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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 medal designer basks in sudden fame

Kawanishi, a graphic designer from Osaka, won a nationwide competition to design the medals for the Olympics and Paralympics next year.

Jul 25, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

Year before 2020 Olympics, Tokyo better prepared than any city before - IOC

Around 3.22 million tickets were sold during the first domestic sales phase last month, surprising organisers so much that their sales policy has had to be amended.

Jul 24, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Mixed weather and waves at Tokyo 2020 Olympics surfing test event

Heavy fog and small waves on Thursday meant the start of the four-day surfing test event at Shidashita Beach, some 60 kilometres north-west of Tokyo, was delayed for an hour.

Jul 18, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

Mary Kom still chasing elusive Olympic gold

Mary, however, rued the fact that her weight category is still isn`t in the Olympics and wants to get over from the disappointment of not being able to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Nov 24, 2018, 19:13 PM IST

India squad announced for 2020 Women's Olympic qualifiers

The Indian team will take on Nepal in their first encounter on November 8, followed by Bangladesh on November 11 and hosts Myanmar on November 13.

Nov 03, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

Olympics: Refugee team to take part in Tokyo 2020 Games, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games.

Oct 10, 2018, 11:47 AM IST

Softball to give Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start

The softball program, along with football, starts two days before the July 24 opening ceremony due to the number of games to be played.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:51 PM IST

Asian Airgun Championships: India start with a bang, win five medals on opening day

India also bagged three team silver medals in each of the three air rifle events.

Dec 08, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers step up efforts to counter ticket scalping

Ticket sales for the 2016 Rio Olympics were sluggish due to a scalping ring, which was uncovered by the police at the event.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

Rio Paralympics 2016 stages final show in shadow of tragedy

The upbeat mood in Rio however was darkened late Saturday by the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48.

Sep 18, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

Olympics 2016: Goodbye Rio, over to Tokyo now for 2020 Games

Bolt has proved to the world that his feat may be difficult to match for any other human in the near future.

Aug 22, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

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.

Aug 28, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo designer faces fresh plagiarism claims

The designer of Tokyo`s 2020 Olympics logo said Friday he has withdrawn some designs created for drinks giant Suntory in the wake of fresh plagiarism allegations.

Aug 14, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Squash to pitch for Olympic inclusion in Tokyo on Friday

 World Squash Federation President N. Ramachandran and his team will make a presentation tomorrow to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee for consideration of the racquet sport in the Summer Games.

Aug 06, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Japan to scrap Olympic stadium plans, start over

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Friday the scrapping of a plan for a controversial national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage.

Jul 17, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

Japan set to revise contentious Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium plans

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to announce plans to revise the design of a controversial national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, media reports said, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage.

Jul 17, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Baseball, softball apply for Tokyo 2020 Games inclusion

Baseball and softball officially applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday as they look to earn back their spot in the Games they lost after 2008.

Jun 11, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2014, 19:44 PM IST

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand to select Olympic medal hopes

With an aim to increase India`s medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others.

Jul 25, 2014, 13:37 PM IST