Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Governor supports introduction of smoking ban before Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has spoken enthusaiastically about limiting smoking ahead of Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesTokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has backed proposals to restrict smoking in the Japanese capital ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Late bid to get Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo 2020 National Stadium plans scrapped fail

By Duncan Mackay

A late proposal by Japanese architects to renovate the old National Stadium in Tokyo has been deemed unrealistic by the Sports Ministry ©AFP/Getty ImagesA last ditch attempt by a group of Japanese architects to get the Government to sanction a renovation of the National Stadium, rather than build a new one in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, appears to have failed. 

Tokyo 2020 use relay to re-inspire region devastated by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

By Nick Butler

The 800 participants in the relay arriving at the finish line in Tokyo ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiTokyo 2020's commitment to using the power and the values of sport to re-inspire disaster-affected areas has been showcased by the completion of a 1,000 kilometre relay through a region affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Tokyo 2020 reviewing "several options" for alternate sailing venue

By Zjan Shirinian

Original plans were for the Wakasu Olympic Marina to host sailing events during the Tokyo 2020 Games ©Getty ImagesThe sailing venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be moved as part of a widening review into original plans for the Games.

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. 
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