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  • In Pics | Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium May 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    In Pics | Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium

    Despite public opposition, all signs point to the Olympics opening on July 23. Japan has officially spent $15.4 billion on the Olympics — some estimates suggest twice that — and the International Olympic Committee relies on billions in television broadcast income that has been stalled by the pandemic.

  • Olympics 2021 | A look at how safe it is to hold mass event while avoiding new wave May 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Olympics 2021 | A look at how safe it is to hold mass event while avoiding new wave

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and not everyone in Japan being vaccinated, most residents favour either postponement or cancellation of the Olympics.

  • Olympic president Bach to visit Japan in May, meet PM Suga Apr 17, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Olympic president Bach to visit Japan in May, meet PM Suga

    Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day.

  • Tokyo Olympic organisers to secure 300 hotel rooms for athletes with COVID-19 Apr 11, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Tokyo Olympic organisers to secure 300 hotel rooms for athletes with COVID-19

    The Tokyo organising committee plans to reserve an entire hotel located a few kilometres away from the athletes' village in the Harumi waterfront district, which will likely cost several million dollars, Kyodo said, citing several unnamed sources.

  • North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 pandemic Apr 06, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has already pushed back the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, which were originally scheduled for 2020, and organisers have scrambled to put in place preventive measures.

  • Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey Mar 25, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

    The first runner with the torch was Azusa Iwashimizu, a key player in the Japan team that won the Women’s World Cup in 2011. Wearing a white track suit, she carried the torch out of the J-Village indoor soccer training center and was surrounded by 14 other members of that 2011 World Cup squad and coach Norio Sasaki at the rear.

  • Nearly 100 years of lighting the Olympic flame Mar 25, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Nearly 100 years of lighting the Olympic flame

    The Olympic flame was introduced at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. The torch relay began eight years later ahead of the 1936 Berlin Games.

  • Tokyo 2020 will be first gender-balanced Olympic Games in history; take a look Mar 11, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Tokyo 2020 will be first gender-balanced Olympic Games in history; take a look

    Tokyo 2020 will be the most gender-balanced Olympic Games till now. More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be bordering at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. Take a look at how women athletes’ share in the Games increased from 2 percent in Paris 1900 to almost 50 percent in the upcoming event.

  • Virus delay, sexism row: Tokyo's turbulent Olympic timeline Feb 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Virus delay, sexism row: Tokyo's turbulent Olympic timeline

    As the pandemic rages, with just over five months until the Games begin, it's still uncertain what this summer's event will look like -- if it happens at all.

  • PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan determined to hold Olympics this summer Jan 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan determined to hold Olympics this summer

    Amid speculation the event might be cancelled again due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday the IOC was fully committed to it going ahead.

  • No circumstances' under which Olympics will be cancelled: Tokyo governor Dec 15, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    No circumstances' under which Olympics will be cancelled: Tokyo governor

    Yuriko Koike acknowledged that a majority of the Japanese public now oppose hosting the rescheduled Games next year, but said she was convinced their concerns could be overcome.

  • At the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum: All athletes are equal Oct 22, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    At the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum: All athletes are equal

    What this museum is selling, according to Christopher Liedel, the museum’s chief executive, is motivation.

  • RIL 43rd AGM 2020: It's my dream to bring the Olympics to India, says Nita Ambani Jul 15, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    RIL 43rd AGM 2020: It's my dream to bring the Olympics to India, says Nita Ambani

    She said through Education and Sports for All initiative, Reliance Foundation had reached out to over 21.5 million children

  • Former Olympic sprint champion Bobby Morrow dies aged 84 May 31, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Former Olympic sprint champion Bobby Morrow dies aged 84

    American sprinter Bobby Morrow, who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, died on Saturday at the age of 84, World Athletics said.

  • Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained Apr 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

    The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government postponed the Games last month until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Japan needs to keep emergency in place, 2021 Olympics difficult, top doctor says Apr 28, 2020 11:07 AM IST

    Japan needs to keep emergency in place, 2021 Olympics difficult, top doctor says

    Head of the Japan Medical Association said that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine

  • Coronavirus impact: Tokyo Olympics 2020 delay costs IOC 'several hundred million' & Japan pay rest Apr 13, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Tokyo Olympics 2020 delay costs IOC 'several hundred million' & Japan pay rest

    Estimates in Japan put the overall cost of the postponement at USD 2 billion-USD 6 billion.

  • Tokyo Olympics flame taken off display; next appearance uncertain Apr 08, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics flame taken off display; next appearance uncertain

    Tokyo 2020 will now keep the flame in an undisclosed location to prevent people from gathering, Tokyo organizers said in a statement to the Associated Press.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Olympic flame passed to Fukushima during low-key ceremony Apr 01, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Olympic flame passed to Fukushima during low-key ceremony

    The flame will stay on display in the J-Village until April 30 before being moved to Tokyo. Organisers have not yet decided where in the Japanese capital it will be displayed.

  • After Tokyo games delay, Beijing 2022 Olympics faces 'special situation' Apr 01, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    After Tokyo games delay, Beijing 2022 Olympics faces 'special situation'

    "The new dates of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games mean we are faced with a special situation where the Summer Games and Winter Games are to be held in half-a-year" a Beijing 2022 official told Xinhua news agency.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 2020 Olympics postponement signals power shift from IOC to athletes Mar 31, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 2020 Olympics postponement signals power shift from IOC to athletes

    Some in the IOC acknowledge athlete power was key in this unprecedented postponement, signalling a challenge to the body's supremacy.

  • Coronavirus impact: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23 - August 8 in 2021 Mar 30, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23 - August 8 in 2021

    This year's games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9, but the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on August 8.

  • Tokyo Olympics: Kyodo says Japan & IOC agree for next year's games to start on July 23 Mar 30, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics: Kyodo says Japan & IOC agree for next year's games to start on July 23

    Courtesy of COVID-19, sporting events from across the world have been cancelled or rescheduled. Since it's initial postponement news, we now have more insights about the Olympics' 2021 delayed schedule.

  • Coronavirus impact: New Olympics date likely to arrive this week as said by organizers Mar 30, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: New Olympics date likely to arrive this week as said by organizers

    "I think perhaps there will be some kind of communication from (IOC) President (Thomas) Bach this week" - Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori

  • Tokyo Olympics: IOA promises support, contribution to fight coronavirus pandemic Mar 30, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics: IOA promises support, contribution to fight coronavirus pandemic

    In a statement posted on the body's Twitter handle, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said "we are deeply grateful to all the front-line workers who are risking their lives to fight this pandemic."

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