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 ...

Sep 3, 2015

Tokyo Olympics committee may ease new logo selection rules

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee will consider relaxing the submission requirements for the public competition to select a new logo, officials said Wednesday, a day after the original logo was scrapped amid plagiarism allegations. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics committee will also seek to make ...

Disappointment, anger over Olympic logo 'embarrassment'

Sep 1, 2015

Disappointment, anger over Olympic logo 'embarrassment'

Many people reacted with disappointment and anger after the logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was scrapped amid accusations of plagiarism. “It is an embarrassment of Japan to have caused such a stir. The emblem should be remade from scratch,” said Norihiro Murakami, 47, ...

Sep 1, 2015

Police use Segway to enhance Haneda airport security

Tokyo police introduced the Segway two-wheel electric vehicle Tuesday to strengthen security at Haneda airport ahead of key international events in Japan. It is the first time Japanese police are using the Segway, which go as fast as 20 kph and can travel about ...