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Anime and manga will take center stage at the Olympics. It could fuel a boom in interest. – The Washington Post

Many anime — an umbrella term for animation produced in Japan — are adapted from manga, similar to how American comics are shaped into movies. The Olympics ambassadors, who are featured on official Olympics merchandise, are Son Goku (from the Dragon Ball series), Usagi Tsukino (“Sailor Moon”), Naruto Uzumaki (“Naruto”), Monkey D. Luffy (“One Piece”), Astro Boy (“Astro Boy”), Cure…

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Washington Sundar’s IPL participation hangs in the balance – The New Indian Express

Express News Service CHENNAI:  Washington Sundar, who is all set to miss India’s upcoming Test series against England with a ligament injury has been advised complete rest for the next one month at least as his participation in the remaining matches of the IPL hangs in the balance. There are also indications that the all-rounder may undergo an operation after…

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Explained: Despite rising Covid-19 cases, why is Japan going ahead with the Olympics? – The Indian Express

Written by Tushar Bhaduri , Edited by Explained Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2021 10:19:02 am Despite the rising coronavirus cases in Japan and around the world, the Olympics are going ahead. After a year-long postponement, the Games will be held largely without spectators. This raises an important question: Why is Tokyo desperate to host the Summer…

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Explained: India’s medal count at Tokyo? More than 2 but not double-digit – The Indian Express

Every four years, forecasts are made on how many medals India will win at the Olympics, a practice that can see widely polarising opinions. World’s leading data and technology company Gracenote has predicted India will finish with 19 medals, four of them being gold. Most Indian sports officials too are bullish, they too promise a double-digit haul. Considering India won…

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Tokyo Olympics 2021, Full India Schedule: Events, Dates, Times, Fixtures, Athletes – Times of India

A total of 127 athletes, including two alternate players and one reserve goalkeeper in men’s and women’s hockey squads respectively, across 18 sporting categories are part of India’s Olympic contingent for the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics slated to begin July 23. India has appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1920. And it is India’s largest contingent ever.…

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