High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Olympics May 21, 2019

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Summer Games. "We appreciate your continued efforts to reduce the operational (budget) and other budgets," ...

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 ...

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Games organizers meet to discuss preparations

National Oct 3, 2017

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Games organizers meet to discuss preparations

Officials of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee started a two-day meeting Tuesday to discuss preparations for the 2020 Games, covering key issues including cost-cutting. At the outset of the seventh project review between the two sides in Tokyo, IOC Vice ...

Rower Tait dies of cancer at 33

Olympics Mar 3, 2016

Rower Tait dies of cancer at 33

The Australian Olympic Committee said Thursday that Sarah Tait, who won a silver medal in rowing at the London Olympics, has died of cancer at the age of 33. Tait, a mother of two, won her silver medal with Kate Hornsey in the women's pairs ...

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

National Oct 15, 2015

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

by Andrew McKirdy

Olympic chiefs have given Tokyo 2020 organizers a vote of confidence, despite a series of missteps that have mired the upcoming games in controversy. Preparations for the Tokyo Games suffered a heavy blow in July when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scrapped the design of the ...

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

National Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. IOC ...