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Olympic Games playbook restricts access to Games Village

Tokyo, Mar 27 (IANS): Members of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), as well as business executives belonging to sponsors will be barred from visiting the Olympic Village, revealed a 33-page playbook for...

Covid effect: No overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics

Lausanne, March 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a meeting with four other bodies on Saturday, decided to not allow overseas spectators for the July-August Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to the prevailing Covid-19...

Possibilities are limitless for me at Olympics: Bhavani

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India's sabre fencer Bhavani Devi said that she is not going to restrict herself at this year's Tokyo Olympics. Bhavani became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics earlier this month. "I want...

Olympic torch relay to kick off on schedule

Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics torch relay will kick off as scheduled in northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture on March 25, organisers announced on Monday. The Tokyo 2020 organising committee will hold a grand start of the torch relay...

Bhavani Devi first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India's international sabre fencer Bhavani Devi has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23 by virtue of improving her world ranking to 42, confirmed the Fencing Association of India. The 27-year-old from Chennai is...

Delhi to bid for 2048 Olympics, says CM Kejriwal

New Delhi, Mar 9 (IANS): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the national capital will bid to get an opportunity to host the Olympics in 2048. Kejriwal announced this while addressing a press conference, stating that the vision for...

Extension of Olympic qualification period good for players: Gopichand

By Rohit Mundayur (IANS) Extension of the Olympic qualification period for badminton can only be good for Indian players as it gives them more time in between tournaments, said chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. The Badminton World Federation (BWF)...

Badminton Olympic qualification period extended till June 15

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced that it has extended the Olympic qualification period till June 15. This came after the postponement of the Malaysia Open Super 750 and Singapore Open Super...

Olympics without spectators among options, says Games chief

Tokyo, Jan 30 (IANS) Holding the Tokyo Olympics without spectators is one of the scenarios that the Games organising committee is evaluating, the committee's president Yoshiro Mori said. Uncertainty looms over the Olympics, which had already been postponed once due...

No plan B, Tokyo Olympics on schedule, says IOC chief Bach

Tokyo, Jan 21 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach pledged on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled. Bach said that IOC is committed to conducting the Games and has "no plan B" although...

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Shocking that CBSE will hold exams, Priyanka writes to Nishank

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) After the CBSE board issued a circular stating that it is going ahead with...