tokyo olympics Current Affairs, GK & News

Four new sports in Tokyo Olympics

Four new sports have been introduced in the Tokyo Olympics. They are karate, skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing. Karate Martial art, since the 1970s, has been a candidate for Olympic inclusion but the organizers never agreed to accept this sport until the Tokyo Games presented the perfect opportunity to showcase this sport from its homeland. ..

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Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat wins Gold

The Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won her maiden Gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship. She won the medal beating Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh. Key Highlights Vinesh had earlier won four bronze and three silver medals. This is her third gold medal, but first at the Asian Wrestling Championship. Vinesh Phogat Vinesh Phogat is an ..

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India to host Asian Boxing Championship

The National Sports Federation of India recently announced that it is host the Asian Boxing Championship by November-December 2020. The federation is positive about the virus to be wiped out by then. Highlights The host city of the competition is to be finalised after things normalize. The host city is to be decided by the ..

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Canada pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears

Canada became the first major country to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears. Australia has also directed its athletes to prepare for the 2021 games, as it could not be held this year. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has announced for the first time that the Olympic Games might ..

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World Athletics Council imposes $10 million fine on RusAF for breaching anti-doping rules

World Athletics Council imposed a USD 10 million on the Athletics Federation of Russia (RusAF) for breaching anti-doping rules. World Athletics has capped the number of Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) allowed to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and other specified senior events at 10. However, the number of authorised neutral athletes that can compete ..

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