Tokyo

Japan can host Olympics despite coronavirus spike: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike met with PM Yoshihide Suga to discuss how to mitigate the recent resurgence of infections.

published on : 24th November 2020

The Volker Herrmann interview: 'India should compete in high-level events'

There were speculations on his sudden departure from Indian athletics, but High Performance Director Volker Herrmann did not want to delve into it.

published on : 24th November 2020

Blow for Indian athletics as High Performance Director Volker Herrmann resigns

Considering Volker was busy plotting the road map for his wards to excel in Tokyo, it's puzzling what happened in the interim.

published on : 21st November 2020

We have opportunity to create history in Tokyo: Indian women's hockey team midfielder Sushila Chanu

Sushila Chanu has remained a consistent performer with the team, and is hopeful she will have the opportunity to represent the tricolor in Tokyo next year.

published on : 19th November 2020

Parliamentary committee takes Gagan and Sushil's inputs

The discussion was not just limited to next year's Games. The committee headed by Vinay Sahasrabuddhe listened to the two Olympians and their suggestion for improving sports in the country too.

published on : 18th November 2020

Italy promises Olympic committee autonomy after IOC warning

CONI president Giovanni Malagò said earlier Tuesday that it doesn’t seem that the problems have been solved.

published on : 18th November 2020

No mandatory coronavirus vaccine for Tokyo Olympics, says IOC chief

Bach, who is in Tokyo to bolster confidence in the pandemic-postponed event, said taking a vaccine would be a "free decision" for athletes and others involved in the Games.

published on : 17th November 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach says Tokyo Olympic 'participants' may need vaccinations

It was Bach's first meeting with Suga and his first trip to Japan since the Olympics were postponed almost eight months ago.

published on : 16th November 2020

Tokyo Olympics may allow foreign fans; there will be rules

It was in early spring this year that the Games were postponed, unable to see a way forward and now set to open on July 23, 2021.

published on : 12th November 2020

Indian hockey forward Gurjant Singh hopes to prove his mettle ahead of Olympic Games

Indian team's core probable group has been living in a bio-secure environment at the SAI facility since August this year after a six-week break.

published on : 11th November 2020

Hockey India advertises for two key positions, stiff criteria rule out most Indian coaches

Interestingly, contracts for both posts will only be till 30 September 2021 -- i.e. until the Tokyo Olympics

published on : 5th November 2020

Nintendo's profit soars as pandemic has people playing games

Kyoto-based Nintendo Co's profit for the six months through September soared to 213 billion yen (USD 2 billion), up from 62 billion yen a year ago.

published on : 5th November 2020

Lack of tournaments makes qualification for Tokyo Olympics tougher, says Harmeet Desai

Harmeet Desai feels the lack of tournaments due to the pandemic has weakened his chances to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Let Olympic prep follow own course

Only a handful of sports events have been conducted in the country in the last few months because of the pandemic.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Organisers have 'determination' to stage Tokyo Olympics in 2021: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe

Coe also praised AFI for organising many activities online for the benefit of the athletes and officials in India, in the South Asian region and in Asia.

published on : 1st November 2020
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