2020 Olympics

  • 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. ...
  • Rafael Nadal laments another Olympic failure for Madrid September 8, 2013

    New York: Rafa Nadal said it was hard to accept that Spain had failed in a third successive bid to host the Olympics and described the process as "tiring" for the country. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) eliminated Madrid in the first round of voting and chose Tokyo for the 2020...
  • 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...
  • Will Squash be able to grapple with Wrestling for 2020 spot? September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The battle for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics has entered its business end with wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball-softball hoping to emerge stronger than ever from their existence crisis when the full IOC assembly will take a call on their future on Sunday. The...
  • 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...
  • IOC's 125th session holds great significance to India September 4, 2013

    In the 125th session of the IOC, the future of the suspended Indian Olympic Association will be up for discussion and also whether wrestling will be part of the 2020 games. ...
  • 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...
  • Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Olympics August 31, 2013

    From an ignominious Olympic exit to a Games return in less than eight months, wrestling can complete a remarkable turnaround when the International Olympic Committee next month votes in one new sport for the 2020 Games. Wrestling was surprisingly taken off the 2020 Olympics by the IOC Executive Board in a...
  • World's top juniors unite behind Squash 2020 Olympic bid July 22, 2013

    Wroclaw: Despite battling against each other over the past week for the title of 'world junior squash champion' in the historical city of Wroclaw here, the world's leading teenagers are unequivocally united behind the sport's bid to join the Olympic Games programme in 2020. "It would be a dream come true,"...
  • IOC members set to be hit by election fever July 2, 2013

    Lausanne: Electioneering fever will hit the Swiss city of Lausanne this week as the three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and the six men vying to succeed Jacqes Rogge as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president will make presentations to their electorate the IOC members....
  • Spain hopes new antidoping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new antidoping 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's Olympic future to be decided today May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Wrestling fans are in for some anxious hours on Wednesday evening when the ancient Olympic sport fights with six other for one remaining spot in the 2020 Games during presentations made before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in St. Petersburg, Moscow. In February, the IOC voted to drop wrestling...
  • American track great Carl Lewis backs Tokyo's 2020 bid March 25, 2013

    Multiple Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis has backed Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, hailing the Japanese city's strong pedigree for organising big sporting events. Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid to host the Olympics for a second time after becoming the first Asian city to host...
  • IOC begins 4-day inspection of Madrid's 2020 plans March 18, 2013

    Madrid: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told IOC inspectors Monday that much of the infrastructure needed for Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid is already built, emphasizing a low-cost approach at a time of financial austerity. Rajoy welcomed the IOC's evaluation commission at the start of its four-day inspection of Madrid, which...
  • 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,...
  • Wrestling to hold election congress in Moscow March 9, 2013

    Moscow: The world wrestling federation (FILA) will hold an extraordinary congress in May to elect a new president as the ancient sport battles to maintain its place on the Olympic programme. "FILA will hold its extraordinary Congress on May 18 in Moscow to elect a new president and discuss a...
  • Wrestling pledges changes but running out of time March 7, 2013

    Berlin: Wrestling will implement a string of immediate changes as the sport seeks to win back its Olympic spot with time fast running out, acting international federation (FILA) president Nenad Lalovic said on Thursday. Lalovic, speaking after a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge in Lausanne, said he...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar open to returning Olympic medals March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's wrestling icons Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt on Thursday said they won't hesitate to return their Olympic medals if it helps the sport stay at the 2020 Games. Their comments come after wrestlers from Bulgaria and Russia, Valentin Yordanov and Sagid Murtazaliev, returned their Olympic medals last month...
  • IOC impressed with Tokyo's bid to host 2020 Olympics March 7, 2013

    Tokyo: International Olympics officials said on Thursday that they were "hugely impressed" by Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic games as well as strong government support from a country keen to show it has recovered from the devastating 2011 quake and tsunami. At stake are an estimated three trillion yen...
  • Wrestling can change, says new federation chief February 18, 2013

    Berlin: Wrestling is ready to change and correct the mistakes that led to the sport's surprise 2020 Olympic exit last week, interim international federation (FILA) chief Nenad Lalovic said on Monday. Lalovic who was elected at the weekend after a vote of no confidence triggered the resignation of president Raphael...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey just about managing to escape the 2020 Olympics exit has set off the SOS alarm in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) corridors. Until Tuesday, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave hockey a lifeline while putting 8 other sports on the ventilator, the apex body felt it...
  • Hockey just about managed to escape Olympics exit February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Officials and former players associated with the game of hockey expressed shock on learning that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) mulled to remove hockey from the Olympic programme in 2020 but eventually put wrestling in the group of 8 sports fighting for one spot. TV ratings, ticket sales, antidoping...
  • IOC plays down dropping wrestling from 2020 Olympics February 13, 2013

    Lausanne: The surprise recommendation to drop wrestling from the Olympics has angered athletes, officials and fans around the world and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) played down the finality of its decision on Wednesday. The IOC's 15member executive board voted on Tuesday to recommend that the sport be dropped from the...
  • Sports Ministry to ask IOC to rethink wrestling's future February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Shocked by the International Olympic Committee's decision to take wrestling off the 2020 Olympic roster, the Sports Ministry Wednesday said it would ask the IOC to reconsider the move as it would "demoralise" the grapplers and deeply affect the "sustenance" of the game. "Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports...
  • Commercial interests clearly rule the IOC and not just sports: Digvijay Singh Deo February 13, 2013

    CNNIBN's Deputy editor (sports) Digvijay Singh Deo joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on wrestling being dropped as an Olympic sport. Q. Wrestling was gaining popularity in India with the recent success of Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar, with such news coming how do you thing young wrestlers will react to...
  • IOC decision to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics creates stir February 12, 2013

    The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling from the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday. ...
  • IOC's decision leaves wrestling fraternity in shock February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian wrestling fraternity expressed shock and surprise at the IOC's move to drop the sport from the 2020 Olympic programme, with London medal winners fearing the decision could halt the rising profile of the game in the country. In a sudden development, the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board in...
  • Wrestling will make it back to 2020 Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: 2012 Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt says he is positive that wrestling will make it back to the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dropped the event earlier on Tuesday. Speaking to CNNIBN , Dutt said, "I don't think wrestling will be dropped just like...
  • India will win 25 medals in 2020: Ajay Maken August 12, 2012

    Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said that India will target for 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Maken said that 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics is the target India has set for itself. Maken said given the efforts the government is...
  • 25 Olympic medals by 2020: Ajay Maken August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said that India will target for 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics as wrestlers Narsingh Yadav and Amit Kumar failed to proceed in the 2012 London Olympics. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Maken said that 25 medals at the...