2020 Olympic Games

In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championship next year

In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championship next year

In a historic first for Indian weightlifting, the country will host the prestigious Asian Championship next year, which will also double up as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the national federation said on Tuesday.

Apr 24, 2018, 18:40 PM IST
IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 Olympics venues will be ready on time

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 Olympics venues will be ready on time

The new national stadium is set to be completed by November 2019 after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tore up the original blueprints over its eye-watering $2 billion price tag.

Dec 11, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Japan passes controversial anti-terror law despite protests

Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens` privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

The story of the 25-year-old coach and head of the newly created Women's Swimming Committee, Elena Saboori, epitomises the struggle to swim in a conservative, landlocked, conflict-plagued country that largely opposes women taking part in sports.

Mar 29, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Tokyo 2020 bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda quizzed over payments: Reports

Tokyo 2020 bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda quizzed over payments: Reports

French authorities said in May last year that they were investigating the 2.8 million Singapore dollar payments to a Singapore-based consultancy.

Feb 08, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Rio Olympics: Bitter Leander Paes targets 2020 Games, if remained injury free

Rio Olympics: Bitter Leander Paes targets 2020 Games, if remained injury free

The 18-time major winner lashed out at reports that he had refused to stay in the athletes` village in Rio and did not want to share a room with Bopanna.

Aug 07, 2016, 00:05 AM IST
Baseball, surfing, skateboarding, climbing and Karate included in 2020 Olympic Games

Baseball, surfing, skateboarding, climbing and Karate included in 2020 Olympic Games

IOC members voted 85-0 in favour but not before some concerns were raised about baseball.

Aug 04, 2016, 22:54 PM IST
India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India will be hosting the combined shotgun/rifle/pistol World Cup in 2017 and based on the event's success, the NRAI will contemplate bidding for the 2018 prestigious World Championship, in which 70 Tokyo Olympic quota places will be up for grabs.

Sep 30, 2015, 18:34 PM IST
Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said on Friday he had never seen the other logo, after the Belgian designer

Jul 31, 2015, 12:51 PM IST
Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost

Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost

Tokyo`s sparkling new National Stadium, the centre piece for the 2020 Olympic Games and 2019 rugby World Cup, should ditch its plan for a retractable roof to save money, Japan`s sports minister proposed on Monday.

May 18, 2015, 18:10 PM IST
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.

Mar 21, 2015, 16:23 PM IST
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).

Mar 07, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
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.

Jan 30, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

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.

Nov 03, 2013, 16:41 PM IST

Japan `hurt` by French Fukushima cartoon

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

Sep 12, 2013, 10:14 AM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2013, 15:42 PM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2013, 15:12 PM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2013, 09:33 AM IST

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