Feb 17, 2017

Tokyo hopes to pare 2020 Olympics costs by reducing test events

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has said it will scale back on test events leading up to 2020 as part of cost-cutting measures. Hiroshi Sato, vice director general of the organizing committee, said Wednesday the 2020 committee had been told by the International Olympic Committee ...

2020 Games venues to be finalized Tuesday: IOC exec

Nov 28, 2016

2020 Games venues to be finalized Tuesday: IOC exec

The fate of several Olympic venues targeted for relocation will likely be decided Tuesday now that the group tasked with hashing out the technical issues has met, an International Olympic Committee executive says. "We had a lot of work going into more details regarding the ...

/ Oct 10, 2016

Tokyo Gov. Koike, IOC chief Bach may meet Oct. 18

Arrangements are being made for Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to meet with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Oct. 18 when the latter is scheduled to be in Japan, a source said Sunday. Koike is currently considering making changes to some already-decided competition venues ...

Compactness key to Olympics plan

Sep 13, 2013

Compactness key to Olympics plan


The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will be a compact games, with roughly 75 percent of the sports venues within 8 km of the Olympic Village, according to the official plan. "The biggest selling point in Tokyo's plan is 'Athletes First' — compactness in the ...