Australian Olympic chief says Tokyo Games could be greatest ever

Olympics May 9, 2020

Australian Olympic chief says Tokyo Games could be greatest ever

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted next year’s coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games "may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest.” The Sydney-born Coates, who oversees planning for the Tokyo Olympics for the International Olympic Committee, told the AOC’s annual general ...

No deadline for Tokyo Olympic decision, IOC's John Coates says

Olympics Mar 17, 2020

No deadline for Tokyo Olympic decision, IOC's John Coates says

The International Olympic Committee's point man for the Tokyo Games has insisted there's no deadline to call off the event and that it was still going ahead as planned. John Coates, chairman of the Tokyo coordination commission, was speaking before his return from Switzerland to ...

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 ...