Athletes' village features accessibility, scenic views

Olympics Jan 9, 2020

Athletes' village features accessibility, scenic views

Details of the waterfront athletes' village for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were revealed Thursday, with organizers emphasizing its accessibility and ease of use for para-athletes. Located near the center of scheduled events inside the capital, the 44-hectare village features three sides offering ...

Pictograms for 2020 Paralympics unveiled

More Sports Apr 13, 2019

Pictograms for 2020 Paralympics unveiled

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Games on Saturday unveiled a set of pictograms to be used to represent the different Paralympic sports, as Japan marked 500 days to go until the games. Organizers revealed the 23 pictograms created by a team led by graphic ...

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Paralympics Mar 8, 2019

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Two athletes from Japan's Paralympic boccia team left with good impressions Friday after visiting the site of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, the future venue for the sport at next summer's Tokyo Games. Hidetaka Sugimura and Takayuki Hirose, members of Japan's silver medal-winning mixed team at ...

Sato shines as role model

More Sports / Track & Field Oct 4, 2014

Sato shines as role model

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With her clumsy but emotional and breathtaking presentation at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid in September 2013, Mami Sato became a household name in Japan. Sato stepped to the podium to lead off Tokyo's bid team, ...