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Tokyo Games: JOY and AGONY

Tokyo Games: JOY and AGONY

Rediff.com14 Aug 2021

The Tokyo Olympics produced many, many, many emotional moments for the athletes and their coaches...

Tokyo Games: EXCITING Pix!

Tokyo Games: EXCITING Pix!

Rediff.com28 Jul 2021

Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Rediff.com25 Jul 2021

First lady Jill Biden cheered her countrywomen to an upset victory over the French in the debut of 3x3 basketball at the Olympics as President Emmanuel Macron watched on from the sidelines.

Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know right now

Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know right now

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

Here's what you need to know about the Tokyo Games

Bear sighting at Olympic baseball stadium

Bear sighting at Olympic baseball stadium

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

Olympic softballers hunt roaming bear, no luck finding it so far

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony scandals and more...

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony scandals and more...

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

A series of recent scandals engulfing officials working on the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Games

'Fight!': Japan cheerleaders root for Olympic athletes

'Fight!': Japan cheerleaders root for Olympic athletes

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

Squad members held up signs saying 'To all athletes', 'Fight!', and 'Tokyo 2020' with an image of the Olympic rings

Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know

Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

The hometown team scored the first win of the Tokyo Olympics as the pandemic-delayed Games began with an 8-1 win for Japan over Australia in the softball.

Japan, rivals dominate their openers as Games action begins

Japan, rivals dominate their openers as Games action begins

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

Canada is the only team out of five that have played in each of the four Olympics tournaments to have never won a medal.

Tokyo kicks off Games amid COVID-19 fears

Tokyo kicks off Games amid COVID-19 fears

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

Games should go ahead to demonstrate to the world what can be achieved with the right plan and measures.

Osaka exhorts girls to embrace being 'different'

Osaka exhorts girls to embrace being 'different'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

The video, which also shows Osaka signing a TV lens after a win and at a tournament representing Japan, depicts girls of all ages playing softball, rugby, tennis, soccer and fencing, plus breakdancing.

Tokyo 2020 chief rules out delay despite pandemic fears

Tokyo 2020 chief rules out delay despite pandemic fears

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

Towns and cities lined up to host Olympic training or events have increasingly expressed resistance

Will Tokyo Olympics happen in 2021?

Will Tokyo Olympics happen in 2021?

Rediff.com26 May 2021

Japan's Asahi Shimbun, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled in an editorial

MLB's first woman general manager gets Obama, Clinton praise

MLB's first woman general manager gets Obama, Clinton praise

Rediff.com17 Nov 2020

Overseeing all aspects of the Marlins operation from budgets to player contracts, Ng joins a rebuilding team that were one of MLB's biggest surprise stories this year as they made the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

Minor changes in schedule announced for Tokyo Games

Minor changes in schedule announced for Tokyo Games

Rediff.com19 Jul 2020

The next challenge for Tokyo organisers is developing measures to help prevent a COVID-19 outbreak during the Games and how much the delay will cost Japanese taxpayers.

Tokyo Olympic organisers unveil new schedule

Tokyo Olympic organisers unveil new schedule

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

The new schedule means women's softball will kick off competition at 9 a.m. (0000 GMT) in Fukushima on July 21, two days before the Games officially open, with all events taking place a day earlier than the 2020 schedule.

SEE: Saha improvises with training drills during lockdown

SEE: Saha improvises with training drills during lockdown

Rediff.com4 Jun 2020

Wriddhiman Saha's father is ensuring that India's most technically accomplished wicketkeeper's hand-eye co-ordination remains top notch.

Olympics postponement: Athletes show IOC who has power

Olympics postponement: Athletes show IOC who has power

Rediff.com31 Mar 2020

'The fact that the IOC and Japan decided to postpone has a lot to do with the fact that athletes spoke out and clearly told their stories. It somehow made it real.'

Dissent grows as IOC battles to keep Tokyo Games on track

Dissent grows as IOC battles to keep Tokyo Games on track

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

The IOC has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned from July 24-Aug. 9, saying on Tuesday after a meeting with international sports federations that measures against the virus were delivering results.

Tokyo 2020 announces opening event despite mounting coronavirus concerns

Tokyo 2020 announces opening event despite mounting coronavirus concerns

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

The schedule announcement comes amid fears that the coronavirus outbreak, labelled a pandemic by the WHO on Wednesday, could have a major impact on the Games.

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be the first in more 35 years to be held without spectators after organisers introduced tighter measures to protect against the coronavirus. Here is a list of international sports events hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Ambitions abound as Women's T20 World Cup opens

Ambitions abound as Women's T20 World Cup opens

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

The Women's Twenty20 World Cup gets underway when hosts and defending champions Australia meet India in Sydney on Friday and hopes are high that the seventh edition of the tournament will prove transformational for the game.

Sindhu among Forbes' highest-paid female athletes

Sindhu among Forbes' highest-paid female athletes

Rediff.com7 Aug 2019

Tennis Grand Slam champions Serena, Osaka and Kerber are top 3 in the famed list

Sports Shorts: Pictograms unveiled 500 days before start of Tokyo 2020

Sports Shorts: Pictograms unveiled 500 days before start of Tokyo 2020

Rediff.com12 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday

Keep the fire burning, ladies!

Keep the fire burning, ladies!

Rediff.com11 Feb 2019

The Indian ladies are no longer bogged down by the timidity of the past and are more than willing to embrace the temerity of the present, says Dhruv Munjal.

Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

Rediff.com20 Jul 2018

A softball game in Fukushima prefecture will give the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

Rediff.com19 Jul 2018

The honorees smiled, held hands and exchanged hugs as they filled the stage at the glitzy event attended by top athletes and celebrities in downtown Los Angeles.

NASA to send helicopter to Mars in 2020

NASA to send helicopter to Mars in 2020

Rediff.com13 May 2018

Started in August 2013 as a technology development project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Mars Helicopter had to prove that big things could come in small packages.

Pacific School Games: Delhi footballer drowns to death in Aus, Sports Ministry orders probe

Pacific School Games: Delhi footballer drowns to death in Aus, Sports Ministry orders probe

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

Nitisha Negi, was one of the five Indian footballers who were swept away by a huge wave on Sunday when they ventured into the seawaters after the completion of the Games. The Pacific Games were not recognised by the International School Sports Federation, the parent international body. The Indian contingent had around 120 members.

Will cricket get the nod for 2024 Olympic Games?

Will cricket get the nod for 2024 Olympic Games?

Rediff.com30 Mar 2017

Cricket, a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, has only once featured in a Games - in Paris in 1900.

Baseball, surfing among five sports recommended for Tokyo 2020

Baseball, surfing among five sports recommended for Tokyo 2020

Rediff.com1 Jun 2016

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are on track to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended their inclusion to attract a younger audience, said a source close to the discussions.

Pele to auction memorabilia and 'share his story with generations to come'

Pele to auction memorabilia and 'share his story with generations to come'

Rediff.com11 Mar 2016

Triple World Cup soccer winner Pele is putting some 2,000 items up for auction, including his three World Cup medals and a one of a kind Jules Rimet trophy that could fetch up to one million dollars, auctioneers said on Thursday.

Is beach cricket best form for Olympic selection?

Is beach cricket best form for Olympic selection?

Rediff.com6 Nov 2015

Australia's cricket chief James Sutherland believes beach cricket might be the solution to the logistical problems facing the sport in its attempts to get onto the Olympic schedule.

Squash 'devastated' by Tokyo Olympics snub

Squash 'devastated' by Tokyo Olympics snub

Rediff.com28 Sep 2015

The head of the World Squash Federation (WSF) said he was devastated for the sport's millions of followers after squash was again overlooked for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

Rediff.com28 Sep 2015

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have recommended five more sports -- baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing -- be added to the programme for the 2020 Summer Games.

'My film's sequel will be bigger than Avatar'

'My film's sequel will be bigger than Avatar'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2015

Shubir Rishi/Rediff.com speaks to rockstar saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan days before the release of the sequel, MSG 2.

Baseball, softball on shortlist for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Baseball, softball on shortlist for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rediff.com22 Jun 2015

Bowling, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu were also included among the final eight, whittled down by a committee from the original 26 sports which applied for inclusion earlier this month.

2020 Tokyo Games: Tug of war, bridge bidding for Olympic place

2020 Tokyo Games: Tug of war, bridge bidding for Olympic place

Rediff.com12 Jun 2015

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place.

Baseball, softball apply for Tokyo 2020 Olympics inclusion

Baseball, softball apply for Tokyo 2020 Olympics inclusion

Rediff.com11 Jun 2015

Baseball and softball officially applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday as they look to earn back their spot in the Games they lost after 2008.

Deepika, Aamir, Tabu: Our desi Game of Thrones wishlist!

Deepika, Aamir, Tabu: Our desi Game of Thrones wishlist!

Rediff.com8 Apr 2015

Ever thought if Bollywood actors are capable of playing these roles?

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