2020 Olympic Games

  • Wrestling back in 2020 Olympic Games September 9, 2013

    Wrestling managed to survive the axe winning 49 out of 95 votes, helping the sport beat squash and baseball-softball. ...
  • Tokyo wins the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games September 8, 2013

    Tokyo: Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water. A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee's vote...
  • World wrestling body makes final presentation for Olympics survival September 7, 2013

    Buenos Aires: World Wrestling body FILA made its final presentation here Friday before the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session to save the sport's position in the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) president, Nenad Lalovic, along with Canadian Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh, French Wrestling...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games. In a letter written to all the...
  • Spain hopes new anti-doping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new anti-doping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Wrestling joins European Games despite Olympic snub March 12, 2013

    Munich: Wrestling officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games on Tuesday despite being axed from the 2020 Olympic Games last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sport has launched a frantic effort to reclaim its Olympic spot after being part of every modern Olympics since 1896,...
  • Qatar named world's richest country February 26, 2012

    Dubai: Qatar has been ranked as the world's wealthiest country in a new list compiled by the prestigious US magazine Forbes. The Gulf State with a population of 1.7 million topped the list as the world's richest country per capita, thanks to a rebound in oil prices and its massive natural...