Olympics Current Affairs, GK & News

Olympics protest rule- Key Facts

With the players across the globe taking the knee the Olympic rule has always banned such demonstrations at the Games and this has been a hot topic debated for decades.   Key Points The Olympics have always portrayed themselves as a non-political entity that brings together countries on the basis of sports and unity. Hence ..

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Laurel Hubbard: 1st Trans Olympian

New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has selected weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to contest women’s +87 kg category. Weightlifter will be the first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics. Key Points 43-year-old weightlifter had competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before gender transition in 2013. Hubbard has been eligible to compete at Olympics since 2015. In 2015, International ..

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What is Stop Tokyo Olympics?

The Stop Tokyo Olympics is an online campaign that is wanting to stop the Tokyo Olympics Games. It has gathered more than 200,000 signatures within two days of its launch. However, the organisers of the Olympic Games are to go ahead in conducting the games. The Pfizer agreed to donate their vaccine to help inoculate ..

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Bhavani Devi- First Indian Fencer to Qualify for Olympics

The 27-years-old Indian Fencer, Bhavani Devi, has created a history and has become the first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics in Women’s individual Sabre. The fencer finds her place in the Tokyo Olympics by the “Adjusted Official ranking method” on March 14, 2021. Now the fencer will take part in the Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled ..

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia regains Top Position

Indian wrestler, Bajrang Punia, has regained the world number one ranking. He gained his ranking after winning second successive gold medal at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series. Highlights The wrestler defeated Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia by 2-2 criteria in 65 kg the final freestyle event which was organised in Rome on March 7, 2021. He ..

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