2020 Tokyo Olympics
Sports  /  Published 03.02.20

Shuttler duo fancy annus mirabilis rerun

2019 was annus mirabilis for shuttler Chirag Shetty for it was last year that Chirag and partner Satwiksairaj Rankireddy broke into the top-10 of world badminton rankings. They became world No. 7, to ...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 03.03.20

IOC stays hopeful about Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s president and executive board gave further strong backing on Tuesday to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, with no talk of a postponement or move because of ...
By Reuters in Lausanne

Sports  /  Published 26.03.20

Sadness envelopes Fukushima after cancelled relay

It was meant to be the start of a triumphant march to the Tokyo 2020 Games: the torch relay would begin on Thursday in Fukushima, battered by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, as a poignant sy...
By Agencies in Japan

Sports  /  Published 17.03.20

Game on, says defiant IOC after meeting

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not plan any “drastic” decisions about the Tokyo 2020 Games, saying on Tuesday it remains fully committed to the event being staged in four months ti...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 14.03.20

Lovlina punches her way past odds to be in box seat

March 8, 2020. That was the day boxer Lovlina Borgohain took a giant stride towards the realisation of a dream.She defeated Uzbekistan’s Maftunakhon Melieva in the 69kg quarter finals of the Asian O...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.03.20

BRIEFS: Kaushik makes Tokyo cut

World bronze-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) on Wednesday became the ninth Indian boxer to book an Olympic berth with a brutal box- off win at the Asian Qualifiers as the country recorded its best-eve...
By Agencies in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 23.07.19

Ambitious Ayhika ready to turn the tables on top stars

Ayhika Mukherjee has every reason to be on the moon after being the first Indian to clinch gold in women’s singles of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. Aware that the Tokyo Olympics is on...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.03.20

Saina’s plea

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feel that the BWF should extend the Olympic qualification period in view of the coronavirus outbreak wrecking havoc on the qualifying events for the...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 17.05.20

Clarity cry follows resumption indication

Tokyo Olympic-bound Indian athletes may have something to cheer about as staggered resumption of halted training camps seem to be a possibility now, after the ministry of home affairs issued new guide...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.09.19

Injured tigress reaches goal

One of the most disturbing images of Rio 2016 was the sight of Vinesh Phogat writhing in pain on the mat, with her coach, medical staff and opponent forming a circle around her, trying to figure out h...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta


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