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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 ...

Japanese boxers fearful of dashed dreams at 2020 Games

More Sports / Boxing Dec 20, 2018

Japanese boxers fearful of dashed dreams at 2020 Games

Yudai Shigeoka has long dreamed of becoming a world boxing champion, but a decision that could see the sport excluded from the 2020 Olympics might deal his hopes a knockout blow. The International Olympic Committee said last month it was suspending preparations for boxing at ...

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 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 ...

Sailors slam Japan for having dolphin show at World Cup opening

National Sep 12, 2018

Sailors slam Japan for having dolphin show at World Cup opening

The Japanese organizer of the World Cup sailing competition has been criticized for having included a dolphin show in the opening ceremony. World Sailing, a governing body that seeks to protect marine cetaceans, said in a statement it was "disappointed" that the organizing committee of ...

Indonesia raises curtain on Asian Games

More Sports Aug 18, 2018

Indonesia raises curtain on Asian Games

Asia's biggest multisport event, attracting more than 10,000 athletes from across the continent and offshore islands, got underway Saturday for two weeks of competition in 40 sports ranging from the mainstream to the esoteric. The 18th edition of the Asian Games, running through Sept. 2, ...