Jan 30, 2016

J-Village to serve as 2020 Olympic soccer training center

The men’s and women’s national soccer teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use the J-Village national soccer training center, currently serving as Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s forward base in dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, as their training base, the Japan Football Association ...

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Jan 26, 2016

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Usain Bolt says he has considered the possibility of extending his remarkable sprinting career to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — but is targeting a history-making new world 200-meter record at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Games first. The Jamaican sprint star has repeatedly said ...

Jan 14, 2016

Japan eyes recycled medals for Tokyo Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Thursday advocated making their Olympic medals out of recycled metals in an effort to give an environmentally sustainable hue to the games. Members of a task force in charge of drawing up a “legacy plan” for the event are advocating ...

Candidates for 2020 Games logo narrowed down to four

Jan 10, 2016

Candidates for 2020 Games logo narrowed down to four

The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee has winnowed down the logo candidates for the 2020 Games to four finalists. The four designs were selected Saturday after a three-day screening round involving 21 members of the committee’s emblem selection panel, chaired by Ryohei Miyata, ...