Olympic dreams on hold for local volunteers and hosts in Japan

Olympics Apr 10, 2020

Olympic dreams on hold for local volunteers and hosts in Japan

Olympic volunteer Ami Endo has dreamed for years of seeing the games, but despite her crushing disappointment over Tokyo 2020 being postponed, she is determined to be part of next year's edition. It's a "once-in-a-lifetime event," the 19-year-old university student said not long after the ...

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 ...

Volunteers ready for action at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 18, 2019

Volunteers ready for action at Rugby World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the historic first Rugby World Cup match in Asia fast approaching, the volunteers are working to be just as ready as the players for the sport's extravaganza. About 400 of the 600 volunteers who will be stationed at Tokyo Stadium, the venue for Friday ...

13,000 'Team No-Side' volunteers ready for Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 11, 2019

13,000 'Team No-Side' volunteers ready for Rugby World Cup

Fans can expect plenty of helping hands at the Rugby World Cup starting on Sept. 20 as a record-high 13,000 volunteers are set to cover 12 venues across Japan. They have been named the "Team No-Side," a Japanese rugby term corresponding to the English "full ...