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Oz Olympians prioritised for COVID vaccines
Sports

Oz Olympians prioritised for COVID vaccines

April 28, 2021

Australian athletes competing in Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be given priority access to Corona vaccines before departing. The Federal Government has announced that approximately 2,050 athletes and support staff traveling to Japan for Olympics and Paralympics will be considered a priority group in the troubled vaccine rollout. Greg Hunt, the Minister for Health, said…

‘Allow Olympic-bound Indian athletes to train’
Sports

‘Allow Olympic-bound Indian athletes to train’

March 18, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting all sport activities, India’s former Chief Badminton Coach Vimal Kumar yesterday urged the Government to allow the Olympic-bound athletes to continue their training after conducting the required tests. Following the respective directives of the Talengana and Karnataka Governments, the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad and Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru…

NRAI to bid for 2020 Olympic Shooting qualifying event
Sports

NRAI to bid for 2020 Olympic Shooting qualifying event

February 21, 2017

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is looking at the upcoming ISSF World Cup as a stepping stone to prepare a strong bid for hosting a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. NRAI President Raninder Singh today expressed optimism that a smooth conduct of the year’s first World Cup, a first for…

Physically fit Indians, Olympic fit India
Feature Articles

Physically fit Indians, Olympic fit India

February 17, 2017

By Dr. K.B. Chinnappa, Retired Professor of Physical Education, Bangalore University The dismal performance of India in the Rio Olympics-2016 has prompted one to coin a new motto, ‘Physically fit Indians, Olympic fit India’ — May be as a long-term remedial measure to raise the standards of Indian sports to the medal-winning level. India, even…

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