2018

  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup July 26, 2014

    Geneva: FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. Political pressure on Russia increased Friday when the...
  • IHF welcomes world body's decision to award India 2018 World Cup November 9, 2013

    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 a...
  • India to host 2018 men's hockey World Cup November 8, 2013

    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 in...
  • Russia will still stage World Cup despite racist incidents October 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • India bids for 2018 hockey World Cup September 10, 2013

    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 the...
  • West Indies to stage Women's 2018 World Twenty20 June 30, 2013

    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 confirmed that...
  • World Cup 2018 venues to be completed on time June 21, 2013

    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, a...
  • India among six shortlisted to host 2018 hockey World Cup March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India is among six nations shortlisted by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to host the 2018 World Cup as the game's apex body announced the names of the applicants after its Executive Board meeting in Lausanne last week. "The International Hockey Federation is pleased to announce that in its...
  • Posco expects to commission steel plant in early 2018 March 21, 2013

    Paradip: The much delayed Posco mega steel plant in Odisha's Jagasinghpur district might be commissioned in 2018, the company said on Thursday. "Hoping to get the required land in this year, the first phase 8 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant may get commissioned in the early 2018," a press release issued...
  • FIFA pick 11 Russian cities to host 2018 WC September 30, 2012

    Moscow: World football body FIFA and Russia jointly announced 11 cities to host the 2018 World Cup. In a live TV broadcast show on Saturday, the host cities were picked up from 13 candidates, they were Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd and Sochi,...
  • FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in 11 cities: Russian chief September 28, 2012

    Moscow: Eleven Russian cities will host the 2018 World Cup, head of the local organising committee (LOC) Vitaly Mutko said on Friday following FIFA's executive board meeting in Zurich. "FIFA has made a decision to use 12 stadiums in 11 cities," Russian Sports Minister Mutko told reporters without naming the two...
  • Australia to host 2018 Commonwealth Games November 12, 2011

    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 November 12, 2011

    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 beachside...
  • Murali to play crucial role in SL's CWG bid November 4, 2011

    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 selected...
  • Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Games July 7, 2011

    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 the...
  • Russia basks in 2018 World Cup glory December 3, 2010

    Moscow: Russia basked in the glory of being awarded the 2018 World Cup as football fans in sports bars waved flags and screamed "Russia! Russia!" on Thursday in celebration of what Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called a deserved victory. FIFA voted in Zurich to send the sport's biggest event to Eastern...
  • Putin heads to thank FIFA for 2018 World Cup December 2, 2010

    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 to...
  • Russia, Qatar to host 2018, 2022 football WC December 3, 2010

    Zurich: FIFA sent the World Cup into uncharted territory on Thursday, handing the 2018 edition to Russia and going to Qatar in 2022. Russia's selection came despite the no-show of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, but his influence still had an impact on FIFA's 22 voters as the bid won over England,...
  • England perfect to host a World Cup: Blatter August 23, 2010

    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 in...
  • Beckham keen to help England bid for 2018 WC January 11, 2008

    London: David Beckham is keen to help England in its bid to host the 2018 World Cup. The former England captain, who played a high-profile role promoting London's ultimately successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, met with Gordon Brown on Thursday and expressed his interest in becoming a bid ambassador to...
  • FIFA boss pressing for WC '18 in Asia June 20, 2007

    London: FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants the 2018 World Cup to go to Asia instead of the United States or Europe. FIFA will decide later this year whether to continue its policy of rotating continents for the soccer showcase. The 2014 World Cup will be held in South America, with Brazil the...
  • England gunning to launch WC 2018 bid June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The British government has promised full support to the Football Asoociation (FA) if it bids to host the 2018 football World Cup. An official study into the project has concluded that England is well-placed to stage the competition. British Chancellor Gordon Brown says, "You've got to win support...