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Tokyo 2020

Neeraj Chopra has Tokyo 2020 in mind as he gears up for 2019 season

Last year, Neeraj became only the third man to win an athletics gold for India at the Commonwealth Games after sprinter Milkha Singh in 1958 and discus thrower Vikas Gowda in 2014.

Mar 07, 2019, 17:00 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

Vinesh Phogat wants medal, history at 2020 Olympics

Vinesh was touted as the brightest medal prospect for India at the Rio Olympics but her campaign ended in tears after she was stretchered off the mat following a career-threatening knee injury in the quarterfinals. 

May 01, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

After CWG silver, boxer Satish now targets Olympic gold

Satish lost by a unanimous 0:5 verdict to Frazer Clarke of England after an extremely hard fought final in which both boxers pushed themselves to the limit.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:02 PM IST

Tokyo 2020 mascot unveiled! It's the doe-eyed superhero

The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school children across the country from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as "made in Japan".

Feb 28, 2018, 10:42 AM 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

Japanese school kids to choose Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

The winning designs will be announced in March, with the mascots to be given official names by August 2018.

May 22, 2017, 12:28 PM IST

Olympics 2020: Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Japanese officials have consistently denied wrongdoing and have said that the payment was for consulting services related to the bid.

Sep 01, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

Michael Phelps to mentor one of America`s youngest ever Olympic swimming teams in Rio

Gold medals are not Phelps' only priority.

Aug 12, 2016, 16:06 PM IST

National Anthems should be sung loud and clear, Tokyo 2020 chief warns Japanese athletes

Japan, always a force to reckon with in the Olympics, are targetting between 14 ro 30 medals in Rio.

Jul 05, 2016, 23:02 PM IST

Sushil Kumar set for Rio Olympics slugfest, wishes to carry on till 2020

Sushil will have to beat Narsingh Yadav in the men's 74kg trials to reach Rio. 

Jan 13, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat

Beijing`s winning 2022 winter Olympics bid was welcomed by organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, who now look to benefit from Asia`s Olympics treble.

Aug 01, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Tokyo 2020 head expects IOC to welcome stadium decision

The International Olympic Committee may well welcome Japan`s decision to scrap and completely revise plans for its controversial National Stadium since the move will save money, the head of the Tokyo games organising group said on Wednesday.

Jul 22, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Japan faces $50 million bill for scrapped stadium

Japan is on the hook to pay as much as $50 million for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid, officials and media said Wednesday.

Jul 22, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return

The organisers of the 2020 Olympics on Monday nominated eight new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, including baseball.

Jun 23, 2015, 00:03 AM IST

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

Dec 06, 2014, 18:38 PM IST

Tokyo``s 2020 preparations draw praise

The IOC`s Coordination Commission has praised Tokyo`s early preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics, highlighting the financial planning and diversity of local organisers after a three-day visit to the Japanese capital.

Apr 04, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

Sochi Games inspire Tokyo 2020 chief

The head of the organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, on Sunday said he had been inspired by the opening of Sochi 2014 to make even greater efforts for Japan`s Games.

Feb 09, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

Japan wants its athletes to double their best-ever medal haul at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but experts warn the debt-laden nation will need to spend big if it is to seize the homefield advantage.

Oct 23, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

Tokyo`s 2020 Olympic bid to include quake-hit area

Tokyo`s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics would include the three quake-battered northeastern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima as host sites, Japanese Olympic Committee President has said.

Jun 27, 2011, 15:18 PM IST