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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers

The Paralympics open on 24 August, 2021, and close on 5 September. The Olympics are to open on 23 July.

IOA creates 11-member Commonwealth Games Association of India for 2020-21 season, to include Narinder Batra
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IOA creates 11-member Commonwealth Games Association of India for 2020-21 season, to include Narinder Batra

Besides Batra, the committee also includes senior IOA officials R K Anand, Anil Khanna, Rajeev Mehta, and Anandeshwar Pandey.

Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032
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Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032

The Olympics have never been hosted in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the first nation in the region to host football's biggest showpiece.

India will be in top-10 at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
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India will be in top-10 at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju added that steps like enhancing the skill sets of Indian coaches, removal of Rs 2-lakh salary cap for coaches and extension of coaching tenures will bring positive changes in the system.

International Olympic Committee apologises, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics
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International Olympic Committee apologises, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics

The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers mark one-year countdown to Games with special no-fans event in Tokyo
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers mark one-year countdown to Games with special no-fans event in Tokyo

Tokyo observed the original date a year ago. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to 23 July, 2021. Fireworks cascaded over Tokyo Bay back then, and local celebrities unveiled the medals in a highly choreographed show.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India hockey captains Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal draw podium finish hopes from past learnings
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India hockey captains Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal draw podium finish hopes from past learnings

With exactly a year to go for the Tokyo Games both India men's and women's hockey team captains recalled their experience at the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former hockey captain V Baskaran says execution will be key for India to achieve podium finish
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former hockey captain V Baskaran says execution will be key for India to achieve podium finish

Baskaran said for a podium finish, every single player needs to give his minimum 80 percent if not 100.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers announce schedule for rearranged Games, reveal all 42 venues secured
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers announce schedule for rearranged Games, reveal all 42 venues secured

The Olympics in Tokyo were originally scheduled to be held in July-August 2020, but were deferred by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IOC president Thomas Bach declares his interest for second term at next year's election
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IOC president Thomas Bach declares his interest for second term at next year's election

Bach was first elected as IOC head in 2013 for an eight-year term and is eligible for one further term of four years after that.

PR Sreejesh says improved Indian hockey team has potential to break Olympic medal jinx in Tokyo
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PR Sreejesh says improved Indian hockey team has potential to break Olympic medal jinx in Tokyo

Sreejesh, who had represented India in two Olympics (2012 and 2016), is standing at the twilight of his career and, by his own admission, he has high aspirations from the postponed Tokyo Games.

IOC postpones 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics by four years, scotches India’s dreams of hosting 2026 Games
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IOC postpones 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics by four years, scotches India’s dreams of hosting 2026 Games

IOC president Thomas Bach said they remained fully committed to hosting the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 and that keeping the Games behind closed doors is something IOC does not want.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games at risk if coronavirus situation worsens, says Japanese government advisor
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games at risk if coronavirus situation worsens, says Japanese government advisor

The Tokyo Olympics may have to be postponed again if the novel coronavirus mutates into a stronger pathogen, Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a prominent Japanese government adviser, said on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions, says JOC chairman
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions, says JOC chairman

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics are likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions of the four-yearly Games, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Tuesday.

With Tokyo Olympics a year away, experts warn of health risk to Japanese public if event proceeds as planned
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With Tokyo Olympics a year away, experts warn of health risk to Japanese public if event proceeds as planned

Although Tokyo on Thursday confirmed 224 new infections, a record high for a single day, Japan has largely avoided the disastrous effects seen in other countries.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 facing skepticism in Japan as host city sees single-day record of COVID-19 infections
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 facing skepticism in Japan as host city sees single-day record of COVID-19 infections

The IOC and local organisers have ruled out another postponement to the Tokyo Olympics and say they will be cancelled if they don't happen in 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers expect to secure all venues for Summer Games next year, reports local media
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers expect to secure all venues for Summer Games next year, reports local media

Reports also said the Olympics competition schedule would remain largely unchanged and that all tickets holders would be eligible for refunds, and that organisers would seek approval of these decisions from the IOC’s General Assembly on 17 July.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges states to adopt a sport each to boost India’s chances of rich medal haul at Olympics
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges states to adopt a sport each to boost India’s chances of rich medal haul at Olympics

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju clarified that while the initiative, which also includes corporates, doesn’t stop the states from promoting other sports, their focus would have to remain on the discipline of their choosing.