Brisbane was awarded the hosting rights after it won the vote 72-5 at the IOC meeting held ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. This was just a formal decision though as Brisbane was almost decided as the host of the 2032 Olympics edition months ago.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on July 18, 2021, inducted Mongolia, Switzerland, and Tajikistan as its new member countries at the ICC’s 78th Annual General Meeting. Read all you need to know.
Tokyo Olympics: The group that has arrived in Tokyo included stars such as six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom, world champion shuttler PV Sindhu, world no. 1 archer Deepika Kumari, world no. 1 boxer Amit Panghal and TT Player Manika Batra, among others.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all parties to conflict to observe the Olympic Truce during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read what is Olympic Truce, its history and its significance.
The BCCI tweeted saying that wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who tested positive for COVID-19 on 8th July, nears completion of his self-quarantine period while training assistant/net bowler Dayanand Garani has tested positive.
Olympic Oath: The number of oath-takers at the ceremony have also been doubled from three to six to ensure gender parity at the Tokyo Games. Japan will pick one male and one female participant from each group for the event that has been an integral part of the Games since 1920.