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May 9, 2024 3:56 PM

Olympics – Neeraj Chopra says belief key to success in Paris Games

Olympic and world javelin champion Neeraj Chopra said Indian athletes have shown they can compete with the European powerhouses of the event and that the key to success at the Paris Games is maintaining their self-belief. European athletes had won 15 of the last 16 gold medals in the men's event before Chopra threw 87.58 metres at the Tokyo Games in 2021 to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic javelin title. The 26-year-old will defend his crown at the July 26-Aug. 11 Games and will be...

April 16, 2024 3:37 PM

Paris 2024 Olympics torch lit in ancient Olympia

The torch for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was lit in ancient Olympia in a traditional ceremony on Tuesday, marking the final stretch of the seven-year preparations for the Games' start on July 26.   Greek actress Mary Mina, playing the role of high priestess, lit the torch using a backup flame instead of a parabolic mirror that is normally used, due to cloudy skies, for the start of a relay in Greece and France.   It will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic flame in the French capi...

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