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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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`.
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.
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.
A new "zero tolerance" policy and a reaccredited testing laboratory will help Turkey fight doping following a string of positive cases, the head of Turkey`s bid to host the 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday.
The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games.