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FIFA starts new reform process, but critics don't see big changes
FIFA starts new reform process, but critics don't see big changes

Struggling with a major corruption crisis,  FIFA convenes the first meeting of a new reform committee on Wednesday. But few with knowledge of the matter - either inside or outside world football`s governing body - expect it to come up with the robust proposals for structural change that are being sought by prosecutors and sponsors.

Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline
Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline

 The Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to recognize 'Yoga' as a sports discipline and place it in the 'Priority' category.

Tokyo sticks to 2020 logo despite copycat claims
Tokyo sticks to 2020 logo despite copycat claims

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Friday they would stick with a logo hit by plagiarism claims and had no plans to change what they described as an original work.

Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline
Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline

Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020.

Tokyo Olympics to get tough with drug cheats
Tokyo Olympics to get tough with drug cheats

Tokyo Olympic leaders are set to take a tough line on doping by preventing drug cheats from entering Japan in 2020, a senior official told AFP on Thursday.

Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal
Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal

The Los Angeles city council is reviewing a $4.1 billion bid proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics that backers say could produce a surplus of $161 million if the city is awarded a third Summer Games.

Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach
Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said on Friday he favoured life bans for drug cheats, lamenting that current laws made such hardline measures impossible to execute.

Allyson Felix's 400m race will not determine her Olympic plans
Allyson Felix's 400m race will not determine her Olympic plans

Allyson Felix will not decide whether to try a sprint double at next year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics based on her performance at the Beijing world championships, she said on Friday.

Science will prevail in doping firestorm: WADA chief
Science will prevail in doping firestorm: WADA chief

Science will ultimately put out the doping firestorm that has engulfed athletics in the run-up to the world championships, Craig Reedie, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said on Friday.

Windies on board for T20 as Olympic sport but warn of challenges
Windies on board for T20 as Olympic sport but warn of challenges

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has thrown his support behind Twenty20's inclusion as an Olympic sport but concedes that achieving this could prove a tough challenge.

IOC chief congratulates Coe on IAAF victory
IOC chief congratulates Coe on IAAF victory

Olympics chief Thomas Bach congratulated Sebastian Coe on his election Wednesday as new president of world athletics body the IAAF, saying the two-time Olympic 1500m gold medallist would be a strong partner in the fight against doping.

Olympics: Thomas Bach `confident` South Korea Winter Games on track
Olympics: Thomas Bach `confident` South Korea Winter Games on track

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday that South Korean preparations for the 2018 Winter Games were firmly back on track after initial concerns over construction delays, funding woes and sponsor indifference.

Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC
Rio de Janeiro set for `outstanding` Olympics: IOC

Rio de Janeiro is set to stage an "outstanding" Olympics -- if it can sort out "millions" of details, the head of an IOC fact-finding mission said Wednesday.

Former IOC official to head FIFA's reform panel
Former IOC official to head FIFA's reform panel

 World football's governing body FIFA on Tuesday appointed former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard as the independent chairman of its 2016 Reform Committee.

2020 Olympics: Baseball woos Tokyo with promise of windfall
2020 Olympics: Baseball woos Tokyo with promise of windfall

Baseball bosses expressed confidence Friday they would be able to entice Japanese organisers to include the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they bid against seven short-listed rivals.

'Government not sacrificing poor for Winter Olympics'
'Government not sacrificing poor for Winter Olympics'

 The expenditure incurred by China on the 2022 Winter Olympics will in no way affect its effort to alleviate poverty in the country's remote areas, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

The one-year countdown to the Rio Olympics began Wednesday with officials promising to overcome Brazil`s usual chaos in a Summer Games that will transform the city and thrill the world.

''No truth'' to plagiarism claims: Tokyo 2020 logo designer
''No truth'' to plagiarism claims: Tokyo 2020 logo designer

The Japanese designer behind the logo for the 2020 Summer Olympics said on Wednesday there is "absolutely no truth" to claims it was plagiarized from a Belgian design, while Tokyo Games officials said legally there is no problem.