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Firstpost Explains: How do equestrian horses travel from one country to another to compete at the Olympics
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Firstpost Explains: How do equestrian horses travel from one country to another to compete at the Olympics

Over 300 horses will be flown to Tokyo for the Games to compete in equestrian events. But how does one fly a horse from one country to another? Do they need passports as well?

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: After pandemic duty, IAS officer cum shuttler Suhas L Yathiraj gears up for Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: After pandemic duty, IAS officer cum shuttler Suhas L Yathiraj gears up for Games

The bureaucrat along Manoj Sarkar on Friday qualified after the game's governing body BWF granted two bipartite quotas to India, making it a seven-member contingent at the Tokyo Games.

Firstpost Explains: Safety measures, COVID-19 outbreak — how organisers plan to hold Tokyo Olympics 2020 amid pandemic
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Firstpost Explains: Safety measures, COVID-19 outbreak — how organisers plan to hold Tokyo Olympics 2020 amid pandemic

Some answers to look at ways Tokyo Olympics organisers will try to prevent infections among thousans of athletes.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Chief national coach JP Nautiyal feels India shooters capable of bagging atleast four medals
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Chief national coach JP Nautiyal feels India shooters capable of bagging atleast four medals

In a first, a record 10 para shooters, have booked quota places for the Tokyo Paralympics beginning 24 August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Fukushima, Hokkaido regions also ban fans from Games events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Fukushima, Hokkaido regions also ban fans from Games events

The pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be the first to take place largely behind closed doors.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 could still see some fans in stands, says organising committee chief Seiko Hashimoto
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020 could still see some fans in stands, says organising committee chief Seiko Hashimoto

Organisers and the International Olympic Committee on Thursday banned all fans from Olympic venues in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures because of surging COVID-19 cases.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 likely to open during COVID-19 'state of emergency' as infections surge
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 likely to open during COVID-19 'state of emergency' as infections surge

The present quasi-state of emergency ends on Sunday. Tokyo reported 920 new cases on Wednesday, up from 714 last Wednesday. It is the highest total since 1,010 were reported on 13 May.

Odisha government nominates Paralympic-bound shuttler Pramod Bhagat for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
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Odisha government nominates Paralympic-bound shuttler Pramod Bhagat for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

The department of sports and youth services (DSYS) of Odisha has also recommended the Indian women's hockey team vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka for the Arjuna Award.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Latest Updates: As 'Games like no other' appear on horizon, a daily look at noteworthy developments
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Latest Updates: As 'Games like no other' appear on horizon, a daily look at noteworthy developments

With 52 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, there are as many questions as there are answers about how the Games will go on. Follow this live blog for a day-to-day breakdown of the most critical updates about Tokyo 2020:

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI announce 24-member squad headlined by Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI announce 24-member squad headlined by Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu

Besides Jhajharia and Thangavelu, who won gold in the F46 javelin and T-42 high jump events respectively in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, other top para-athletes include world record holders Sandeep Chowdhury and Sumeet.

Indian para-archers forced to pull out of Paralympic qualification event in Czech Republic after being denied visas
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Indian para-archers forced to pull out of Paralympic qualification event in Czech Republic after being denied visas

India and Brazil were marked as "extreme high-risk countries" by the Czech Republic and the European country's ministries of health and foreign affairs did not give clearance to the 11-member Indian contingent for the event at Nove Mesto.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Amit Kumar Saroha, Sandeep Chaudhary seal qualification for Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Amit Kumar Saroha, Sandeep Chaudhary seal qualification for Games

Two-time Paralympian Saroha will be representing the country in the F51 category in the discus throw and club throw. F51 refers to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia betters own world record to seal Games' berth
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia betters own world record to seal Games' berth

The 40-year-old, who has won two gold medals in the men's F-46 category at the Paralympics, sent the spear to a distance of 65.71m during the trial on Wednesday.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Inspired by Rahi Sarnobat's exploits, Swaroop Unhalkar confident of doing well at Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Inspired by Rahi Sarnobat's exploits, Swaroop Unhalkar confident of doing well at Games

The 33-year-old Unhalkar, who hails from Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, bagged a quota for the Tokyo Paralympics in 2019, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he could not train last year.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: How shooter Rubina Francis beat COVID-19 and other challenges to book spot for India
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: How shooter Rubina Francis beat COVID-19 and other challenges to book spot for India

It was Olympic medallist Gagan Narang's shooting academy Gun for Glory that set the path for Rubina who played in her first international only in 2017.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Recycled cardboard beds, 'fever clinic' and plexiglass shields in gym, a look inside the Athletes Village
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Recycled cardboard beds, 'fever clinic' and plexiglass shields in gym, a look inside the Athletes Village

The Tokyo Olympics will be like no other when they open. And they'll have an idiosyncratic Olympic Village to match. From the aptly named “Fever Clinic,” to recycled cardboard beds, here's what awaits thousands of athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games Village considering ban on alcohol with testing taking priority over fun
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games Village considering ban on alcohol with testing taking priority over fun

The Tokyo Olympics, which are to open in just over six weeks amid a pandemic, are going to be the “no cheers" Olympics with testing and vaccinations taking priority over fun and games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC sets up vaccine hubs in Qatar, Rwanda for Japan-bound athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC sets up vaccine hubs in Qatar, Rwanda for Japan-bound athletes

The two centres will use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for athletes who have been unable to get vaccinated in their home countries, said the IOC, adding that it was ready to help with travel costs when necessary.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Women's pair of Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar first shuttlers to qualify for Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Women's pair of Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar first shuttlers to qualify for Games

The 18-year-old Palak and veteran Parul, who couldn't compete at the Spanish para-Badminton International (May 11-16), due to travel restriction in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, received an official initimation from the world body BWF on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Britain yet to decide on Pfizer offer to vaccinate Japan-bound Olympians
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Britain yet to decide on Pfizer offer to vaccinate Japan-bound Olympians

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are among the European nations to have already offered vaccines to delegations headed to Tokyo.