Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicOlympics 2020

Topic: Olympics 2020

Olympic bronze medallist Rupinder Pal Singh retires from international hockey

The 30-year-old, regarded as one of the best Indian drag-flickers, said it was time to make way for young players to experience the "great joy" he experienced for 13 years.

India’s Deepak Punia misses out on bronze in wrestling at his maiden Olympics

The 22-year-old wrestler was leading 2-1 in the bronze medal bout Thursday but San Marino’s Myles Nazem Amine snatched away the victory in the last moments.

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya clinches silver in 57 kg freestyle category at Tokyo Olympics

The Indian wrestler missed out on scoring the first gold medal in wrestling for the country as he lost to Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) Zavur Uguev Thursday.

88-member Indian contingent reaches Tokyo for upcoming Olympic games

First batch of the Indian contingent, which comprises 54 athletes besides support staff, had received a formal send-off by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in New Delhi Saturday.

Three athletes test positive for Covid ahead of Tokyo games, two staying at Olympic village

The IOC games operations director said that the athletes of Tokyo games are the most 'controlled population' in the world. The tally of games-related Covid cases has risen to 55.

For isolated athletes, Tokyo Olympics promises to be the weirdest ever games

For the aspiring athletes, the road to Tokyo has been long, uncertain and arduous. The event is likely to be strangely lifeless — no revelry after victories or families to offer support.

Japanese don’t want the Olympics, but it’s not just up to Japan to cancel the games

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga earlier told members of a parliamentary committee that although he has 'never put the Olympics first,' it’s was the IOC that has the final say.

Olympics losing public support in Japan, gorillas test positive in US and other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Japan’s wish to host the Olympics could come at a hefty price

A July poll taken after the games were rescheduled found that one-third of the Japanese public wanted them canceled outright, and slightly more thought they should be postponed again.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 will take place ‘with or without’ Covid, says IOC top executive

International Olympic Committee’s V-P John Coates said the games will start as planned on 23 July, adding that the Olympics have never been cancelled outside of world wars.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.