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Athletes Can Get In Line For Vaccines Like Everyone

Jan 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Thomas Bach made that clear Wednesday when he vowed that the Olympics would be staged in July and that this time there is no back up plan.

International Olympic Committee Says Speculating On Tokyo Olympics Is Damaging Athletes

Jan 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to open on July 23, with 11,000 athletes competing in 33 sports.

Amid Cancellation Talk, Tokyo Olympics 'Focused On Hosting'

Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic

IOC Accused Of Ignoring Human Rights For 2022 Beijing Games As Activists Speaks Against China's 'Orwellian' State

Dec 17, 2020 Agencies

Rights groups speaking for Tibetans, Uighurs and others representing Hong Kong have sent an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

Tokyo Olympics: Many Rules, No Partying, No Hanging Around

From the opening ceremony to life in the village on Tokyo Bay, the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be like no other

17 November, 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes Vaccination Not 'Individual' Decision, Says IOC President Thomas Bach

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On Tuesday Bach was visiting the Athletes' Village alongside Tokyo Bay, and the new $1.4 National Stadium in central Tokyo.

17 July, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach Warns Against Olympic Boycotts, Seeks Re-election


Thomas Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 IOC members praised him in an online version of their annual meeting

09 June, 2020

IOA President Narrinder Batra Denies Flouting Rules, Writes To IOC


Sudhanshu Mittal's allegation is that the IOA constitution of 2013, as approved by the IOC, provided that the presidential candidate will have to be a member of the preceding executive council and Narinder Batra was not at that time

27 May, 2020

Olympic Chief Thomas Bach Consults With IOC Members Over Coronavirus Fallout


Thomas Bach warned last week that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever

21 May, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Would Have To Be Cancelled If Not Held In 2021: IOC Chief Thomas Bach

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IOC president Thomas Bach admits that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer

16 May, 2020

Olympic Chief Calls For 'Vigilance And Patience' Ahead Of Tokyo Games


In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the IOC in March took the historic decision to postpone the Games

29 April, 2020

Postponing Tokyo Olympic Games Will Cost IOC 'Several Hundred Million Dollars', Says Thomas Bach


Thomas Bach wrote in a letter to the Olympic movement, warning that, while the IOC would honour its financial obligations to Tokyo, it would probably have to make cuts

11 April, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach's Japan Visit Cancelled Due To Coronavirus


Thomas Bach was to visit Japan to check on preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games that was earlier postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

25 March, 2020

IOC Chief Thomas Bach Invokes US President Donald Trump In Defense Of Tokyo Olympics Decision


Thomas Bach spoke to about 400 reporters on a conference call and was quizzed why, despite growing concern from athletes, it took so long to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games

25 March, 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Rescheduled Games Need Sacrifices From All Stakeholders, Says IOC Chief Thomas Bach


The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games over the coronavirus pandemic sets off a complicated and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning

24 March, 2020

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed To 2021 Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Jayanta Oinam

Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics over coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have never before been postponed but were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars

24 March, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Hangs In Balance; Japan PM Shinzo Abe, IOC Chief Thomas Bach To Speak


The call, which was also expected to feature Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, was scheduled for around 8pm local time (1100 GMT)

21 March, 2020

Coronavirus Grows, As Do Questions: Will The Tokyo Olympics Open?


In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organizers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the Tokyo 2020 Games will open on July 24 at the USD 1.43 billion National Stadium. But there remain lots of answered questions. Here are some...

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Panic-stricken migrant labourers arrive from Kashmir, in Jammu. Four migrant labourers were shot dead in the valley by the terrorists in the past two days.

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BJP activists burn an effigy during a protest against the recent killings of Bihari labourer by terrorists in Kashmir, in Patna.

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Patients wait to undergo tests in a hospital, amid a spike in cases of vector-borne diseases, in Bikaner

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TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly by-elections in Nadia.

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Samajwadi Party leaders wearing black arm bands protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP Assembly.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu