IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

Aug 2, 2015

Venue for 2019 Rugby World Cup final still undecided

World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed ...

Jul 31, 2015

UCI chief anxious about 2020 plan

The president of cycling’s international organizing body said Thursday that he was concerned over venue changes being proposed by organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. “We understand that Tokyo 2020 want to do a quite radical change of the venues. We are very ...

Brave Blossoms' focus on PNC, not National Stadium fracas

Jul 18, 2015

Brave Blossoms' focus on PNC, not National Stadium fracas

The Japan XV tried to stay focused on the Pacific Nations Cup amid the National Stadium controversy that has left the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main stadium. “We’re not thinking about 2019,” stand-in captain Ayumu Goromaru said on the eve of Saturday’s ...