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Tokyo head: Olympics not possible under current conditions

2020 Tokyo Olympics games
The delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are, the president of the organizing committee said Wednesday. In an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK, Yoshiro Mori said he was hopeful the situation would improve and suggested a vaccine was the key. "If this kind of situation (with COVID-19) continues,...

India have a realistic chance of winning a Medal in Tokyo: Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh
"Looking back at my career that spanned over a decade, there have been some very memorable matches. Leading the Indian Team to the 2014 Asian Games Gold, the first in 16 years, will always be on top of that list not just because it was historic and beating Pakistan in a Final is always an icing on the cake,...

Tokyo Olympic venues lined up, schedule remains the same

Tokyo Olympics Venue
The 42 venues for next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. The Athletes Village and the main press center have also been lined up for 2021. That was the message delivered Friday to IOC members by Tokyo organising committee President Yoshiro...

We can make history at Tokyo Olympics: Savita

"The Olympic Games will always be the pinnacle tournament for any sportsperson. All of us dream of not just participating in the competition, but also of winning a medal for our country. It was fantastic to take part at the Rio Olympics in 2016. We had qualified for the big competition after 36 years and we were very excited...

Improved India has potential to break Olympic medal jinx in Tokyo: Sreejesh

P R Sreejesh
"Just like the millions of fans of Indian hockey, I have also had a very specific dream throughout my career, and that has been to win an Olympic medal for my country. The first time I stepped out as an Olympian in 2012 at the London Olympics, it was an experience I can never forget. Not because it was...

Tokyo Olympics could help Sapporo land 2030 Winter Games

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if Tokyo can pull off next year's Summer Games, then the city of Sapporo could be in good standing to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics. Yasuhiro Yamashita, a former Olympic gold medalist in judo, acknowledged in a news conference that it will be difficult holding the Olympics next year. And...

Hockey Pro League will give us top level competition ahead of Tokyo Olympic – Graham Reid

Graham Reid
With the FIH announcing the resumption of it's premier event the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League  season, Indian Men's Hockey Team Chief Coach Graham Reid expressed that the tough competition against top nations will help his team prepare best for the Tokyo Olympic Games. He said, "It's very encouraging to have international competition restarting and the Hockey Pro League...

Tokyo Olympics Games in doubts with 1-day COVID-19 infection record

Tokyo Olympics
The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects  the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next year in the face of...

IOA chief confident of sending record 125 athletes to Tokyo Olympics

Indian team at London 2012
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra is confident of sending a record contingent of 125 athletes to next year's Tokyo Olympics. On the occasion of International Olympic Day celebrations, the IOA boss was joined by sporting legends such as Leander Paes, Abhinav Bindra and Anju Bobby George during a webinar, which focussed on sport in the post COVID-19...

Call to cancel Tokyo Olympics – Debate emerges in governor’s race

Yuriko Koike
The contentious issue of the billions being spent on the postponed Tokyo Olympics has entered the debate in the race for governor of Japan's capital. Incumbent Yuriko Koike is a strong favorite to be reelected — and a strong supporter of the Olympics — in a field of more than a dozen candidates. The campaign officially opened Thursday. Taro Yamamoto is...