China warns Japan against basing officials in disputed islands

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.

Wrestling: BJP asks govt to intervene for `national pride`

BJP termed the dropping of Wrestling as a sporting events in the 2020 Olympics as an "international conspiracy".

Tokyo set to bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo hopes a bid for the 2020 Olympics will serve as a symbol of Japan`s recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Olympics chief Rogge courts S. Africa bid for 2020

Olympics chief Jacques Rogge gave his stamp of approval to a bid by South Africa for the 2020 Games.

South Africa to bid to host 2020 Olympics

South Africa says it will bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Dubai in line to bid for 2020 Olympics

Keeping in mind the city`s magnificent sporting infrastructure, Dubai is seriously thinking of bidding for 2020 Olympics, UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said.

Nagasaki drops out of Japan`s 2020 bid race

Nagasaki has abandoned its ambitions to host the 2020 Olympics after the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) rejected a joint bid with Hiroshima.

Italy cooks up 2020 bidders like pizzas

Seconds after Rio de Janeiro was announced as host of the 2016 Olympics, Venice mayor Massimo Cacciari seized the chance to put his famous but unlikely city in the frame for 2020.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki hope to host 2020 Olympics

Japanese city of Hiroshima said it and Nagasaki, the only cities that suffered nuclear attacks, are considering a joint bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, to give momentum to moves to abolish nuclear weapons.

Dubai on track for 2020 Olympic bid

Dubai took another significant step in realising its ambition to bid for the 2020 Olympics by snapping up rights to host 2012 World Swimming Championships, WAM news agency reported quoting a newspaper.