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Japan speeds up evacuation plans of 2020 Olympics facilities

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 17:28

Japan will reportedly speed up the evacuation plans for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, following a warning of 70 percent likelihood of a large earthquake striking the capital within 30 years.

Gripes over Tokyo stadium overshadow Games euphoria

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:41

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:14

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

Expect more medals from wrestlers after IOC decision: Sushil

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:39

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar feels the massive reprieve to wrestling will motivate the Indian grapplers in the upcoming World Championships and they will return from Budapest with more medals.

Wrestling champ Sushil Kumar hails return of sport to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:43

Champion wrestler Sushil Kumar has welcomed the return of the sport to the Olympic fold, saying that the efforts of a cross-section of people from all walks of life had contributed to this achievement.

Summer Olympic Games hosts` list

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:42

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

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:41

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

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:41

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?

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:12

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

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 09:33

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

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 08:47

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:15

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.