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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New dates announced; to be held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to organise Tokyo Olympics 2020, postponed for coronavirus pandemic, from 23rd July to 8th August 2021. In a telephonic conference among IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko the new …

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Russia handed over sporting ban for four years over doping

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned the Russian Athletics Federation from all major sporting events, which includes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2021 World Championships and 2022 FIFA World Cup. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, decided that the sporting powerhouse be handed the four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory …

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While only 11 months left for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian dope test structure in jeopardy

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi for a period of six months due to non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) as identified during a WADA site visit. This suspension restricts the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA’s) responsibilities …

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Exactly one year till Olympics 2020: Organizers unveil medal designs while protestors demonstrate against the Games

The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled to get their first public viewing exactly one year before the event’s opening ceremony. As fans celebrated the day around Tokyo displaying clocks showing 365 days to go, the organizers marked the day with this unveiling. According to them, the design …

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From Eunice Shriver’s vision, Special Olympics travelled worldwide for 51 years to reach Abu Dhabi; Indians flourished with 368 medals

India created history. The Indian team of ‘Special Olympians’ returned with a whopping tally of 368 medals from the Special Olympics World Games 2019 that was hosted in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21, 2019. India finished with 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze.   Medals were won …

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A dance form that’s also a sport- Breakdancing has been proposed to be included in Paris Olympics 2024

Breakdancing is one of the four additional sports expected to be included at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris along with Surfing, Sport climbing and Skateboarding. While the three other sports have already been added to the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and invited to return in Paris, Breakdancing …

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