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India’s medal count will be in double digits at Tokyo Paralympics: Deepa Malik

Deepa Malik
India's first-ever woman Paralympic medallist, shot-putter Deepa Malik believes the country's medal count will be in double digits at the Tokyo Games next year. "At Rio we had doubled the medals, we were a squad of 19. We had two gold, a silver and a bronze. In 2018 (Asian Para Games), we were a squad of 194 and won 72...

Not the Olympics | Final Day: Bidding farwell to Tokyo with best-ever medal haul?

Not The Olympics - Final Day
Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to say definitively that the Games will happen or, if they do, what they might look like. Though we are missing...

Tokyo Paralympic competition schedule will be same next year

Tokyo Paralympics
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event that has been postponed until next year, organizers said on Monday.Tokyo organizers made a similar announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open on Aug. 24, 2021, and close on Sept. 5. The Olympics are to open on July 23. Organizers have lined up the...

Haryana to host 2021 Khelo India Youth Games after Tokyo Olympics

Khelo India Youth Games
Haryana will host the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the state's chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and union sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Saturday. The Games will be held in Panchkula. The announcement was made via video conference. "Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January of every year....

Mental toughness will be the biggest factor in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics: Graham Reid

Graham Reid
Exactly a year from now, the Indian Men and Women's Hockey Team would have begun their campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Women's Team would have taken on the formidable World No.1 Netherlands while the Men's Team would have played New Zealand on 24th July 2021. Leading up to their first match, it is imperative to have an unshakeable...

IOA says India confident of Tokyo hosting successful Games next year

In a message on the occasion to mark exactly one year before the Olympics, the IOA wished the Tokyo organisers a successful Games next year. (Source: AP)
The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday said that it is confident of Tokyo hosting "the best ever Games" next year and the country is looking forward to participating in the multi-sporting spectacle. In a message on the occasion to mark exactly one year before the Olympics, the IOA wished the athletes and officials world over, and the Tokyo organisers a...

We are on track to make our country proud in Tokyo: Manpreet & Rani

With exactly one year to go for the Olympic Games to begin in Tokyo on 23 July 2021, there's an air of excitement and nervousness among the Indian Men's and Women's Hockey Team players. The Indian Hockey Teams have competed well against top teams in the recent past and have registered memorable victories at their respective FIH Series Finals and...

Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark — again

The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one-year-to-go mark — again. But few are in a mood to celebrate. Tokyo observed the original date a year ago. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July 23, 2021. Fireworks cascaded over Tokyo Bay back then, and local celebrities unveiled the medals in a...

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,...