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Tokyo Olympics-bound Indian boxers MC Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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Tokyo Olympics-bound Indian boxers MC Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Both Mary Kom and Lovlina are training at the Army Sports Institute in Pune. The training camp, sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India, will go on till end of the July. They were inoculated at the Command Hospital.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes anticipate duller Games without fans, but eager to give their best for medals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes anticipate duller Games without fans, but eager to give their best for medals

With the postponed Olympics set to start on 22 July, the organisers are still wrestling with the issue of how many spectators they can safely allow in venues.

CiNEmatters Ep 1 | How the Bodo film Jwlwi: The Seed examines the plight of women in a volatile Assam
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CiNEmatters Ep 1 | How the Bodo film Jwlwi: The Seed examines the plight of women in a volatile Assam

Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema from the North East of India. In episode 1, we discuss 'Jwlwi: The Seed' (2019), a Bodo film by Rajni Basumatary.

Mary Kom selected as chairperson of AIBA's champions and veterans committee
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Mary Kom selected as chairperson of AIBA's champions and veterans committee

The 37-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist was named for the position after voting by the AIBA's board of directors.

Mary Kom to lead 14-member Indian boxing team in Boxam International tournament in Spain
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Mary Kom to lead 14-member Indian boxing team in Boxam International tournament in Spain

Besides Mary Kom, the team also has Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg).

'How long can you fear the virus'? Mary Kom gears up for return to action
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'How long can you fear the virus'? Mary Kom gears up for return to action

Next week at the Boxam International tournament in Spain, Mary Kom will step into the ring for the first time since making the cut for Tokyo Olympics at the Asian Qualifiers in Jordan last year.

Mary Kom actor Darshan Kumar to star in R Madhavan's upcoming suspense thriller
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Mary Kom actor Darshan Kumar to star in R Madhavan's upcoming suspense thriller

The yet-to-be-titled film led by R Madhavan, is directed by Kookie Gulati and also features Aparshakti Khurana.

Before fatherhood, Virat Kohli looks at path laid down by champion boxer, mother Mary Kom
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Before fatherhood, Virat Kohli looks at path laid down by champion boxer, mother Mary Kom

Virat Kohli declared that he would seek to follow the path laid down by Mary Kom, a champion boxer and a mother of four. Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January next year.

BFI involves parents of junior pugilists in 'E-pathshala' program; Kiren Rijiju, MC Mary Kom attend interaction
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BFI involves parents of junior pugilists in 'E-pathshala' program; Kiren Rijiju, MC Mary Kom attend interaction

Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has been educating the next generation of pugilists and their parents as a part of government's Khelo India initiative.

Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, Sardar Singh predict post-Coronavirus sports world
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Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, Sardar Singh predict post-Coronavirus sports world

India's biggest sportspersons - current and former - gazed into the crystal ball and predicted the future of sports once the action resumes.

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 threat with top sportspersons, seeks support for awareness campaigns
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Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 threat with top sportspersons, seeks support for awareness campaigns

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic with India's top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler PV Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mary Kom donates one month's salary to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Mary Kom donates one month's salary to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

Mary Kom on Monday said she will donate her one month's salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Coronavirus pandemic: In self-isolation, I have found some freedom, says star boxer Mary Kom
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Coronavirus pandemic: In self-isolation, I have found some freedom, says star boxer Mary Kom

"I am chilling, doing my exercises, taking care of my fitness and playing with my children after being away from them for almost one month," Mary Kom said

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Big talk is forgotten, it's performance which stays, says MC Mary Kom after qualifying
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Big talk is forgotten, it's performance which stays, says MC Mary Kom after qualifying

Mary Kom pulled no punches as she lambasted critics after securing her second Olympic appearance, saying those who bring politics into sports should remember that it's performance that creates legacy

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's Amit Panghal gets top billing, Mary Kom seeded second in boxing's Asian qualifiers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's Amit Panghal gets top billing, Mary Kom seeded second in boxing's Asian qualifiers

Eight men and five women from India will be aiming to secure Tokyo Olympics berths at the continental event being conducted by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Boxing Task Force.

Vinesh Phogat, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom among nominees for BBC Sportswoman of the Year Award
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Vinesh Phogat, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom among nominees for BBC Sportswoman of the Year Award

Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, badminton queen PV Sindhu and boxing great MC Mary Kom will compete for the inaugural BBC Indian sportswoman of the year award after being nominated for the honour with two other athletes.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat raises questions on Padma Awards after snub, asks 'who decides who shall be awarded?'
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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat raises questions on Padma Awards after snub, asks 'who decides who shall be awarded?'

Vinesh Phogat on Sunday raised questions about the manner in which Padma awards are given to sportspersons, terming the process as an "unfair one" after facing the snub for the third time.

After being conferred with Padma Vibhushan, boxer Mary Kom dreams of winning Bharat Ratna
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After being conferred with Padma Vibhushan, boxer Mary Kom dreams of winning Bharat Ratna

The first woman sportsperson to be decorated with the Padma Vibhushan, celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Sunday said she hopes to win the Bharat Ratna by winning a gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

India hockey captain Rani Rampal 'humbled and honoured' after being conferred Padma Shri
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India hockey captain Rani Rampal 'humbled and honoured' after being conferred Padma Shri

Apart from Rampal, the celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom will be conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, while world champion shuttler PV Sindhu will get the third highest award Padma Bhushan.

Padma Awards 2020: Jaitley, Sushma conferred Padma Vibhushan; Anand Mahindra, Manohar Parrikar get Padma Bhushan; Karan Johar gets Padma Shri
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Padma Awards 2020: Jaitley, Sushma conferred Padma Vibhushan; Anand Mahindra, Manohar Parrikar get Padma Bhushan; Karan Johar gets Padma Shri

Padma Awards: The Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan and 118 have been given the Padma Shri