Olympics

TOKYO: Lovlina Borgohain of Assam Friday assured a second medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

The Assamese woman boxer overcame Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei to enter the semi-finals in the 69kg category.

Lovlina will next take on top-seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey on August 4.

"Welcome to the club," said the trailblazers of Indian boxing Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom as they celebrated Lovlina's being assured of an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games on Friday.

Jul 27, 2021 20:07
NEW DELHI: The rewards (at least the promise of it) are coming in thick and fast for Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the first Indian weightlifter to win a Silver medal at an Olympic Games. 
Jul 27, 2021 19:07
NEW DELHI: India’s leading sports nutrition brand Fast&Up has pledged to support all Indian athletes who win a medal in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with free nutritional supplements all through the next Olympic cycle.  The athletes can avail Fast&Up’s full range of sports supplements for the next three years leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics. 
Jul 27, 2021 16:07
NEW YORK: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have signed an agreement to work together to foster diversity and equity through global initiatives promoting health and sport for everybody, everywhere.
Jul 26, 2021 19:07
NEW YORK: A record 121 NBA and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.   The men’s and women’s 5x5 competitions will feature a record 49 current NBA players and a record 29 current WNBA players, as well as 16 former NBA and 22 former WNBA players.  The inaugural 3x3 basketball tournament features four current and one former WNBA player.
Jul 24, 2021 17:07
NEW DELHI: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Friday launched Project Tokyo 2020 in a bid to provide Covid appropriate support to Tokyo bound Olympic and Paralympic athletes on behalf of corporate industries. FICCI has launched this project on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics in recognition of the role of sports in promoting unity and inclusivity in society.
Jul 24, 2021 16:07
NEW DELHI: World number one Saurabh Chaudhary of India made India’s first final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Shooting competition, but missed out on a medal in his first Games, finishing a creditable seventh in the Men’s 10M Air Pistol event.  He finished with a score of 137.4 in the final. The teenager had earlier topped the qualification round with a quality 586 after 60 shots.
Jul 24, 2021 16:07
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association on Friday roped in Adani Group as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Games. The sponsorship amount was not disclosed other than IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, who is in Tokyo, terming it as "good".
Jul 24, 2021 15:07
TOKYO: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu entered the history books Saturday with a scintillating performance to secure a Silver medal, lifting 202 kg in the 49kg weight category. 
Jul 23, 2021 19:07
TOKYO: Global artists Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend, Keith Urban and the Suginami Children’s Choir brought all five continents together in Friday'’s Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Hundreds of millions of people watched an emotional performance of “Imagine”, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Jul 23, 2021 19:07
MUMBAI: Bridgestone India’s four year-long running association with the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), Karnataka established a comprehensive Track & Field Program at the institute in Bellary to help talented Indian athletes achieve their dreams of representing the nation at the highest levels of international sport.