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From Tokyo to Islamabad

Thank God, the Tokyo Olympics are over. The world may have enjoyed for 16 days but for us, every day was nothing but a moment of shame. Talha Talib and Arshad Nadeem gave a few moments of joy, but in

ICC announces proposal for cricket to become Olympics sport

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed its intention to push for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. A Working Group to lead the bid has been assembled by the ICC to start preparations for a bid on behalf

Olympics performance

Pakistan ended the Tokyo Olympics with a dismal performance after its athletes failed to win a single medal. None of the athletes managed to reach the podium and prolonged the nation’s chance to gain glory at the global sporting event.

Tokyo Olympics: Jamaica sweep 100m podium as Thompson-Herah makes record

TOKYO: Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah blazed to 100 metres gold on Saturday, becoming the fastest woman alive as she denied compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce a third Olympic title. Thompson-Herah led a Jamaican 100m podium sweep with Shericka Jackson in third. The

Second judoka pulls out of Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

TOKYO: A second judoka has pulled out of the Olympics judo competition seemingly to avoid facing Israeli opponent Tohar Butbul. Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool didn’t show up to face Butbul in their round, despite weighing in for the bout earlier in

Olympics athletes allowed to remove masks during podium moment

TOKYO: Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.

Algerian judo player suspended for withdrawing against Israeli opponent

TOKYO: The International Judo Federation suspended an Algerian judoka and his coach for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics before his event started, after the draw set him on course for a match against an Israeli. Fethi Nourine and his coach

Tennis star Osaka lights flame as COVID-hit Tokyo Olympics open

TOKYO: Japan’s global superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron to mark the start of Tokyo 2020, in an opening ceremony overshadowed by a pandemic but defined by hope, tradition and gestures of diversity. Postponed by a year due to

Australia’s Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics Games

TOKYO: The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. Brisbane, where hundreds of people gathered at the river-side South Bank to watch the IOC session on the big screen erupted

Coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics torch relay begins

TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics torch relay kicked off on Thursday, a year late and without spectators, marking a major step towards the start of the games on July 23 this year. The rose-gold, cherry blossom-shaped Olympic torch was lit at

International spectators barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Around 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as

Bach re-elected as IOC chief, promises ‘safe, secure’ Tokyo Olympics

GENEVA: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promised to deliver a “safe, secure” Tokyo Olympics this year as he was re-elected for a second term. As he opened the IOC Session, Bach said it was no longer a question of

Breakdancing to make Olympics debut at Paris 2024

GENEVA: Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. The four sports were included as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive

Usman Khan aims to represent Pakistan in Tokyo Olympics

Usman Khan is the first Pakistani to qualify for Olympics in the equestrian category but needs support to represent his country in the event. Usman is ranked No 1 in Africa and Middle East Group ranking and No 2 in

Only one quarter of Japanese want Tokyo Olympics next year

TOKYO: A new poll shows that just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or cancellation. Only 23.9 percent of respondents in the three-day nationwide

Japan considers simplified Tokyo Olympics to avoid cancellation

KYOTO: Japan is considering various options and mandatory coronavirus testing for fans for a simplified Olympic Games next year to avoid the outright cancellation of the event. The head of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) inspectorate for Tokyo, John Coates

Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled if not held in 2021: IOC chief

LONDON: International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has said the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the coronavirus crisis. In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the

Olympics will be cancelled if COVID-19 not over: Yoshiro Mori

OSAKA: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has expressed a concern that the delayed Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained by next year. The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games,

Russia to miss Olympics 2020 after doping ban

LAUSANNE: Russia will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency banned the country from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee decided that Russia be

Olympics 2020: Pakistan achieves 10th position in Asia

KARACHI: Pakistan has won three quotas in Olympics Tokyo 2020 by achieving the 10th position out of 16 countries in shooting in Asia. The list of the Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC) stated that Pakistan has bagged the 10th position out