By Paul OsborneTokyo 2020 today defended its decision to appoint convicted fraudster Yoshiaki Tsutsumi as a member of its new 170-strong Advisory Meeting.
By Paul OsborneA new 170-strong Advisory Meeting, comprising leading figures from major domestic stakeholders, has been set-up by the Executive Board of Tokyo 2020 to help whip up excitement for the Games.
By Paul OsborneParts of Tokyo's National Stadium have been put up for sale as the Japan Sport Council looks to finance the construction costs for the new building set to take its place as the centrepiece for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
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.
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