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Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

Olympics Dec 30, 2018

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

With just over a year and a half to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, some significant challenges remain for organizers, but 2018 proved to be a year in which progress was made and notable milestones were achieved. The end of the year ...

Olympics Dec 21, 2018

Strong numbers as Tokyo 2020 volunteer drive closes

Volunteer recruitment for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is well on track to meet its target of 80,000 volunteers, according to figures revealed by organizers on Thursday. Roughly 162,000 applicants, more than double the 80,000 target, had completed the initial online procedure to ...

Tokyo 2020 budget revised with eye on transportation

Olympics Dec 21, 2018

Tokyo 2020 budget revised with eye on transportation

by Ryusei Takahashi

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost about ¥1.35 trillion, according to the third and most recent budget announced to the press on Friday. The local organizing committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government held a joint media briefing on Friday to announce the budget's details. Although ...

Olympics Dec 15, 2018

Salt Lake City gets backing for Olympic bid

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the games back to the city that hosted in 2002. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it was selecting Utah's capital, ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil volunteer nickname shortlist

Olympics Dec 11, 2018

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil volunteer nickname shortlist

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday announced the four finalists for the official nickname to be given to volunteers working at competition venues and the athletes' village. The shortlisted nominees are "Field Cast," "Games Anchor," "Games Force" and "Shining Blue," ...

IOC continues to review esports

Olympics | SPORTS SCOPE Dec 3, 2018

IOC continues to review esports

by Jason Coskrey

Is there a future for esports in the Olympics? It's a question some have begun to ask as competitive gaming continues to rise in popularity and the International Olympic Committee continues to search for ways to get younger audiences interested in the Olympic Games. Gaming and ...