Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

Basketball Nov 22, 2019

Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When 3x3 basketball's inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was announced, longtime proponent Tomoya Ochiai was beside himself. At the same time, he wondered if the sport's Olympic inclusion was legitimate. "When I first started playing, we would be playing on the concrete, sometimes in the ...

Olympics Nov 17, 2019

Men's marathon to be held on last day of 2020 Games: source

The 2020 Olympic men's marathon will be held on its originally scheduled date of Aug. 9 despite the event's relocation from Tokyo to Sapporo, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The International Olympic Committee's decision to shift the Olympic marathon and race-walking events to ...

Olympics Nov 16, 2019

Spectators will be allowed to bring drinks to Tokyo Games venues

Spectators at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can each bring one bottled non-alcoholic drink up to 750 ml into venues as a "special measure" to combat sweltering temperatures, organizers said Friday. "(Bottled drinks) weren't allowed at the games in London and Rio (de Janeiro) for security ...

Volunteers start 2020 training

Olympics Nov 16, 2019

Volunteers start 2020 training

by Ryusei Takahashi

Diversity was on full display at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Saturday. The former site of the athletes' village from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics hosted the first training session for English speakers volunteering at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and ...

Tokyo Games organizers unveil designs of medalist bouquets

Olympics Nov 13, 2019

Tokyo Games organizers unveil designs of medalist bouquets

The organizing committee for the Tokyo Games on Tuesday unveiled the designs of the bouquets that will be presented to medalists and revealed they will be created with flowers grown in the areas of northeastern Japan heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The ...