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Mirabai lone Indian weightlifter to book a spot at Tokyo

Jeremy still has a chance as the period of reallocation of quota places is not over India has sent the lone entry of Mirabai Chanu for the Tokyo Olympics after the former World champion placed second in the women’s 49kg Absolute Ranking released by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Mirabai gathered 4133, 6172 Robi points […]

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Tokyo Olympics | Japan may allow domestic spectators

Since COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out and cases are coming down Japan is leaning towards allowing domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics despite the COVID-19 pandemic, media reported on Wednesday, with organisers planning to monitor the movements of foreign media to prevent spread of the virus. More Japanese government officials and 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]

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Refugee team of 29 athletes picked for Tokyo Olympics

The 29 — a rise from 10 in the inaugural refugee team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics — are originally from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Congo, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela. The refugee team for the Tokyo Olympics has 29 athletes competing in 12 sports. The team selected by […]

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As Japan loses training camps, Tokyo Olympics buzz fades

The Tokyo Games, now less than eight weeks away, have been upended by COVID-19. Foreign spectators will not be allowed, and more than 100 municipalities have cancelled plans to host overseas teams. Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Japanese city of Kamo spent 70 million yen ($640,000) on horizontal bars, gymnastic mats and other […]

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US warns against all travel to Japan as Olympics loom

The twin alerts don't ban US citizens from visiting the country, but they could have an impact on insurance rates for travellers may factor into decisions by Olympic athletes and spectators on whether to compete in or attend the games, which are due to start in July. US health officials and the State Department has […]