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IOC approves switch of cycling venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Dec 9, 2015

IOC approves switch of cycling venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

After months of negotiations, the IOC on Wednesday approved the cycling venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including the cost-cutting move of indoor track events to a facility located two hours from the host city. The International Olympic Committee said moving track cycling from ...

Dec 5, 2015

Rio 2016 organizers change minds, will provide free AC

Throw away the floor fans. Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers have changed their minds and said Friday that athletes will have free air conditioning in their bedrooms at the athletes village. The decision to have free air conditioning comes after AP reported this week ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

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The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

Jan 22, 2015

London Olympic wrestling champion Yonemitsu to retire

Japan’s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, who won a gold medal at the London Olympics in the men’s 66-kilogram freestyle wrestling, will retire from competition, he announced Thursday. “I live for wrestling,” Yonemitsu told a press conference. “I was nurtured in wrestling and I want to do ...

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

Sep 20, 2014

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

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International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is all in favor of bringing back men’s baseball and women’s softball as part of his 2020 Olympic agenda. He’s just not ready to say so, quite yet. Asked whether he wants to see the return of the ...

First black woman to win Olympic gold dies at 90

Jul 15, 2014

First black woman to win Olympic gold dies at 90

The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis’ death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in ...

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

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I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor’s office which represented Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki ...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Mori faces media scrutiny

Feb 9, 2014

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Mori faces media scrutiny

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Yoshiro Mori, the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee president and former Prime Minister, faced some tough questions from the international media at a news conference on Sunday morning at the Main Media Center for the Sochi Games. One reporter wanted to know ...