Mar 6, 2017

Tokyo Olympics won't seek public input on mascot name

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said the name of the games’ official mascot will not be taken from the general public but from creative professionals. Once a panel selects the design of the mascot through a public competition, organizers will open the process ...

Feb 25, 2017

Olympic planners put cost for non-Tokyo games venues at ¥5.7 billion

In its latest budget update, Tokyo’s Olympic organizers project it will cost about ¥5.73 billion ($50.82 million) to build the temporary facilities needed for the baseball, softball and surfing events outside the capital, sources said. About ¥2.98 billion will be required to upgrade Yokohama ...