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Tokyo-bound para-athletes and players in 9 disciplines to resume activities from Oct 5: SAI

Tokyo Olympics bound para-athletes and those who have not yet qualified for the Games, are likely to resume sporting activities at the National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country from October 5 in a phased manner, the SAI said on Sunday. The Sports Authority of India (SAI), in the first phase in early June, had allowed training for only...

Tokyo Olympics will be my best, says archer Atanu Das

Atanu Das
Indian archer Atanu Das has vowed to dish out his best performance at next year's Tokyo Games, saying he is much better prepared, having worked on various aspects of his game after an ordinary outing at the Rio Olympics. The 28-year-old Das went down fighting against South Korean Lee Seung-Yun in the round of 16 in his maiden Olympics...

Tokyo organizers needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen

Tokyo 2020 Main Stadium
The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of economic turbulence and skepticism. To make the point this week, IOC President Thomas Bach will join a number of Japanese government and city officials, local organizers, and other top...

2021 New Delhi World Cup decisive for Tokyo Olympics qualification: ISSF

The New Delhi World Cup in March next year dubbed as "decisive" for Tokyo Olympics qualification (Source: ISSF)
The New Delhi World Cup in March next year was on Wednesday dubbed as "decisive" by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics. Originally scheduled to be held in July-August this year in the Japanese capital, the 2020 Olympic Games was pushed back by a year due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The competition in...

Tokyo Olympics will happen in 2021 despite pandemic: IOC Member

2020 Tokyo Olympics games
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a vaccine. This week John Coates, the IOC member who oversees the Tokyo Olympics, said the...

Vaccine not requirement to hold games: Tokyo Olympic CEO

Toshiro Muto
A vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year's postponed Olympics and Paralympics, the CEO of the Tokyo Games said Friday. Toshiro Muto was speaking after a task force meeting with government officials, disease experts and Japanese Olympic officials. It's the first of several high-level meetings dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as Tokyo tries to figure out if it...

Oxford study: Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer Games

Tokyo Olympic Stadium
The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study from Britain's University of Oxford indicates. The Tokyo cost overrun already exceeds 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with The Associated Press. This is even before several billion more dollars are added on from the one-year...

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns – What happens to Tokyo Olympics?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on Friday, ending his second premiership since 2012 and an era of policy stability. Abe cited his ill health as the reason of him stepping down thrusting his country, amid a global pandemic, into a new period of political uncertainty after a record-setting tenure that provided unaccustomed stability at the top. He has...

Tokyo Games postponement presents quandary for ticket buyers

Tokyo Olympic Tickets
When it comes to Olympic tickets, the Latin expression “caveat emptor” often applies: “Let the buyer beware.” The unprecedented postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has left buyers of millions of tickets in a quandary. Will the games happen next year? Will non-Japanese fans be allowed? Will there be any fans? How will health and travel restrictions be applied? Will...

India’s authorised ticket reseller for Tokyo Olympics violating terms and condition 

Tokyo Olympics (Source: Olympics.org)
Indian Authorized Ticket Reseller (ATR) for Olympic tickets Fanatic Sports, are allegedly blatantly violating the terms and conditions of reselling Olympic tickets in the country. As per the terms of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, an ATR can impose a maximum of 20% handling charge for the tickets of a particular event at the Olympics. However, Fanatic Sports is seeking way beyond...