By Duncan MackayA crowd of 40,000 gathered today for a special farewell ceremony at Tokyo's National Stadium before it is closed for reconstruction in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, but the event was overshadowed by the continuing bitter row over the plans for the redesign.
By Nick ButlerThe Japan Sports Council has unveiled a smaller design for the National Stadium in Tokyo, centrepiece for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, after much criticism of the initial designs.
By Nick ButlerA second petition has been launched by a rival Tokyo architect into the composition of the Zaha Hadid-designed Olympic Stadium due to host athletics, football, rugby sevens and both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at Tokyo 2020.
By Paul OsborneTokyo's National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, saw its last ever sporting event today as it gets set to be demolished and replaced by a new Olympic Stadium ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
By Duncan MackayBritain deliberately sabotaged Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics because of a dispute over Gibraltar, it has been claimed.
By Emily GoddardThe United Kingdom has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will see it working closely with Japan on its preparations to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
By Duncan MackayApril 22 - Tokyo 2020 will help Japan show how it has recovered from the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised today.
By Zjan ShirinianApril 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.
By Duncan MackayMarch 20 - A new row has erupted over the composition of the Executive Board overseeing Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with a petition having been set-up to protest against the inclusion of music producer Yasushi Akimoto, creator of the girl group AKB4.
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