Over 2,000 Olympic mascot design submissions received by deadline

Aug 15, 2017

Over 2,000 Olympic mascot design submissions received by deadline

A total of 2,042 mascot design submissions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were received from the public, the games organizers announced Tuesday. According to the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, there were 1,774 individual submissions and 268 group submissions, with approximately 40 percent of the ...

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

/ Jul 27, 2017

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering developing an electric vehicle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in a bid to showcase its eco-friendly technology, sources close to the move said. Toyota, one of the top-tier sponsors of the games, plans to introduce the EVs ...

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

/ Jul 22, 2017

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

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Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back. In the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. "I can't wait," Irving said on Friday night, after the Clutch Bucket ...

Tokyo seeking 90,000 volunteers to guide tourists during 2020 Games

Jul 20, 2017

Tokyo seeking 90,000 volunteers to guide tourists during 2020 Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee aim to secure more than 90,000 volunteers to welcome visitors to Japan for the 2020 Games. The capital is pondering ways to attract and train volunteers to offer omotenashi, or Japanese hospitality. For the ...