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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.

Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka to run for top IAAF job
Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka to run for top IAAF job

 Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced on Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport`s greats.

No decision on 2024 Olympic bidding yet

 H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee on Monday put to rest all speculations with regards to Qatar’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official
Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official

Snow levels in mountains near Beijing will be sufficient for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games if China`s capital wins the right to host the sporting event, an official of the country`s bid committee said on Friday.

Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids
Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids

Leaders of the rival Beijing and Almaty bids to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday made official guarantees to the IOC as their battle entered the final straight.

Rio puts Olympic plans on track
Rio puts Olympic plans on track

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates triggered a controversy in April when he described preparations for the Rio 2016 Games as the "worst" he had seen.

IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

South Korea rules out sharing Winter Games events with Japan

South Korea formally ruled out Friday any possibility of sharing events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with Japan, stressing its preparations were too advanced to consider venue changes.

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan
Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to modernize the Games, five traditional sports have come under pressure for athletes numbers and events.

Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC
Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC

Former Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee at the just-concluded extraordinary session of the world's apex sports body in Monaco.

Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious
Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, rubber-stamping the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but angering Serbia, who accused the IOC of political bias.

Brazilian legend Pele well enough to leave clinic
Brazilian legend Pele well enough to leave clinic

Brazilian football legend Pele on Tuesday was declared well enough to leave the Sao Paulo clinic treating him for a kidney complaint, 15 days after his admission shocked his soccer-mad nation.

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games
28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

A 28-sport cap has reportedly been dropped as part of a 40-point action plan for future summer Olympics in order to revamp the sporting showpiece.

Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership
Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote
IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralise its operations by 2020.

IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball
IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

 Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world`s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

IOC votes to Olympics in different countries
IOC votes to Olympics in different countries

The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world`s biggest sporting event.

Pyeongchang says no plan to shift events to Japan
Pyeongchang says no plan to shift events to Japan

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organisers said Monday they had no intention of moving any events outside South Korea, following reports that some competitions may be shifted to Japan in an effort to save costs.

Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach
Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach

A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world`s biggest multi-sports event`s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games
IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games

Top International Olympic Committee (IOC) members are increasingly confident that Paris will bid for the 2024 Olympics ahead of a deadline of September next year to enter the race, officials said Sunday.