Jul 3, 2015

Boston 2024 unveils revamped plan

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city’s tax ...

Jun 29, 2015

¥252 billion price tag for National Stadium confirmed

The central government said Monday it expects the overall cost of building the new National Stadium to reach ¥252 billion, some ¥90 billion more than the initial projection. Construction of the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games is slated to begin in ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

by Shusuke Murai

The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Jun 9, 2015

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behavior on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa’s department of corrections said Monday. “He’s behaving himself very well,” Acting National Commissioner of ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

| May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

by Ed Odeven

Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists ...