Sports  /  Published 21.09.19

Junior champ Deepak to fight for senior gold

Reigning junior world champion Deepak Punia placed himself in line for the senior world title by reaching the 86kg final, apart from also booking his Tokyo Olympics quota, here on Saturday. Competing ...
By PTI in Astana

Sports  /  Published 03.05.20

Fab 4 pack a punch for Tokyo

Indian athletes who have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics are keeping their chin up amid assertions by the Games bosses that the event, now scheduled for July 2021, would be cancelled if the p...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 14.04.20

‘No Plan B’ for Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo organisers said on Tuesday they have no “Plan B” in the event the Olympics need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, ...
By AP in Tokyo

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.20

Fighting disease a different war

The world is a small place. Even the most minor incident can trigger a chain of reactions that extends far beyond its source. In the last week of February, stock markets in the United States of Americ...
By The Editorial Board

Sports  /  Published 28.04.20

Coronavirus vaccine key to Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be “scrapped” if they could not take place then, according to an interview published...
By Agencies in Tokyo


Sports  /  Published 21.05.20

Thomas Bach: 2021 or never

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the Covid-19 crisis.In March, the IOC and Japanese g...
By Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 03.04.20

BRIEFS: Wilson Kipsang breaks curfew

Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang spent the night in jail after being arrested drinking and playing pool with a large group after a night-time curfew, police said Friday. Ki...
By Agencies in Nairobi

World  /  Published 31.03.20

70 new Tokyo infections

Japan’s capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown.Japanese cases topped...
By Reuters in Tokyo


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