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Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Tokyo Games 2020, was organised. It was however closed to the public. The Olympic Flame The Olympic Flame is a symbol of the Olympic Movement and denotes the continuity between the ancient and modern games. It is lit several months before the Olympics ..

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Satish Kumar becomes India’s first super heavyweight boxer to qualify for Olympics

Veteran Indian boxer Satish Kumar recently became the first super heavyweight (+91kg) Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games. Satish Kumar is a bronze-medallist in 2014 Asian Games, silver medallist in 2018 Commonwealth Games and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships -2015 and 2019. Other Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik also ..

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Tokyo 2020 theme released

The organisers of Tokyo 2020 recently released the theme of this year’s Olympics and Paralympics as ‘United by Emotion’. The theme reflects the unifying power of sports, as per the organisers. The official Olympic motto is ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ which means ‘Faster, Higher and Stronger. Each host city chooses its own motto in every Olympics ..

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Rakhi Halder wins gold medal at the Women’s National Weightlifting Championship

On February 6, 2020, Rakhi Halder of West Bengal won Senior Weightlifting Championship. She bagged gold medal in the 64 kg category at the 35th National Weight lifting Championship held in Kolkata. Highlights Halder lifted 117 kg in clean and jerk and 93 kg in snatch to win the medal. She was 10 kgs ahead ..

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South Asian Games begins in Kathmandu

On December 1, 2019, the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari opened the South Asian Games in Kathmandu. The event is scheduled to be conducted for 10 days. Around 487 athletes are participating from India. About South Asian Games The South Asian Games is a biennial multi-sport event that is held among the South Asian ..

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