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A man drives past the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on 3 June 2021 in Tokyo | Photographer: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images via Bloomberg

How does a country boost its Olympics medals tally? By hosting the games

Analysis of Olympics held from 1992 through 2021 shows that the single most powerful driver of medal tally is hosting the event, and how many years since a country last did it.

‘Please everyone, stop crying’ — PM Modi tells Indian women’s hockey team during phone call

PM Modi congratulated the team and said that their hard work and sweat might not have got India a medal but the team has become an inspiration for crores of girls in the country.
PV Sindhu at the Tokyo Olympics on 25 July 2021 | Twitter/@mygovindia

PV Sindhu loses semi-final match in Tokyo Olympics, to fight for bronze Sunday

On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles event after defeating Japan's number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
Indian athlete Kamalpreet Kaur | Twitter /@joybhattacharj

After battling depression, discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur shines in Tokyo Olympics

She threw 65.06m during the Federation Cup in March to break the national record and become the first Indian woman to breach the 65m mark.

Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.
Indias Pusarla V. Sindhu in action in the women’s singles badminton match against Hong Kong Chinas Ngan Yi Cheung at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, on 28 July 2021 | PTI

PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong’s NY Cheung, enters pre-quarterfinals in Tokyo Olympics

World No. 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group.
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh

What is lightweight double sculls, Olympic rowing event in which India has reached semifinal

Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will take part in the semifinal of the men’s lightweight double sculls event at 8 am Wednesday.
Indian Hockey Team at the Tokyo Olympics, on 27 July 2021 | Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia

Rupinder Pal Singh scores brace as India beat Spain 3-0 in Olympic men’s hockey

Despite the win, India’s chief coach Graham Reid said the team needs to work upon a lot of grey areas, like conceding penalty corners, ahead of their remaining matches.
People greet Olympian Mirabai Chanu upon her arrival from Tokyo Olympics, on 26 July 2021 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Govt felicitates Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, announce reward, promotion

Chanu, who returned to the country Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
Mirabai Chanu's parents after her Olympic feat at their home in the village of Nongpok Kakching in Imphal East district. | Photo: Simrin Sirur/ThePrint

In her Manipur village, Mirabai Chanu’s family prepares for a feast to celebrate Olympic feat

Mirabai Chanu's family lives in Nongpok Kakching village at the foothills of Imphal East district in Manipur. They say she never had a doubt about a medal in Tokyo Olympics.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.