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Parallel to Olympics, the ‘Paralympics’ exist; the 16th summer edition set to start in Tokyo

The word Paralympic is derived from the Greek preposition ‘para’, which means ‘beside’  and the word ‘Olympic’. It means that Paralympics are parallel to the Olympic Games and illustrates the way in which the two movements coexist alongside each other. The Paralympics is arguably the most important international sports competition …

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19 surgeries could not stop him; today Niranjan Mukundan is the proud representative of Indian Swimming in Tokyo Paralympics

India has the biggest contingent at the Paralympics this year and it is filled with a number of stars, from different sports fields. One such name is Niranjan Mukundan, an incredible swimmer, who is looking to lift the tricolour high at Tokyo. Niranjan Mukundan will be flying on the 27th …

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“This Paralympics is very special to me; I want to win the event for my country”… Pramod Bhagat

The Tokyo Paralympics are about to begin from the 24th of August, 2021. Sportsavour got in touch with world no. 1 Para Badminton player, Pramod Bhagat, a serious gold medal contender at the Tokyo Games. How does it make you feel that you will be playing in that edition of …

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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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‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias: an extraordinary Track and Field Olympian who excelled in Golf and was proficient in a handful of other sports as well

Sometimes regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever to have lived, ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias, byname of Mildred Ella Zaharias, holds more records and medals than any other 20th-century athlete. Mildred Ella Didrikson achieved particular success in Basketball, Baseball and Track and Field. However, she is most widely known because …

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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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“There is a stark contrast in the way the athletes are entering this Olympics compared to the previous ones”: Mreenal Chakraborty

Owing to the Coronavirus crisis, the selected athletes for the Olympics are facing a real challenge to remain both physically and mentally fit. Sportsavour got in touch with Mreenal Chakraborty, the Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mental Toughness Trainer, to get his take on the whole situation. The Olympic …

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