May 4, 2021
A 46-year-old entrepreneur from Hyderabad, G. Syamala, on Friday swam into the record books as only the second woman to swim across the 30-km Palk Strait that separates India from Sri Lanka. In achieving this feat, Syamala also became the first Telugu woman to not just undertake, but also complete, the daunting task of swimming across the Palk Strait. According to information reaching here, Syamala set out from Sri Lanka at 4.15 am on Friday and reached Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu after swimming for 13 hours and 43 minutes.
April 1, 2020
Tokyo 2020 Board member Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at the marketing agency Dentsu Inc, which counts FINA among its clients, was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by . In an exclusive report, the news agency cites Takahashi as saying that his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members such as Lamine Diack , the ex-Olympics powerbroker who headed the IAAF track and field federation, now known as World Athletics. Takahashi admits to giving Diack, who is under i ...