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Pakistan performance in Olympics from 1948 to 2020

The Olympic Games are known as an international multi-sport event established for both summer and winter sports.

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Pakistan performance in Olympics from 1948 to 2020
Pakistan performance in Olympics from 1948 to 2020

Since it began, more than two thousand years ago, the Olympic Games have been the competition grounds for the worlds greatest athletes.

From its beginning, as a competition for the citizens of ancient Greece and other surrounding countries, the Olympics have developed into a worldwide, commercially oriented event.

Games are held for several days in and around a "host city," which changes for each competition. Countries send national teams to each competition, consisting of individual athletes and teams that compete in a wide variety of sports. Athletes or teams are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals for first, second, and third place respectively.

The games are generally held every four years, though some are annual competitions.

Pakistan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 in London and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union.

Pakistan's first-ever participation in the Winter Olympic Games was at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics when Mohammad Abbas became Pakistan's first athlete to qualify in the Alpine Skiing (Giant Slalom) category.

Pakistani athletes have won a total of ten medals, all in the Summer Olympics, with eight of those from men's field hockey.

Pakistan's Men's Field Hockey team made 5 consecutive finals between 1956 and 1972, winning 2 gold medals and 3 silver medals in the process.

Rome 1960 has been the most successful Olympics for Pakistan, with Pakistan winning two medals; a gold medal in field hockey and a bronze medal in wrestling.

Pakistan has won two individual medals in the Olympics to date, both bronze medals; one in wrestling in Rome 1960 and one in boxing in Seoul 1988.

Pakistan has not won a single medal at the Olympic games since 1992 Barcelona.

While the country has not won a medal in the last 6 Olympics up to and including 2016 Rio de Janeiro, leading to a medal drought of 24 years.

In each of the following Olympics, Pakistan was the most populated nation to not win at least one medal.

Pakistan is competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is the nation's nineteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics. While it fielded a small contingent of around 20 players and officials.

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BTS takes over UNGA, performs ‘Permission to Dance’ inside assembly hall

BTS’ speech was followed by a pre-recorded performance of their latest song ‘Permission to Dance’ which in itself is a message of positivity and hoping for an end to the pandemic.

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BTS takes over UNGA, performs ‘Permission to Dance’ inside assembly hall

New York: Acclaimed K-POP band BTS addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as the special presidential envoy for future generations and culture from their native South Korea— expressing their faith in young people's ability to imagine a better world despite pandemic.

They spoke about climate change, and sustainable development amid the pandemic. The band discussed the difficulties that the youth encountered as a result of the pandemic.

The group leader Kim Namjoon (RM) taking centrestage, began in Korean, “It is an honor to be here today, where BTS has been appointed as Special Presidential Envoy for The Republic of Korea. We’re here today to share the stories of a future generation. Before we came here, we asked the young people in their teens and 20s around the world about their past two years and about the world they find themselves in today".

BTS’ speech was followed by a pre-recorded performance of their latest song ‘Permission to Dance’ which in itself is a message of positivity and hoping for an end to the pandemic.

The artists took turns on stage during their seven-minute speech, but it wasn't all about UN goals. 

The pre-recorded video was presented soon after all members of the band- Jimin, J-Hope, Jin, Suga, RM, Jungkook, and V- spoke about the possibilities of the future generation and their ability to adapt to changing times amid a raging coronavirus pandemic.

Korean President Moon Jae-in, at the conclusion of his speech in session, introduced the seven band members as the ‘World's most loved artist’.

The UNICEF tweeted, “Today, BTS returned to #UNGA to share a powerful message on climate action, COVID-19 vaccines & the importance of taking care of ourselves and our communities. Thank you, @BTS_twt for inspiring a generation of young people. Together, we can create a better world. #BTSLoveMyself".

It is pertinent to mention here that BTS began their ‘Love Myself campaign’ with UNICEF in 2017, and it was the subject of RM's first UN speech, which he gave in English.

The band virtually attended the 75th Assembly. It took place last year and offered its message through a film that brought people comfort.

This time, the band members took turns speaking in Korean, which was simultaneously dubbed in English.

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Taliban urge UN to allow them to speak

The UN credentials committee consisting of nine countries will decide the fate of the seat dispute.

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Taliban urge UN to allow them to speak

The Secretary-General of United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres received a communication with the letterhead “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” signed by “Ameer Khan Muttaqi” as “Minister of Foreign Affairs,” requesting to participate in the UN session of world leaders.


The letter said that they no longer recognize Ghulam Isaczai as their representative and nominated Suhail Shaheen as their representative to the UN.

The UN credentials committee consisting of nine countries will decide the fate of the seat dispute.

However, the Taliban participation in the current session is difficult.

Afghanistan is scheduled to give the last speech on the final day of the high-level meeting on Sept 27.

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COVID-19: Deadly fourth wave ebbs in country, deaths record slight decline

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,333 cases of coronavirus were reported while 47 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,374.

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COVID-19: Deadly fourth wave ebbs in country, deaths record slight decline

Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily Covid-19 positivity rate in country is at 4.56%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,333 cases of coronavirus were reported while 47 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,374.

The total number of cases has reached 1,230,238.

As many as 1,140,917 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,641 critical cases.

Punjab           

The number of patients swelled to 424,701 in the province with 12,470 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 452,267 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,295.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 171,874 in the province with 5,444 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,796 confirmed cases while 345 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,864 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 733. On the other hand, there are 10,264 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 104,472 cases in the capital city while 905 people have lost their lives.

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