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Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow
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Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow

With less than 100 days to go, athletes, politicians and human rights activists are among those who want to see the games cancelled or boycotted for human rights reasons

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India was the 'loudest' country in the world during the Games, says Facebook
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India was the 'loudest' country in the world during the Games, says Facebook

Neeraj Chopra's Instagram account witnessed a 1,900 percent jump in followers, and he now has a total of 3.2 million followers.

India proud of its Olympians' contributions to sports, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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India proud of its Olympians' contributions to sports, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

He also offered his best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics that will begin on 23 July and noted that it consists of the country's finest athletes.

PM has given clear direction to provide full support to athletes, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
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PM has given clear direction to provide full support to athletes, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August this year after getting postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government to provide medical and accident insurance to more than 13,000 athletes and coaches
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Government to provide medical and accident insurance to more than 13,000 athletes and coaches

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the well-being of athletes, coaches and support staff are his ministry's priority and the decision is in line with that objective.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Track and field athletes to commence outdoor training from Monday with initial focus on fitness regimen
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Track and field athletes to commence outdoor training from Monday with initial focus on fitness regimen

Track and field athletes will return to outdoor training on Monday after two months of being confined to their rooms due to the coronavirus-forced lockdown but the early focus will be entirely on their fitness regimens to avoid injury.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training

The form requires athletes to acknowledge that they understand that SAI cannot "guarantee the complete elimination of the risks" associated with resumption of training amid the pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says training of elite athletes to resume post lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says training of elite athletes to resume post lockdown

Reiterating a position he first took on 3 May, Rijiju said the health of the athletes is his top priority

Coronavirus Outbreak: Spanish athletes face ire of public while training outdoors despite permission from government
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Spanish athletes face ire of public while training outdoors despite permission from government

High-performance athletes were allowed to resume training in Spain this week after nearly two months of confinement, but some reported being harassed by local residents who thought they were breaking confinement rules.

Coronavirus Outbreak: New research says athletes at risk of COVID-19 spread to lungs
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Coronavirus Outbreak: New research says athletes at risk of COVID-19 spread to lungs

Research from Germany and Italy suggests that footballers and other athletes face a particular risk of the coronavirus infecting their lungs, raising major questions over attempts to restart professional football.

Sports stars gear up for unique battle by volunteering during COVID-19 crisis
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Sports stars gear up for unique battle by volunteering during COVID-19 crisis

Here's how some major sports icons are using this time of crisis to help out the community.

Accept, adapt, prepare: Mind coach Sujith Somasundar’s guide to fighting physical inaction and conquering mental blues
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Accept, adapt, prepare: Mind coach Sujith Somasundar’s guide to fighting physical inaction and conquering mental blues

As things stand, a return to competitive sport is a long way away. All one can do in the interim is wait, accept, adapt and prepare.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says qualified athletes will retain quotas despite postponement of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says qualified athletes will retain quotas despite postponement of Games

The IOC, led by Thomas Bach, and Japanese organisers postponed the 24 July — 9 August event earlier this week but confirmed that those among the 11,000 athletes set to compete in Tokyo who had already earned their spot would keep it

Sports ministry to introduce digital classes for elite Indian athletes to improve off-field skills
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Sports ministry to introduce digital classes for elite Indian athletes to improve off-field skills

The sports ministry will soon introduce digital classes for the elite Indian athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme to help sharpen their off-field skills.

US athletes slam World Athletics over reformation of Diamond League in 2020, accuse governing body of being 'out of touch'
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US athletes slam World Athletics over reformation of Diamond League in 2020, accuse governing body of being 'out of touch'

In an open letter to World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe, USATF's Athletes Advisory Committee called on the global body to reverse plans to axe the triple jump, the 200 meters, steeplechase and discus from the Diamond League program.

Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules
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Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council, which met in Doha, approved rules that require the concentration of testosterone in a female transgender athlete to be less than five nanomoles per litre continuously for a period of at least 12 months prior to being declared eligible.

Psychologist's role during critical time of athlete rehabilitation should not be undermined
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Psychologist's role during critical time of athlete rehabilitation should not be undermined

What could be going through the minds of top Indian athletes who are in different stages of rehabilitation after surgery? Ideally, it is athletes who provide answer to the questions. Nanaki J Chadha, a former top 10 player on the Indian Golf Union charts and now a sports psychology researcher, says a lot of irrational thoughts can dominate the mind.

National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Archana Suseendran wins 200m, NADA officials absent on opening day
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National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Archana Suseendran wins 200m, NADA officials absent on opening day

In an opening day dominated by mediocrity, Tamil Nadu's Archana Suseendran was a standout performer winning the women's 200m at the 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships on Tuesday.

Sports Authority of India set to hire nutritionists, chefs to ensure personalised diets for athletes
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Sports Authority of India set to hire nutritionists, chefs to ensure personalised diets for athletes

The personalised diets will be provided at its centres in Delhi, Patiala, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Imphal, Guwahati, Mumbai, Sonepat, Aurangabad, Rohtak and Alleppey.