IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Olympics Mar 27, 2019

IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Weightlifting's place at the 2024 Paris Olympics has been confirmed after an IOC review of persistent doping problems, as long as the sport's governing body meets certain conditions. The International Weightlifting Federation will continue to undergo "very close monitoring" after 18 months of scrutiny, the ...

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 ...