Tuesday, 9 August, 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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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

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First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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