On the occasion of Olympic Day on Wednesday (June 23), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is proud of the contributions made to sports by athletes who have represented the country at the Olympics over the years.
He also offered his best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics that will begin on July 23 and noted that it consists of the country's finest athletes.
Olympic Day is a global celebration of the founding of the International Olympic Committee and the modern Olympic movement, encouraging participation in sports.
In a tweet, Modi said, "Today, on Olympic Day, I appreciate all those who have represented India in various Olympics over the years.
Our nation is proud of their contributions to sports and their efforts towards motivating other athletes."
Dina Asher-Smith failed to qualify for the 100 metres final and Karriss Artingstall collected Team GB’s first confirmed boxing medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with bronze in the women’s featherweight division.
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Today, government sources said that more than ₹ 133 crores in taxpayer money has been lost because of parliament disruptions in the monsoon session; Today, the Indian government has said that ten states are seeing an upsurge in Covid cases or a rise in positivity rate; Today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that one crore vaccine doses have been given in Delhi; Today, in an effort to encourage and honour the tireless and unparalleled contribution of journalists.
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The Rajya Sabha's monsoon session productivity fell from 32.2 per cent in the first week to 13.7 per cent in the second. Its overall figure for this period stood at 21.6 per cent, according to the House Secretariat's records.
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Japan has decided to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo, and some other prefectures till August 31 in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the nation. The decision was taken amid the 2020 Olympics Games that is being hosted in Tokyo.
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Kamalpreet Kaur reached the final of women's discus throw event as her best attempt of 64m was good enough to secure automatic qualification at the Tokyo Olympics. Kamalpreet secured a place in the final with a throw of 64m.
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Yesterday, actor Sonu Sood received a heartwarming surprise from his fans on his birthday. Scores of fans gathered in front of his home in Mumbai to celebrate his 48th birthday with him.
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In the ancient Olympics, athletes and trainers took an oath not to ‘sin against the Games’.But where there is sport there is someone willing to try and profit from it, and corruption scandals continue to haunt the IOC.
India has sent a 228-member strong contingent to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. This will be the country's largest-ever contingent at the biggest sports gathering on the planet where 127 athletes will participate across 18 disciplines. India's Olympic contingent for Tokyo 2020 also includes two alternate players and one reserve goalie in men's and women's hockey squads, respectively. The Olympic games which were supposed to be held in 2020 were suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This year too, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government is taking utmost care to ensure the biggest sporting activity on the planet is hosted hassle-free. Here are a few athletes and medal hopefuls for India in Tokyo 2020.
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