Nov 15, 2013

IOC delegation ends orientation seminar

Wrapping up a two-day orientation seminar, which hopes to provide a blueprint for Tokyo going forward as it prepares for the 2020 Games, Gilbert Felli, the executive director for the Olympic Games, stressed the importance of hands-on involvement and coordination. The International Olympic Committee’s ...

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

Oct 19, 2013

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

by Jun Hongo

While Tokyo Municipal Government officials were rubbing their hands with glee after winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics following their failed attempt to win the 2016 Games, it’s perhaps fair to say that not everyone in other parts of the country shared ...

Sep 22, 2013

Yoshida sets 2020 as target

Fresh from winning her 11th consecutive 55-kg title at the world wrestling championships in Budapest, Olympic champion Saori Yoshida reiterated her determination to keep on competing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after arriving back in Japan on Sunday. The 29-year-old Yoshida comfortably defeated Sofia ...

Olympic stars of the future look forward to 2020

| Sep 14, 2013

Olympic stars of the future look forward to 2020

by Edan Corkill

Thursday night was warm and clear in Yokohama. A cloudless, gradually darkening sky stretched over the 400-meter track at the Yamato Sports Center — seemingly boundless in its ability to absorb the shouts and laughter coming from the 20 boisterous young members of the ...