1 day ago
Germany to bid for 2024 Olympics

Berlin, Oct 29 (IANS) Germany will submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) announced. The DOSB presidium agreed unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid for the 2024 Olympics with the candidates either being Berlin or Hamburg. The DOSB also plans to bid for the 2028 Olympics, if the 2024 bid is unsuccessful, reports Xinhua. ...

9 days ago
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcom...

9 days ago
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcoming athletes, pl...

21 days ago
IOC mediating Armenia's participation in European Games

Yerevan (Armenia), Oct 9 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has reportedly met Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian to discuss the possibility of Armenia's participation in the first-ever European Games that will be hosted by Azerbaijan next year. Bach arrived here Wednesday with a delegation that included Patrick Hickey, president of European Olympic Commit...

28 days ago
The invisible Korean hand in injustice to Sarita

Indian woman boxer Sarita Devi and her cousin Devendro Singh justifiably feel cheated, robbed and deprived of possible gold medals at the Incheon Asian Games. Ever since the decision went against her, Sarita Devi was only seen crying inconsolably and she obviously took it to heart. That was evident from the way she refused to accept the bronze awarded to her for her semi-final lo...

28 days ago
Oslo withdraw from 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid\

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project. Norway's decision Wednesday leaves Beijing and Almaty of Kazakhstan as the only two candidates for the 2022 Winter Olympics, reports Xinhua. Oslo is the fourth city to pull out of the bidding process after the overall price tag o...

28 days ago
IOC 'satisfied' with Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was 'satisfied' with the state of preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IOC representatives completed a three-day visit of Rio Wednesday, including an inspection of event venues and meetings with local officials, reports Xinhua. We leave Rio satisfied with the progress that has been made since o...

29 days ago
Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff made her first visit to the 2016 Rio Olympic Park just five days before the country's presidential election. Rousseff was given a guided tour of the Olympic Park facilities Tuesday by Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, reports Xinhua. Also present were members of the International ...

1 month ago
Incheon Asian Games declared open

Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2014 Asian Games officially opened at the western South Korean port city of Incheon Friday evening, attracting more than 14,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries and regions across the continent. South Korean President Park Geun-hye declared the Games open in front of International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadi...

1 month ago
Asian Games: Indian boxers will participate under tricolour

Incheon, Sep 16 (IANS) Indian boxers will be allowed to participate under the national flag in the 2014 Asian Games starting here Friday after the world body AIBA gave provisional recognition to Boxing India, a newly-elected federation. AIBA president C.K. Wu, in statement Tuesday, said Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership and also asked the federation t...

1 month ago
IOC president believes in success of Rio 2016 Olympics

Bucharest, Sep 13 (IANS) Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said. In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president Friday said that we expect an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from B...

1 month ago
Hungarian Olympic Committee backs 2024 Olympics bid

Budapest, Sep 12 (IANS) The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) has backed the idea of Budapest bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, HOC President Zsolt Borkai said. Borkai Thursday said he thought bidding for the Games was realistic. Since Hungary, and more specifically, his own hometown of Gyor, will be hosting the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2017, reports Xinhua. It...

1 month ago
Bach praises Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has praised the dynamic pace of preparations for the Rio 2016 Games in Brazil. The panel's vice president John Coates in April had claimed Rio's Games preparations were the worst he had ever seen. But Bach said officials had stepped up work in recent months, reported Xinhua. The Rio O...

2 months ago
Softball hoping for new Olympic chance

Haarlem (the Netherlands), Aug 25 (IANS) With the end of the World Championship Softball meet here, the focus of the softball world is now on bringing the sport back on the Olympic agenda. Baseball and softball were taken out of the Olympics after the 2008 Games and in September last year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided not to reinstate the sports to the 2020 Summer Oly...

2 months ago
Basketball has Olympic dreams for 3x3 version

Nanjing (China), Aug 24 (IANS) The world governing body for basketball FIBA is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the 3x3 basketball. We have good cards to play and can give the International Olympic Committee (IOC) something to help rejuvenate their programme, something urban, something very youth-orientated and something that marries technology with entertainment, said FIBA secretar...

2 months ago
Youth Olympic Games open in Nanjing

Nanjing (China), Aug 16 (IANS) The 2nd Youth Olympic Games opened in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing Saturday with more than 3,700 athletes from around the world taking part in. During the 13-day-competition sports gala, the young athletes aged between 15-18 will compete in 28 sports in arenas and stadiums in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, reports Xinhua. Chinese ...

2 months ago
Nigeria pulls out of Youth Olympics due to Ebola

Nanjing (China), Aug 16 (IANS) Nigeria has decided to pull out of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games after two other West African countries - Sierra Leone and Liberia also pulled out due to the spread of deadly Ebola virus in the region. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach confirmed the withdrawal of Nigeria from the Games Saturday, reports Xinhua. Two NOCs (...

2 months ago
Sierra Leone, Liberia skip Youth Olympics due to Ebola virus

Nanjing (China), Aug 15 (IANS) Sierra Leone and Liberia, both affected by the deadly Ebola virus, will skip the Youth Olympic Games starting Saturday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said here Friday. Emmanuelle Moreau, IOC's head of media relations, confirmed to Xinhua that the delegations of Sierra Leone and Liberia are not travelling to Nanjing. More than 1,000 peopl...

2 months ago
IOC's 'life-changing factory' in place at Nanjing 2014

Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will offer participating athletes more than two dozen cultural and educational events that promote the spirit of Olympism while integrating real-life issues faced by young sportspersons on and off the field of play. The events are considered a key part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). International Olympic Committee (IO...

2 months ago
IOC President Bach arrives in Nanjing

Nanjing (China), Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrived here Wednesday to attend the Youth Olympic Games starting Saturday. Bach is expected to stay here until Aug 28, the last day of the Games. This is the first Youth Games since he took charge last year, reports Xinhua. It (The YOG) is not only about competition, it's also about making...

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