#Olympics

.Athens, Greece
Protesters displaying a Tibetan flag and a banner reading "No genocide games" enter the grounds during the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia site in southwestern Greece. (Photo: AP)

  • 3 activists broke into the site where the flame lighting ceremony was being held
  • "How can Beijing be allowed to host the Olympics," one protester said
  • Beijing will become the first city to have hosted both winter and summer Olympics

.Athens, Greece
Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, right, playing the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch during the final rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia site, birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southwestern Greece. (Photo: AP)

  • It was the second blip of the day, after two protesters were detained on the Acropolis in Athens
  • The protests were aimed at drawing attention to human-rights abuses in China
  • The International Olympic Committee has shied away from the issue, saying it’s out of its remit

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rupinder Pal Singh is one of the best Indian drag-flickers. (Photo credit: Twitter/RupinderPal)

  • Rupinder Pal Singh was a part of Indian hockey team's bronze winning campaign in Tokyo 2021
  • Singh finishes his career with 119 goals in 223 matches
  • He made his international debut in 2010

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller at the Beijing 2008 Olympics (Photo Credit: AP/File)

  • Klete Klepper pleaded guilty to a felony charge for storming the US Capitol during the Jan 6 riots
  • The five-time Olympic medal winner now faces 21 to 27 months in prison
  • Keller’s lawyer said the athlete is embarrassed and “wants to start his life over”

.Beijing, China
The Olympic Games will begin in Beijing in February, 2022 (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Beijing Olympics tickets will be restricted to fans living in China
  • They will have to meet COVID-19 safety requirements
  • All fully vaccinated competitors would join a 'closed-loop management system'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India's Olympic gold-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was also a part of the health ministry initiative. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Olympians and paralympians asked people to take COVID-related precautions
  • The video was posted on health ministry's social media accounts
  • This reminder from these athletes comes as India gets into the festive season

.Tokyo, Japan
Neeraj Chopra won India's first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics (Photo: PTI)

  • Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in javelin throw in the Tokyo Olympics
  • Chopra is the first Olympic gold winner since 2008
  • Chopra's second throw of 87.58m won him the gold medal

Sha'Carri Richardson (center) was banned from participating in the Tokyo Olympics (Photo Credit: PTI/AP)

  • WADA will review the ban on cannabis consumption for athletes
  • The current rules stand till 2022
  • The review comes after US athlete Sha’Carri Richardson was banned from the Tokyo Olympics

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Neeraj Chopra (left) with Uwe Hohn (Picture Credit: @mehranzaidi)

  • Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, India's national javelin coach had slammed sporting bodies
  • Neeraj Chopra credited Uwe Hohn for Commonwealth and Asian Games' performances 
  • Athletics Federation of India said it was not happy with Hohn's performance

.Khunti, Jharkhand, India
The Indian women's hockey team defeated three-time champions Australia. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Salima and Nikki believe that Jharkhand has the same potential to shine like Odisha
  • Jharkhand has produced a number of international players
  • The world number 9 women’s side scripted history with a stout-hearted performance