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Anxiety grips wrestlers, squash players ahead of Oly decision

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 13:38

India`s wrestling and squash fraternity is waiting with bated breath for the International Olympic Committee`s highly-anticipated vote on September 8 to decide on the inclusion of one of the sports to the 2020 Olympic roster.

Tokyo`s Olympics bid a high-stakes gamble for Japan PM, Abenomics

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 08:39

Tokyo`s bid for the 2020 summer Olympics is not just a matter of pride for the Japanese capital. It`s a high-stakes gamble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has put his prestige on the line.

Substantial support for Madrid`s Olympic bid

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 15:42

The final opinion poll on Madrid`s bid for the 2020 Olympics was published on Thursday, showing overwhelming popular support for the Games` return to Spain.

Olympics 2020: Turkey has `zero tolerance` to dopers

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 13:17

A new "zero tolerance" policy and a reaccredited testing laboratory will help Turkey fight doping following a string of positive cases, the head of Turkey`s bid to host the 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday.

Tokyo dangles dollars in bid to win 2020 Summer Games

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 10:06

Tokyo`s Olympic bid team on Wednesday dangled dollar signs in front of the IOC, with a vow to leverage Asia`s massive marketing potential were it awarded the right to stage the 2020 Summer Games.

Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 17:04

The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games.

Istanbul, Madrid trade blows in race to host 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 11:22

Istanbul bid says that of the three candidates they would need to spend the least on `dedicated Olympic projects`.

Olympics: 2020 Games bidders locked in tight race ahead of vote

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:45

The race for three cities hoping to land the 2020 summer Olympics will go down to the wire after two years of campaigning as Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo grapple with their own problems ahead of the September 7 vote.

Once-reluctant Japanese get behind Tokyo`s Olympic bid

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:33

Tokyo knows better than most how an Olympic Games can rebrand a city. It did it once already at the 1964 Games, shaking off a war-ravaged reputation and showing a modern face to the world.

Wrestling reforms won`t stop after IOC vote: Nenad Lalovic

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 15:48

The sweeping reforms that have transformed wrestling in the past six months will not stop even if the sport regains its place at the 2020 Olympics, federation president Nenad Lalovic said.

Istanbul 2020 bid unfazed by `ups and downs`

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 20:19

Blows rained down on Istanbul`s 2020 Olympic bid in recent months with anti-government protests rocking the country, and dozens of Turkish athletes banned for doping.

Wrestling reinstated in 2020 Olympics list with squash, softball-baseball

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 09:43

In a move that once again raised the hopes of wrestlers all over the world, the sport of wrestling won a reprieve and made the International Olympic Committee (IOC) list for the 2020 Olympics, three months after being dropped from the list.