Tag - 2020-tokyo-olympics



Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand, the first openly transgender female Olympian, competes at the Tokyo Games in August 2021.
Jan 4, 2024
Pendulum swings toward tighter measures against transgender athletes
There has been a seismic shift recently in the sporting landscape for trans athletes, with tighter measures coming into force on a divisive issue.
Haruyuki Takahashi (center) arrives at the Tokyo District Court on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2023
Former Tokyo Games executive pleads not guilty over bribery
Haruyuki Takahashi is accused of accepting about ¥200 million in bribes to help firms be selected as sponsors and marketing agents for the Games.
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected to Poland during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after refusing to board a return flight to Belarus on Aug. 1, 2021.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Aug 8, 2023
Belarusian sprinter who defected at Olympics to race for Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to board a flight back home from Tokyo in August 2021 when she was removed from the Games against her will.
American skateboarder Nyjah Huston, seen at a party in Beverly Hills, California, celebrating the one-year countdown to the Paris Olympics on Wednesday, says he has recovered from an ACL tear he suffered a year ago.
MORE SPORTS / Skateboarding
Aug 1, 2023
American Nyjah Huston ramping up for Olympic redemption in Paris
The 33-year-old said his Tokyo 2020 performance was not too surprising given he had struggled at other fan-free competitions during the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2023
Former head of ADK ad agency convicted in Tokyo Olympics bribery case
The Tokyo District Court sentenced Shinichi Ueno, 69, to a prison term of two years, suspended for four years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 5, 2023
Former Tokyo Olympics executive Yasuo Mori admits to bid-rigging charges
Six firms, including Dentsu Group and Hakuhodo, as well as Mori and six other individuals were indicted, with the 56-year-old seen as playing a leading role in arranging the bid rigging.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
The Olympics are a giant money sink. So what?
Staging the world’s greatest games is about way more than just making a profit
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 6, 2023
Stuffed-toy maker's former execs convicted in Tokyo Olympics bribery case
They are among 15 people indicted for bribing a former organizing committee member over Olympic sponsorship and marketing contracts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 21, 2023
Former chairman of suit retailer convicted for Tokyo Olympics bribery
The court gave Hironori Aoki, 84, a prison term of two-and-a-half years, suspended for four years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 30, 2023
Dentsu to continue Olympics-related business despite indictment
Dentsu and others were indicted last month over allegedly rigging bids for contracts related to Tokyo Games venue management.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2023
Olympic great Shohei Ono confirms retirement and shift to coaching
The three-time 73-kg world champion plans to start a two-year-long course in England as part of the Japanese Olympic Committee"s overseas training program for sports instructors.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2023
Osaka’s exclusion of Dentsu and Hakuhodo expected to impact 2025 Expo
The two companies have been excluded from the event following their indictment over Tokyo Games bid-rigging, but not many ad firms in Japan boast their level of experience.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2023
Dentsu and five other firms indicted over Olympics bid-rigging
The indictment marks the latest development in months of investigations into alleged corruption in the planning and sponsorship of the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2023
President of ad giant Dentsu admits to rigging bids over Tokyo Games
Dentsu Group President and CEO Hiroshi Igarashi admitted to prosecutors that his company was responsible for rigging bids over contracts to plan and test events before the Games.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2023
Ad giant Dentsu acknowledges culpability in Tokyo Games bid-rigging, report says
Dentsu President Hiroshi Igarashi made the comments during questioning by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor"s Office, NHK said Saturday, citing a source it did not name.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 17, 2023
Ex-advertising head admits to Tokyo Olympics bribery
A total 15 people have been indicted in connection with five separate channels for bribes in the scandal that has tarnished the image of the Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2023
Karate gold medalist Ryo Kiyuna retires
Kiyuna was Japan"s lone karate gold medalist when the sport made its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 15, 2023
The continuing saga of the Tokyo Games scandal
The arrest of four more people last week has shaken the Japanese Olympic Committee and dealt a further blow to Sapporo’s quest to host the 2030 Winter Games.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2023
Osaka Prefecture suspends scandal-hit Dentsu from bidding for contracts
The move by the prefecture comes as a former executive of the advertising agency was arrested earlier this week in a bid-rigging scandal involving contracts linked to the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2023
Dentsu and other firms may face criminal charges over alleged Olympics bid-rigging
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor"s Office and the Fair Trade Commission are considering action against six firms suspected of predetermining who would plan test events and manage venues.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation