Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Japan's ruling party official says canceling Tokyo Games 'an option'

15 Apr 2021

Japan's ruling party official says canceling Tokyo Games 'an option'

Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of Japan's ruling party, on Thursday said canceling the Olympics could be an option if the novel coronavirus pandemic keeps gripping the country.

ISSF World Cup: India finish campaign with most medals

29 Mar 2021

ISSF World Cup: India finish campaign with most medals

India finished with a new high at the ISSF World Cup with two more gold medals on Sunday.

Paddlers Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra clinch Olympic quota in mixed doubles

20 Mar 2021

Paddlers Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra clinch Olympic quota in mixed doubles

Star Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra clinched a mixed doubles quota spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Table tennis: Four Indian players qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

19 Mar 2021

Table tennis: Four Indian players qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

India have a reason to smile as four paddlers qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Vinesh Phogat secures gold in Rome, reclaims top spot

07 Mar 2021

Vinesh Phogat secures gold in Rome, reclaims top spot

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat bagged a gold medal with a dominant win in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president expected to resign: Here's why

11 Feb 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president expected to resign: Here's why

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yoshiro Mori is set to step down after he made sexist remarks about women.

Tokyo Olympics will run with or without COVID-19: IOC VP

07 Sep 2020

Tokyo Olympics will run with or without COVID-19: IOC VP

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates, on Monday, said Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.

SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

11 Jul 2020

SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), on Saturday, formed an inquiry committee after three boxers allegedly violated the COVID-19 quarantine norms at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.

Happy Birthday PV Sindhu: A look at her monumental feats

05 Jul 2020

Happy Birthday PV Sindhu: A look at her monumental feats

Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu turned 25 on Sunday.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

13 Jun 2020

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has said next year's Olympics will be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Equestrian Fouaad Mirza outlines his vision for Tokyo Olympics

11 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Equestrian Fouaad Mirza outlines his vision for Tokyo Olympics

In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza revealed his plans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

07 Jun 2020

India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

Top Indian boxers will have to wait for some more time before resuming training.

India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita

01 Jun 2020

India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita

In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, India's undisputed marathon champion Sunita Godara feels the nation's medals tally will improve in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The plight of sporting events amid lockdown: Details here

29 May 2020

The plight of sporting events amid lockdown: Details here

The sports fraternity has taken the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic in the past few months.

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

21 May 2020

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.

Rahul Dravid advises athletes to use this lockdown break wisely

18 May 2020

Rahul Dravid advises athletes to use this lockdown break wisely

Batting legend Rahul Dravid believes the nationwide lockdown has given a breathing space to athletes.

Should the T20 WC be postponed? Here's what experts feel

17 Apr 2020

Should the T20 WC be postponed? Here's what experts feel

All sporting activities including cricket have either been canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

India to host Asian Boxing Championships in 2020

13 Apr 2020

India to host Asian Boxing Championships in 2020

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI), on Monday, confirmed that India will host the upcoming 2020 Asian Boxing Championships.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich to resume training amid coronavirus outbreak

06 Apr 2020

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich to resume training amid coronavirus outbreak

In a recent statement, Bayern Munich stated that the players will commence training from April 6 in small groups.

2022 Asian Games: Robot Triplets unveiled as mascots

04 Apr 2020

2022 Asian Games: Robot Triplets unveiled as mascots

Three sporty robots named Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen were unveiled as the official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian badminton goes online amid lockdown

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian badminton goes online amid lockdown

National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand gave tips to Indian shuttlers in an online program in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: FIFA recommends postponing international matches scheduled for June

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: FIFA recommends postponing international matches scheduled for June

The COVID-19 working group has recommended the postponement of all international matches scheduled for June in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: David Warner shaves off head to show support

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: David Warner shaves off head to show support

Australian opener David Warner has shaved off his head in order to show support for medical staff who is working round the clock amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics will commence from July 23, 2021

30 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics will commence from July 23, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will now take place from July 23 to August 8 next year, an official told news agency Kyodo on Monday.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support to help fight coronavirus

30 Mar 2020

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support to help fight coronavirus

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have offered support to the PM-CARES Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Harbhajan Singh not thinking about cricket, IPL amid coronavirus outbreak

29 Mar 2020

Harbhajan Singh not thinking about cricket, IPL amid coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the world with over 30,000 deaths reported so far.

'New Olympics schedule won't satisfy everybody', says World Athletics president

28 Mar 2020

'New Olympics schedule won't satisfy everybody', says World Athletics president

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe reiterated that setting a new timeline for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will bring new challenges to the table.

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

27 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

Athletes who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will get to keep their respective spots in the event to be held next year.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement

25 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement

The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday stated that it will address the problems faced by athletes after the postponement of Tokyo Olympics, when it makes revised preparation plans.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian shuttlers push BWF to freeze rankings

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian shuttlers push BWF to freeze rankings

The Indian badminton contingent has urged Badminton World Federation to halt the rankings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Phelps concerned about athletes post Tokyo Olympics postponement

25 Mar 2020

Phelps concerned about athletes post Tokyo Olympics postponement

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is worried about the athletes after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

ICC to mull contingency plans for T20 World Cup

25 Mar 2020

ICC to mull contingency plans for T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will hold a video conference with member nations to discuss the plight of T20 World Cup and Test Championship.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sourav Ganguly gives update on IPL 2020

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sourav Ganguly gives update on IPL 2020

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly still believes there is still no certainty regarding the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24

24 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24

According to an International Olympics Committee member Dick Pound, it has been decided that the upcoming Tokyo Games will postponed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM

23 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM

In a recent statement, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics looks unavoidable given the present scenario.

Coronavirus outbreak: Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Canada has become the first nation to pull out of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo 2020: IOC still considering possible scenarios, says Thomas Bach

20 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020: IOC still considering possible scenarios, says Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach stated that the committee is observing a number of scenarios for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

The coronavirus pandemic has come down hard on almost every sporting event around the world.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sports leagues which faced the wrath of COVID-19

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sports leagues which faced the wrath of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has jolted the entire sports fraternity like never before.

Coronavirus outbreak: French Open postponed, will be played in September-October

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: French Open postponed, will be played in September-October

The French Open has been postponed for nearly four months, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.