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Japan PM Abe wants to stage 2020 Robot Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:09

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to stage a "Robot Olympics" in 2020, the same year Tokyo hosts the Summer Games, local media reported Thursday.

Rory McIlroy takes Ireland option for 2016 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:54

Rory McIlroy confirmed on Wednesday he will represent Ireland should he qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil where golf will return to the Games.

Out on a limb: Japan upset by French Fukushima cartoon

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:08

Japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Expect more medals from wrestlers after IOC decision: Sushil

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:39

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar feels the massive reprieve to wrestling will motivate the Indian grapplers in the upcoming World Championships and they will return from Budapest with more medals.

Japan begins preparations for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:36

Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are already underway with Japan sizing up plans to ready its sporting facilities and urban infrastructure, Japanese officials said Monday.

Wrestling champ Sushil Kumar hails return of sport to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:43

Champion wrestler Sushil Kumar has welcomed the return of the sport to the Olympic fold, saying that the efforts of a cross-section of people from all walks of life had contributed to this achievement.

Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 11:13

The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia`s dynamic economies.

Nikkei hits 5-week high on Olympics euphoria; strong GDP supports

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 09:10

The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.

Olympics 2020: Turkey has `zero tolerance` to dopers

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 13:17

A new "zero tolerance" policy and a reaccredited testing laboratory will help Turkey fight doping following a string of positive cases, the head of Turkey`s bid to host the 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday.

Olympics: Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Games mat

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:58

From an ignominious Olympic exit to a Games return in less than eight months, wrestling can complete a remarkable turnaround when the International Olympic Committee next month votes in one new sport for the 2020 Games.

Grapplers elated at Wrestling`s shortlisting for final vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:48

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the IOC Executive Board to keep Wrestling in hunt for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Ghosal, Dipika happy at squash being shortlisted for 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:47

Saurav Ghoshal and Dipika Pallikal have welcomed the decision by the IOC to shortlist Squash as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Games.