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Ghosal, Dipika happy at squash being shortlisted for 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:47

Saurav Ghoshal and Dipika Pallikal have welcomed the decision by the IOC to shortlist Squash as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Games.

Wrestling remains in contention for spot in 2020 Oly Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:25

Wrestling remained in contention for a place in the 2020 Olympics as the sport was on Wednesday shortlisted along with two other disciplines by the Executive Board of IOC.

SAI expedites efforts to make `Vision 2020` a reality

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 14:46

Giving wings to its ambitious plan of spending Rs 2000 crore on athletes for 2020 Olympics, the SAI has instructed the respective NSFs to identify their pool of young sportspersons.

Istanbul hopes to be fifth time lucky in Olympics race

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 19:57

More than 400 sports leaders and government officials held an International Sports Summit here Friday for the first step towards Istanbul`s bid for the 2020 Olympics.

Wrestling: BJP asks govt to intervene for `national pride`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 23:59

BJP termed the dropping of Wrestling as a sporting events in the 2020 Olympics as an "international conspiracy".

IOC President Rogge to meet with head of wrestling`s governing body

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 23:45

Soon after IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics triggered a massive controversy, IOC President Jacques Rogge said he will meet with the head of wrestling`s governing body to have a discussion regarding ways the sport can fight to save its place in the prestigious games.

Sushil Kumar slams IOC’s decision, says wrestling is a popular sport

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 19:32

A day after the International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling from 2020 Games, ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar came in defense of the sport saying the event is extremely popular all over the world and to say that it doesn’t generate TV ratings is wrong.

India raises the bar, targets 25 medals in 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 19:47

After the country`s best-ever haul of six medals at the just-concluded London Olympics, the Government has set the goal much higher and the target for the 2020 Games is 25 medals.

USD 178 million for `Vision 2020`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 18:58

`Catch them Young` seems to be the catchphrase of Sports Authority of India (SAI) that has come up with an ambitious plan under which it wants to spend a whopping sum to the tune of USD 178 million (approx Rs 984 crore) to prepare athletes for the 2020 Olympics.

Doha and Baku cut from 2020 Olympic bid field

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 22:20

Doha and Baku were eliminated from the race for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday as the IOC trimmed the field of candidates from five cities to three.

Qatar unveils logo of tree for 2020 Olympic bid

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 23:53

A multi-coloured tree has been selected as the logo for Doha`s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Bid leaders said the idea of the tree was inspired by the Arabic word for Doha- ad-dawha.

Tokyo`s 2020 bid turns to `flower power`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 20:45

Tokyo`s 2020 Olympic bid leaders claim there will be "no mistakes" this time after losing the race to host the 2016 Summer Games.