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  • Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies Jul 14, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

    The Olympic approach is different to soccer in Europe where UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has personally hung medals around the necks of players at competition finals in recent weeks.

  • Official in IOC refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19 Jul 14, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Official in IOC refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19

    "...the IOC Refugee Olympic Team came together for a ''Welcome Experience'' in Doha, Qatar. Twenty-six of the 29 athletes and 11 officials participated," the IOC statement read.

  • A greener Games? Tokyo 2020's environmental impact Jul 14, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    A greener Games? Tokyo 2020's environmental impact

    Like all big global events, Tokyo 2020 will leave an inevitable imprint on the planet. Here are some key points to know about its environmental impact.

  • Here's what PM Modi promises PV Sindhu in interactive session with athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics Jul 14, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Here's what PM Modi promises PV Sindhu in interactive session with athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics

    In a light-hearted interaction, PM Narendra Modi talked about the athletes’ backstories of struggle, sacrifices and joked. During the conversation, he asked something from PV Sindhu, which left her and others participating in the interaction in splits.

  • Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after knee injury 'setback' Jul 13, 2021 10:17 PM IST

    Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after knee injury 'setback'

    The 20-time Grand Slam champion was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals by Hubert Hurkacz last week.

  • Tokyo Olympics: UP Government announces cash reward of Rs 6 crore for gold medal winners from state Jul 13, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics: UP Government announces cash reward of Rs 6 crore for gold medal winners from state

    Additionally, those athletes securing a silver and bronze medal will be rewarded Rs 4 crore and Rs 2 crore, respectively.

  • 48,000 meals a day: Tokyo tackles feeding an Olympic Village Jul 13, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    48,000 meals a day: Tokyo tackles feeding an Olympic Village

    Anti-infection rules mean athletes can't go anywhere but the village, training sites and competition venues. So organisers will provide 700 menu options, 3,000 seats at the main two-storey cafeteria and 2,000 staff at peak hours to meet the needs of all.

  • Explained: How will the coronavirus emergency affect the Tokyo Olympics? Jul 12, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Explained: How will the coronavirus emergency affect the Tokyo Olympics?

    Here’s a look at the state of emergency and how it will affect the Olympics.

  • Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo's pandemic-hit Olympics Jul 12, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo's pandemic-hit Olympics

    While the Games have been held in places that are hotter or more humid than Tokyo, including Athens and Beijing, Japan's sweaty summers offer both, in an unpleasant and sometimes deadly combination.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: 10 things you need to know Jul 11, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020: 10 things you need to know

    A primer on the ten things you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics 2020 – schedule, venues, mascot, interesting facts, etc.

  • Tokyo shows off Olympic village a month before Games begin Jun 23, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Tokyo shows off Olympic village a month before Games begin

    Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics open the athletes' village to the media, where 11,000 athletes will stay and mingle during the sporting extravaganza.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | A deep dive into Tokyo's decision to delay Olympics 2020 Mar 27, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | A deep dive into Tokyo's decision to delay Olympics 2020

    Through interviews with more than a dozen people involved in the process over recent weeks, Reuters has pieced together an account of the frenetic days that led to the announcement of the Olympics postponement.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Putting us in danger' - athlete concerns grow ahead as IOC remain unmoved Mar 18, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Putting us in danger' - athlete concerns grow ahead as IOC remain unmoved

    An IOC member called the body's stance "insensitive and irresponsible", saying athletes were facing "anxiety and heartbreak" as they try to train during the virus emergency.

  • Gymnastic test event cancelled in Tokyo; Olympic Torch scheduled to arrive on March 20 Mar 18, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    Gymnastic test event cancelled in Tokyo; Olympic Torch scheduled to arrive on March 20

    The official start of the four-month Olympic Torch relay around Japan is scheduled to begin on March 26 in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC member labels plans to move ahead as 'insensitive, irresponsible' Mar 18, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC member labels plans to move ahead as 'insensitive, irresponsible'

    IOC and Japanese officials have insisted they are working towards staging the Olympics as planned despite the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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