Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India should concentrate on sports of core competence to produce better results in international events like the Olympics, according to a government statement.
The green baize game of snooker, played with multi-coloured balls, has been short-listed among three sports to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to Captain P V K Mohan, president of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).
The news that Madrid fell in the first round of voting in the decision to elect the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games was greeted with shock and disappointment by crowds gathered in the city centre Saturday night.
With less than a week to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes to decide if squash will join the 2020 Olympic Games, the bid campaign has received a worldwide surging social media support.
A Squash delegation that includes women`s world number one Nicol David and men`s world number one Ramy Ashour, on Monday, arrived here ahead of a crucial presentation to the IOC Executive Board, where the sport will make its case to join the 2020 Olympic Games.
International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre admitted that International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to leave out wrestling from core sports for the 2020 Games was a rude shock but it has served as a wake cup call for hockey bosses.