Olympics

The Olympic Games are international sporting events that are held every four years. Thousands of athletes across the world participate in the varieties of competitions of Olympics. Almost 200 nations participate in this famous sports competition. The Summer and Winter Games occur alternatively by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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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.

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

25 Aug 2020

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

23 Aug 2020

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, on Saturday, expressed disappointment as she was not conferred with the Arjuna Award.

Olympic legend Usain Bolt open to make a comeback

11 Jul 2020

Olympic legend Usain Bolt open to make a comeback

Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt, on Saturday, hinted that he could come out of retirement if former coach Glen Mills urges him.

Lin Dan announces retirement: A look at his major records

04 Jul 2020

Lin Dan announces retirement: A look at his major records

Badminton legend Lin Dan has retired from the game.

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.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

25 May 2020

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

Hockey stalwart Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away on Monday after facing several health issues for over two weeks.

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

02 May 2020

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra said that the nation will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases.

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.

Sport will unite us again, says Osaka amid coronavirus outbreak

28 Mar 2020

Sport will unite us again, says Osaka amid coronavirus outbreak

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has backed Japan's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games to 2021.

'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.

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.

IPL 2020 under serious threat of cancellation: Details here

24 Mar 2020

IPL 2020 under serious threat of cancellation: Details here

The Indian Premier League has already been suspended until April 15 and there are growing concerns surrounding the tournament.

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.

Current situation doesn't affect my Olympics preparation, says Bhaker

22 Mar 2020

Current situation doesn't affect my Olympics preparation, says Bhaker

The world has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 13,000 people have lost their lives.

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.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics, organizers respond

18 Mar 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics, organizers respond

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi claimed athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Committee deputy diagnosed with coronavirus

17 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Committee deputy diagnosed with coronavirus

Japan Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima on Tuesday confirmed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

13 Mar 2020

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

India's Mary Kom, who competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, will be sent into self-isolation for at least 10 days, alongside thirteen other boxers.

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

12 Mar 2020

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike stated that the coronavirus pandemic might impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but canceling it is "unthinkable".

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto revealed that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics could get postponed until the end of the year, owing to the risk of coronavirus.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Manu Bhaker hopeful of medal in Tokyo Olympics

13 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Manu Bhaker hopeful of medal in Tokyo Olympics

Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker made headlines at the 2019 IISF World Cup when she clinched India's first gold medal in Women's 10m Air Pistol.

Coronavirus forces India's hockey tour of China to be abandoned

07 Feb 2020

Coronavirus forces India's hockey tour of China to be abandoned

The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced a number of sporting events to be called off.

Will Tokyo Olympics be abandoned following the threat of coronavirus?

06 Feb 2020

Will Tokyo Olympics be abandoned following the threat of coronavirus?

The upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo has been hyped to put up the best sporting spectacle on the planet.

Andy Murray to pull out of French Open 2020?

04 Feb 2020

Andy Murray to pull out of French Open 2020?

British tennis sensation Andy Murray has been having a tough time since the last year after undergoing a career-threatening hip resurfacing surgery.

These unique football records could be scripted in 2020

05 Jan 2020

These unique football records could be scripted in 2020

The year 2019 was amazing for the sport of football, as players and teams scripted a number of monumental records.

Tokyo Olympics: FIH announces India's men and women's hockey schedule

17 Dec 2019

Tokyo Olympics: FIH announces India's men and women's hockey schedule

The Indian men's and women's hockey teams will begin their campaigns against New Zealand and the Netherlands respectively at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 25, International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday.

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

10 Dec 2019

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

The sporting world received a shocker when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from participating in global competitive events for four years.

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

09 Dec 2019

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

On Monday, Russia was banned from the Olympics and all other major sporting events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over doping charges.

Looking at some of the unknown records by Lionel Messi

19 Nov 2019

Looking at some of the unknown records by Lionel Messi

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is one of the GOATs of modern-day football.

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

24 Oct 2019

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

The Indian men's hockey team has had a rich history in the sport.

A look at some unbreakable records held by Steffi Graf

23 Oct 2019

A look at some unbreakable records held by Steffi Graf

The sport of tennis has produced a number of legendary players over the years, across genders.

Ranking the top career-defining moments of Michael Phelps

16 Oct 2019

Ranking the top career-defining moments of Michael Phelps

When it comes to the sport of swimming, USA's Michael Phelps is the first name that comes to one's mind, owing to his rich history in the Olympics.

Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan lag behind in this particular department

16 Oct 2019

Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan lag behind in this particular department

Pakistan are in a sorry state following their unfortunate 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka during the just-concluded T20I series, at home.

A look at top moments of Andy Murray's career

14 Oct 2019

A look at top moments of Andy Murray's career

Andy Murray is one of the greatest modern tennis players Britain's history.

Ranking the most interesting moments in badminton

13 Oct 2019

Ranking the most interesting moments in badminton

The sport of badminton is mostly known to be a quick and silent one, as players usually tend to involve themselves in the task at hand, which is winning their match against their respected opponent.

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

12 Oct 2019

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

The Olympics is the greatest sporting event in the world and the athletes participating in it are treated with great honor, especially the ones who go on to become medallists.