Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)
  • Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)(22:44)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes
  • Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes(22:22)

    Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The medal rounds of the Tokyo Olympics begin on Saturday -- and India enters the race with a grand total of 28 medals bagged across all the editions of the Olympics it has participated in since 1920. That was the year India sent its first team to the Games.

India at the Olympics: Medal hunt starts on Saturday
Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour
  • Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour(19:56)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with traditional Japanese motifs, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Shooters all set to launch India's gold quest at Olympics
  • Shooters all set to launch India's gold quest at Olympics(17:38)

    New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's 10m air rifle women's duo of Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan and the men's 10m air pistol pair of Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will kick off India's medal hunt at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday, with the four being among the best prospects to bring home medals from the quadrennial showpiece.

Olympics: Jadhav to pair up with Deepika in archery mixed team event
Much improved, women's hockey team aims to impress
  • Much improved, women's hockey team aims to impress(17:04)

    Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India was one of the six teams invited to participate when women's hockey made its Olympics debut in 1980 at Moscow. India finished fourth behind Zimbabwe, Czechoslovakia and Soviet Union.

Men's hockey preview: Pressure on India to make a strong start
Hosts in the way of 4th straight Chinese clean sweep in table tennis
  • Hosts in the way of 4th straight Chinese clean sweep in table tennis(16:36)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Table tennis powerhouse China will seek their fourth straight clean sweep of table tennis titles at the Olympics while host Japan may provide the strongest challenge, as the Tokyo 2020 competitions get underway at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday.

Sreeshankar and Irfan given go-ahead for Olympics
  • Sreeshankar and Irfan given go-ahead for Olympics(15:28)

    New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday decided against withdrawing the entries of long jumper Murali Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Tokyo Olympics.

Manpreet Singh-led India to make a cautious start in Tokyo
  • Manpreet Singh-led India to make a cautious start in Tokyo(14:45)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian men's hockey team's opener against New Zealand in Pool A on July 24, captain Manpreet Singh said that his boys would look to make a cautious start given that the opponents "are very good" and "I have a lot of respect for the way they play".

Vinesh Phogat's angry outburst for physio not getting accreditation
  • Vinesh Phogat's angry outburst for physio not getting accreditation(13:35)

    Budapest, July 23 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat made an angry outburst through her Twitter handle late on Thursday night, expressing her disappointment at her physiotherapist Poornima Ngomdir not being given accreditation by the Indian Olympic Association despite sending the request long back.

Dismal show by men's archers in ranking round
  • Dismal show by men's archers in ranking round(13:02)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Indian archers -- Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai -- finished with rankings outside the top-30 in the individual mens ranking round on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics, at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Friday.

Women's hockey preview: Rani-led side to take on Netherlands
  • Women's hockey preview: Rani-led side to take on Netherlands(12:45)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) After appearing in the Olympics for the first time in 36 years at the 2016 Rio Games, the Indian women's hockey team is set for the first time in history to take part in their second consecutive Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Brazil to field only two athletes during Tokyo opening ceremony
Constantly motivating youngsters the duty of seniors: Sreejesh
  • Constantly motivating youngsters the duty of seniors: Sreejesh(11:11)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Veteran Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says that it is the duty of the experienced players to make the juniors aware of the magnitude of the task at the Olympics, and that it's not enough to just represent the country.

Deepika qualifies ninth, to face Bhutanese archer in first elimination round (Ld)
Guinea to finally send athletes to Olympic Games
  • Guinea to finally send athletes to Olympic Games(08:37)

    Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Following extensive discussions with the International Olympic Committee, Guinea, an African nation, has decided to send its five-member contingent to the Tokyo Olympic Games after pulling out of the quadrennial showpiece, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variant.

Czech PM unhappy as six test Covid positive in Tokyo (ld)
BJYM launches 'Cheer4India - Be Like an Olympian' campaign
Olympics: Fewer than 1,000 to watch opening ceremony in stadium: official
Djokovic wary of 'greatest tennis player' debate ahead of Olympics
Olympics: IOA to give Rs 75 lakh to gold winner at Tokyo
  • Olympics: IOA to give Rs 75 lakh to gold winner at Tokyo(23:20)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A day before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian Olympic Association has announced cash awards to the medal winners and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) that are participating in the mega event.

Olympics: Tough draw for Mary Kom in Tokyo boxing competition
Olympics: Germany hockey captain allowed to wear rainbow colours at Tokyo