Olympics

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.

This tentative figure was revealed at the IOC EB meeting held remotely on Tuesday. It is based on over 50 measures that were agreed by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 at last month’s Coordination Commission meeting.

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.
Oct 05, 2020 12:10
PARIS: Four years ahead of the Games, global telecommunications major Orange has become third premium partner and official supplier to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Orange’s investment in the partnership will total a whopping €144 million ($167 million).
Oct 05, 2020 11:10
MUMBAI: League commissioner Adam Silver has told NBA TV that the NBA was not likely to pause their season for the Tokyo Olympics next year. The Olympics has been postponed to July 23rd to August 8th of 2021 and this coincides with the NBA schedule due to the delayed start of their season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The new season is set to begin in January. 
Sep 30, 2020 17:09
TOKYO: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) Wednesday announced that it will appoint Olympic artistic swimmer and Japanese Olympic Committee executive board member Kotani Mikako as its new Sports director from 1 October.
Sep 29, 2020 12:09
ON MONDAY, Tokyo Olympics announced the Olympic Torch Relay will start its journey on 25 March 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, and then traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan over a period of 121 days.
Sep 25, 2020 16:09
LAUSANNE: The IOC Coordination Commission and the Tokyo  2020 Organising Committee agreed Friday on a series of measures to make the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 fit for a post-corona world. Developed in response to the postponement of this year’s Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, over 50 measures have been designed to maximise cost savings and increase efficiencies in Games delivery.
Sep 24, 2020 15:09
NEW DELHI: Special Olympics Bharat has launched Developmental Sports for young athletes to "enable their transition to higher sport participation by learning sport specific skills".  Global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition has extended support to the tune of $150,000 for two years from April 2020 to expand the programming across the country.
Sep 17, 2020 17:09
THE FORMER HEAD of global athletics, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended. 
Sep 15, 2020 15:09
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has included 94 athletes in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for support to probable athletes identified for the Tokyo 2021, Paris 2024 and Los Angles 2028 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. 
Sep 14, 2020 19:09
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has registered its official protests over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran as "very sad news". "The IOC is shocked by this announcement," the world body declared.