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Tokyo 2020 organizers announce venue capacities

Olympics Mar 26, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers announce venue capacities

Tokyo's New National Stadium will hold a crowd of 68,000 people next year at the 2020 Olympics, organizers said Monday when venue capacities were announced. Ajinomoto Stadium, which will host soccer and rugby, was listed at 48,000, while the Tokyo Aquatics Center will be able ...

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

Olympics Mar 17, 2019

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee has expressed his intention to resign to a person close to him, sources with knowledge of the situation said Saturday, at a time when French authorities are looking into bribery allegations related to Tokyo's successful bid to ...

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

Olympics Mar 12, 2019

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said ...

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Paralympics Mar 8, 2019

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Two athletes from Japan's Paralympic boccia team left with good impressions Friday after visiting the site of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, the future venue for the sport at next summer's Tokyo Games. Hidetaka Sugimura and Takayuki Hirose, members of Japan's silver medal-winning mixed team at ...

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

Olympics Feb 28, 2019

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

The International Table Tennis Federation announced Thursday it has opened the bidding process for cities to host two qualifying events next year for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events, dubbed "Rise2Tokyo," consist of a team qualification tournament and a singles qualification tournament to take place ...