Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

Feb 10, 2016

Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

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Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. On the face of it, hosting the Olympics is a big ...

Toyota head, Akio Toyoda, resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee

Dec 22, 2015

Toyota head, Akio Toyoda, resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee

The head of Toyota Motor Corp. has stepped down as vice president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The committee announced the resignation of Akio Toyoda on Monday. He is expected to be replaced by the president of Panasonic, Kazuhiro Tsuga. ...

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 ...