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Olympic Channel heavily invested in success of 2020 Tokyo Games

Olympics Sep 17, 2019

Olympic Channel heavily invested in success of 2020 Tokyo Games

The Olympic Channel, a sport-focused streaming television service operated by the International Olympic Committee, is hoping that fans tune into the free platform when it covers its first Summer Games in Tokyo next year. Launched at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Games, the ...

South Korea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

Olympics Sep 11, 2019

South Korea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the Nazi swastika. South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers undecided on Placido Domingo appearance

Olympics Aug 30, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers undecided on Placido Domingo appearance

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of opera singer Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star had sexually harassed several women. The Associated Press reported earlier this ...

Olympics Aug 19, 2019

Second domestic lottery for Olympic tickets closes

The second-chance domestic lottery for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games closed at noon on Monday for some 4.16 million residents of Japan who came up empty-handed in the initial draw. Results will be announced on Sept. 11 for the winners of over 68,000 ...

Olympics Aug 8, 2019

Top premium ticket packages to sell for ¥6.35 million

The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Wednesday it will sell premium ticket packages including upscale food service and admission to the opening and closing ceremonies, with a top price tag of ¥6.35 million ($60,000). The organizers expect to start ...