Tokyo games

RIP Shinzo Abe: When the former Japanese PM impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics 

As a video was shown with Abe portrayed running late for the handover ceremony, the Japanese prime minister suddenly popped up on stage in Rio — to loud applause—  dressed as Super Mario.

published on : 9th July 2022

Deepak falls short once again, settles for silver

In the absence of Iranian superstar Hassan Yazdani, Indian wrestler Deepak Punia (86kg) was one of the title favourites at the Asian Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

published on : 25th April 2022

My sole aim is to win gold at Paris Paralympics, says para shuttler Palak Kohli

The youngest para-badminton player to qualify for the Paralympics at 18, Kohli is currently competing at the Spanish Para badminton International II in Vitoria.

published on : 2nd March 2022

Tokyo Paralympics bronze is a gold medal for me, says Manoj Sarkar

Manoj had won a bronze medal after defeating Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the men's singles SL3 event at the Paralympics Games in Tokyo.

published on : 25th December 2021

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu sets sights on second world championship title after Tokyo silver

The 27-year-old has, in her own words, struggled while lifting weights in the snatch due to an imbalance that affects her right shoulder and back.

published on : 26th October 2021

Indian men's hockey team hits turf for first time post bronze medal win at Tokyo Games

The players have gone through the Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test and are staying in separate rooms as per the quarantine rule.

published on : 5th October 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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

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.

published on : 8th August 2021
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