infected person lives and works in the city’s northwestern district of Haidian and had no travel history outside of Beijing for the past two weeks, according to state media.

published on : 17th January 2022

Hockey India names 30 members for senior men's national camp

After a successful campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian men's core Group will begin the new Olympic cycle with an intent to improve upon this performance at Paris 2024.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Men's hockey players put through the grind at Bengaluru facility

The SAI Bengaluru centre is the second home for both the men and women players of the national teams.

published on : 6th August 2021

Opponent simulation to playing in Tokyo time: Decoding Indian hockey team's coaching method

When it became apparent that the men’s hockey side wouldn’t be able to travel outside for valuable match practice, the team management came up with a novel idea.

published on : 6th August 2021

Glad that the boys proved my prediction to be right: Former hockey player V Baskaran

The former hockey team captain felt that Graham Reid's method of coaching and style of play helped our boys bag the bronze.

published on : 6th August 2021

Within a quarter of upsetting defending champs: The magnificent journey of women's hockey team

Superlatives were invented to describe sporting journeys like this but even those words won't do justice to the journey they have been on since finishing last at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

published on : 6th August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Debutant wrestler Seema Bisla loses 50 kg opener to Tunisia's Sarra Hamdi

The 27-year-old could not make her moves as Hamdi applied the body lock to great effect, never allowing Seema to initiate a strong attack.

published on : 6th August 2021

PM Modi speaks to Manpreet Singh, coach Graham Reid after Olympic hockey bronze; applauds hard work

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called skipper Manpreet Singh and congratulated him and the team for the 5-4 victory over Germany.

published on : 5th August 2021

Japan limits hospital treatments amid coronavirus surge

Opposition as well as some governing party lawmakers and experts charged that the lives of people isolating at home without adequate care would be at risk.

published on : 4th August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev follows up win over Novak Djokovic with gold

Zverev controlled the match with his big serve and a confident two-handed backhand, never really giving the 25th-ranked Khachanov a chance.

published on : 1st August 2021

Covid at Tokyo Olympics: Chilean Taekwondo player, Dutch skateboarder, Czech paddler test positive

The total number of Games-related COVID-cases has risen to 75 on Wednesday and despite this rise, the International Olympic Committee has insisted that cancelling the event is not an option.

published on : 21st July 2021

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

The 2032 deal for Brisbane looked done months before this formal decision when the International Olympic Committee gave it exclusive negotiating rights in February.

published on : 21st July 2021

'Let us win and let the others lose': Sachin Tendulkar's message to India's Olympic contingent

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Dhruv Batra, who joined the ceremony from Tokyo, said he believed Indian athletics is on the cusp of winning that elusive Olympic medal.

published on : 20th July 2021

International Olympic Committee's Thomas Bach gets mixed reaction in one-day visit to Hiroshima

Dozens of protesters were seen near the Atomic Bomb Dome with signs that read “Cancel The Olympics” and “No Bach.”

published on : 17th July 2021
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