Tokyo 2020

New Japanese Cabinet post to oversee preparations for Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A new Cabinet Minister will assume responsibility for preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in six years time ©Getty ImagesA new post will be set up to oversee preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the Japanese Cabinet revealed today.

Tokyo 2020 chief "worried" by National Olympic Stadium demolition delays

By Daniel Etchells

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee, is worried about the delays in the demolition of the old National Olympic Stadium ©Getty ImagesDemolishing the old National Olympic Stadium could have a negative impact on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020, Japan's former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, who is closely involved in both events, has warned. 

AECOM to advise on Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure development

By Emily Goddard

AECOM will advise on the Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure developments ©AECOM The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 have appointed AECOM Technology Corporation to advise on the development of the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tokyo celebrates 1964 Olympics 50th anniversary - and offers vision for 2020 Games

Mike Rowbottom at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

President of Tokyo 2020, Yoshiro Mori, pictured with Olympians, Paralympians and youth athletes on the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics ©Shugo Takemi/Tokyo 2020Tokyo marked the 50th anniversary of its hosting of the 1964 Olympics today with a series of celebrations involving athletes who competed at those Games - and also offered a glimpse of the future as organisers of Tokyo 2020 presented their Vision Outline.

Exclusive: Japanese Sports Minister recruits students to publicise Tokyo 2020 Sport For Tomorrow project

By Mike Rowbottom at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Tokyo

Hakubun Shimomura, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hakubun Shimomura today called upon the first student intake of the Tsukuba International Academy of Sports (TIAS), an integral part of the Sport For Tomorrow project pledged as part of the commitment to hosting Tokyo 2020, to turn into the first wave of world ambassadors for the programme.

Exclusive: Olympic Movement urgently needs to change policy on ticket sales, says London 2012 ticket director

By Mike Rowbottom at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

London 2012 was only able to sell tickets to the UK or Europe itself having to hand over worldwide sales to other agencies ©Getty ImagesThe Olympic Movement is out of date in terms of its attitude to selling tickets for the Games and needs to move into the digital age sooner rather than later, according to Paul Williamson, director of ticketing for London 2012, who is now fulfilling the same function for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Arup appointed lead advisor to Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Part of Arup's proposed waterfront designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games ©ArupArup, the international design engineering consultancy, will provide advice for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government and Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure, it has been announced.

Transport holds key to perception of Olympics, claims IOC expert Bovy ahead of Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Dedicated Olympic lanes at the Athens 2004 Olympics improved public and media perception of how the Games were being run, says IOC expert Professor Philippe Bovy ©Getty ImagesSorting out transport issues can significantly improve the media perception of how an Olympic Games is being run, Professor Philippe Bovy, of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Committee, claimed here today.

"Basic mistakes" on bidding delay demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic Stadium

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

The 1964 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo's Meiji Park ©Keystone/Getty ImagesAs preparations get underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympic Games here, there has been a further delay to preparations for Tokyo 2020 with the news demolition of Japan's National Stadium will need to wait until another round of bidding for the project has taken place.
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