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 ...

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 ...