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2020 Tokyo Olympics
Sports  /  Published 18.03.20

Virus headwind for Dutee

India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is wary of missing out of the Olympics after she was deprived of her training-cum-competition stint in Germany due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected her plan...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 18.03.20

Tokyo or not, Fouaad Mirza focused

Fouaad Mirza had officially qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in January, ending India’s two decade-long wait for an Olympic berth in equestrianism.The 28-year-old is currently training in Germany wh...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 13.03.20

Trump’s Olympic vault

US President Donald Trump late on Thursday praised Tokyo’s Olympic preparations and their “magnificent” venue just hours after he suggested delaying the Summer Games for up to a year due to the ...
By Agencies in Washington

Sports  /  Published 05.03.20

BRIEFS: Harika stuns Wenjun

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika stunned world champion Ju Wenjun in the third round to grab a share of the top spot in the Fide Women’s Grand Prix chess tournament here. Harika has two points a...
By Agencies in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.20

Tokyo still on track

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee rebuffed speculation on Wednesday that the Games might be cancelled due to deepening concern about the coronavirus outbreak, declaring tha...
By Agencies in Tokyo

World  /  Published 26.02.20

Coronavirus looms on July Tokyo Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks, as two more coronavirus deaths heightened concerns the contagion might ...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 25.02.20

Boxers stay put in Italy

Indian boxers training in Italy for next month’s Olympic qualifiers were given the option of flying out early due to the novel coronavirus threat in that country, but the team has decided to stay pu...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 05.02.20

Batra bullish on Tokyo chances

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Wednesday said the parent body is keeping a close watch on the outbreak of coronavirus in China.“We are very much on board. We are going ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.20

Fencer ready for test to keep tryst with history

Bhavani Devi is on the threshold of realising her dream — of becoming the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics. Her first test comes over Friday and Saturday when India’s No. 1 fencer p...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.03.20

Tokyo saw it coming

Tokyo woke up on Wednesday to the news that the 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed by one year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. For the Indians staying in Tokyo, the postponement wa...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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