IOC publishes evaluation report on 2022 Winter Games bids
IOC publishes evaluation report on 2022 Winter Games bids

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday released an assessment report by the evaluation commission prior to the 2022 Winter Games briefing for the members that will take place on June 9 and 10.

SportAccord chief Marius Vizer resigns after row with IOC
SportAccord chief Marius Vizer resigns after row with IOC

 SportAccord president Marius Vizer resigned on Sunday, conceding defeat in a row with the International Olympic Committee over control of international sports federations.

Olympics: Japan spat over 2020 stadium worsens

An Olympic-sized spat over the centrepiece stadium for the 2020 Games has escalated in Japan after Tokyo`s governor urged premier Shinzo Abe to take his sports minister`s pronouncements with a pinch of salt.

Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay
Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay

The water polo competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics could change venue because of construction delays at the intended site, a spokesman for the organisers told Reuters on Tuesday.

Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues
Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues

 Construction was halted at some Rio 2016 Olympic venues as workers went on strike over a salary dispute.

Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid
Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest has moved closer to launching a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with the final decision resting on a vote next month.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

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.

Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row
Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row

Several international federations will be reviewing their membership of sports umbrella organisation SportAccord next week after its president launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), they said on Saturday.

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

BAI joins move to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran
BAI joins move to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran

The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran appears to be gathering steam as Badminton Association of India also joined the chorus on Tuesday in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling a Special General Meeting.

Rio Games ticket sales extended
Rio Games ticket sales extended

Rio Olympics organisers said they are extending the current round of ticket sales beyond Friday`s original deadline to next Thursday as Brazil residents flock to make purchases.

IOA infighting continues despite Thomas Bach plea
IOA infighting continues despite Thomas Bach plea

India`s faction-ridden Olympic Association faces a power struggle that could threaten its involvement in future Games, just days after IOC head Thomas Bach told the body to stay united. 

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details
Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

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.