IOC chief to meet PM Modi today amid speculation of India bidding for 2024 Olympics
IOC chief to meet PM Modi today amid speculation of India bidding for 2024 Olympics

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during his one-day whirlwind visit to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics.

France lose Rio 2016 Eventing slot after dope test
France lose Rio 2016 Eventing slot after dope test

France has been disqualified from the Eventing competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a positive dope test, with Canada qualifying instead, the International Equestrian Federation has ruled.

IOC chief Thomas Bach to meet PM Narendra Modi, refuels India's Olympic bid speculations
IOC chief Thomas Bach to meet PM Narendra Modi, refuels India's Olympic bid speculations

IOC supremo Thomas Bach will meet India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday amid growing expectations that one of the Olympics` perennial underachievers may make its first bid to host the Games.

Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills
Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills

The state government of Rio de Janeiro, which is feverishly preparing for next year`s Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service, the phone company responsible said on Friday.

Centre making bid to improve sports infrastructure: Sports Minister
Centre making bid to improve sports infrastructure: Sports Minister

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here on Friday that the government is making a bid to improve basic sports infrastructure to throw up opportunities for young talented players to win medals for the country.

Paris would be `exemplary` hosts in 2024: Thomas Bach
Paris would be `exemplary` hosts in 2024: Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach on Thursday said Paris would be an "exemplary" host of the 2024 Olympics after meeting French President Francois Hollande in Lausanne.

Thousands of dead fish foul Rio rowing venue
Thousands of dead fish foul Rio rowing venue

 Thousands of dead fish have washed up over the past week in a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro that will host rowing and canoeing events at next year`s Olympic Games.

IOC wants to see India as major sporting power: Randhir Singh
IOC wants to see India as major sporting power: Randhir Singh

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh.

IOC chief to meet PM Narendra Modi this month, India may bid for 2024 Olympics
IOC chief to meet PM Narendra Modi this month, India may bid for 2024 Olympics

In a significant development, The union government and the national Olympic body have invited International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month to discus the development of sports in the country and a likely bid for 2024 Olympic Games.

India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources
India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is setting his sight on the right track in order to revive sports in India and Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad could be pitched in for a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Doping is like cancer, says Milkha Singh
Doping is like cancer, says Milkha Singh

India's legendary sprinter Milkha Singh on Wednesday said that doping is like cancer and government needs to take some strict measures to curb this menace.

Boston will drop 2024 Olympics bid if voters reject idea

The chairman of Boston`s bid group for the 2024 Summer Olympics said Tuesday that it will only pursue hosting the Games if a majority of city and state residents support the effort.

Hamburg officially named Germany's bid for 2024 Olympics Games

Hamburg officially became Germany`s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics after the country`s Olympic committee (DOSB) members unanimously accepted the board`s proposal on Saturday.

Hamburg promise 'sustainable, compact' 2024 Olympic games
Hamburg promise 'sustainable, compact' 2024 Olympic games

Hamburg is set to launch its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the city`s mayor promising "a compact, sustainable" games -- without a white elephant in sight.

Germany poised to pick 2024 candidate city
Germany poised to pick 2024 candidate city

Either Berlin or Hamburg will be announced on Monday as the German Olympic Sports Confederation`s (DSOB) candidate city for the 2024 Summer Games and Paralympics.

Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?
Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?

With less than five months to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chooses the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, sports officials and advisers have made their predictions about the race between Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Jackie Chan lends his voice to Beijing's Olympics bid
Jackie Chan lends his voice to Beijing's Olympics bid

Hollywood movie star Jackie Chan has joined in the recording of a song, "Wake up Winter," which will be used to promote Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy
India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy

Japan on Saturday pitched for India as a host of the Olympic Games after 2020 in tune with its growing global stature and impressive economic growth.

Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games
Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games

Rio de Janeiro could have two Olympic flames burning simultaneously at two different venues, officials in the Brazilian city said.

IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016
IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said he is "very satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro`s preparations to host South America’s first Olympic games in 2016.