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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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The sacred Olympic Torch that tells the tale of hope, happiness and humanity

The extremely popular and historically important Olympic Torch Relay has seen many alterations and exemptions in 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to COVID pandemic; but the ever-burning flame eternally glows to represent a tale of happiness, hope and humanity.        History tells us how Prometheus stole fire from the gods to …

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In a first, four Indian sailors together qualify for the Olympics; Nethra Kumanan becomes the first Indian woman sailor to qualify directly

In a historic first, four Indian sailors- Nethra Kumanan, Vishnu Saravanan, KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar- qualified for a single edition of the Olympics. Nethra Kumanan achieved the feat of becoming the first Indian sailor to have booked a place at the Olympics directly. Nethra Kumanan At the Mussanah Open …

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History created: C A Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian fencer ever to qualify for the Olympics in Fencing

Fencer C A Bhavani Devi scripted history by becoming the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics in Fencing. It has been an extremely testing period of time for C A Bhavani since last year. Bhavani who is an Indian Sabre fencer, was preparing for the Women’s Sabre World …

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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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While IOC President reaffirms successful delivery of the Olympics, test events postponed due to travel restrictions

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach reaffirmed that there will be successful and safe delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, starting on 23 July with the Olympic Games and 24 August with the Paralympic Games.” Thomas Bach explained the reasons for which IOC is confident about …

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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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Peter Snell: The Olympian and one of the world’s greatest middle-distance runners who was also an academician and author

Sir Peter Snell, regarded as New Zealand’s greatest athlete and world’s one of the most successful middle-distance runners, died in Dallas at the age of 80. His death was sudden, as revealed by his wife Miki Snell. But the cause of his death can be regarded as his prolonged heart …

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