Olympics

LAUSANNE: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will be the only candidate for the presidential election to be held during the 137th IOC Session in Athens in March 2021, it was announced Tuesday.

As decided by the IOC executive board, the elected president will take office after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

The length of the president’s first term of office is fixed at eight years. If re-elected, his term will end in 2025.

Nov 18, 2020 18:11
TOKYO: For the first time since February, the IOC’s Coordination Commission chair John Coates returned to Japan with IOC president Thomas Bach for the joint International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Tokyo 2020 Project Review.
Nov 09, 2020 11:11
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) and they will now be upgraded on a consolidated budget estimated at Rs 673.2 million for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent, ANI reports.
Nov 06, 2020 11:11
JAKARTA: The success in hosting the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games in 2018 has prompted Indonesia to submit a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
Nov 05, 2020 19:11
MUMBAI: Hockey India has advertised for two key positions as part of its efforts to ensure the Indian men and women's teams get the best possible inputs as they prepsre for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.  HI has advertised for a 'Director High Performance' and an 'Analytical Coach, India Men National Hockey Team' on their official website. The last date to receive applications is November 15.
Nov 05, 2020 13:11
MUMBAI: About the only thing that gets the attention of the people who matter in the world's richest cricket board is? No prizes for guessing - money! 
Oct 30, 2020 15:10
LAUSANNE: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed plans to send up to six athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as part of a Refugee Paralympic Team (RPT). The IPC will work with its commercial partners and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to create awareness of the plight faced by refugee athletes and send a message of hope to the almost 80 million forcibly displaced worldwide.
Oct 28, 2020 11:10
NEW DELHI: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is worried that Indian shooters might head to next year’s Tokyo Olympics without any competitions as uncertainty looms over international shooting tournaments due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, The Tribune reports.
Oct 21, 2020 16:10
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
Oct 08, 2020 16:10
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have discussed the estimated $280 million (JPY30 billion) in cost savings that will be achieved by initial simplification and optimisation measures developed to deliver Games fit for a post-corona world.
Oct 05, 2020 12:10
NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Saturday filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court informing the court of its decision to give recognition to wrestling and weightlifting federations, reported Hindustan Times.