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Rory McIlroy takes Ireland option for 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:54

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.

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:59

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.

China warns Japan against basing officials in disputed islands

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 20:25

China on Tuesday warned Japan against its "provocative" plan to station officials in islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter dispute, saying it will resolutely defend its territorial sovereignty.

Indian wrestler will suffer due to few tainted IOA officials: Hooda

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 21:15

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh feels even though IOC has decided to include wrestling in the 2020 Olympics, Indian wrestlers might suffer as their participation in international events is still uncertain following IOA`s reluctance to remove their tainted leaders as par the world body`s directive.

Japan begins preparations for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:36

Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are already underway with Japan sizing up plans to ready its sporting facilities and urban infrastructure, Japanese officials said Monday.

Squash still has a great future despite Oly snub: PSA, WSF

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 17:23

Despite being `devastated` by the IOC decision to choose wrestling ahead of squash as an additional sport to join the 2020 Olympic programme, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) on Monday stressed that the sport has a `great future`.

Modernisation put wrestling back in Olympics, says world body

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:27

The world wrestling federation chief said "modernisation" helped the sport get reinstated in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Nikkei hits 5-week high on Olympics euphoria; strong GDP supports

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 09:10

The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.

Rafael Nadal blasts Madrid 2020 Olympic snub

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

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal blasted the decision not to award Madrid the 2020 Olympic Games, claiming the International Olympic Committee had not treated the Spanish capital fairly.

IOC opts for stability, money in picking Tokyo

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 10:51

The IOC was in no mood for new adventures when it picked Tokyo as the host of the 2020 summer Olympics.

Will squash be able to grapple with Wrestling for 2020 spot?

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 16:26

The battle for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics has entered its business end with wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball-softball hoping to emerge stronger than ever from their existence crisis when the full IOC assembly will take a call on their future on Sunday.

Anxiety grips wrestlers, squash players ahead of Oly decision

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 13:38

India`s wrestling and squash fraternity is waiting with bated breath for the International Olympic Committee`s highly-anticipated vote on September 8 to decide on the inclusion of one of the sports to the 2020 Olympic roster.