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An amended Olympic motto; IOC adds ‘Together’ after ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

The Olympic motto now has the word ‘Together’ added after ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ in response to the COVID-19 crisis. ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’,- the original motto of the Olympics was adopted by the founder of the modern Games Pierre De Coubertin in 1894 as he wanted a slogan that expressed excellence …

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Olympics with ‘No Spectators’- the first time ever in the history of the Games

The Olympic organisers have announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in the absence of any spectators in the host city of Tokyo, with resurgence in the number of coronavirus cases that have forced Japan to declare a “State of Emergency” in the capital, for the entire duration …

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With the ‘Inclusion’ of Laurel Hubbard as the first transgender Olympian, IOC’s principle of ‘Sport is a Human Right’ emphasised

The name of Laurel Hubbard absolutely blew up on the internet when she was selected by New Zealand, to compete in the Women’s Weighlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This will make her the first-ever openly transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. You would be hard-pressed to find much, …

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Sushil Kumar – Charged in murder case, India’s Wrestling hero ‘falls’ bringing disrepute to his ‘Chhatrasal breeding ground’

India’s Wrestling hero, Sushil Kumar is being charged in murder case of junior champion Sagar Dhankhad within Chhatrasal Stadium. Though Kumar had denied involvement in the case, Delhi Police issued a non-bailable warrant against the wrestler.  The only Indian in ‘Independent India’ to win two of the coveted Olympic medals …

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‘The Fan Matter’- a stark contrast between European and Indian Football in terms of importance given to a club’s fanbase

While the million-dollar ‘breakaway’ European Super League collapsed due to backlash from the Football fans, in India the displeasure of the huge fanbase of Mohun Bagan could not stop the club’s merger with ATK. This incident clearly shows the huge difference between the importance of Football fans in Europe and …

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‘Inheritance of athletic ability’: An overview on the influence of genetic background in sports performance

Athletic ability depends on certain factors like strength and composition of skeletal muscles, body morphology, aerobic endurance, flexibility, cognitive development and injury susceptibility. These factors are largely associated with an individual’s genotype and its background. But how far genetic background can become a contributing factor in sports excellence?   Genes …

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to host the Games without overseas spectators

Kyodo News Agency confirmed that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 that was rescheduled in 2021 will be staged without overseas spectators due to public concern over the coronavirus and the spread of more contagious variants. The Japanese government has decided to exclude overseas spectators during Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as part …

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