Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra Win Asian Qualifier Final, Book Olympics Spot

Star Indian pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra created history by confirming their maiden mixed doubles qualification for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as they stunned the World No.5 Korean pair of Sang-Su Lee and Jihee Jeon 4-2 in the finals of the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha on Saturday. With this development, … Read more

Tokyo Olympics Will Not Have Overseas Fans Due to Coronavirus Fears

Overseas fans will be banned from this summer’s pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, organisers said Saturday, in a bid to reduce virus risks and convince a skeptical Japanese public the Games will be safe. The unprecedented decision will make the Tokyo Games the first ever held without overseas spectators, as organisers scale back their ambitions for the … Read more

Sutirtha Mukherjee Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics after Sharath Kamal Makes Cut

Sutirtha Mukherjee became the second Indian paddler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. India’s second-highest-ranked female player Sutirtha got a 4-2 (7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 4-11, 11-5, 11-4) win against her top-ranked Indian compatriot Manika Batra. Despite her defeat against Sutirtha, Manika is also set to make the cut because of her ranking. Earlier seasoned Achanta Sharath … Read more

Tried to Compete in Tournaments Even with Injuries to Qualify for Olympics: Bhavani Devi

The first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics, CA Bhavani Devi on Wednesday recalled that she was so desperate to make the cut for the Tokyo Games that she competed in tournaments to improve her rankings despite nursing injuries. Bhavani qualified for the Tokyo Games through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method. Two individual spots … Read more

IOC to buy vaccines from China for Tokyo, Beijing Olympic competitors | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: Competitors at this year’s coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will be offered vaccines bought from China, Olympic chief Thomas Bach announced Thursday. The Chinese Olympic Committee have made “an offer to make additional vaccine doses available to participants for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022”, Bach said. “The IOC will pay … Read more