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Tokyo 2020

World Olympians Association Expands Work in Asia

August 21, 2018

(ATR) The WOA has appointed a development officer for Asia to support the growth and expansion of national Olympians associations in the region in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 ...

IOC Chief: Cancellation of PyeongChang Olympics "Very Close"

August 21, 2018

The PyeongChang Olympics were deemed a success in the end (ATR) (ATR) Thomas Bach says the 2018 Olympics were “very close” to being canceled. But the IOC president said t...

Big Night for Asian Swimming Stars

August 20, 2018

(ATR) Medal hopefuls at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics competing at the 2018 Asian Games set four Games’ records in a night full of golden performances. Rikako Ikee winning the 50...

ATR First -- "Billions of Dollars" for 2032 Indian Olympic Bid

August 20, 2018

(ATR) Indian athletes must start winning medals to justify bidding “in a big way”, says the Indian Olympic Association president. Narinder Dhruv Batra speaks to ATR at the ...

Work Remains for Kuwait NOC

August 19, 2018

(ATR) The IOC may have provisionally lifted its suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, but work over the next three months will decide the committee’s fate. Obaid Z. A...

OCA Sets up Future Event Program

August 19, 2018

(ATR) The head of the Olympic Council of Asia says the body is in a “comfortable situation” having allocated a number of future events at its annual General Assembly. The G...

Japan Wants to Build Momentum at Asian Games

August 18, 2018

(ATR) Japan will look to match the sporting achievements of regional power China at the 2018 Asian Games. Yasuhiro Yamashita delivering a press conference (ATR) The next O...

Asian Games Open in Jakarta

August 18, 2018

(ATR) Indonesian President Joko Widodo wows the crowd at the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony, which focused on the country’s diversity and prowess. Joko Widodo, presiden...

On the Scene--Sports for 22 Asian Games; No China, Kazakh Weightlifters in Jakarta

August 18, 2018

(ATR) There could be 52 events at the 2022 Asian Games or as few as 33, with a range of numbers in between. Journalists review documents from the EB (ATR) On Saturday the...

Olympic Boxing Federation Chief Pushes Reforms Agenda

August 15, 2018

(ATR) Gafur Rahimov says AIBA is “working tirelessly to bring positive change” amid the threat of expulsion from the Tokyo Olympics hanging over the sport. AIBA interim presi...

New Baseball Rules Aim to Cement Olympic Status

August 14, 2018

(ATR) The World Baseball Softball Confederation has introduced new rules in a bid to widen the sport’s appeal and maintain its Olympic status beyond Tokyo 2020. The rules...

Sport Climbing Rises to the Occasion

August 10, 2018

(ATR) Sport climbing is thrust into the spotlight with five major international competitions over the coming months as it ascends towards its highly anticipated Olympic debut ...