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Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2020
Abe to hold talks with IOC chief as Tokyo Olympics head toward delay
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold telephone talks with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday over plans to postpone this summer's Tokyo Olympics, a government source said.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 21, 2020
Norway's Olympic body asks IOC to postpone Tokyo Games until pandemic ends
Norway's Olympic committee said Friday it has asked the International Olympic Committee not to hold this summer's Tokyo Games until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 4, 2020
Tokyo Olympics CEO and organizers outline COVID-19 torch relay measures
The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee informed the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday of its plans to cope with conditions related to the current coronavirus outbreak during the torch relay starting from March 26.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 4, 2020
IOC confident Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as scheduled
The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it is confident this summer's Tokyo Games will open in July as scheduled, amid concerns over possible disruptions caused by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 27, 2020
IOC president Thomas Bach 'fully committed' to Tokyo Olympics taking place on schedule
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Thursday the body is fully committed to the Tokyo Olympics going ahead on schedule despite the threat of a further spread of the new coronavirus.
OLYMPICS
Jan 12, 2020
Sapporo mayor meets with IOC chief Thomas Bach about bid to host 2030 Winter Olympics
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss the city's proposed bid to host the 2030 Winter Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2019
In sarcastic remark, Tokyo governor says Olympic marathon should take place on Russian-held islands
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, irked by the International Olympic Committee's plan to move the 2020 marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, quipped Thursday that they should be held somewhere on the Russia-held, Japan-claimed islands off Hokkaido if cooler weather conditions are needed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 24, 2019
IOC chief 'to confirm Japan's food products are safe,' Foreign Ministry says
The IOC's support comes after Seoul said that it would double the number of samples and frequency of inspections for radioactive substances on some products from Japan.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 24, 2019
Organizers celebrate one year ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games opening ceremony
The yearlong countdown to the opening ceremony for the 2020 Games was marked with IOC President Thomas Bach commending the progress Tokyo has made in preparing for the event.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 27, 2019
Thomas Bach says IOC ready to talk 2030 bid with Sapporo
Changes to the Olympic election process announced by the IOC on Wednesday are likely to impact Sapporo's prospective 2030 Winter Games bid.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2019
International Olympic Committee chief Bach hosts 'reconstruction ambassadors' from disaster-hit Tohoku
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Monday hosted a group of students from the Tohoku region to discuss its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, as well as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2019
As Tokyo Olympics loom, Japan needs to fill Takeda's empty seat ASAP, says IOC's Bach
French prosecutors have questioned Takeda and placed him under formal investigation in December for suspected corruption in Tokyo's successful bid to host the Olympic Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Dec 3, 2018
IOC continues to review esports
Is there a future for esports in the Olympics?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 1, 2018
IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the organization is still reviewing multiple proposals concerning the possibility of extreme heat during the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 27, 2018
IOC chief Thomas Bach says Sapporo won't rejoin 2026 field if bids fail
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Tuesday that there is no "Plan B" if 2026 Winter Games bids from Stockholm and two Italian cities are withdrawn, reiterating that Sapporo is not a fallback option.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 13, 2018
Sapporo set to give up bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
The capital of Hokkaido had planned to make its final decision on the bid this fall, but made up its mind earlier following damage from the recent earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2018
Olympic flame for 2020 Games to be lit on 3/11 anniversary, IOC chief says in interview
The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the 2020 Summer Games will take place on March 11 — the ninth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jul 24, 2018
Senseless tragedy robs skating of a bright light
"Life is like a can of Coca-Cola. It's dark, it's bubbling, it's sweet ... but in the end, it's short."
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 8, 2018
Ai Fukuhara, Tomokazu Harimoto to take part in Olympic Day table tennis friendly
Ai Fukuhara and Tomokazu Harimoto will take part in a mixed table tennis friendly later this month to promote dialogue between North and South Korea and their neighboring countries, the IOC announced Thursday.

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