Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

Olympics Mar 25, 2020

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, scheduled to begin Thursday, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, said Tuesday. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President ...

'United by Emotion' selected as  Tokyo 2020 motto

Olympics Feb 18, 2020

'United by Emotion' selected as Tokyo 2020 motto

"United by Emotion" was revealed as the motto for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka narrated the motto's promotional video. "We are each different, and all so much ...

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Olympics Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion of ...