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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 ...

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

Olympics Dec 1, 2018

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

by Jason Coskrey

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the organization is still reviewing multiple proposals concerning the possibility of extreme heat during the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Speaking during the IOC Executive Board Meeting on Saturday in Tokyo, Bach said in addition to concerns already ...

National Olympic Committees open meeting

Olympics Nov 28, 2018

National Olympic Committees open meeting

The largest-ever General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees convened in Tokyo on Wednesday with preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital among the items to be discussed. The two-day event at a Tokyo hotel opened with Prime ...

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

Olympics Nov 21, 2018

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games hopes to move up the start times of the 2020 marathons by one hour to 6 a.m. to avoid the extreme summer heat, sources said Wednesday. In July, the International Olympic Committee approved the organizers' ...