India should focus on sports of core competence for Olympics: Arun Jaitley
India should focus on sports of core competence for Olympics: Arun Jaitley

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.

Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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).

Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games
Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games

There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Gripes over Tokyo stadium overshadow Games euphoria

Just weeks after they rode the wave of euphoria to Olympic victory when Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Games, organisers are being brought back to Earth with a bump.

Japan `hurt` by French Fukushima cartoon

Another cartoon shows people in protective gear by the side of a pool, the Tokyo Shimbun daily reported.

Summer Olympic Games hosts` list

Tokyo will be hosting its second summer Olympic Games in 2020, it was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here on Saturday.

Tokyo in celebratory mood as it wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

People in Tokyo rejoiced today as the city was chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires.

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo has won the right to host the Olympic Games for the second time, overcoming fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

Where now for Madrid`s Olympic future?

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.

2020 Olympic Games will repay debt Japan owes the world: Shinzo Abe

Tokyo will repay the world the debt they owe them for their help after the tsunami in 2011 when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.

Wrestling looks to make Olympics comeback

Wrestling is the firm favourite sport to regain its place on the Olympic Games roster for the 2020 Summer Games.

Madrid says economic crisis ending, can afford 2020 Games

Madrid`s Olympic bid team said on Wednesday that Spain`s debilitating economic crisis is ending and the country will have no problem covering investments to host the 2020 games.

Lionel Messi backs Madrid 2020 Games bid

Barcelona`s Argentina forward Lionel Messi has thrown his support behind Madrid`s bid for the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Social media surge for squash 2020

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.

`Squeaky clean` Tokyo `favourite host` for 2020 Olympics, say IOC sources

Tokyo is reportedly leading in the race for the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Women`s, Men`s World number Ones in Squash Olympic delegation

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.

Putin wants wrestling `put in` Olympics again

Breaking his silence for the first time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that elimination of wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games would be unjustified.

Sachin, Sehwag, Harbhajan back squash`s Olympic bid

Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh are backing inclusion of squash in the Olympic programme for the 2020 Summer Games.

IOC vote a wake-up call for hockey: FIH president

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.

`Madrid strong candidate to host 2020 Olympics`

Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, has expressed confidence over Madrid`s bid as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games.