2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yosihro Mori (L) answers questions beside CEO Toshiro Muto (R) during a press conference after their executive board meeting on June 12, 2015. They announced the short list of 26 sports that could be added to the Games in Japan, ahead of a decision by the International Olympic Committee later this year. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

American Football, Surfing Among 26 Sports Vying For 2020 Olympics

Baseball and softball could be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But how about korfball, billiards or even American football?

06/12/2015

IOC President Jacques Rogge announces Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics host city on a screen at the live-viewing event in Tokyo on September 8, 2013. (Photo credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Tokyo Celebrates Winning 2020 Olympic Bid

Long considered a slight favorite, Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul in the final round of voting at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires.

09/07/2013

Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States in action against George Gogshelidze of Georgia during the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 96kg semi final match on Day 16 of the 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wrestling, Baseball-Softball Make Short List For Inclusion In 2020 Olympics

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling took a big step toward keeping its Olympic status.

05/29/2013

Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States in action against George Gogshelidze of Georgia during the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 96kg semi final match on Day 16 of the 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wrestling Dropped From 2020 Olympics; Modern Pentathlon Stays

IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games.

02/12/2013