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Progress on new National Stadium going as planned

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When the original plans for the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were scrapped, it left the project with a shortened timetable in which to build before the games. But so far, things have remained "on schedule," and the Olympic stadium is on pace to be completed by the ...

USOC hires golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Jul 13, 2018

USOC hires golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Sarah Hirshland's biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf's U.S. Open from NBC to Fox. Her next mission, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be more delicate — repairing a ...

Jun 12, 2018

Tokyo 2020 organizers plan to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games plans to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000 ($2,720) while setting a minimum ticket price of ¥2,000 ($18), sources familiar with the matter said late Monday evening. According to the sources, the highest-priced tickets are ...

Yuzuru Hanyu gives gloves to Olympic Museum

Jun 2, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu gives gloves to Olympic Museum

Figure skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu has donated a pair of gloves to the Olympic Museum in Switzerland following a request by the IOC, an informed source said recently. The 23-year-old, a two-time Olympic champion, submitted a pair of Japan delegation gloves from the Pyeongchang Winter ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

/ May 31, 2018

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will start and finish at New National Stadium and take competitors on a scenic tour of iconic city landmarks, organizers said Thursday. The organizing committee said the marathon course showcases the ...