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Debate of the Week- Should she be allowed to race?

THE NEWS: A top European court has ruled that star athlete Caster Semenya’s human rights were violated after she was banned from competing in elite events in 2018.  She was only 18 when she first charged across the finish line at the 2009 world track and field championships, winning first place. But for Olympian Caster […]

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Are the Olympics cancelled?

A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy. The Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee responded with a statement saying all those involved in preparing […]

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Who’s Bhavani Devi? India’s first ever fencer to reach Olympics

In a country where cricket is a religion, it’s difficult for other sports like basketball and hockey to make a place for themselves let alone chess and gymnastics. But fencing is far fetched even in this aspect. CA Bhavani Devi became the first ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics, and looking at how fledgling […]

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In depth: Breakdancing your way into Olympics

You may think those twists and turns in the air and on the floor may just be for fun, but if you’re a fan of breakdancing, you may think about winning an Olympics medal soon. Yes, breakdancing has been officially deemed a sport and would be inaugurated in Paris Olympic 2024.  On the list  The […]

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Olympics to be held next year 

Next year’s Japan Olympic Games will begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until August 8. The Paralympic Games have also been rescheduled from August 24-September 5. It’s a near-exact one-year delay considering this year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9. The IOC and Japanese organisers last […]

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Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021 

The Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to be held from July 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to a date no later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers said. The accelerating Covid-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for the 1st time in its 124-year modern history. “In […]

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Satish Kumar qualifies for Olympics, and it’s huge! 

Satish Kumar has become the first super heavyweight (+91kg) Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games. Kumar is an Asian Games bronze-medallist (2014), a Commonwealth Games silver-winner (2018) and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships (2015 and 2019). He qualified for his maiden Olympics — in Tokyo later this year — by making […]

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Skateboard phenomenon Sky Brown may head to Olympics 2020 

She may only be 11, but Sky Brown proves that big things come in small sizes. This skateboarder, dancer and surfer has ambitions beyond her tender years. In addition to clinching the gold at the United Kingdom (UK) National Skateboarding Championship in 2019, she is currently ranked third in the world for women in the […]

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Russia banned from the Olympics for 4 years

Russia would no longer be a part of next year’s Japan Olympics or the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.  The country has been punished by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for not following the right behaviour protocols. Its players were found inadequate to play. It was found that they were using medicines which enhances their […]

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Tokyo Olympic medals are made from recycled phones!

The Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Japan next year are going to be truly extraordinary. The island nation has unveiled its Olympic medals made from recycled mobile phones? The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said its Tokyo 2020 Medal Project sourced small electronic devices from all over Japan […]