JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Olympics Jun 24, 2020

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita sent a message to his international counterparts Tuesday, telling them Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities as it emerges from the new coronavirus pandemic. In an English memo to the presidents of national Olympic committees and sports federations, Yamashita ...

Qualified athletes will retain spots for 2020 Olympics: sources

Olympics Mar 27, 2020

Qualified athletes will retain spots for 2020 Olympics: sources

Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021, sources told AFP on Thursday. Around 57 percent of the 11,000 scheduled participants for the Tokyo Games had already made ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

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. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President ...