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International Olympic Committee calls for Russia to be excluded from sports
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International Olympic Committee calls for Russia to be excluded from sports

The IOC said it was needed to "protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants".

BFI brings out selection policy for big-ticket events including Commonwealth, Asian Games
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BFI brings out selection policy for big-ticket events including Commonwealth, Asian Games

India's boxers are set for a hectic round of trials in the coming four months with the national federation unveiling its selection policy for major events such as the Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Olympic champion Belinda Bencic says 'still a bit wobbly' after COVID-19
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Olympic champion Belinda Bencic says 'still a bit wobbly' after COVID-19

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Belinda Bencic said Tuesday she felt "a little bit wobbly" in her first match after Covid, warming up for the Australian Open with a low-key win.

Indonesia Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag lose in semi-finals
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Indonesia Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag lose in semi-finals

Third seed Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, lost 21-15 9-21 14-21 to world number eight and second seeded Ratchanok in 54 minutes for her third semifinal finish on the trot

AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC
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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force

'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt
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'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt

The first Olympic 100m final since the great showman's departure was a subdued affair, with Jacobs clocking 9.80sec at a COVID-emptied Tokyo National Stadium

'I should have quit way before Tokyo', Simone Biles says her mental health issues had begun before Olympics
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'I should have quit way before Tokyo', Simone Biles says her mental health issues had begun before Olympics

Biles was expected to dominate at the Tokyo Games but instead caused a sensation by pulling out of the opening event of the women's gymnastics competition after being plagued by an attack of the "twisties".

Simone Biles says mental health concerns had begun before Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Simone Biles says mental health concerns had begun before Tokyo Olympics 2020

The US gymnastics superstar caused a sensation at the Olympics last month after pulling out of the team final competition before later withdrawing from the individual all-around competition.

Tokyo Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Hansle Parchment tracks down volunteer who helped him win gold; watch video here
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Tokyo Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Hansle Parchment tracks down volunteer who helped him win gold; watch video here

Parchment told the story in a video posted on Instagram, which ended with him meeting the volunteer. He thanked her, showed her the gold medal, gave her a Jamaican Olympic shirt and paid her back the money she had lent

From Hannibal Lecter to Batman, here's how Team USA' masks in Tokyo Olympics are grabbing attention
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From Hannibal Lecter to Batman, here's how Team USA' masks in Tokyo Olympics are grabbing attention

Among the many countries, the US athletes made headlines after they were spotted wearing some bizarre-looking masks during the event

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony highlights: Naomi Osaka lights up Olympic cauldron, Games begin officially
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony highlights: Naomi Osaka lights up Olympic cauldron, Games begin officially

Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates, scores and results from Day 0 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on our LIVE blog!

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Samoa to send only overseas-based athletes to Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Samoa to send only overseas-based athletes to Games

The caretaker Minister of Communications, Afamasaga Rico Tupa'i, had announced Team Samoa would be withdrawn because of Japan's high daily coronavirus infection rate, saying prevention took precedence over competition.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to vaccinate its athletes before Games, say local media reports
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to vaccinate its athletes before Games, say local media reports

Japan's government had previously denied it was considering a plan to vaccinate athletes ahead of the general population.

International Olympic Committee launches competitive series in virtual sports
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International Olympic Committee launches competitive series in virtual sports

The Olympic Virtual Series will include five sports — baseball, cycling, auto racing, rowing and sailing — and runs from 13 May to 23 June.

Katie Ledecky finishes Pro Swim Series with fourth win on return from year-long break
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Katie Ledecky finishes Pro Swim Series with fourth win on return from year-long break

The meeting in Texas was Ledecky's first full-scale long-course competition in a year, and a key step on her path to the US Olympic swimming trials in June and the rescheduled Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Katie Ledecky aims at making history in 1,500m free event despite COVID uncertainties
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Katie Ledecky aims at making history in 1,500m free event despite COVID uncertainties

The US freestyle great, whose 15 world titles are the most of any woman swimmer, adapted and adjusted along with the rest of the world in 2020, but she isn't giving any ground when it comes to her goals in the pool.

Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar stuns Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov to storm into finals
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Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar stuns Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov to storm into finals

Deepak clinched one of the most memorable wins of his career with a 4-1 win over more fancied Zoirov, who had claimed the 2019 world championship title beating India's Amit Panghal.

Olympic champion Sofia Bekatorou adds voice to #MeToo movement
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Olympic champion Sofia Bekatorou adds voice to #MeToo movement

Sofia Bekatarou said she hoped the reaction marked a turning point for Greek society, which often seems resigned to official cronyism and impunity.

Former boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu offers to return Dronacharya award if farmers' demands are not met
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Former boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu offers to return Dronacharya award if farmers' demands are not met

Sandhu was the national coach when Vijender Singh became the first Indian boxer to fetch an Olympic medal back in 2008.

PBL's sixth edition postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
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PBL's sixth edition postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The league, which is one of the highest prize money badminton tournaments in the world, was initially scheduled to take place in the last week of December in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.