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- 22 July 2021 12:43 PM GMT
The total number of Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony participants from India would be 26, according to a list put out by the IOA.
- 22 July 2021 5:00 AM GMT
While Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina can still breathe easy, Sumit Nagal will have to start worrying given the tricky Tokyo Olympics tennis draw handed out today.
- 22 July 2021 4:56 AM GMT
No more than 44 Indian athletes will participate in the Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday in view of the COVID-19 threat. The athletes who have competitions lined up the next day have already been told to skip the event. With six officials, the total Indian presence during the march past would add up to 50.
- 18 July 2021 3:24 AM GMT
Two athletes who are residing at the Tokyo Olympic Games village have tested positive for the deadly Covid-19, as per media reports. They are the first athletes to test positive in the village and their names have not been revealed.
- 18 July 2021 3:21 AM GMT
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur picked up the famous line from Bollywood blockbuster 'Uri' in giving an unprecedented send-off to the first batch of India's Olympic-bound athletes, for whom a red carpet was laid out at the airport on Saturday. Amid loud cheers, claps and plenty of good wishes at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, athletes from the eight disciplines of archery, badminton, table tennis, hockey, judo, gymnastics, swimming and weightlifting boarded the flight to Tokyo.
- 18 July 2021 3:20 AM GMT
A contingent of 88 members, which includes 54 athletes besides support staff and IOA representatives, departed for the Japanese capital on Saturday night to participate in the COVID-hit Tokyo Games, which will begin in a week's time on July 23.
- 17 July 2021 5:53 AM GMT
Back in April, an Olympics analyst organization Gracenote had predicted India would equal its combined tally of the last 12 Games to win 17 medals. We, at The Bridge, feel Gracenote's projection for India's medal tally this year could again be an overestimation. A total of 17 medals create pressure for athletes who could falter at the biggest sporting stage in the world.
- 17 July 2021 5:41 AM GMT
It is that time of the summer again when our teeming nation forgets Kohli, Rohit, and Bumrah and discovers new athletes to root for. The Olympics are upon us, and finally, India will become one large community; it will no longer be restricted to the major metropolises, and ordinary Indians will chant for heroes like Saurabh Chaudhary, Mirabai Chanu, Bhavani Devi, Fouaad Mirza's names.