Swiss Winter Olympic bid derailed after voters reject funding

By John Revill ZURICH, June 10 : Swiss voters killed off their country’s chances of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics on Sunday after refusing to approve financial support for the bid in a poll. Some 54 percent of voters in the southern canton of Valais rejected granting 100 million Swiss francs ($101.5 million)towards the event, […]

Tokyo 2020 marathon to end with gruelling incline

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, May 31 : The route for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon was announced on Thursday with the main feature being a steep incline to finish the race at the newly built Olympic stadium. The route will pass through many of the city’s historic and popular areas including Tokyo Tower and ‘Thunder […]

India leaving no stone unturned in Tokyo preparation: Rathore

By Anupam Pratihary Undated May 9 : A former champion shooter himself, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore knows how lack of infrastructure can scuttle Olympic dreams and the Indian sports minister is determined to ensure his athletes get the best possible preparation for the Tokyo Games. In an interview with Reuters, Rathore said the government was “leaving […]

Olympics-IOC to support Korea peace talks with sports initiatives-Bach

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 3 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the request of North and South Korea, will support peace talks on the Korean peninsula with sports initiatives, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday. The countries marched under a unified flag at the opening and closing ceremonies of February’s Winter […]

IOC to appeal all CAS decisions on 28 cleared Russians

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 3 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to overturn doping bans imposed on 28 Russian athletes will be challenged by the International Olympic Committee at a Swiss tribunal, the IOC said on Thursday. In February CAS overturned the bans and sanctions imposed on 28 out of a […]