Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 sports director Murofushi inspiring youngsters to contribute ideas to Olympic vision

By Nick Butler

Former Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi featured in the Creating Tomorrow Together project today at local schools ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiKoji Murofushi, the Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion who was appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director last month, was on hand today as the Organising Committee collated ideas from Japan's young generation as part of its "Creating Tomorrow Together" project.

Protests held as opposition builds against new National Stadium in Tokyo

By Nick Butler

Protesters were campaigning against plans to build a new National Stadium in place of the existing one ©Tokyo 2020Resistance against the new National Stadium in Tokyo, the proposed centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, has stepped up a notch today after around 500 protesters demonstrated in the Japanese capital.

Tokyo 2020 warned they must get support from International Federations for any venue changes

By Duncan Mackay at Belle Salle Shinjuku in Tokyo

IOC vice-president John Coates has warned Tokyo 2020 that any changes to its venues must get the backing of the International Federations ©AFP/Getty ImagesAny changes to venues for Tokyo 2020 will only be allowed to be made with the full support of the sport's world governing bodies, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates warned here today. 

Tokyo 2020 will show how "resilient" Japan is claims Coates as IOC Coordination Commission begins

By Duncan Mackay at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

IOC vice-president John Coates has praised Tokyo's early preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics ©ShugoTakemi/Tokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 is an opportunity for Japan to show how "resilient" it is following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country three years ago, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates claimed here today as preparations for the Games really started.

Olympic champion Murofushi officially appointed sports director of Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Tokyo

Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed as sports director of Tokyo 2020Olympic gold medallist Koji Murofushi has been officially appointed as sports director of Tokyo 2020 as the Japanese capital prepares to host its first meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission. 

Olympic gold medallist set to be appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director

By Duncan Mackay

Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi is set to be appointed sports director of Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesFormer Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi is set to be appointed as the sports director of Tokyo 2020, it has been reported.

Fukushima set to benefit from Japan hosting Olympics, Tokyo 2020 President promises

By Duncan Mackay

Three of the six reactors were damaged at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant following the tsunami and earthquake in March 2011 ©The Asahi Shimbun/Getty ImagesA campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay to pass through Fukushima, the centre of the nuclear disaster in 2011, has been launched today.

Tokyo 2020 revising Olympic venue plans to combat spiralling costs

By Nick Butler

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has revealed plans to review the choice of venues for Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesVenue plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will be "revised" due to concerns over the projected cost of the Games, Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe revealed today.

Toyko 2020 defends appointment of a convicted fraudster to Advisory Meeting

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 has defended its decision to appoint convicted billionaire Yoshiaki Tsutsumi as part of its Advisory Meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 today defended its decision to appoint convicted fraudster Yoshiaki Tsutsumi as a member of its new 170-strong Advisory Meeting.
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