Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:59
Japan wants its athletes to double their best-ever medal haul at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but experts warn the debt-laden nation will need to spend big if it is to seize the homefield advantage.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 20:25
China on Tuesday warned Japan against its "provocative" plan to station officials in islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter dispute, saying it will resolutely defend its territorial sovereignty.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 21:15
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh feels even though IOC has decided to include wrestling in the 2020 Olympics, Indian wrestlers might suffer as their participation in international events is still uncertain following IOA`s reluctance to remove their tainted leaders as par the world body`s directive.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:36
Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are already underway with Japan sizing up plans to ready its sporting facilities and urban infrastructure, Japanese officials said Monday.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 17:23
Despite being `devastated` by the IOC decision to choose wrestling ahead of squash as an additional sport to join the 2020 Olympic programme, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) on Monday stressed that the sport has a `great future`.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:27
The world wrestling federation chief said "modernisation" helped the sport get reinstated in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 09:10
The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:41
Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal blasted the decision not to award Madrid the 2020 Olympic Games, claiming the International Olympic Committee had not treated the Spanish capital fairly.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 10:51
The IOC was in no mood for new adventures when it picked Tokyo as the host of the 2020 summer Olympics.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 16:26
The battle for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics has entered its business end with wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball-softball hoping to emerge stronger than ever from their existence crisis when the full IOC assembly will take a call on their future on Sunday.
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.
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.
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