USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

| Jun 14, 2014

USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

by Ed Odeven

Larry Probst, the United States Olympic Committee chairman, won’t win a popularity contest within the IOC anytime soon. Not after speaking his mind about the voting process to award Olympic cities. In an exclusive interview with Sports Business Journal late last month, Probst revealed ...

Which stadium is best for Tokyo 2020?

Jun 6, 2014

Which stadium is best for Tokyo 2020?

by Elaine Kurtenbach

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help revitalize the capital or indelibly mar it. Tokyo, the frenetic center of ...

May 30, 2014

Tokyo panel to boost transport system links

by Masaaki Kameda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government set up a panel Friday to come up with a plan to improve coordination among the capital’s train, bus and subway systems. “(Tokyo) has a highly condensed and safe transportation system, unlike any other in the world. But each transportation ...

May 28, 2014

Tokyo to boost foreign-language signs, info ahead of 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is stepping up a joint project with the central government to add foreign languages to guide boards and other information sources for the 2020 Summer Games. Some 10.36 million people came to Japan from abroad in 2013, topping the government’s ...

Hotel Okura to rebuild main building for Olympics

May 23, 2014

Hotel Okura to rebuild main building for Olympics

Hotel Okura Co. said Friday it plans to start rebuilding the main building of its flagship hotel, Hotel Okura Tokyo, next year to upgrade its facilities and services so it can attract more foreign guests in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The hotel ...