Olympics 2020

Kiren Rijiju dismisses coronavirus threat, says Olympics preparations in full flow

Kiren Rijiju said, "Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a historic moment for all Asian countries. We are going to send a large Indian contingent. Players should understand that they do not only represent themselves, but they represent the country." 

Feb 27, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Hockey schedule announced

The men's team, who have been clubbed with defending Olympic champions Argentina, world no.1 Australia, Spain, New Zealand and hosts Japan in Pool A, will play their second match against the formidable Australian side on July 26 and then Spain in their third pool A match on July 28. After a day's break on July 29, they will take on Argentina on July 30 and then play hosts Japan on July 31.

Dec 17, 2019, 16:57 PM IST

Russia banned from international sports, including 2020 Olympics, for four years over doping scandal

Russia was accused of manipulating laboratory doping data and Wada's Compliance Review Committee (CRC) declared that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was non-compliant over inconsistencies in a key database of athletes' test results.

Dec 09, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Olympics 2020: Tokyo finishes building stadium

The Japan Sports Council said the final work had been completed on Thursday with just the final quality and safety checks remaining before the stadium opens next month. It will be officially unveiled on December 21, with the Emperor`s Cup soccer final being the first sporting event to be held there on New Year`s Day.

Nov 19, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics preparations on track one year out from tournament: Official

Wednesday marks one year until the opening ceremony in the almost-completed National Stadium, and organisers believe they are on schedule to deliver the Games.

Jul 23, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

Viswanathan Anand bats for chess' inclusion in 2020 Olympics

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said it will be 'great' if the sport is included in the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games.

Sep 20, 2018, 22:39 PM IST

Tennis: Asian Games winners to get direct entry to Tokyo Olympics

Each singles draw at Olympics comprise 64 players, with a maximum of four players per nation. There will be 56 direct acceptances as at previous Games, and eight ITF places, including the six Continental Qualification places.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:21 PM IST

Olympics: IOC, Tokyo attempt to cut down on soaring 2020 Games costs

Tokyo`s preparations for the 2020 Games have been plagued by controversy since beating Madrid and Istanbul in the bidding race three years ago.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:11 PM IST

Expect more medals from wrestlers after IOC decision: Sushil

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.

Sep 10, 2013, 21:39 PM IST

Japan begins preparations for 2020 Olympics

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.

Sep 09, 2013, 20:36 PM IST

Wrestling champ Sushil Kumar hails return of sport to Olympic fold

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.

Sep 09, 2013, 18:43 PM IST

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

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.

Sep 09, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

Olympics: Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Games mat

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.

Aug 31, 2013, 10:58 AM IST