Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 events should be held in Fukushima to show recovery from nuclear disaster, claims Governor

By Nick Butler

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to be held in his region ©WikimediaFukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for events during Tokyo 2020 to be held in his region to demonstrate improvements made there since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Exclusive: Federations concerned Tokyo 2020 changes could affect up to 14 sports

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Tokyo's original plans for hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is set to undergone a major revision ©AFP/Getty ImagesConcerns are mounting among International Sports Federations (IFs) that Tokyo 2020 may take advantage of the Agenda 2020 provisions to seek to move as many as 14 sports - equivalent to half the Olympic programme - to new venues.

Tokyo urged to put sustainability over legacy and move 2020 Olympic venues

By Nick Butler

John Coates has urged Tokyo 2020 to consider holder events further afield in order to save costs ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiTokyo 2020 organisers have been urged to take advantage of Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals and move Olympic and Paralympics events outside the host city in order to save costs.

Tokyo Governor visits London to inspect Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe met with London Mayor Boris Johnson during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London ©TMGTokyo's Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has visited London to inspect the facilities built for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 

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 for Sport Studies (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.
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