Tokyo 2021 internet domains snapped up as Olympic delay confirmed

Business Mar 27, 2020

Tokyo 2021 internet domains snapped up as Olympic delay confirmed

At least 59 internet domains containing phrases related to the Tokyo Olympics and 2021 were obtained on Tuesday, the day the spectacle was postponed, it was learned Thursday. Many are believed to have been acquired for resale, with one being auctioned for ¥1.9 million. An expert ...

Astronaut 'ambassadors' to encourage Tokyo 2020 torchbearers from space

National Jul 23, 2019

Astronaut 'ambassadors' to encourage Tokyo 2020 torchbearers from space

Japanese astronauts will broadcast messages of encouragement from space during the torch relays for both the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to Olympic organizing committee officials. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Akihiko Hoshide will send the messages to torchbearers from ...

Cyberthreats bound to expand ahead of 2020 Games, experts warn

National Jul 18, 2019

Cyberthreats bound to expand ahead of 2020 Games, experts warn

As Japan gears up for the 2020 Olympics in just over a year, it needs to brace for sophisticated cyberattacks, experts say. With the proliferation of smart devices and drones, such attacks are likely to increase not only in number, but also in complexity. Previous Olympic ...