Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 signs up Nomura Holdings to Gold Partner programme

By Daniel Etchells

Nomura Holdings has become the ninth Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner ©Nomura HoldingsJapanese financial holding company Nomura has been selected as the latest Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner.

Tokyo 2020 adds two domestic sponsors to growing list of Gold Partners

By Liam Morgan

Nippon Life Insurance Company have become the latest domestic sponsor to sign up as a Tokyo 2020 Gold PartnerTokio Marine  NichidoTokyo 2020 today added two more domestics sponsors to their growing list of Gold Partners. 

Tokyo 2020 continues to prove gold-plated choice as sixth domestic sponsor signs up

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 have signed up JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation as its latest Gold Partner ©Tokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 today unveiled JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation as its sixth Gold Partner as the decision to award the Olympics and Paralympics to the Japanese capital continues to prove a lucrative choice.

Promise Sport for Tomorrow programme will reach 10 million people before Tokyo 2020

By Liam Morgan at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali

The Japan Sports Council claim they are committed to the development of sport in less developed countries through their Sport For Tomorrow programme ©TwitterThe Japan Sport Council (JSC) have outlined their ambitions here to help aid the development of some of the world's poorest countries as part of their Sport For Tomorrow programme.

Tokyo 2020 commemorate fourth anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake

By Michael Pavitt

Koji Murofushi cleaned the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Cauldron with school children ©Shugo TakemiTokyo 2020 have marked the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake with a minute's silence at their headquarters, while Sports Director Koji Murofushi attended a commemoration ceremony in Ishinomaki.

Construction on new Tokyo Olympic Stadium set to begin in October as demolition on 1964 arena begins

By Michael Pavitt

Demolition of the old National Stadium is scheduled to finish in September ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiDemolition work has got underway at the National Stadium in Tokyo with construction of a new state-of-the-art arena for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics due to begin in October. 

Fukushima should host Tokyo 2020 baseball and softball matches if sports added to programme, claims official

By Nick Butler

There have been calls for baseball and softball matches to be held in Fukushima, if the sports are returned to the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 ©WikipediaOfficials from Fukushima, site of the world's worst nuclear accident for 25 years four years ago, have called for baseball and softball games to be held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics if the two sports are, as expected, returned to the programme. 

World Rowing reacts positively to confirmation of Tokyo 2020 venue

By David Owen

Jean-Christophe Rolland has praised the choice of venue ©British RowingWorld Rowing (FISA) President Jean-Christophe Rolland has reacted positively to confirmation that the Tokyo 2020 regatta is, after all, to be staged at the originally designated Sea Forest venue, describing it as "another very picturesque venue to feature rowing near the heart of the Games".

Tokyo 2020 set to save $1 billion as venues moved

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Saitama Super Arena will now host the basketball during Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesA number of changes to the proposed venues for Tokyo 2020 were approved here today by the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board, saving an estimated $1 billion (£650 million/€890 million) as the financial advantages of Agenda 2020 begin to become clear.
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