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'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

Olympics Apr 16, 2019

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

by Dan Orlowitz

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled the competition schedule on Tuesday, giving fans hoping to attend the games their first opportunity to plan their itineraries. Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi walked a full news conference through the highlights of the marquee event, which ...

IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Olympics Mar 27, 2019

IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Weightlifting's place at the 2024 Paris Olympics has been confirmed after an IOC review of persistent doping problems, as long as the sport's governing body meets certain conditions. The International Weightlifting Federation will continue to undergo "very close monitoring" after 18 months of scrutiny, the ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers announce venue capacities

Olympics Mar 26, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers announce venue capacities

Tokyo's New National Stadium will hold a crowd of 68,000 people next year at the 2020 Olympics, organizers said Monday when venue capacities were announced. Ajinomoto Stadium, which will host soccer and rugby, was listed at 48,000, while the Tokyo Aquatics Center will be able ...

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

Olympics Mar 17, 2019

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee has expressed his intention to resign to a person close to him, sources with knowledge of the situation said Saturday, at a time when French authorities are looking into bribery allegations related to Tokyo's successful bid to ...

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

Olympics Mar 12, 2019

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said ...

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

Olympics Feb 28, 2019

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

The International Table Tennis Federation announced Thursday it has opened the bidding process for cities to host two qualifying events next year for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events, dubbed "Rise2Tokyo," consist of a team qualification tournament and a singles qualification tournament to take place ...