2020 Olympics

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympics venue opens

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympics venue opens

 Tokyo opened its first new permanent venue for the 2020 Olympics Saturday in a welcome public relations boost for the organisers after a series of setbacks.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
IOC approves new events in gender parity push for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IOC approves new events in gender parity push for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016, with a focus on redressing the Olympic movement's long-standing disparity between male and female athletes.

Jun 09, 2017, 22:57 PM IST
Japanese school kids to choose Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

Japanese school kids to choose Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

The winning designs will be announced in March, with the mascots to be given official names by August 2018.

May 22, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Biswa Sarma sees India as a badminton superpower by 2020 Olympics

Biswa Sarma sees India as a badminton superpower by 2020 Olympics

Top Indian shuttlers have given a miss to the National Championship over the last few years and Sarma said he had interacted with the players regarding the issue and they have agreed to participate in one of the events in a year.

May 05, 2017, 21:07 PM IST
Shooting legend Rajmond Debevec hits out at ISSF, Abinav Bindra

Shooting legend Rajmond Debevec hits out at ISSF, Abinav Bindra

According to the International Olympic Association's Agenda 2020, all international sports federations are to make changes to their sport to promote gender equality by the Tokyo Games.

Feb 28, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Gagan Narang not in favor of mixed-gender events in shooting at Olympics

Gagan Narang not in favor of mixed-gender events in shooting at Olympics

Abhinav Bindra recommended mixed-gender team events for the Olympic Games

Feb 08, 2017, 16:08 PM IST
Sports Ministry tells federations to find 2020 Olympics prospects by end of November

Sports Ministry tells federations to find 2020 Olympics prospects by end of November

The Department has further advised NSFs to prepare the programme of training and exposures of the medal prospects for the year 2017.

Nov 02, 2016, 13:04 PM IST
PM Modi announces task force to prepare action plan for next three Olympic Games

PM Modi announces task force to prepare action plan for next three Olympic Games

Earlier, ace shooter Abhinav Bindra was named the chairman of National Rifle Association of India's committee to review country's shooting debacle in Rio.

Aug 26, 2016, 19:21 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: After finishing fourth in vault final, Dipa Karmakar's next goal is to win gold in 2020 Olympics

Rio Olympics 2016: After finishing fourth in vault final, Dipa Karmakar's next goal is to win gold in 2020 Olympics

The 23-year-old Dipa, who had become the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland.

Aug 15, 2016, 11:45 AM IST
Japan says no problem as questions rise about Tokyo 2020 logo

Japan says no problem as questions rise about Tokyo 2020 logo

Tokyo Olympics organisers said there is no problem with their new emblem after discussions arose about possible plagiarism, with internet commentators suggesting there was a resemblance to an overs

Jul 30, 2015, 11:29 AM IST
Japan official quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row

Japan official quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row

A Japanese bureaucrat heading construction of the 2020 Olympic stadium is quitting his post after Tokyo ordered design plans for the venue to be ditched amid public anger over its $2.0 billion price tag.

Jul 29, 2015, 11:56 AM IST
Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return

Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return

The organisers of the 2020 Olympics on Monday nominated eight new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, including baseball.

Jun 22, 2015, 10:48 AM IST
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

Sep 18, 2014, 17:07 PM IST

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand to select Olympic medal hopes

With an aim to increase India`s medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others.

Jul 25, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Rory McIlroy takes Ireland option for 2016 Olympics

Rory McIlroy confirmed on Wednesday he will represent Ireland should he qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil where golf will return to the Games.

Jun 18, 2014, 23:54 PM IST

Racism in Japanese soccer ignites concerns

The J-League has handed down its harshest punishment in the football league`s 20-year history following one of the nation`s biggest clubs` fans being accused of racist behaviour in a saga that has blighted the professional game here as Tokyo gears up to host the 2020 Olympics.

Mar 15, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Sanfrecce scoop J-League Super Cup title

Teenage strikers Gakuto Notsuda and Takuma Asano scored either side of half-time as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Yokohama Marinos 2-0 on Saturday to claim the Super Cup for a second year running.

Feb 22, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

SAI recruits 174 coaches in 16 disciplines

After almost two decades, Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recruited 174 new assistant coaches in 16 disciplines with an aim to make the country a sporting powerhouse by 2020 Olympics.

Feb 04, 2014, 21:46 PM IST

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

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.

Oct 23, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

Samaranch feels Tokyo was awarded 2020 Olympics fairly

Spanish International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. said that although Madrid is hurt for not being chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympics, the decision to give the Games to Tokyo was "reasonable".

Sep 25, 2013, 14:36 PM IST