Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Facts and figures

With the Tokyo Olympic Games closing on Sunday night, here's a look at some facts and figures about these special Games.

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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra the star as India claims best medal haul

Finally, after a gap of 13 years, India tasted another 'golden moment' when javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra broke the jinx.

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Tokyo Olympics: Now joy and pride of wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya's village won't 'stink'

Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya's father, a farmer who worked in rented fields, along with fellow villagers met the CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

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Neeraj Chopra says Indian athletes look up to Abhinav Bindra

Neeraj Chopra says the country's athletes look up to Abhinav Bindra in their endeavour to win individual top prize at the Olympics.

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Neeraj Chopra likely to get promotion in Army for winning gold at Tokyo Olympics

Neeraj Chopra, a Subedar with the 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army, had been conferred the prestigious VSM for his sporting excellence.

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Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track and field delivered a memorable show, both inside the lines and out.

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Brazilian Olympic Committee criticizes national soccer team

The committee released a statement condemning attitude of the players and the Brazilian soccer confederation after the team beat Spain in the final to win gold.

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Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall

Despite the pandemic, the one-year delay and the soaring costs, the Japanese public may still find a sweet spot for the Tokyo Olympics, the way it did for the storied 1964 Games.

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Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

Mental health claimed bandwidth as never before, and athletes revealed their stories and struggles in vulnerable, sometimes excruciating fashion.

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Sylvia Fowles' Diary: Teary as she wraps US career with fourth gold

Even though we didn’t have family here, I want to let everybody know that it still hits me hard but that I’m very grateful for the experience.

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US women beat Brazil to win first Olympic volleyball gold

Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn’t return her spike on match point.

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Off-script Olympics: Wins, losses, and a whole lot of improv

If the Olympics is, as they like to say, one of the planet's biggest stages, there was a lot of improv going on.

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge dominates, defends Olympic marathon title

Kipchoge pulled away late and pretty much went for a stroll in the park — Odori Park — as the 36-year-old Kenyan defended his Olympic marathon title.

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Time to ensure we don't have to wait four decades for the next Olympic medal in hockey

Indian hockey had been wallowing in despair for four decades as teams returned home from the Olympics empty-handed.

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Minor tweaks in drag flick routine got Indian hockey star Gurjit Kaur going in Tokyo

India had bagged 14 penalty corners against Ireland and failed to convert even one and the team's think-tank raised the issue in the team meeting.

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AFI's decision to train Neeraj Chopra with German expert Klaus Bartonietz bears fruit

The AFI's appreciation of German coach Klaus Bartonietz, who helped guide javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Aditi Ashok's Tokyo showing will bring about a positive change in golf: Anirban Lahiri

Lahiri said that the 23-year-old Aditi's performance in Tokyo should bring about a positive change in the game's ecosystem in India.

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Wish you had lived at least till Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju after Neeraj Chopra fulfills Milkha Singh's last wish

Kiren Rijiju remembered Milkha Singh after India won its first gold in athletics through Neeraj Chopra in Javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Doctors advised me to take rest but I preferred to train for Tokyo Olympics, says Bajrang Punia

In the final three minutes, Bajrang Punia managed to hold his own and he kept his opponent at bay walking away with a bronze medal.

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Indian men's hockey team rises to third spot in FIH rankings, women's team to eighth

The Indian men's hockey team, which ended a 41-year medal drought by clinching a bronze medal in Tokyo, rose to 3rd in the FIH World Rankings.

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