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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 10, 2021
A first time for everything: The many ways history was made at Tokyo 2020
Plenty of records were broken and a number of new sports were introduced. But beyond the more obvious first, there was a dizzying array of accomplishments and milestones.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 8, 2021
Serbia overpower South Korea to win bronze in women's Olympic volleyball
Rio silver medalists Serbia overpowered South Korea in straight sets in the women's volleyball tournament on Sunday to take the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 20, 2021
China's swimmers race to escape country's doping past
The country's swimming program has seen its reputation tarnished by a series of scandals, most notably when one female swimmer was caught with 13 vials of human growth hormone.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 1, 2021
Judo judge draws strength from heading historic Japanese fireworks firm
Although the required skills are quite different from those of a judo judge, Akiko Amano says her work experience helps her when judging the martial art.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 8, 2021
Japan's media urged to address gender imbalance after Olympic sexism uproar
After the Tokyo Olympics chief was forced to resign over sexist remarks, the media industry now faces questions over male dominance of its upper ranks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2021
Can the Tokyo Olympics be held with spectators during the pandemic?
With most of the world still struggling to deal with the health crisis and more contagious variants of the virus spreading or yet to emerge, Japan is facing a tough problem.
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Dec 17, 2019
Leukemia-stricken swimmer Rikako Ikee discharged from hospital
Swimming star Rikako Ikee, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, said Tuesday she has been discharged from hospital and hopes to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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JAPAN
Nov 20, 2019
Iconic Harajuku Station, located in Tokyo's hub of pop culture, to be rebuilt after Olympics
The nearly 100-year-old Harajuku Station, sited in a hub of Tokyo pop culture, will be dismantled and rebuilt after the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as its fire-resistance capability does not meet requirements, East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 28, 2019
2020 Tokyo Olympics: Democracy in the spotlight
Democracies must accept they are in a contest of political ideas, especially in Asia.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 28, 2019
French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe
French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc. played a "central and essential role" in deals used to embezzle sponsorship money and have asked Switzerland to raid its office and seize evidence, according to a person with knowledge of the probe and documents related to the case reviewed by Reuters.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 25, 2019
Culturally inspired medal designs revealed exactly a year before start of 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
The medals for next year's Tokyo Paralympics were revealed Sunday, exactly one year to the day before the games kick off in the Japanese capital.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 14, 2019
Beating the heat at the Tokyo Olympics
Hosting the games will call on the best of Japanese expertise, innovation and imagination to bring out the best in the athletes competing in very challenging conditions.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2019
Decades after Moscow boycott, petition launched to include affected Japan athletes in Tokyo Olympics
The Japan Sports Society began collecting signatures Thursday for a petition asking that former athletes who missed out on the 1980 Moscow Games due to Japan's Cold War-era boycott be included in some way in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2019
Tokyo must plan ways to use new venues beyond the Olympics, says IOC's Coates
John Coates, chairman of the International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said Monday that the Japanese capital needs to strategize beyond the games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
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JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2019
Large-scale test to cut passenger, vehicle congestion during 2020 Games to be carried out from next week
A large-scale trial to relieve the traffic congestion expected during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will kick off next Monday, about a year before the quadrennial sporting events begin.
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JAPAN
May 17, 2019
Over the hump: Olympic workers complete wooden roof for New National Stadium in Tokyo
The Japan Sport Council said Friday the wooden roof that will be the distinctive trademark of the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been completed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 15, 2019
Volunteers prepare to be the face of inclusive 2020 Tokyo Olympics
While athletes will take center stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, volunteers — including people with disabilities — are expected to play a significant role in supporting spectators and others who will flock to the games.
Japan Times
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Apr 5, 2019
Yuki Kawauchi now focused full time on marathoning
During the past decade, Yuki Kawauchi has been perhaps Japan's most famous marathon runner. He's been known as the "Citizen Runner" or the "Civil Service Runner."

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