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IOC urges `sustainable` Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 13:34

International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 Summer Games avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues.

Out on a limb: Japan upset by French Fukushima cartoon

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:08

Japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Istanbul`s Olympic bid rejection unfair: Turkish PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 14:30

Choosing Tokyo instead of Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic Games was unfair. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

IOC members gear up to elect new president

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:15

Six men will wake up on Tuesday with hopes of ending the day as the most powerful man in sport by being elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President and succeeding Jacques Rogge.

Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 11:13

The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia`s dynamic economies.

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.

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.

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.

Axing of wrestling from Games will be a loss for India: Sushil

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 19:34

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was on Friday expressed optimism of wrestling continuing to be a part of the 2020 Summer Games by getting a favourable verdict in September.

McDonald`s extends Olympic sponsorship to 2020

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 18:09

US fast food chain McDonald`s has extended its sponsorship of the Olympics for a further eight years, making it the official restaurant at Olympics venues until the 2020 Summer Games.