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Vinesh Phogat pulls out of proposed wrestling camp

01 Aug 2020

Vinesh Phogat pulls out of proposed wrestling camp

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat is against the idea of holding a national camp with the cases of coronavirus increasing day by day.

Carolina Marin offers medals to healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

07 Jul 2020

Carolina Marin offers medals to healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Spanish badminton player Carolina Marin has offered all her medals to healthcare workers, who have been at the foreground in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Manu Bhaker confident of hitting peak form at Tokyo Olympics

08 May 2020

Manu Bhaker confident of hitting peak form at Tokyo Olympics

India's shooting star Manu Bhaker is confident of maintaining her game and hitting peak form in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021

24 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed by a year by the International Olympic Committee.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

India's hockey captain Manpreet Singh scripts history: Details here

14 Feb 2020

India's hockey captain Manpreet Singh scripts history: Details here

In what can be considered a historic moment for Indian hockey, national captain Manpreet Singh has won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Player of the Year award.

#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.

Here's what Roger Federer said on his Grand Slam future

31 Jan 2020

Here's what Roger Federer said on his Grand Slam future

Tennis GOAT Roger Federer saw his bid to win his 21st Grand Slam end, as he was dominantly beaten by Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the semis of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal could script these records in 2020

05 Jan 2020

Rafael Nadal could script these records in 2020

Reigning world number one Rafael Nadal had a glorious year in 2019.

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.

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

The world is still in shock over the four-year ban of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over multiple violations.

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.

PV Sindhu's coach Kim Ji Hyun quits: Details here

24 Sep 2019

PV Sindhu's coach Kim Ji Hyun quits: Details here

In what comes as a setback for Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, her long-time coach Kim Ji Hyun of South Korea has resigned, citing personal reasons.

Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

21 Sep 2019

Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

India are aiming to end the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on a high after Deepak Punia secured an Olympics quota for the 2020 Tokyo event.

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

12 Sep 2019

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.