tokyo olympics: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Indian race walker Bhawana Jat qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games

Bhawana Jat is a top-rated female race walker of India. She was seen in news recently as she was qualified for the Tokyo Olympics Games in 20km Race-Walk event. The 24-year-old Race walker from Rajasthan was declared as qualified, after she set a new national record at the seventh National Race Walk Championships, held in Ranchi. ..

World Archery lifts suspension of Archery Association of India

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, the World Archery has conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India, ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Archery Association of India had been suspended since August 5th, 2019, following two fractions of the Association conducting separate elections in New Delhi and Chandigarh simultaneously on 9th June last ..