Tug of war, bridge among 26 sports bidding for Tokyo spot

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after Games officials opened the door for new attractions at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold
Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold

The international table tennis leader has pressed Olympic chief Thomas Bach for the sport to get an extra gold medal in the already crowded timetable for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Olympic berth for squash will be a big boost: Gregory Gaultier
Olympic berth for squash will be a big boost: Gregory Gaultier

Men's squash world No 2 Gregory Gaultier is fervently hoping that the racquet game played inside four walls makes entry in the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo to give it the much-needed shot-in-the-arm.

Saurav Ghosal still hopes squash will be in 2020 Olympics
Saurav Ghosal still hopes squash will be in 2020 Olympics

Terming it travesty that squash is not part of the Olympics, India number one Saurav Ghosal on Friday said he still has not lost hope completely to see the sport in 2020 Tokyo Games.

OCA president backing baseball's 2020 return
OCA president backing baseball's 2020 return

The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball`s bid to return to the programme at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Jahangir says Olympic fight to go on

Legendary Pakistan squash player Jahangir Khan vowed on Thursday to keep fighting for a place for his sport in the Olympics despite the failed bid to join the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Istanbul`s Olympic bid rejection unfair: Turkish PM

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

Wrestling looks to make Olympics comeback

Wrestling is the firm favourite sport to regain its place on the Olympic Games roster for the 2020 Summer Games.