Here are the top 10 stories that made the headline this week:
1) Big announcement by Kiren Rijiju, competitions to resume from September, October
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping India would be able to organise sporting events in a phased manner by September-October, saying it will help in boosting the confidence of people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sports Ministry had resumed training camps of some Olympics disciplines in the last week of May and Rijiju said events will also gradually start in the near future.
“The government has allowed some sporting activities with certain restrictions while following a stringent SOP, the guidelines that must be followed by every sporting organisation,” Rijiju said while addressing a ministerial forum of Commonwealth countries on Thursday.
2) Father Satywan helps Satyawart and Sakshi Malik prepare for Tokyo Olympics
Satyawart Kadian is eagerly waiting for the national camp to resume so that he can begin preparations for the Tokyo Olympics in full swing. But as the long-wait continues, he has resorted to training under his guru (teacher) and father Satyawan Kadian. “He would make sure to attend the training session at least once every day. He is helping us working on our techniques,” he said.
3) Tokyo Olympics 1 year to go, Organizers aim for simpler, cheaper, safer Olympics show
It is exactly 1 year from now Tokyo Olympics is once again scheduled to start. Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 is the date global sporting world will wait for with bated breath and sense of apprehension. Will the Tokyo Olympics take place ? Will it be safe to host, participate or attend ? Will the Covid19 die down in 1 year’s time ? Will the global economic downturn can make a U-Turn for good ? All these questions remain unanswered – as the sporting world celebrates 1 year countdown to Tokyo Olympics 2021.
4) Bajrang Punia LIVE: My father played very important role in making me a wrestler
Every person has a role model in his life and usually it either the mother or the father. In Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia’s life it was his father who played a very important role in shaping his wrestling career. “My father played a very important role. He never let me feel that we have financial difficulties,” the Tokyo Olympic-bound wrestler told WrestlingTV during the Instagram live chat.
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5) Geeta Phogat eyes Tokyo Olympics, begins preparations: Watch Video
Wrestling News:Veteran Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat expressed her desire to make a comeback and represent the country at the 2021 Olympic Games during paddler Mudit Dani’s online chat show ‘In The Sportlight’.
The Dangal girl said the postponement of the mega event came as a blessing in disguise for her as she now has more time to prepare for the Tokyo Games. “Since the Olympics has been postponed, I’m hoping to compete in it. This one year will give me sufficient time to prepare for the trials and the qualification events,” said Geeta, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Commonwealth Games in 2010.
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