Mairaj, Angad top list as biggest beneficiaries of TOPS funding for Olympic-bound shooters | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Skeet specialists Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa have emerged as the biggest beneficiaries in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) funding to the country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound shooters. An unprecedented 15 Indian shooters have qualified for the Olympics. Mairaj has received a total of Rs 1.02 crore in TOPS funding while … Read more

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

SEOUL: North Korea will not join the Tokyo Olympics this year due to coronavirus concerns, the country’s sports ministry said on Tuesday, dashing South Korean hopes the Games could be a catalyst to revive stalled peace talks. It will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since it boycotted Seoul in … Read more

We’re looking at Argentina tour to build momentum ahead of Olympics: Harmanpreet Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

BUENOS AIRES: Confident that the Indian hockey team is capable of troubling the reigning Olympic champions Argentina, vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh says they will utilise the tour of the South American nation to build momentum ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. The 22-member Indian team arrived here last week for the six-match tour against the Olympic champions. … Read more

India’s shooting contingent for Tokyo Olympics to be picked on Sunday afternoon | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian shooting contingent for the Tokyo Olympics will be picked on Sunday afternoon. The National Rifle Association of India’s (NRAI) selection committee will assemble to announce the names of 15 shooters who will represent the country at the Games. The shooters will be selected based on their performance in the NRAI‘s four-year … Read more

Swimmer Srihari Nataraj Suffers Setback as Karnataka Shuts Down Pools Due to Covid-19

Srihari Nataraj, who is looking to qualify for the Olympics, suffered a setback to his preparations after Karnataka government’s fresh Covid-19 guidelines on Friday shut down pools. The development comes a week before he was supposed to leave for an International competition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, starting on April 12. A surge in new coronavirus cases … Read more