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  • Investments boost sports in India, corporate funding still low Aug 15, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Investments boost sports in India, corporate funding still low

    While government spending on sports has increased over the years, funding by the corporate sector remains comparatively low.

  • Olympic great Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to UK, given new identity: ‘That’s not my name’ Jul 12, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Olympic great Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to UK, given new identity: ‘That’s not my name’

    Olympic great Mo Farah was illegally trafficked as a child to Britain from Djibouti and forced to work as a servant, he has revealed, saying his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

  • International Olympic Day 2022: 10 inspiring quotes from Olympic icons Jun 23, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    International Olympic Day 2022: 10 inspiring quotes from Olympic icons

    The idea of International Olympic Day dates back to 1947, when Doctor Gruss, a member of the International Olympic Committee, submitted a report suggesting the celebration of Olympic Day.

  • Final bill for Tokyo 2020 Olympics comes in at $10.4 billion Jun 22, 2022 07:29 AM IST

    Final bill for Tokyo 2020 Olympics comes in at $10.4 billion

    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held its last meeting late Tuesday and is due to disband at the end of the month.

  • Olympic flame extinguished to mark an end to Beijing Games Feb 20, 2022 08:52 PM IST

    Olympic flame extinguished to mark an end to Beijing Games

    Indian diplomats skipped the closing ceremony in response to China's decision to field a People's Liberation Army soldier involved in the June 2020 Galwan clashes as the torchbearer for the Winter Olympics.

  • After Beijing bubble bursts, can the IOC save the Olympics? Feb 20, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    After Beijing bubble bursts, can the IOC save the Olympics?

    As the IOC pulls up stakes from Beijing, it has 29 months to hit the reset button and hope for a different, COVID-free and much better vibe when the Summer Games go to Paris.

  • Half of India’s population under 25, makes it an exciting place to nurture Olympic Movement: Nita Ambani Feb 19, 2022 06:39 PM IST

    Half of India’s population under 25, makes it an exciting place to nurture Olympic Movement: Nita Ambani

    "India has made consistent strides and grown into a more prosperous and self-confident nation since it last hosted an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in 1983," Nita Ambani said in her speech.

  • India to host 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai Feb 19, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    India to host 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai

    India will host the IOC Session for the first time in four decades after 1983, when it was last held in Delhi

  • EXPLAINER: So why is Beijing holding another Olympics? Feb 14, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    EXPLAINER: So why is Beijing holding another Olympics?

    It comes down to money. Smaller countries in Europe won't foot the bill, and taxpayers also have a say in many Western democracies. St Moritz, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany two areas with potentially strong bids for 2022 were rejected by the public in voter referendums.

  • Olympics: Russian figure skater turns up for practice after reports of failed drug test Feb 10, 2022 09:17 AM IST

    Olympics: Russian figure skater turns up for practice after reports of failed drug test

    The teenager was part of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) ensemble that won the figure skating team event on Monday ahead of the United States and Japan. The ceremony to present her and her team mates with their Olympic medals has been delayed since then for unexplained legal reasons.

  • Amid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China Jan 28, 2022 06:00 AM IST

    Amid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China

    Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games, and some venues from 2008 will be re-used, including the Bird's Nest stadium, where the opening ceremony will again be overseen by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.

  • Winter Olympics get Chinese hockey veterans back on ice Jan 24, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    Winter Olympics get Chinese hockey veterans back on ice

    They were teenagers when they last pushed the puck, Beijing Winter Olympics has given these 60 somethings a chance to suit up, brush up their skills and go up against each other in friendlies

  • US airlines say China is forcing them to cancel some flights Jan 12, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    US airlines say China is forcing them to cancel some flights

    China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived in China in late December, according to industry officials

  • Winter Olympic Games | Chinese superfan spends thousands on souvenir obsession Jan 05, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    Winter Olympic Games | Chinese superfan spends thousands on souvenir obsession

    Crammed on every available surface in Zhang Wenquan's crowded Beijing home is Olympic memorabilia -- from mascots and torches to flags, banners, clothes and cuddly toys. The Chinese superfan scours the internet for rare souvenirs and snaps selfies several times a week by the countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Games in the capital.

  • Ode to Sports: A year when games and fans came off the bench Dec 25, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Ode to Sports: A year when games and fans came off the bench

    A year on the rebound crisscrossing sports. A year next to normal, progress of sorts.

  • Japan plans to send Tokyo 2020, JOC and JPC chiefs to Beijing Olympics Dec 24, 2021 07:30 AM IST

    Japan plans to send Tokyo 2020, JOC and JPC chiefs to Beijing Olympics

    The government intends to forego dispatching officials such as cabinet ministers to the event, NHK added.

  • China expects COVID-19 cases due to Games arrivals Dec 23, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    China expects COVID-19 cases due to Games arrivals

    The Games, set to run from Feb 4 to Feb 20, will take place in a "closed loop" in order to contain the spread of the virus in China, which has among the strictest COVID curbs in the world and has largely managed to contain local outbreaks.

  • Japan PM Fumio Kishida says he has no plan to visit Beijing Olympics Dec 16, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    Japan PM Fumio Kishida says he has no plan to visit Beijing Olympics

    The issue of whether Japan will send senior officials to the Games in February is in focus after the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain all said their officials will not attend in order to send China a message over its human rights record.

  • Morning Stars | Lovlina Borgohain: Sting like a bee, sleep like a baby Dec 11, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Morning Stars | Lovlina Borgohain: Sting like a bee, sleep like a baby

    Olympic boxing bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain on how adequate rest helps her deliver the knockout punch.

  • Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics Dec 08, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

    The United States on Monday said its government officials will boycott the Beijing Olympics nL1N2SR0F6 because of China’s human rights "atrocities", just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two superpowers.

  • Britain considers ministerial boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics Dec 08, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Britain considers ministerial boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

    A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain was yet to take a decision on whether government representatives would attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  • Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out? Nov 20, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out?

    Peng Shuai is, after all, one of its own, a three-time Olympian and tennis trailblazer who suddenly disappeared into the morass of what passes for justice in China after accusing a former top government official of sexually assaulting her

  • US 'considering' diplomatic boycott of China Olympics: Joe Biden Nov 19, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    US 'considering' diplomatic boycott of China Olympics: Joe Biden

    Speaking to reporters as he hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office, Biden said backing a boycott of the Olympics in February is something we’re considering.

  • Olympic gold medalist says she was pepper sprayed in racist attack Nov 12, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Olympic gold medalist says she was pepper sprayed in racist attack

    Sunisa Lee said she and friends were waiting for an Uber ride when a car drove by with its occupants shouting slurs and that she was pepper sprayed on her arm as the car sped away.

  • We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief Narinder Batra Oct 10, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief Narinder Batra

    After it was rebuilt to make it the world's largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as 'Narendra Modi Stadium' by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021.

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