2020 Olympic Games

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

The candidates of International Olympic Committee president, from left: Thomas Bach of Germany, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and Denis Oswald of Switzerland. Photo: AP

Four of the six candidates vying to succeed Rogge as International Olympic Committee president were sitting around the same conference table. The two other contenders were down the hall in the same convention centre in St Petersburg, Russia, mixing with the delegates.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:39am

Squash hopes third time's the charm for Olympic inclusion

David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash.

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and will announce a shortlist from eight candidate sports that are vying for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

Short Sport, March 10, 2013

Deron Williams shoots his 11th three against the Wizards.

Deron Williams scored 42 points and set an NBA record by making nine three-point shots in the first half to lead the Brooklyn Nets over the Washington Wizards 95-78. 

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

One step forward, two steps back

Heather Deayton. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact on Hong Kong. 

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

I love the game of golf and have little interest in wrestling. But we are talking Olympics in summer, not Augusta in April. In a somewhat bewildering move, the International Olympic Committee has decided wrestling was not sexy enough and bedevilled by weak TV ratings so it will be out come the 2020 Summer Games in order to allow other sports, like golf, into the fray.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:46am

One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

Sports thought to be most at risk for removal from 2020 Olympics are badminton, taekwondo and modern pentathlon. Photo: Felix Wong

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:45am

Daunting tasks await Tokyo's new governor

Naoki Inose was vice-governor. Photo: AFP

He may have been elected with a record vote and may be only days into his new job, but the knives already appear to be out for Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose.

21 Dec 2012 - 2:58am