Ryusei Takahashi

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Tokyo 2020 organizers, IOC say preparation for games on right track

Olympics Jul 23, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers, IOC say preparation for games on right track

With exactly one year to go until the opening ceremony, delivery of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games remains "firmly on track," John Coates, chairman of the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission, said on Tuesday. "The excitement is growing," Coates said during a joint ...

We'll all be losers in 2020, anti-Olympic activists say

National Jul 23, 2019

We'll all be losers in 2020, anti-Olympic activists say

Activists opposed to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games say the events will hurt individuals and businesses through high costs and disruption, and will provide only fleeting gains for a small number of people in the political, economic and media elite. The anti-games organizations ...