IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

by Shusuke Murai

Toshiaki Endo, a former rugby player who has abundant experience in sports-related organizations, was appointed Thursday as new minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. The 65-year-old, who is also a former vice sports minister, said that he is ready to ...

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday appointed veteran politician Toshiaki Endo as the nation’s first Olympics minister as it seeks to navigate through a host of issues ahead of 2020 Summer Games. Though Tokyo won the games largely due to its organizational prowess, the ...

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 ...