#Tokyo Olympics

Sajan Prakash attained the Olympic qualification in men's 200m butterfly event. (Photo credit: Twitter/SajanPrakash)

  • Sajan Prakash on Saturday became the first-ever Indian swimmer to breach the ‘A’ Olympic qualification time
  • The 27-year-old was the lone Indian male swimmer to participate at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
  • He made history by claiming six gold and three silver medals in the 2015 National Games in Kerala

.Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be conducted from July 24 to August 9, 2020. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Spectators are allowed to line the route when Olympic flame begins but cannot cheer
  • The Tokyo Olympics 2020 torch relay will begin on March 25
  • The Olympics games are scheduled to open on July 23

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
37-year-old MC Mary Kom has been mostly training at home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MangteC)

  • MC Mary Kom recently recovered from muscle loss after a recent bout of dengue
  • She joined the national camp in Bengaluru for a fortnight last month
  • She will return to the ring for the first time in a year at Spain's Boxam International tournament next week 

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Momoko Nojo is a 4th-year economics student at Keio University in Tokyo. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @momokonojo)

  • Momoko Nojo launched an online campaign against Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori for his sexist remarks
  • The campaign resulted in global outrage against Mori
  • Mori resigned last week and has been replaced by Seiko Hashimoto

.Tokyo, Japan
The 56-year-old lawmaker, Seiko Hashimoto, is a member of Japan's ruling party. (Photo Credit: AFP File Photo)

  • Yoshiro Mori has resigned from the post making sexist remarks
  • Seiko Hashimoto, Japan's Olympics Minister might take up this role
  • She is also the minister of women empowerment since 2019

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The European Boxing Tournament was postponed to April and later rescheduled for June this year. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The International Olympic Committee has decided to scrap the Olympic world qualifiers
  • India is unlikely to send their players for the Tokyo Games in July-August
  • Indian Boxer Mary Kom has welcomed this decision

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Yoshiro Mori resigned as the head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee on Friday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • An eight-person committee met for the first time on Monday
  • The panel 'discussed the qualities required of a new president' and agreed on five selection criteria
  • Yoshiro Mori resigned after his comments that women talk too much in meetings sparked a global stir

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Former Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee chief Yoshiro Mori sparked global outcry last week when he said women speak too much in meetings. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • "My inappropriate statement has caused a lot of chaos. I would like to express my sincere apologies," Yoshiro Mori said
  • Prominent sports administrator Saburo Kawabuchi was touted to replace him, but his selection is facing opposition
  • "Inside the organising committee, there are some voicing concern," a source said

.Beirut, Lebanon
The capital city of Beirut saw a huge explosion in August, 2020, leading to death of more than 200 people. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The Middle Eastern nation underwent a complete lockdown in the middle of January
  • The shooter is so far the only Lebanese to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 
  • The 36-year-old finished in the 24th position in the 2016 Rio Oympics

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Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has apologised for his remarks. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Major Japanese media outlets have reported that Mori wishes to step down
  • He is planning to announce his resignation at a meeting of Games organisers on Friday
  • The International Olympic Committee said they considered the matter closed