2018

  • IHF welcomes world body's decision to award India 2018 World Cup 09-11-2013 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Saturday welcomed the world body's (FIH) decision to award the 2018 men's World Cup to the country, saying it will help in "restoring the old glory" of the sport here. India has been awarded the men's hockey World Cup for the second time in...
  • India to host 2018 men's hockey World Cup 08-11-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: India has been awarded the 2018 men's hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago. The 2018 edition will see an expanded field with 16 teams competing...
  • Russia will still stage World Cup despite racist incidents 27-10-2013 11:56 PM

    London: Russia will still stage the 2018 World Cup finals despite the continuing blight of racism in the country's soccer, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Sunday. Asked at a media round table event if Russia risked losing the World Cup, Blatter replied: "We have never said we will take...
  • India bids for 2018 hockey World Cup 10-09-2013 06:25 PM

    Lausanne: India, who earlier hosted the men's hockey World Cup in 2010 (New Delhi) and 1982 (Bombay), is among the five countries that have bid for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. Four official proposals to host the men's World Cup have been made, with a further three submissions made for...
  • West Indies to stage Women's 2018 World Twenty20 30-06-2013 04:15 PM

    London: The West Indies will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Twenty20 in 2018 and the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2022. These were among the various decisions taken at the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference here Saturday, reports CMC. The IDI Board (ICC Development International) also...
  • World Cup 2018 venues to be completed on time 21-06-2013 04:47 PM

    Moscow: All stadiums being built for the FIFA World Cup 2018, to be staged in Russia, will be completed on time though they are at present below FIFA standards, Russian sports officials said. "All of the stadiums have problems meeting the FIFA standards," Daniil Izotenkov, head of the Arena 2018,...
  • Australia to host 2018 Commonwealth Games 12-11-2011 10:38 AM

    Basseterre: Australia's Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the vote on Friday as delegates opted for its ready-made facilities ahead of the ambitious development plans of the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota. The 70 members of the Commonwealth Games Federation meeting in this Caribbean nation voted 43-27...
  • Gold Coast to host 2018 Commonwealth Games 12-11-2011 10:20 AM

    Sydney: Australia's Gold Coast has been chosen to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the event's governing body said in St Kitts and Nevis on Friday. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) opted for Gold Coast by a 43-27 margin over its only rival, the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota. The subtropical...
  • Murali to play crucial role in SL's CWG bid 04-11-2011 02:20 PM

    Colombo: Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka' s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday. Sri Lanka have expressed confidence of winning the Games bid with just days to go before the host city is...
  • Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Games 07-07-2011 10:19 AM

    Durban: Pyeongchang of South Korea won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, comprehensively winning a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over rivals Munich of Germany and France's Annecy. IOC President Jacques Rogge announced Pyeongchang's victory at the IOC's session in Durban. It will be...
  • Russia basks in 2018 World Cup glory 02-12-2010 11:58 PM

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  • Putin heads to thank FIFA for 2018 World Cup 02-12-2010 11:53 PM

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was leaving for Zurich to thank soccer governing body FIFA for awarding Russia the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup finals. "This decision shows that Russia is trusted," Putin told reporters before leaving for the airport to fly...
  • England perfect to host a World Cup: Blatter 23-08-2010 06:29 PM

    London: England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup received a boost with world football governing body's chief Sepp Blatter admitting that organising the 2018 World Cup will be the easiest in England. Russia is being seen as England's biggest rivals while Spain and Portugal, Holland and Belgium are also...
  • Beckham keen to help England bid for 2018 WC 11-01-2008 12:06 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team who also have been gifted residential plots, as state governments on Sunday vyed with each other to reward the victorious players. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a Rs one crore award for each...
  • FIFA boss pressing for WC '18 in Asia 01-05-2007 04:22 PM

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  • England gunning to launch WC 2018 bid 13-02-2007 12:55 PM

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