Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicTokyo Olympics

Topic: Tokyo Olympics

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.

6 medals in 4 Games: How India’s Olympic run has changed wrestling in Haryana

Since 2008, India has won a total of 6 medals in wrestling at the Olympics — the most in any sport in this period. This reflects in Haryana’s villages.

Bhavinaben Patel secures India’s first medal at Tokyo Paralympics in table tennis

Competing in her maiden Paralympics, Patel enters semifinals with a straight-game win against world number 5 Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia in the women’s singles Class 4 event.

Don’t use me for propaganda, Neeraj Chopra says after outrage over remark on Pakistan player

Neeraj Chopra posted a video on Twitter Thursday after people alleged that Pakistan athlete Arshad Nadeem was trying to 'tamper' with Chopra’s javelin.

India must think beyond glory of medal winners. Many things still holding us back in sports

Today's sportspersons are rarely in the game because of choice. Winning medals will remain a matter of luck if India doesn't create a sporting culture beyond cricket.

TOPS or BASE? Why Indian sports must choose a path after Tokyo Olympics

We need to focus on different games that are popular in different states, irrespective of its Olympic status or medal prospect.

71% Indian parents game if child chooses sport other than cricket as a career, survey says

A survey conducted by community platform LocalCircles on the impact of India’s Tokyo Olympics contingent also said 51% of families had at least one member following the event.

Indian Olympic medal-winners return from Tokyo, govt throws grand felicitation ceremony

The event was held a few hours after the winners made their way out of the Delhi airport amid utter chaos. PV Sindhu & Mirabai Chanu were absent as they are already home.

Another medal missed – Arshad Nadeem’s loss makes Pakistanis demand better sports facilities

Pakistanis want their atheltes to win both medals and hearts. But they also know why Tokyo Olympics couldn't end the country's dry run since Barcelona 1992.

Medals India won at Tokyo Olympics has certainly made the nation proud, elated: PM Modi

PM Modi Sunday said this is the time to keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talent emerges and get the opportunity to represent India.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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