ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2020

Wrestling back in Olympics

2013-09-08 18:06

Wrestling has been reinstated into the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games, beating baseball/softball and squash.

Wrestling joins Euro Games

2013-03-12 20:38

Wrestling has officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games despite being axed from the 2020 Olympic Games.

Wrestling fights for Games spot

2013-03-07 21:51

The head of wrestling's world body has met with IOC President Jacques Rogge, promising to fight to retain the sport's Olympic status.

IOC plays down wrestling's exit

2013-02-13 16:16

The International Olympic Committee has played down its decision to recommend scrapping wrestling as an Olympic sport.

Games trio delivers dossiers

2013-01-07 22:08

The three cities hoping to win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games have completed a significant step towards that goal.

 

Radiation fears, Syria hang over Olympic bids

2013-09-05 14:02

The stricken Fukushima nuclear plant and the civil war in Syria are hanging over Tokyo and Istanbul's attempts to host the 2020 Olympics, amid suggestions that Madrid could benefit.

Wrestling considers new attire

2013-03-09 08:52

Wrestling, set to be dropped from the Olympic Games, hopes a wardrobe change will wow those set to rule on the sport's fate.

Wrestling out to rebuild image

2013-02-27 22:04

Fighting to retain wrestling's Olympic status, the sport's governing body plans to meet in Turkey within weeks to elect a president.

Wrestling stunned by IOC snub

2013-02-12 19:21

Wrestling officials have called the decision to drop the sport from the Olympic programme an "aberration" against a founding event.

Italy rules out Olympic bid

2012-02-14 21:32

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has withdrawn Rome as a candidate to host the 2020 Olympic Games, describing it as "irresponsible".

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