2020 Tokyo Olympics: News

15 May 2024

Neeraj Chopra

Federation Cup: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold medal 

Neeraj Chopra, the reigning world champion, clinched the gold medal in the men's javelin throw event final at the Federation Cup 2024 on May 15.

26 Mar 2023

Lovlina Borgohain

Women's World Boxing Championships 2023: Lovlina Borgohain wins gold 

Indian pugilist Lovlina Borgohain overcame Australia's Caitlin Parker in the 75kg category final at the Women's World Boxing Championships 2023.

12 Jan 2023

Hockey World Cup

Hockey World Cup 2023: Schedule, format, timing, telecast details

The 2023 edition of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup is set to get underway on January 13.

07 Aug 2022

Boxing

2022 CWG, boxing: Amit Panghal bags maiden gold medal

India's Amit Panghal trumped England's Kiaran MacDonald in the final of the men's boxing flyweight category (51kg) in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

06 Aug 2022

Boxing

2022 CWG, boxing: India's Amit Panghal storms into the final

Indian boxer Amit Panghal beat Zambia's Patrick Chinyemba in the men's flyweight semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

2022 CWG, hockey: India women lose to Australia in semi-finals

The Indian women's hockey team suffered a fateful defeat to Australia in the semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

2022 CWG: Indian women's hockey team beats Wales 3-1

India women's hockey team extended their win streak as they bested Wales by 3-1 in their second match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

19 Jun 2022

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Kuortane Games: His career stats

Javelin star Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Kuortane Games in Finland after registering a throw of 86.69m on his first attempt on Saturday.

01 Jun 2022

Indian Hockey Team

2022 Asia Cup: India overcome Japan 1-0 to claim bronze

India men's hockey team bested Japan 1-0 to claim bronze at the 2022 Asia Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

07 May 2022

Athletics

27-year-old Avinash Sable breaks 5000m national record: Decoding his profile

India's track and field athlete, Avinash Sable, has set a national record at the Sound Running Track meet in San Juan Capistrano, USA.

22 Nov 2021

Olympics

Who is alpine skier Arif Mohammed Khan?

Alpine skier, Arif Mohammed Khan, has become the first Indian athlete to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics, slated to be held in Beijing.

02 Nov 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra among 12 sportspersons to receive Khel Ratna

Tokyo Olympics gold-medalist Neeraj Chopra is set to receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.

23 Sep 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra meets Abhinav Bindra

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday met the country's first-ever individual gold medalist from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Abhinav Bindra, and his family.

14 Sep 2021

Sports

Neeraj Chopra's javelin coach Uwe Hohn sacked: Here's why

In a major development, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to sack national javelin coach Uwe Hohn.

14 Sep 2021

Delhi

Olympic medal is just the beginning: Hockey forward Shamsher Singh

Forward Shamsher Singh said that winning the Olympic bronze medal was just ticking off one box in the new beginning for the Indian men's hockey team, which aspires to be the world number one side.

09 Sep 2021

Japan

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.

09 Sep 2021

North Korea

North Korea suspended from 2022 Winter Olympics for Tokyo no-show

North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

08 Sep 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Jhajharia, Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

Three-time Paralympic medal-winning javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, and ex-world champion boxer L Sarita Devi have been named in the selection committee for this year's National Sports Awards.

Boxers to compete in head guards at men's National Championship

Boxers will compete in head guards during the men's National Championship scheduled to start on September 15 and gold-medalists from the event will qualify for World Championships to be held from October 26 in Serbia.

3 Sep 2021

Sports

Five best sports games you should definitely try

The current year has certainly been a delight for sports aficionados.

19 Aug 2021

Olympics

Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra

India's first individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on Thursday said the road to the 2024 Paris Games will be difficult and "tricky" given the shorter three-year cycle.

16 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets with Indian Olympians back from Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted the Olympic-returned Indian athletes for breakfast at his residence, a day after lauding their memorable performance at the Tokyo Games from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

12 Aug 2021

Assam

Lovlina receives warm welcome in Assam; to be felicitated today

Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain arrived in Guwahati on Thursday to a warm welcome as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma received her at the airport.

09 Aug 2021

Sports

Major records scripted at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics saw some action-packed performances across sports.

09 Aug 2021

Japan

Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.

08 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Interesting facts about India's Olympic gold-medalist Neeraj Chopra

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has become the talk of the town after clinching a historic gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

07 Aug 2021

Sports

Tokyo Games: India register their best medal haul at Olympics

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra, on Saturday, claimed the second gold medal (individual) for India at Olympics.

07 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra secures India's first Olympic gold in athletics

Neeraj Chopra has clinched the second-ever individual gold medal for India at Olympics.

06 Aug 2021

Olympics

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 14: Complete report

India had a disappointing Day 14 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

06 Aug 2021

Sports

How to watch field hockey? Here is a useful guide

Indian hockey seems to have resurrected in the last few days.

06 Aug 2021

Sports

Badminton: Decoding are the career stats of Chou Tien-Chen

Chou Tien-chen from Chinese Taipei recently lost to China's Chen Long in the men's singles quarter-final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

06 Aug 2021

Indian Hockey Team

Finishing fourth in Olympics is no small feat: Rani Rampal

She is proud of the effort but Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal is hurting as well after coming within touching distance of an Olympic podium finish only to finish fourth ultimately.

06 Aug 2021

Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia loses semi-final bout in 65kg category

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has lost the men's freestyle 65kg category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after being beaten by Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semis.

06 Aug 2021

Belarus

Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

06 Aug 2021

Golf

#TokyoOlympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok holds second spot after third round

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok carded a three-under 67 in the third round to hold on to the second position and remain in strong contention for the country's maiden Olympic medal in the sport in Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

06 Aug 2021

Wrestling

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

Bajrang Punia put his tactical acumen and strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran's Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semifinal berth in men's free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut, in Tokyo on Friday.

06 Aug 2021

Sports

Hockey (women's), Olympics: Team India loses the bronze medal match

India missed out on securing their first-ever medal at Olympics in women's hockey.

05 Aug 2021

Olympics

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 13: Complete report

It was an emotional day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

05 Aug 2021

Olympics

Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya loses to Zavur Uguev, wins silver

Indian Wrestler Ravi Dahiya lost 4-7 to Russia's Zavur Uguev in the gold medal match (57kg) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

05 Aug 2021

Wrestling

#TokyoOlympics: Wrestler Ravi endures bite from Sanayev, but is fine

India's Ravi Dahiya endured a painful bite on his biceps from Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev during the Tokyo Olympics semifinal but the in-form wrestler is perfectly fine and raring to go for the final, a support staff member of the team assured.

05 Aug 2021

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PM Modi, sporting fraternity hail men's hockey team's Olympic success

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in hailing and celebrating the Indian men's hockey team's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, saying the day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.

05 Aug 2021

India

Hockey: India clinch their first Olympic medal after 41 years

India's wait for an Olympic medal in hockey has finally come to an end.

04 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 12: Complete report

It was a positive day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

04 Aug 2021

Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Argentina beat India in women's hockey semi-final

Argentina beat the Indian women's hockey team 2-1 in an intense semi-final clash at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday.

04 Aug 2021

Wrestling

Ravi Dahiya storms into Olympic final, pins Sanayev in semis

Ravi Dahiya on Wednesday became only the second Indian wrestler to qualify for the gold medal clash at the Olympic Games when he sensationally turned around the 57kg semifinal by pinning Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev.

04 Aug 2021

Wrestling

Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia win by technical superiority, enter quarterfinals

Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia began their Olympics campaigns with technical superiority victories, reaching the men's freestyle 57kg and 86kg quarterfinals respectively with ease, in Tokyo on Wednesday.

04 Aug 2021

Boxing

Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina loses semis, settles for bronze

India's 23-year-old boxer Lovlina Borgohain has lost the semis of the women's flyweight category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

04 Aug 2021

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final, Shivpal Singh out

Medal contender Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to enter the finals of the Olympic Games with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt that put him on top of the qualification round in Tokyo on Wednesday.

03 Aug 2021

Belarus

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who plans to seek refuge in Europe after accusing team officials of trying to force her to leave the Games earlier, said on Tuesday that officials from her country "made it clear" she would face punishment if she returned home.

03 Aug 2021

Boxing

Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain chases historic Olympic final berth

A medal already secured, Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will be in pursuit of history when she takes on reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the Olympic semifinals in Tokyo on Wednesday, aiming to become the first-ever Indian boxer to advance to the games final.

03 Aug 2021

Sports

Hockey: India lose semi-finals, alive in the medal hunt

The Indian men's hockey side failed to book a spot in the final after losing to Belgium 2-5 at the Tokyo Olympics.

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 10: Complete report

India had a mixed Day 10 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

02 Aug 2021

Saina Nehwal

Gopichand sir congratulated me, Saina 'no': PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu on Monday said she received a congratulatory message from Chief National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand but she has not got any such gesture yet from senior shuttler Saina Nehwal following her bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympics.

02 Aug 2021

Tokyo

Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

Their remarkable performances in the build-up to the Tokyo Games creating high hopes of multiple medals at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will have the spotlight on them when India's seven wrestlers, beginning with Sonam Malik, open their campaigns in Tokyo from Tuesday.

A movie on self belief did the trick: Sjoerd Marijne

Watching a movie on self-belief after three consecutive losses rebuilt the Indian women's hockey team's shattered morale and helped it to "aim for the clouds," the side's Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne revealed on Monday after Rani Rampal and Co. entered their maiden Olympic semifinals in Tokyo.

02 Aug 2021

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar, Randeep Hooda laud boxer Satish Kumar

Actors Farhan Akhtar and Randeep Hooda on Monday celebrated boxer Satish Kumar's gutsy performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, where he fought with the reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov despite multiple stitches on his forehead and chin.

02 Aug 2021

Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand finishes last in 200m heat race

Sprinter Dutee Chand ran her season's best in 200m but that was not enough for a semifinals berth as she made a disappointing exit from the Olympics after finishing last in her heat race in Tokyo on Monday.

02 Aug 2021

Badminton

Film stars praise PV Sindhu, call her India's pride

Indian cine stars Akshay Kumar, Kartik Aaryan, Taapsee Pannu, and Shahid Kapoor among others on Sunday said they were proud of ace shuttler PV Sindhu's historic win at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.

02 Aug 2021

India

Hockey: Indian women's team reaches first semi-final at Olympics

The Indian women's hockey team defeated Australia in the quarter-final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

01 Aug 2021

India

Hockey: India beat Great Britain 3-1, advance to semi-finals

The Indian men's hockey team claimed a comprehensive victory over Great Britain in the quarter-finals of Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

01 Aug 2021

Badminton

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu gives India second medal, wins bronze

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the bronze medal in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating China's He Bingjiao (women's singles).

01 Aug 2021

Tennis

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev wins gold after beating Karen Khachanov

Germany's Alexander Zverev, on Sunday, secured the gold medal after defeating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 in the men's singles final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

01 Aug 2021

Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old record

Elaine Thompson-Herah, on Saturday, broke the 33-year-old record of Florence Griffith Joyner in the women's 100 meters at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

31 Jul 2021

PV Sindhu

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 8: Complete report

It was a disappointing day for India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

31 Jul 2021

Tennis

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Belinda Bencic wins women's singles final

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic pocketed the gold medal after winning the women's singles tennis clash on Saturday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

31 Jul 2021

Badminton

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Tai Tzu-ying beats PV Sindhu in semi-final

Chinese Taipei's ace shuttler Tai Tzu-ying beat India's PV Sindhu in the badminton women's singles semi-final clash on Saturday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

31 Jul 2021

Sports

Will give my best to win Olympic medal: Kamalpreet

Kamalpreet Kaur, who qualified for the Olympics discus throw finals at second place with an impressive performance on Saturday, told her father that she would give her best to win a medal.

31 Jul 2021

Tennis

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Busta downs Djokovic to win bronze medal

Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta downed the world's number one, Novak Djokovic, in the men's singles tennis bronze medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday.

Katariya's hat-trick keeps India's hopes alive in Olympic women's hockey

Striker Vandana Katariya scored a historic hat-trick to keep alive the Indian women's hockey team's quarterfinals hopes in the Olympics with a fighting 4-3 victory over lower-ranked South Africa in its must-win final group match on Saturday.

31 Jul 2021

Archery

Olympics: India's archery campaign ends without medal after Das loses

India's archery campaign at the Olympics ended without a medal after Atanu Das lost to Takaharu Furukawa 6-4 in an intense five-setter in the men's individual pre-quarterfinals on Saturday.

31 Jul 2021

Boxing

Panghal's Olympic campaign ends with shocking loss to Colombian Martinez

Star Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) bowed out of the Olympics with a stunning 1-4 loss to Rio Games silver medalist Yuberjen Martinez, beaten by the Colombian's relentless attacks and pace in a draining pre-quarterfinal bout on Saturday.

31 Jul 2021

Tokyo

Kamalpreet Kaur finishes second in discus qualification to make finals

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur produced one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics, though in a qualifying round, as she made it to the finals of the ongoing Games after finishing second in Tokyo on Saturday.

30 Jul 2021

Japan

27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions

As Japan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Olympic Games host has extended the state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding areas.

30 Jul 2021

PV Sindhu

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 7: Complete report

India had a positive Day 7 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday.

30 Jul 2021

Badminton

Sensational Sindhu enters semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu kept India's hopes of winning a first-ever Olympic gold in badminton alive as she reached the semifinals of women's singles with a fighting straight-game win over world no. 5 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi on Friday.

30 Jul 2021

Tennis

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic

Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles semi-final clash at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday.

30 Jul 2021

Archery

Third time unlucky: Archer Deepika crashes out in quarterfinals

World number one archer Deepika Kumari's quest for an Olympic medal ended in heartbreak for the third time as she surrendered tamely to Korean top seed An San in straight sets in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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