Tokyo Olympics: India loses to Belgium 2:5 in semi-finals

India lost to Belgium with a 2-5 defeat as the world no. 1 beat the Indian side killing their chances for a gold or silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

Manu Bhaker’s loss sparks row between gun maker Morini, coach Pandit

Morini's owner Repich and Manu Bhaker's coach Pandit argued over the quickest way to address a gun glitch — professional help or a do-it-yourself fix

COVID scare: Seven players to miss Lanka series

Seven players will miss t...

Tsitsipas, Osaka crash out; Djokovic advances with ease

Tennis matches began on the Olympic stage in the Summer Games 2020 on July 24, which included a few upsets but mostly triumphs.
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Manu Bhaker’s loss: It’s a long shot, but gun glitches do happen

The nature of malfunction of Manu Bhaker's gun, and its timing, thwarted the young shooter from fetching India a medal at the Tokyo Games

Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID; India-Lanka second T20 postponed

The second T20 between India and Sri Lanka, scheduled to be played on Tuesday (July 27), has been postponed by a day after all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed that all members of the Indian team will undergo RT-PCR tests. The third T20I will be played on July 29 as pla...

Ruthless Australia thrash India 7-1 in the second Pool A match

The eight-time former champions looked completely off colour from the first whistle and the team’s backline was put under relentless pressure by the Australians

Mary Kom defeats Miguelina, qualifies for Round of 16 in Olympics Boxing

India’s boxing star MC Mary Kom defeated Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez Garcia in the Round of 32 match at the Olympics. The six-time world champion, who won a bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics, defeated Garcia, who is a Pan American Games bronze-medallist, by 4-1. In a bout that was exciting from start to finish, Mary Kom displayed...

Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu beats Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in winning start

Tokyo: India’s badminton star PV Sindhu on Sunday beat Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova to make a dominating start to her Olympic campaign in the women’s singles group J match here. The 26-year-old Indian, seeded sixth, beat the 58th ranked Polikarpova 21-7 21-10 in a lop-sided opening match. “Even though it was an easy first match I didn’t take it in an...


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Building house & hope: Mizoram’s first hockey player at the Olympics

Breath-taking Spectacle: Tokyo 2020 Olympics takes off

Kohli’s India seek redemption on rank turner; Axar, Kuldeep set for game time

A desperate India have decided to go for the jugular by opting for a spicy turner against a well-prepared England side in the second Test starting Saturday (February 13), well aware that it can boomerang and cost them a spot in the World Test Championship final.

‘Brown dog’, ‘big monkey’ were among slurs hurled at Siraj

India pacer Mohammed Siraj was called a 'brown dog' and 'big monkey' in a series of racist slurs hurled by a group of Australian spectators, who were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground during the third Test on Sunday, a BCCI official has alleged. Siraj and his senior teammate Jasprit Bumrah were subjected to racist slurs on Saturday, too, something that the Indian team management officially reported to ICC Match Referee David Boon.

City of Joy turns pink as India-Bangladesh clash in maiden Day/Night Test

Chennai/Kolkata: India is all set to take on Bangladesh in the unexplored terrain of Day/Night pink ball Test match in Eden Gardens, Kolkata starting November 22. Watch the video to know how Kohli & Co. are planning to change the experiment into victory.

Kohli@31: Cricket, career, memories

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Breath-taking Spectacle: Tokyo 2020 Olympics takes off

Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh lead Indian team as ‘world’s greatest show’ begi...

The Olympics began at the nearly empty National Stadium after a year-long delay due to the pandemic. The event lacked the usual glitz with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance, strict social distancing rules and signs calling on spectators to “be quiet around the venue”

Tokyo Olympics 1964 & 2020 – Japan faces a bigger challenge this time

Tokyo Olympics 2020 began on Friday (July 23) with a subdued opening ceremony – in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Japan's has dared to hold the Games, reminding many of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which was held 19 years after the island nation’s devastating defeat in the Second World War. Roy Tomizawa, who documented the 1964 Olympics...

Tokyo Olympics: Archer Deepika Kumar finishes 9th in ranking round; Koreans dominate

Tokyo: Star Indian archer Deepika Kumari finished ninth in the women's individual ranking round to secure an easy first-round clash in the main event as the country's Olympic campaign kicks-tarted at Tokyo's Yumenoshima Park on Friday. The world No.1 finished with 663 points, while 20-year-old Korean prodigy An San topped the qualification round with a...

At Tihar jail, wrestler Sushil Kumar allowed to watch Olympics on TV

Delhi Prison authorities on Thursday allowed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, lodged at Tihar jail, to watch television ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games, which begins on July 23. On July 2, Kumar through his advocate, had urged prison authorities to provide him a television to keep updated about wrestling matches and other happenings out...

Olympics: Claps, tear-jerking moments will be missed; sparkle of medals will stay

The moment of reckoning is here. After months of uncertainty and much to-ing and fro-ing, the 32nd Olympic Games will officially be inaugurated at the newly built National Stadium in Tokyo on July 23. It will, however, be anything but business as usual.

‘Bikini boycott’ by Norway team a hint to un-sexualise women in sports

If you thought the idea of asking women athletes to dress modestly or ‘cover up’ was sexist enough, think again; it can be the other way round too. Telling them to wear skimpy clothes under the pretext of international dress code can reek of deep-rooted patriarchy too. In a latest instance, the women’s beach handball team of Norway has been fine...

Sindhu one of the favourites to win gold, says Gopichand

Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said that the Olympics is going to be different and stressful this time because of COVID restrictions and protocols. He, however, expects Indian athletes to claim an unparalleled double-digit medal haul at the Olympics and believes PV Sindhu could return with a gold. India is fielding more than 12...

Sri Lanka has forgotten how to win games, says Muralitharan

Legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan feels the current Sri Lankan cricket team has forgotten how to win matches over the years.

Can Olympics still be called off? Possible if cases spike, says top official

The organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games may exercise caution amid growing public opposition to the event over COVID fears

Indian athletes at Olympics happy as Tokyo spreads out desi food

Tokyo is not a gastronomical delight for the Indian Olympic contingent, yet it is as good as it can get. The menu offers a rich variety of desi food: butter & plain naan, chhole bhature, parantha, butter chicken, tomato and shahi paneer, bhindi, lentil curry, basmati and jasmine rice, biryani, spinach and what not! The Tokyo Organizing commi...

Panic after ‘bio-bubble burst’ at Olympics

In 5 years, Afghan cricket star Rashid Khan has been home for just 25 days

Rashid Khan has two regrets: He's spent just 25 days at home in five years, and his own countrymen have never seen him play international matches

Sindhu Olympic ready, strengthened defence during pandemic break: Coach

PV Sindhu has improved her defence and motion skills, two aspects that had contributed to her poor performance earlier this year, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, India's foreign coach Park Tae-sang has said. The 42-year-old, who was roped in for India’s men’s singles players in 2019, has been training Sindhu following the departure of fellow Korean...

India’s chances at Olympics: 17 medals; watch out for these hopefuls

With a 228-member-strong contingent, its largest ever, India will surely look to raise its medals tally at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The country's sportspersons will participate in 18 events out of the 33 in Olympics 2021, and with many looking in good form, there is a high chance of them bringing medals home. Gracenote, a platform that specia...

COVID scare for touring Team India: Pant, support staff test positive

Team India’s preparations were already affected when wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant returned a positive test, believed to be on July 10

‘Copa high’ Messi decides to stay with Barcelona; takes 50% pay cut

After much speculation, Argentine star footballer Lionel Messi has decided to sign a fresh, but compromised, 5-year contract with Barcelona, which puts a full stop on talks of the 34-year-old leaving Camp Nou after he became a free agent on July 1. The Barcelona FC is also in talks over swapping Antoine Griezmann for Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñígue...

Pandemic break a blessing in disguise for me, says Sindhu

India’s lone medal hope in women’s badminton at the Tokyo Olympics, P V Sindhu, is geared up for the big battle. COVID-19, which postponed the Olympics to 2021, isn’t really a challenge for the world no. 7 as she prepares to convert her Silver medal-winning feat at Rio in 2016 to a Gold this time.

Sports Minister launches India’s official cheer song for Tokyo Olympics

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched ‘Cheer4India’, the official Team India cheer song for the Tokyo Olympics, which is composed by AR Rahman.

2 Wimbledon matches under probe over betting allegations

Two Wimbledon matches are being investigated by the ITIA for potentially being match-fixed due to multiple observations of irregular betting patterns.
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