2020 Olympics

  • Rafael Nadal laments another Olympic failure for Madrid 08-09-2013 02:38 PM

    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...
  • Tokyo wins the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games 08-09-2013 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Will Squash be able to grapple with Wrestling for 2020 spot? 07-09-2013 04:26 PM

    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....
  • World wrestling body makes final presentation for Olympics survival 07-09-2013 09:46 AM

    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...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics 04-09-2013 04:10 PM

    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...
  • Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Olympics 31-08-2013 09:41 AM

    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...
  • World's top juniors unite behind Squash 2020 Olympic bid 22-07-2013 04:02 PM

    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...
  • IOC members set to be hit by election fever 02-07-2013 12:36 PM

    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 anti-doping law will help Olympic bid 13-06-2013 10:43 PM

    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's Olympic future to be decided today 29-05-2013 06:11 PM

    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...
  • American track great Carl Lewis backs Tokyo's 2020 bid 25-03-2013 01:25 PM

    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...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? 14-02-2013 01:40 PM

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  • Six cities bid to host 2020 Olympics 03-09-2011 03:56 PM

    Berlin: Azerbaijan's Baku became the sixth and final city to join the race to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement as the deadline for applications expired on Friday. Tokyo (Japan), Madrid (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), Rome (Italy) and Doha (Qatar) had already confirmed their...