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Paris to host 2024 Summer Olympics

During the International Olympic Committee’s session in Peru, Paris was selected as the host of 2024 Summer Olympics. It also simultaneously selected Los Angeles to host the games in 2028. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was scheduled for July 24-August 9, has been postponed and would be held before the ..

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Tokyo 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to 2021. The event will still bear the name of Tokyo 2020. Selection of Tokyo The 2020 event would mark the second time Tokyo is hosting the Summer Olympic Games. This makes the city the only one in Asia ..

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Kabaddi

Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, recently announced that the government would be taking efforts to get kabaddi included in the Olympics. About the Sport Kabaddi is a contact sport, played by 2 teams. Each of the teams contain 7 players. The sport involves a ‘raider’ from the offence team trying to run into the opposing ..

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International Olympics Organization to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

Recently, Greece handed over the Olympic Flame to Japan. However, due to the increasing threats of Corona Virus, the International Olympics Committee is considering postponement of 2020 Olympics. The organization might postpone Olympics to 2021. Highlights The International Olympics Committee has set a time frame of 4 weeks to make a decision about the postponement ..

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Dana Zatopkova passes away

The 1952 javelin champion of Helsinki Olympics, Dana Zatopkova recently passed away at the age of 97. She belonged to and represented Czech Republic. Her husband Emil Zatopek is also a four-time Olympic running champion. Zatopkova also won the Olympic silver in Rome in 1960. In 1958, the champion set the world record of 55.73 ..

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