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India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India will be hosting the combined shotgun/rifle/pistol World Cup in 2017 and based on the event's success, the NRAI will contemplate bidding for the 2018 prestigious World Championship, in which 70 Tokyo Olympic quota places will be up for grabs.

Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said on Friday he had never seen the other logo, after the Belgian designer hinted at legal action.

Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost

Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost

Tokyo`s sparkling new National Stadium, the centre piece for the 2020 Olympic Games and 2019 rugby World Cup, should ditch its plan for a retractable roof to save money, Japan`s sports minister proposed on Monday.

India should focus on sports of core competence for Olympics: Arun Jaitley

India should focus on sports of core competence for Olympics: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India should concentrate on sports of core competence to produce better results in international events like the Olympics, according to a government statement.

Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The green baize game of snooker, played with multi-coloured balls, has been short-listed among three sports to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to Captain P V K Mohan, president of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).

Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games

Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games

There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Gripes over Tokyo stadium overshadow Games euphoria

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

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

Summer Olympic Games hosts` list

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Lionel Messi backs Madrid 2020 Games bid

Barcelona`s Argentina forward Lionel Messi has thrown his support behind Madrid`s bid for the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Social media surge for squash 2020

With less than a week to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes to decide if squash will join the 2020 Olympic Games, the bid campaign has received a worldwide surging social media support.

`Squeaky clean` Tokyo `favourite host` for 2020 Olympics, say IOC sources

Tokyo is reportedly leading in the race for the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Women`s, Men`s World number Ones in Squash Olympic delegation

A Squash delegation that includes women`s world number one Nicol David and men`s world number one Ramy Ashour, on Monday, arrived here ahead of a crucial presentation to the IOC Executive Board, where the sport will make its case to join the 2020 Olympic Games.

Putin wants wrestling `put in` Olympics again

Breaking his silence for the first time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that elimination of wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games would be unjustified.