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BJP’s Big Sports Infrastructure Push In The Northeast

In order to woo the Seven Sisters, where millions of people are sports crazy, especially football, the Centre is trying to promote a mainland sport like cricket in the region

03 November 2022

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.


Year In Review 2021: Neeraj Chopra's Golden Finish To Shooters Firing Blanks, Tokyo 2020 Was A Mixed Bag For India

India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.


Vikas Thakur, a two-time Commonwealth Games medallist, lifted 339kg (151kg+188kg) to win gold.

Singapore Weightlifting: Vikas Thakur, Venkat Rahul Ragala Qualify For Commonwealth Games

All Indian weightlifters competing in the event qualified for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, including Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in her new 55kg weight division.

27 February 2022

Year In Review 2021: From Gabba Cricket Test Win To Tokyo Olympics Hockey Bronze - 10 Memorable Moments For India

After sporting events in 2020 were hampered by coronavirus, 2021 saw major events like the Tokyo Olympics being staged. Indian athletes, especially the Paralympians, shone in Tokyo 2020 but cricket was not to be left...


Best Of Indian Sports In 2019, The Top 10 Sports Headlines Of The Year

It's quite nicely warming up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The boxers, shooters and wrestlers are looking good even as PV Sindhu's form has taken a dip after winning the world championship crown

21 December 2021

Higher And Stronger, India's Olympic Medallists Make Their New Year 2022 Wishes

After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.

02 January 2022

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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the advice of India head coach Vijay Sharma.

25 November 2021

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05 September 2021
Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics


04 September 2021
Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal

Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal

Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics


29 August 2021
Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari

Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari

Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, said that sports culture will grow in the country


17 August 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver

Mirabai Chanu said she is focussed on the Asian Games gold medal, which remains the only accolade missing from her cabinet.


09 August 2021
India's Tokyo Olympics High - No Better Religion Than This To Unify A Medal-Thirsty Nation

India's Tokyo Olympics High - No Better Religion Than This To Unify A Medal-Thirsty Nation

There were many misses but India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. Neeraj Chopra's gold sent the country delirious with joy and pride


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08 August 2021
Neeraj Chopra To Get Rs 1cr From BCCI As Indian Cricket Board Announces Rewards For Tokyo Olympics Medalists

Neeraj Chopra To Get Rs 1cr From BCCI As Indian Cricket Board Announces Rewards For Tokyo Olympics Medalists

Javelin thrower Chopra secured India's second individual gold in Olympic history with a sensational performance


07 August 2021
Manipur CM:  The Killer Instinct Of Manipuri Athletes Makes Them Win

Manipur CM: The Killer Instinct Of Manipuri Athletes Makes Them Win

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh speaks about the ‘sporting spirit’ of Manipur.


31 July 2021
Breaking Biases: Now Is The Time To Reclaim Women Athletes

Breaking Biases: Now Is The Time To Reclaim Women Athletes

Apart from being subject to lack of opportunities, women athletes in India also have to deal with gender stereotyping


27 July 2021
Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver

Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver

A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.


26 July 2021
Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Given Hero's Welcome

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Given Hero's Welcome

The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening


26 July 2021
Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Returns To Warm But Chaotic Reception

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Returns To Warm But Chaotic Reception

Inside the airport, Chanu was greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' by the staff present there and felicitated by officials of SAI


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26 July 2021
Manipur To Appoint Saikhom Mirabai Chanu As Additional Superintendent Of Police

Manipur To Appoint Saikhom Mirabai Chanu As Additional Superintendent Of Police

The state government is also rewarding Mirabai Chanu with Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in weightlifting


26 July 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Silver To Turn Into Gold? Doping Cloud On Zhihui Hou Looms

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Silver To Turn Into Gold? Doping Cloud On Zhihui Hou Looms

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to clinch silver medal behind China's Zhihui Hou


24 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Performance Motivates Every Indian, Hails PM Narendra Modi

Tokyo Olympics: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Performance Motivates Every Indian, Hails PM Narendra Modi

Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and open India's account in Tokyo


24 July 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver In Weightlifting, India's First Medal At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver In Weightlifting, India's First Medal At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics


24 July 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Mother In Tears As Daughter Sports 'Good Luck' Earrings She Gifted In Tokyo Olympics

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Mother In Tears As Daughter Sports 'Good Luck' Earrings She Gifted In Tokyo Olympics

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category


24 July 2021
Abhinav Bindra Hails Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Says Silver Will 'Serve As Reminder Of Joy' In This COVID Gloom

Abhinav Bindra Hails Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Says Silver Will 'Serve As Reminder Of Joy' In This COVID Gloom

Manipur's Mirabai Chanu, 26, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics


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