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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 ...

Olympics Dec 8, 2014

IOC OKs moving events away from host cities, countries

The IOC on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games host cities to move competitions to other towns, cities or even countries, breaking with a long tradition of keeping the games contained in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with ...

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

National Apr 4, 2014

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission is pleased with the efforts of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organizing committee so far, Commission Chairman John Coates said Friday following a three-day visit to Tokyo. The visit represented the first working-level talks between the coordination commission, which will monitor ...